The Kawasaki-Bajaj Pulsar 200ns was launched in Indonesia. Some details
‘he bike features both the logos of the manufacturer (Bajaj) and the Indian model name, (Pulsar 200ns) although the Kawasaki brand name logo is added.
The Kawasaki Indonesia network will distribute, sell and service the Pulsar ns. It is reminded that the engine is liquid cooled, single cylinder 200 c.c. four valves, virtually the same with that of Ktm Duke 200. Due to the cost, the engine is fuelled by a carburettor.
2013/5/31. A first indication for the cooperation between Kawasaki and Bajaj: A green Pulsar!
Thus it is possible that this will be one of the variants that Kawasaki will import in Indonesia under its trademark.
2012/12/7. According to the website www.tmcblog.com, Kawasaki will launch a new bike, featuring the code BR200A, at the Indonesian market. This bike is new in KawasakiĘs line-up and it could be the Bajaj Pulsar 200 ns.
Thus if this information is correct, it will be the first bike establishing this cooperation between Kawasaki and Bajaj which was announced few days ago and it is described further below at this article.
However the most important news is not really this, but the fact that the Bajaj Pulsar 200 ns is a bike based on the Ktm Duke 200. This world becomes even more complicated.
2012/11/22. India's largest two-wheeler exporter Bajaj Auto announced a strategic alliance with Japanese Kawasaki (also, after Ktm), in an effort to penetrate deeper into new markets. This is the only Indo-Japanese bike alliance that continues to go strong after nearly three decades.
The proposed alliance will see Bajaj Auto using Kawasaki's network in Indonesia and other Asean countries which are seen as potentially big motorcycle markets.
Perhaps, the success of the Bajaj Auto-Kawasaki partnership can be attributed to a business model, where each company gives the other enough breathing space. Hence, Kawasaki is independently working out its India manufacturing plans, and is zeroing in on a location for its bikes.
In the meantime, Bajaj Auto is helping out with the local retail plans of its Japanese partnerĘs powerful Ninja motorcycle from its top-end stores. Kawasaki has been a reliable ally for its Indian counterpartĘs overseas operations, especially ASEAN and parts of Latin America. The two recently announced their plans for Indonesia following a successful partnership in the Philippines.
Quite unlike Honda or Yamaha, this Japanese company confines its skills to big bikes mostly. As a result, KawasakiĘs showrooms essentially house 650cc plus bikes, which effectively means that the volumes are hardly adequate to feed the network.
This is where Bajaj AutoĘs relatively smaller bikes like the Pulsar and Discover can supplement volumes and make the operations viable. “From our point of view, it makes sense to target those markets where this business model will work,” Bajaj says. For the moment, ASEAN and Brazil are the best bets going forward with Kawasaki. On its own, Bajaj Auto is confident of handling South Asia, Africa and parts of Latin America.
Its Austrian entity KTM (in which it has a 47 per cent stake) can cater to the US, Europe, Japan and Australia.