Bajaj Pulsar 180 and 150 are one of the oldest models in the lineup, launched more than a decade back. However, for the past few years, the sales of the 180 have been dying, making it the least selling Pulsar.
Surprisingly, our dealership sources confirmed that the Bajaj Pulsar 180 is no longer available in the showroom. The production has been stopped, and the company will only focus on Pulsar 180F.
Right now, only limited stocks of the bike are available at some showrooms. Our dealership sources have sold out the stock of Pulsar 180 completely.
Interestingly, the price of Bajaj Pulsar 180 ABS was revealed recently. It came with a single-channel ABS setup and RLP at the back. It was priced at Rs 92,000 (ex-showroom), with a price hike of nearly Rs 7,000.
Pulsar 180F has not been equipped with ABS till now. Our dealership sources said that as of now, there is no intimation of it reaching the showroom. The source added that the prices will be increased by around Rs 7000-8000 for ABS.
The semi-faired Pulsar gets the same 180cc engine, but it gets 4-valves instead of 2-valves. The motor produces 17 BHP at 8500 RPM and 14.2 Nm of peak torque at 6000 RPM. The motor comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
The Pulsar 180F got minor additional features than the regular version. It gets different styling, projector headlamps and position lamps. The main difference is of the semi-faired styling.
Bajaj Pulsar 180 looked like an exact copy of the Pulsar 150, with a bigger engine. A similar design and its price proximity to Pulsar NS160 might have slowed down the sales.
Most of the two-wheeler manufacturers have discontinued atleast one model in their lineup, because of poor sales performance. The introduction of ABS and BS-6 engines will certainly increase the prices.