Bajaj Auto has been the reason for the common man being able to experience affordable sport bikes. When it first launched the Pulsar, the bike changed the meaning of commuting for those who could afford those extra bucks. The Pulsar brand and Bajaj have come a long way since then. And Bajaj is all set to give its entire Pulsar range a major overhaul and bring new members into the family. The 2014 Auto Expo will be the event that will play host to Bajaj’s onslaught in the affordable sport biking arena.
The Bajaj Pulsar 150 and Pulsar 180 will now get revamped considerably as the bike has been pretty much unchanged in the cosmetics department for quite a while with a few mechanical tweaks coming in every now and then. Now both the bikes have been caught testing and are all set for a launch. The bikes will now resemble the elder sibling, the Pulsar 200 NS in terms of looks but will miss out on a slew of its features to separate them from it. They will ditch the rear disc-brake for a lower price tag.
But the sweet part is that they will get a full chain case which is a welcome feature in the 150cc and 180cc segment. The two bikes will get their power and torque figures getting revised northwards with the mileage touching better figures as well. They will get the same instrument cluster as the Pulsar 200 NS and will go up against the recently revealed Suzuki Gixxer 155 and Hero Xtreme Sports.
Joining the younger siblings will be the Pulsar 200 NS in fuel injected guise which will offer better acceleration and performance coupled with ride quality than the regular Pulsar 200 NS. Power and torque figures will see a rise too. Both the versions will exist after the launch and it has been caught testing as well recently. It will cost about Rs 8,000-10,000 more than the conventional Pulsar 200 NS and fans of fuel injected motors would surely pay that price for what they get in return.
And to top it all off, Bajaj will launch the Pulsar 200 SS which is the fully faired version of the Pulsar 200 NS and has been caught testing on numerous occasions till now. It will feature a full-fairing to satiate the hunger of Indians for a full fairing, fuel injection and ABS as well. It will be based somewhat on the KTM RC 200 and will cost about Rs 1.1-1.2 lakhs. And lastly but not the least, Bajaj might just showcase the Pulsar 375 as well at the Auto Expo 2014.
[box type=”info” width=”720″ ]You can see renderings and spy shots of the Pulsar 200 SS here[/box]
So that is pretty much what Bajaj has in store for the Pulsar lineup. Expect some more surprises too from the two wheeler manufacturer at the Auto Expo.