The second of the teasers from Modenas’ 2017 range has been teased, and this time we get a look at the lower half of a full-fairing sportsbike. Quite possibly based on the Pulsar RS200 from Bajaj, this would mean the second of Modenas’ new models will be a racer-styled sportsbike, something of a new market for the Malaysian motorcycle manufacturer.

From the specification sheet, the Pulsar RS200 carries 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. Fed by fuel injection, the RS200 puts out one horsepower more than its naked sports NS200 sibling.

Rolling on 17-inch wheels, as per the Pulsar NS200, the RS200 gets a 300 mm single brake disc in front, and a 230 mm unit at the back, and single-channel ABS is fitted, making it a first in Malaysia at this price point for a full-sized motorcycle. 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.

Twin projector lights light the way forward, while LED tail lights are fitted in the tailpiece. Weight for the Pulsar RS200 is claimed to be 165 kg, which is about right for this quarter-litre sportsbike.

There are two colour choices in India for the Pulsar RS200 – Graphite Black and Racing Blue. In New Delhi, India, the 2017 Pulsar RS200 retails at 133,883 Indian rupees (RM9,021).

GALLERY: 2017 Bajaj Pulsar RS200 – India market version