Bajaj seems to have ditched the white wheels for a dark treatment


If you thought the white wheels on the Pulsar NS200 and the RS200 looked in-your-face, well, then Bajaj has some good news. The bikemaker has ditched them for black wheels now in a similar move as the Pulsar NS160, which too gets black alloys.

The Pulsar NS200 and RS200 continue to retail at the same asking prices of Rs 1,34,195 and Rs 1,64,719 (ex-showroom Delhi), respectively, after having witnessed a nominal hike in February.

Bajaj Auto will soon be rolling out an update for Pulsar NS160, in the form of all-black 17-inch alloy wheels, with sporty black rim-taping. These will replace the white-painted 17-inch rims with red-taping, which were not very well received by fans, on NS160’s ‘Metallic Pearl White’ paint option. The ‘Pewter Grey’ colour scheme already had black alloy wheels.

Bajaj seems to have ditched the white wheels for a dark treatment

The black alloys aside, there have been no other changes to the two motorcycles. The duo has been rather stale, really, with no significant update given in the past couple of years. The 199cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled motor churns out 24.5PS and 18.5Nm, while the motor continue to be housed in the same perimeter frame with the tautly sprung telescopic fork and monoshock taking care of suspension.

The perimeter frame continues to be painted white, to match with the fuel tank. There are sporty graphics all over the body, along with sleek ‘160’ branding on the tank extensions and ‘NS160’ badges on the tail. The 3D ‘Pulsar’ badging on the tank also remains unchanged. There are no updates in the mechanical department as well.

After the revamp of the regular Pulsar series, we hope Bajaj also gives a serious makeover to the NS models. The bikes have been looking the same for nearly a decade now, whereas the competition has taken quite a few giant leaps.

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