The badging collaboration between Malaysia’s Modenas and world’s third largest motorcycle manufacturer Bajaj Auto of India has seen the introduction of the Modenas Pulsar NS200 and RS200, the Dominar J400 as well as the recently launched NS160. Hammy the Dirty Badger has heard that the Pulsar NS200 naked sports will receive ABS as a model update this December.
This is still an unconfirmed rumour but since the Pulsar RS200 is offered with single-channel ABS, it only makes sense an essential motorcycle safety feature is offered in for the companion model. Currently, the Pulsar NS200 is on sale in Malaysia at a price of RM9,300, while the RS200 is priced at RM11,350 and the NS160 goes for RM7,577.
It remains to be seen if the addition of ABS, whether single- or two-channel, will have an impact on pricing for the NS200. Typically, ABS-equipped motorcycles are priced at between RM1,500 to RM3,000 more than the non-ABS version at the base end of the motorcycle market.
The current model NS200 and RS200 were launched in Malaysia in 2017 and marked Modenas’ first foray into the ‘real’ motorcycle market. Both come with a single-cylinder, three-spark plug, liquid-cooled power plant that puts out 24.5 PS at 9,750 rpm, and 18.6 Nm of torque at 8,000 rpm.
Fuel is carried in a 13-litre tank, and a standard telescopic fork holds up the front end, while a Nitrox monoshock props up the rear. Braking is done with a single hydraulic disc front and rear and weight is claimed to be 154 kg.
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