Local bike brand Modenas made a big splash last month, launching the 2017 Pulsar RS200, NS200 and V15 in Malaysia. Essentially rebadged models from Bajaj Auto of India, the new offerings carry very attractive prices, opening up the brand to a wider range of customers.

Here’s we’re taking a closer look at the first two models: the Pulsar RS200 sportsbike at RM11,342, and its closely-related naked sibling, the Pulsar NS200 at RM9,222 (both inclusive of GST). The latter is priced within reach of top-end supercubs such as the Honda RS150 and Yamaha Y15ZR (both around RM8.3k), while the RS200 is half the price of name-brand 250 cc sports bikes.

Both models share the same 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. The more expensive of the two also offers ABS with its Bybre brakes – a big plus point over bikes in the same price range. This video shows the difference between the two models, and more.

We will cover the Modenas V15 very soon. For now, do let us know what you think of the Pulsar RS200 and NS200 pair.

GALLERY: 2017 Modenas Pulsar RS200
GALLERY: 2017 Modenas Pulsar NS200