Get all the details on Bajaj Pulsar RS including Launch Date, Specifications, Mileage, latest News Q. Will it have same design and features of RS ?. Let it be August , it's a bit late though but the pulsar RS remains as the perfect Which one shall I buy, Pulsar NS or Pulsar RS? Deepak, Biker, hate royalEnfeild, ask anything about dating, sex and went and saw the bike in flesh even before it got officially released in showrooms.
Where the Pulsar NS excels is better power delivery over the cc cousin. This a little better in top speed than the other bikes, but not much different. This is more than sufficient to ride even on the highways. Also Read: These are its direct competition for the Indian bike market. There are other bikes too that can come into this segment, as it has caught the attention of many people. The Gixxer was a good seller in this segment, but Honda seems to have taken the lead here.
Bajaj as a brand needs to add more numbers to its list. The bikini fairing is same as the NS, which looks aggressive. The instrument pod is also identical, which is a combination of analogue and digital. The speedo and the odo meter is digital.
It also gets a clip-on type handle, same as the NS. The new Bajaj Pulsar NS differs in the graphics from the The tank shrouds have written on them, however in the similar pattern as the NS. This looks just superb and adds to the overall appeal of the bike. The Bajaj Pulsar NS gets a split seat and also a two piece grab handle. The exhaust is tucked away at the bottom and is not visible easily. The rear wheel has full mudguards, which is a boon in monsoon riding.
There are minor differences in the two bikes and one does need to come closer to see the differences. Bajaj Pulsar NS Colours.
However, there is a slight delay before the clutch latches onto the next gear and the lever has about 1 inch of "error play" The perimeter frame has been designed to offer higher levels of stiffness and minimal flex. This properly reflects in the stability of the bike, so while hard downshifts will have an expected level of strain on the powertrain, the bike's shell remains stable as a rock.
The RS piles on 20 kgs over the NS and is a good kgs heavy. While it's taxing to push around, the weight isn't ever felt while riding. The bike may not ride on Metzelers, but the MRF Nylogrip rubber is extremely sticky and remains un-wavered whether you're going all out on a straight or a corner.
Small amounts of slippage creep in under harsh braking, but nothing that can't be managed by the rider. Perimeter frame is stiff and the bike's stability is better than some cruisers in the same price range: This brings us to the stopping power which comes from two Bybre discs part of the Brembo family. The RS uses a mm petal disc brake up front and a mm petal disc at the back.
The top end variant comes with the option of a single channel ABS, which acts on the front brake alone. The front brake has incredible bite and the response time to even minor inputs is great. Even though the ABS acts upon the front wheel alone, the system has a sensor on the rear wheel as well. The ABS system decides how much force to apply by calculating the equation between both wheel speeds.
The front brake then has a reassuring bite and is reliable, which is more than what can be said about the rear brake. Rear brake has an ABS sensor too: The MRF tyres offer surprisingly fantastic grip and latch onto the road like a newborn baby to its mother: Recommended tyre pressure: Many would argue that a dual channel ABS should have been added because rear wheels lock up with far more ease.
That is the case here as well, but forget ABS - the problem is in the stopping power itself. The rear brake feels far too disconnected and has a serious lack of bite. I would have attributed this to the fact that all the bikes at the event had been ridden hard all day and the brake probably faded over time, but had my doubts because the front brake was great. To check this, I went for a test ride of a dealer bike and found the exact same issue!
The rear brake is not reassuring, is prone to locking up and there is no feedback, irrespective of how fast you're going. Even when the tyre locks up, the brake pedal is dead and offers no feedback to warn you. The RS's ergonomics are suitable for urban riding conditions.
The riding posture is more upright than hunched, and it isn't as "track-dedicated" as the RC Not as heavy on the wrists as the CBR R either. The tank flanks though are deep, functional and offer enough room to tuck yourself in for an attacking position. The wind deflector is also tall enough to get your head behind and you can get into a properly streamlined position at speed.
The motorcycle feels bulky especially at lower speeds. Fuel tank capacity is 1 litre more than the NS 13 L vs 12 L: The split seat setup will also see the pillion seat double up as a tail bone rest when you ride in a more "sporty" position. The rear seat is best used for smaller pillions because the cushion is narrow and thin.
The rear fenders have enough depth for your fingers too, although the hard plastic will make holding on to it painful for the pillion. The handlebar grips are not the most comfortable set Overall, the RS may stand for "Race Sport", yet the bike is actually a great city slicker.
The combination of a relaxed riding position, soft suspension and the engine's healthy mid range make the new Pulsar a practical motorcycle. Last edited by GTO: The bikini fairing is same as the NS, which looks aggressive. The instrument pod is also identical, which is a combination of analogue and digital. The speedo and the odo meter is digital. It also gets a clip-on type handle, same as the NS. The new Bajaj Pulsar NS differs in the graphics from the The tank shrouds have written on them, however in the similar pattern as the NS.
This looks just superb and adds to the overall appeal of the bike. The Bajaj Pulsar NS gets a split seat and also a two piece grab handle. The exhaust is tucked away at the bottom and is not visible easily. The rear wheel has full mudguards, which is a boon in monsoon riding.