Thats why KTM is costlier than bajaj due to its quality of components.KTM can produce same power with single plug,bajaj have to apply three plugs to burn same amount of air-fuel mixture.What can an engineer do if cost is the main concern.
Use the same cylinder head, just reduce compression ratio. Or did they do that (by using a thicker head gasket or changing the shape of the combustion chamber) and that messed up the ignition and they fixed it by adding another spark plug.
I have certainly felt the difference of the DTSi. There's no harm in admitting that Pulsars have been providing the best combination of power-torque-FE to the riders.
Its just that I have never been a fan of Pulsar for the way they brake and handles. And obviously those strange sounds coming from everywhere.
Pulsar 180 goes well. (Compared to Suzuki DR200, Honda CRF230, and Yamaha SR250.It's a very noisy engine. Braking and handling, i dunno, all i know is i hate the rear shocks.
I have regularly taken R15 to side walks and have crossed dividers, so it all boils down to the rider's willingness and his skills.
But isn't the R15 exhaust more on the side, not actually underneath the centre? But anyway, so the ground clearance is enough, you just keep it in mind.
Think its better to wait and watch, what triple spark can do and about the after sales service of KTM,in a long term ownership review.Let the rich man buy these machines first.Till then I am very happy with my Unicorn,be it city riding,touring,comfort,mielage.I admit that I am not a street racer,bun burner but I am a motorcycle tourer.
Honda Unicorn is a good bike, nothing wrong. You don't have money to blow on a new toy for no real good reason, so...save money for when something comes out that you just must
Brian: It is 3 spark plugs with 4 valves for the Pulsar 200 NS
I'd like to see the combustion chamber. I can't imagine where they put 3 spark plugs between 4 valves.
I'd say its a re-engineered KTM Duke 200. Downgrade sounds very negative. But then you can't expect more after shaving off 40K from KTM Duke 200's price tag.
40k, that's about 40-45% less? That's a lot.
I must check what it costs here. As far as i know, they've only had the Duke 125 in Europe - so if they're getting the 200 now, it will be from the India factory.