Bajaj Pulsar series is the most popular among others in the country lineup and has a huge fan following across India. As a result of this, the company managed to sold out above 1 lakh units during the past month and also contributed more than 45 per cent in overall sales in January and February months. It is being expected that the brand would continue this success journey in subsequent months.
Lately introduced Pulsar 180 F is suggesting the expansion of Pulsar lineup in the company’s product portfolio in India. Apart from this, the entire Bajaj lineup has been updated with mandatory ABS feature in lieu of complying with the new safety norms which have been implemented in the country from April 2019. In addition to this, we have also observed the introduction of brand flagship model the Bajaj Dominar 400 bike in the 2019 edition.
Further, a new Pulsar variant which is liable to be the most powerful variant, expected to come by this year end. The upcoming Pulsar 250 seems to derive from the KTM Duke 250 bike as the underpinned powertrain will surely be a shared unit but with a different state of tune. In terms of styling, it will keep the Pulsar NS 200 bike DNA intent, i.e. would be a naked street fighter. The 249cc liquid cooled engine performs propelling duties on the KTM Duke 250 is capable of generating the maximum power of 30PS along with 25 Nm of peak torque. While the power transmission takes place here via a mated 6-speed gearbox. In terms of performance, the engine will be tuned for linear power delivery for the Pulsar 250 which will pose it against the Duke 250 and other rivals.
The Pulsar 250 is likely to rest on the trellis frame for improved handling while suspended over premium cycle parts including USD fork upfront and monoshock at the rear. We can also see a slipper clutch for seamless gear shifting. The braking duties, on the other hand, will be under the consideration of disc brakes at both wheels along with the accommodation of dual-channel ABS as standard fitment.
As we all know Bajaj Auto as a price sensitive bikemaker, it hints the motorcycle would be positioned competitively by cutting down on some premium features. We could see MRF tyres and split seat setup on the upcoming. However, the instrument cluster will surely be a digital unit with readouts for shift gear indicator, tachometer, speedometer, fuel gauge and more. Here in India, it is believed to debut in the second half of this year. However, as of now, there are no official words from the Pune based bikemaker.