Here is a pretty interesting drag race between two Bajaj Pulsar models: the 250F and the 220F. The 220F, a dated but popular motorcycle, boasts pretty impressive straight-line acceleration. This is especially true for the BS3 version seen in this drag race. Meanwhile, the 250F, the most powerful iteration of the Pulsar lineup, makes for a logical successor of the 220. This is true in spite of the motorcycle adhering to the strict BS6 emission standards.
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Bajaj Pulsar 250F vs 220F Drag Race
This showdown has been shared by an avid motorbike enthusiast on YouTube. For the drag race, the BS3 variant of the Pulsar 220F has been put up against the latest semi-faired Pulsar version. Visually, the 220F exudes an older aesthetic sense with elements reminiscent of the bikes of the yore. Meanwhile, the 250F looks thoroughly modern. It gets LED DRLs, sleek headlamps, and a contemporary bodywork. As with old-gen bikes, the 220F has a pretty big exhaust system. On the other hand, the Pulsar 250F has a compact exhaust that looks pretty stubby. Even the suspension setup is vastly different. Unlike the modern motorcycle’s mono shock, the 220 has adjustable gas-charged twin shocks.
Same is the case with the instrument clusters, which are vastly different. Another modern feature available on the newer Pulsar is the slipper clutch. As the race commences, the YouTuber initiates a wheelie to set things in motion. We strongly advise readers against attempting such maneuvers due to potential health and safety risks. Rest assured, the YouTuber likely takes all necessary precautions. In a subsequent run, the unrestrained power output of the 220F grants it an advantage over the newer counterpart. Notably, the new version has am RPM limiter that curtails both speed and power.
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220F Quicker Than 250F
Finally, the racers swap the motorcycles to maintain consistent results. Even this time around, the result stays the same: the Pulsar 220F once again wins! However, it’s worth mentioning that the rider finds the 250F to be a lot smoother. He even talks about a better ride quality. Yet, for those prioritizing straight-line acceleration, the 220F continues to enjoy an edge.
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