Mumbai, Jan 30: Leading motorcycle player Bajaj Auto today unveiled a new model of its popular bike brand Pulsar.
“The Pulsar 200NS is best middle-class sports bike. It will be commercially launched beginning next fiscal through 600 dealers across the country. The price is expected to be below Rs 1 lakh,” Bajaj Auto Managing Director Rajiv Bajaj told reporters here.
The model will have cutting-edge engine which sets new benchmarks in performance, emission and incidentally, also fuel efficiency, Bajaj Auto Chief Technology Officer Abraham Joseph said.
He said the new motorbike takes DTS-i (Digital Twin Spark-ignition) technology, introduced in 2003, to another level with a SOHC 4-valve triple spark engine controlled by an advanced electronic control unit for better performance.
The bike has liquid cooling and a six speed gear box. The Pulsar will be manufactured at the company's plant at Chakan near Pune, which has a capacity of producing 1,00,000 units per month, Joseph said.
K Srinivas, President-Motorcycles, Bajaj Auto, said “Pulsar has now celebrated a ‘decade of dominance' with 10 years of leadership in the Indian performance motorcycle market.
These sporty iconic motorcycles have been a testimony to the company's engineering prowess. The Pulsar 200NS showcases next leap in technology and design and will set the standard for others to follow.”
“We believe 2012-13 will be an exciting period where Bajaj Auto will excite customers both here and abroad.”
About future plans, Bajaj said the company plans to launch more models in 2012 and hopes to increase market share to 32 per cent from the present 26 per cent in Indian motorcycle market over the next few years.