Nightshadow Touring Concept by Lluvia Industries
The Bajaj Pulsar 200NS Tourer was conceptualized over a conversation that a few more discussions somewhere in the middle of 2017. the good folks at Lluvia Industries gave us the opportunity to collaborate. We assisted with developing a touring setup with the simplicity and panache of a business suit, sans the bells and whistles.
Given their domain expertise in the manufacturing industries albeit their age and our team’s commitment to criticism it was indeed an event to wait and watch for.
While we consider our inputs apart from that of fellow motorcyclists of the same genre (Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS) great care is being taken to ensure that the “fallouts” wander not too far from the Sigma levels( Click here for a quick view of the setup ).
Bajaj Pulsar 200NS Tourer – The ride to India Bike Week
Finally after much do we set off from Coimbatore towards Goa for the India Bike Week. Laden with the new setup it took some time to sink in to the new riding posture. Meandering through the forests of Tamil Nadu is a memorable experience when getting into Mysore. Chugging along on about a litre worth of engine oil that lay still over the months of “design time” and the tyres that were at about 85% of its life (on the front) required caution. Giving it all in the last 20 kilometres to Mysore we made it to our friendly neighbourhood Drivol Dealer. He was more than helpful with getting the old oil flushed out.
No sooner the engine sunked its teeth into a fresh serving of the lubricant. A few cups of tea and a hearty lunch later we were on our way through the spine chilling hills of Coorg. A downhill ride to the shores of Mangalore. After a very brief halt and a few cat naps over we touched the parking lot of our humble abode in Goa.
Bajaj Pulsar 200NS Tourer – First Impressions
Glad to have made it, after a tucking in the machine for the night it was time for a goodnight’s sleep. While expecting a reaction from friends about the new aesthetics all they were raving about was the fresh blood injected. The curiosity to the boost in power on the motorcycle built up. Indeed it was hard to notice the handlebar risers that fought the fatigue over a good 1000 odd kilometres before docking in Goa. The minimalist details hid in plain sight. The top rack lit up in the twilight became hard to miss. Heading out on an errand to Chorla Ghat got the pillion in praise of the backrest. That because it gave him about 100 kilometers of unprecedented comfort.
Yes, you guessed it right, We did attend Pulsar Festival Of Speed 3.0 with our able pilot Ryder_07 He was at complete ease while on tarmac.
- Indeed the Fog lamps were all set to go, however the new riding posture ensured that the en-route Pune journey was made in about 10.5 hour.
- A ride without fatigue while raking in over 200 kilometers of break-less travel.
- This without exceeding 90 kmph or hitting the corners of Anmod that led to the first break at Goa Ways hotel just past Sankeshwar.
- The next stop could have easily been Kolhapur
- However to make the best of light a 20 minute halt to fuel and re-hydrate at Satara before touchdown at Pune.
We tested the prototype for 4000 kms on the Bajaj Pulsar 200NS. We are extremely with the results and look forward to seeing the final product. There are enthusiasts who have expressed interest and are eagerly awaiting to transform their Bumblebees to the #nightshadow. Here is a quick rundown of what you can look forward to:
Night Shadow Touring Concept by Lluvia Industries –
The kit consists of:
Fog lamp mount
Fog lamps used were purely for real time analytics and not part of the package
Accessory mount –
From action cameras to cellular phones for navigation purposes , this aims to give you the “straight handlebar experience”
Handlebar risers –
For enhanced long distance riding comfort
Diarest pillion backrest–
Extremely comfortable for pillion which has been tested with a subject travelling over 100 kms. This includes city, highways and ghat section on its 1st trials. Thereafter we have also taken in to consideration female pillions. After the handlebar risers, this is one product that will be missed the most. Also, this will be offering a (1st in class ) provision for riders to mount their action cameras to capture the landscapes that go by.
D Guard Saddle stay –
This is derived from the Domistrada and tailored exclusively for the Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS. The saddle stay is purpose built to keep the saddle bags from inwardly sway and adding a safety quotient.
Top rack –
Another item that has is derived from the Domistrada. It is designed to mount most available top cases or luggage solutions/bags. Also, one has the option for illumination for added night riding safety (optional extra)