The bike has an engine that is oil-cooled and it has 15.3 bhp power at 8500 rpm and 14.6 Nm at 6500 rpm. There is a 5-speed gearbox. The bike is having a steel frame with a box-section swingarm. It has a 240mm petal disc front brake and a 130mm rear drum brake. The tyre specification is 80/100 at the front and 110/80 at the rear.
The design has been imbibed from Pulsar NS200. The chassis is also similar to the NS200. The swingarm is different. The suspension too is different. The wheel sizes are also different. The brakes are different from 200 NS. The bike has a muscular look.
The shortened exhaust gives the bike a different and lean look. The tyres are thinner to suit the engine power but that sacrifices the looks that would have been cosmetic or rugged. The bike bears an old and traditional look. The taillight is good and the overall design is appealing.
The engine is oil-cooled and it has 15.2bhp power with 8500rpm rotation and 14.6Nm torque at 6500rpm. While riding, the engine gives a nice humming sound. The bike is good for traffic conditions due to its ability to pull out from low speeds. The bike moves nicely up to 60kmph. The bike speeds up without huff and puff. The top speed is quite decent.
There is a soft suspension. In this regard, it's different from the Pulsar NS160. It gives you a cushiony ride and it's quite good in congested traffic conditions. You will have a plush ride. The bike is safe against skids and driving at odd angles. You can steer the bike comfortably in the city traffic. It's a good feature for daily commuting. The bike performs quite well on undulated roads and in off-road conditions. the bike was driven in the rains and the bike remained firm and balanced on wet conditions and at the corners. The turning radius is wide and that is one irritant. The application of brakes brings the bike to an instant stop even on wet road conditions. It’s a welcome feature of the bike in terms of safety on the road. The weight of the bike also adds value to its safety aspect.
The bike has been priced at Rs 78368 (ex-showroom, Delhi)