Bajaj Auto has unveiled its new naked model for the Indian market. The Bajaj Pulsar 200NS (Naked Sport) is shares many of the same components of the also recently launched KTM Duke 200, but with a few cost-cutting measures.
Bajaj, of course, owns a 39.26% share of KTM so such crossover of technology should be expected.KTM will be positioned as a premium brand while the Bajaj brand will be presented as a more-affordable alternative.
The Bajaj Pulsar 200NS is powered by a similar engine as the Duke, with a Single 199.5cc cylinder (bore and stroke are an identical 72mm x 49mm as the Duke’s thumper) with a six-speed transmission. Both models will also be produced from the same factory in India.
What’s different however is the Pulsar is carbureted with a single overhead cam while the Duke is fuel-injected with a DOHC. The Pulsar also makes use of a triple-spark configuration compared to the Duke’s single spark plug.
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