I am planning to buy a motorcycle since very long. I was looking forward to buy Pulsar as200 or 220. I have used my friends 220 for 1 year and have became quite comfortable with the way it handles. After fiddling for long time I decided I would buy AS as it is more tech advanced. But today I got disappointed as the sales person told me AS200 has failed in the market.
I guess I’ll buy 220. But following are my queries:
Isn’t 220 too old?
Would it be a good idea if I buy a second hand bike? If yes what are the things to be looked before buying a second hand motorcycle?
My uses are limited to traveling to college and occasionally I travel to Himachal from Delhi.
The faired motorcycle saves a lot from wind blasts at high speed.
Are there other bike in this segment to check out before buying one?
Hello Sidharth, the AS200 has not actually failed from the performance perspective while the low sales number is the reason to bring the failure tag close to it. The Pulsar 220F is a great motorcycle for sure but its typical rear half section feels outdated for a motorcycle of this class. If faired is your first choice, you only have the choice between Pulsar AS200, 220F, Yamaha Fazer and Suzuki Gixxer under INR 1 lakh. Lack of option and least difference between the prices of 150 cc others and 220 cc Pulsar makes it the clear winner out of all. However, the KTM sourced 199.5 cc motor is more refined and uses more technology on the AS200. If you plan to keep your bike with you for next 4-5 few years, do consider your favorite instead of going over low market value and resale prices.