The latest Pulsar is aggressive and muscular, this naked streetbike looking a fair bit like Honda’s CB1000R from the front.
The tapered headlight shines a brilliant, well focused beam at night. The NS comes with digital-analogue instruments, with all information neatly laid out, including a digital speedometer, odometer and trip counter.
The 200NS comes with clip-on handlebars, comfortable control levers and switchgear that works with crisp feel. The NS’s grips are decent, but not the best, feeling little less rubbery, and more like plastic than we’d expected.
While the actual fuel reservoir is concealed below the tank region, deep, properly shaped grooves provide the 200NS rider good thigh support.
You can’t miss this Pulsar’s broad frame spars as they reach down to the swingarm. The NS tucks its silencer box neatly away below its engine, to keep center of gravity as low as possible on the bike. The NS bears much similarity to its ancestors viewed from its tail.
Even as the onset of the monsoon reminds us these are essential kit, we found the rear tyre huggers on the new Pulsar too prominent. Overall build quality and fit-finish while not the best are acceptable.