As part of its resurgence in the Malaysian market, Modenas has launched the 2017 Modenas Pulsar NS200 naked sports and RS200 full-fairing sports bike. Retailing at RM9,222 and RM11,342, including GST, for the NS200 and RS200 respectively, these quarter-litre class machines are a new direction for Modenas, in collaboration with manufacturing partner Baja Auto of India.

Both of Modenas’ new machines carry 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, the RS200 gets a 300 mm single brake disc in front, with 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. The NS200 gets a smaller 280 mm front disc, and no ABS. 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.

Colour options for the Modenas Pulsar NS200 are Red/Black and Black, while the RS200 comes in White/Blue and Black. Availability for the Pulsar NS200 and RS200 is from today at selected Modenas dealers and can be viewed at over 210 authorised Modenas dealers nationwide by this week.

GALLERY: Modenas Pulsar RS200

GALLERY: Modenas Pulsar NS200