Bajaj Pulsars have been around for a long time now. The current design of the Bajaj Pulsar was introduced way back in 2010 and since then, the baseline Pulsar models like the Pulsar 150, 180 and 220 are bringing the same design forward with slight changes. That is set to change soon as Bajaj is working on the all-new generation of Pulsars and here’s everything that you want to know about them.
Will get new looks
The current generation of original Pulsar trio – Pulsar 150, Pulsar 180 and Pulsar 220 all look a little out of date now. The new generation of bikes will get many refreshed parts that will add a new look to the line-up. Bajaj will update the new Pulsars with a new tail section, that is expected to look sharp and modern when compared to the current models. The bikes will also get different swing arms and new alloy wheels to catch the attention. However, nothing has been said about the shape of the tank. the iconic shape may be retained to carry forward the silhouette of the current gen Pulsars.
New features too
The new Bajaj Pulsar will become modern with the update. The new bike will borrow many features from the flagship bike, Dominar 400. One such feature will be the LED headlamp unit. The Dominar was the first Bajaj bike to get an all-LED headlamp. The new gen Pulsars will come with the similar feature. The new range will also get rear monoshock.
Bajaj is working on new generation of engines for the new Pulsars. The new engines are being developed from scratch. The new engine will get features like fuel injection to meet with the more stringent pollution norms. As the Pulsar bikes have always been known for their performance, features like 4 valve will also be standard. This will make the new Pulsars even more exciting.
Bajaj is working to make cleaner BS VI compliant engines that will debut with the new Pulsars. The new engines will be much cleaner than the current BS-IV compliant engines. The Indian government has set a deadline of 2020 for the introduction of BS VI vehicles in India and the new Bajaj engine will be future-ready.
One thing that the current generation of Pulsars is criticised for is the vibrations. The engine is not as refined as many rivals of the bike. This harshness creates vibrations that make the Pulsar quite uncomfortable, especially during the long rides. The new generation of the Pulsar will get much more refined engines, which means a fewer number of vibrations and much better comfort than the current generation bike.
Will be safer
The new Pulsar range will get standard single-channel ABS. This will make them much safer than the current breed. Currently, Bajaj does not offer ABS with the Pulsar 150, 180 and 220. The Indian government has also made the ABS mandatory for all the 125cc and above motorcycles launched after 1st April 2018.
With the new engines that get fuel injection in the new Pulsar, the maximum power output will improve which means the bikes will offer much better performance than the current generation bikes. Because of the addition of the fuel injection, it will also mean that the new Pulsars will be fuel efficient too. This will be a winning situation as lower fuel input and more power output will make the customers happy.
Will be significantly expensive
With additions like new engines, fuel injection, LED headlamps and ABS, the motorcycle will become significantly expensive than the current versions. The fuel injection and ABS are quite expensive and are expected to add at least Rs. 15,000 to the cost. With the arrival of mandatory ABS and stricter pollution compliance, the prices of all the two-wheelers are expected to go up.
No more Pulsar 180
The Pulsar 180 is sandwiched between the Pulsar 160 and the Pulsar 200. In the new avatar, the Pulsar 180 will be almost similar to the Pulsar 200, which will leave a very thin gap between the two models that will confuse the customers. To remove this confusion, Bajaj may do away with the Pulsar 180 when the all-new generation arrives.
A bigger Pulsar in sight
The new engine platform will have flexible displacement and will be able to go up to 220cc. But Bajaj is said to be working on the Pulsar 250, which can be launched with the next-generation product line-up. Currently, the 220cc displacement is the largest that you get in Pulsar. Also, there is no bridge between the Dominar and the Pulsar range. The new 250cc Pulsar will bring these two bikes closer in the product line-up.
The new products are expected to be launched by 2019. This will be before the 2020 deadline of BS VI compliant engines. This will make sure that Bajaj stays ahead of the game with their products placed well in the market before the deadline. We think that Bajaj will start testing their new products soon and the launch will happen at around the festive season of 2019.