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|3rd May 2016, 21:42||#46|
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1 Year Ownership update
Its been a year since the RS200 came into my life, so thought of writing up a quick brief about the it. I have religiously tracked each and every expense from fuel fill up to oil filter change in a detailed Excel for the past one year, and recently came across an awesome app called Drivvo, which really helped me figure out accurate mileage and other stuff with various charts and graphs. I'll also be attaching those charts at the end of this.
First and foremost thing is the performance, there is literally no bike out there which can match its performance nos in this price bracket (200NS and AS200 are brothers anyway and Duke 200 is a distant cousin). RS200 can easily do 120 km/h all day without breaking a sweat and a little twist is all required to gain another 20km/h to do some unavoidable overtakings, which i would never suggest to anyone in a two wheeler. Redline starts at a rather sleepy 120k's and engine roars all the way to 11k where the limiter cuts in, but not before you are in north of 140's. These are just the numbers one must know what RS200 is capable of, not an invitation to do rash riding
5k-7k rpm is where the sweet spot lies, this 5k push is much similar to Swift's turbo charge surge. 80's and 90's are the new 50's and 60's, yes this the confidence the bike gives to you when you ride. Excellent brakes on both ends, powerful engine braking are very much assuring at all times.
One the cons end, the slight buzz from the fairing between 4k-5k rpm is the most annoying thing and this started after a powerful water wash using a jet very recently. Headlights are quite good for OEM standards but still i would suggest upgrading to better one, only if you travel much in the night and that too in the outskirts of a city. Within city it has more than enough power.
My Best shot yet
Apart from periodical oil and filter change everything else is touchwood. But because of a small mishandling within the service center during my second service, lower part of the fairing on the right side developed a healthy crack. I feared the worst, but after consulting with the rep i was assured that the bottom quarter part of the fairing is a separate trim part and it costs around just Rs.200/- to replace (Perks of owning a Bajaj)
Here goes the charts from the data i've monitored in my 1 year of ownership
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