Bajaj Pulsar 220F is a BS3 model which makes a lot of power for its size. It is now replaced with the 250F which was launched recently. Let us check out the drag race between the two!
Here is a rare drag race between Bajaj Pulsar 250F and 220F. The Pulsar in its 220F guise was among the most powerful bikes in the segment a few years ago. The bike in this video is a BS3 version which is the reason for its high power figures. The 250F is the newest version of the Pulsar in India and would build on the popularity it enjoys since a long time. But how has the transition to BS6 emission norms affected the performance of the bike, let us find out?
Pulsar 250F vs 220F Drag Race
The video has been uploaded by a bike enthusiast YouTuber. He has managed to arrange the BS3 version of the Pulsar 220F from his friend. Both these bikes are semi-faired versions of the Pulsar. The distinction on the exterior is quite evident. The Pulsar 220F looks much older with relatively previous-gen elements, whereas the new 250F hosts modern features like LED DRLs, stylish headlamps and body design. The exhaust of the newer Pulsar is more compact but muscular compared to the longer and narrower design on the old motorcycle. There is a difference in the suspension system as well. The instrument cluster has seen some key additions like the gear shift indicator along with a slipper clutch for smooth gearshifts.
The race starts with the YouTuber performing a wheelie to start the race. We urge our readers not to try these things themselves due to health and safety hazards. The YouTuber is most likely taking all the precautions. In the second attempt, the Pulsar 220F has an edge over the newer model because of the unrestricted power output. The new version has got an RPM limiter which limits the top speed as well. The bikers swap to ensure that the results remain consistent. However, the result didn’t change and the Pulsar 220F came out on top yet again. The rider acknowledged that the 250F is more smooth and ride quality is better as well. But if you want acceleration, the 220F still has an edge.