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Bajaj Pulsar 220F Dtsi

`86,699*
*Ex-Showroom Price Delhi
  • Kmpl
    40
  • Engine cc
    220
  • Bhp
    20.75
  • Max. Speed
    134
  • Gear Box
    5

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Bajaj Pulsar 220F

Review

Bearing the name of the second largest motorbike manufacturer in the country which ranks third in the world, Bajaj Pulsar 220 Dtsi carries the family genes of trust, reliability and efficiency. Making motorcycles that are not only blessed with some very enthralling looks but are driven by mavens of engines under the hood is a tradition that has been a part of Bajaj Auto's production history. But what actually makes Bajaj bikes such a huge hit in India is that all these brilliant packages of style and technology have always been within an easy reach of the common man making them popular instantly. It is a known fact that the Bajaj factory works on the strategy of innovation and the people in there believe in nothing but working some new miracle or the other every time they roll out something new in the market. And that is what is reflected in Bajaj Pulsar 220 Dtsi as well.

This is the bike that introduced the world with the two marvelous technologies of DTS-i (Digital Twin Spark Ignition) and ExhausTEC (Exhaust Torque Expansion Chamber) developed by the Indian bike-major, Bajaj. While the DTS-i enhances the combustion speed and quality, the ExhausTEC system ensures a uniform torque output throughout the rev scale and keeps noise at its minimum. Besides the technical traits, the Pulsar 220 Dtsi is also very rich in exterior looks. Not going for the bulky attire flaunted by its P220F, P220S succeeds wonderfully in putting up an agile and light body for show which especially pleases the speed-crazy riders a lot. In fact, the carbureted version of 220 that came out in 2009 was tagged as the fastest bike in India by the company. The following year saw the release of two new models of Bajaj Pulsar 220 Dtsi called the 220F (Faired model) and the 220S (Street Fighter) while the year 2011 brought with it a twin-toned revamp of P220 Dtsi. 

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Design

Sporting overall dimensions of 2035mm x 750mm x 1165mm, Bajaj Pulsar 220 Dtsi offers a wide ground clearance of 150mm and a fairly wide wheelbase of 1350mm. And without the overwhelmingly muscular build of the Faired version, the Street Fighter becomes quite a light and easy ride too with a total kerb weight of 150kg only. The handlebars for the Pulsar 220 Dtsi have been chosen to be of clip-on type that make handling an easy feat and the mounting of controls for the electric start, engine kill, pass switch and self-canceling indicators on the handlebars makes them easily accessible for the driver.

Appearance


Outfit is something that Bajaj Pulsar has never failed at. While the faired version of 220F looks like a quite bulky and intimidating figure with its brawny contours, the Street Fighter flaunts a more lean and sporty attire that would suit a racer perfectly. Semi-fairing that provides a minimal bulk required for a manly physique but does not overdo it, aerodynamic cuts that enhance the racy feel of the bike and a twin-tone to make it all the more trendy – everything blends together flawlessly to bring out the dazzling looks of P220.

For the riders' comfort, particularly for the driver's, a split seat shaped smartly to allow the driver take a typical racer's posture during speedy runs while being absolutely comfy at the same time and split-type grab-rails have been incorporated in this flagship of Bajaj. To smarten the front fascia up, a stylish and large projector headlamp, thick front forks shining in black, slim and protruding turn indicators and a dash of red or blue in the otherwise cover of black have been given to the new generation motorbike. The sides too have been built and styled along the same lines as the front. Stylish dual-tone (except for the all-black model), a sharp edgy touch to each and every feature which is distinct in itself yet fits like a clockwork with the other features, glittering 'Pulsar' written across the dynamically designed tank in 3D and a stroke of silver at the bottom to complete the classy outfit make P220 a feast for the eyes. As for the rear, a pair of Pulsar-typical LED taillamp clusters running parallel to each other put up a pretty swanky show. 

Engine & Performance

Bajaj Pulsar 220 Dtsi is driven by the most powerful engine in the entire segment of performance bikes in India that, in turn, is fueled by two innovative technologies of Bajaj. Being an air-cooled, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, 220cc DTS-i engine, this mill can tune up to a maximum of 20.75bhp at 8500rpm for a peak 19.12Nm at 7000rpm. Possessing such magnificent power output figures, Pulsar 220 Dtsi can dash away from 0-60kmph within a mere 3.6 seconds while 0-100kmph takes it a span of 10.5 seconds only. The suspension system employed for the front wheel is the telescopic type with anti-friction bush while the rear wheel gets a 5-way adjustable system of suspension with Nitrox shock absorber for improved comfort and a bump-free ride.

The DTS-i technology which facilitates a better and quicker combustion of fuel allows a quick start and more power delivery. The ExhausTEC mechanism, on the other hand, ensures that the torque production capability of the bike does not fall at any revolution rate, however low or high it might be. It also takes care that the sound emanating from the exhaust is of a diminished low scale and not an annoying blare.

Mileage

Besides being the fastest, Bajaj P220 also falls in the class of the most efficient rides of India. Carrying a tank of 15 litres (3.2 litres reserve and 2.2 litres usable), this bike offers a fabulous mileage of 51kmpl. 

Braking & Handling

For a bike that has a speedometer marked with a top speed of 142kmph, secure and efficient braking is a must to keep the riders safe at all times. That's why, Bajaj Pulsar 220 Dtsi comes with a pair of Disc brakes for the front and rear wheel with the front being of a diameter of 260mm while the rear is of 230mm diameter. To assist these brakes, thick tubeless tyres of 90/90 x 17 inch for the front and 120/80 x 17 inch for the rear alloy wheel have been added by the designers of P220. As far as handling is concerned, the entire structure of Pulsar 220 makes straight line driving an extremely effortless task and even cornering is no difficult feat. To top it all, the impressive suspension system works seamlessly to provide an even superior handling on road.

Safety Features

Besides the pair of 260mm and 230mm Disc brakes that provide a very good amount of safety to the riders of this dashing bike, the presence of broad tyres supplies a better road grip to assist in braking. Plus, the tyres being tubeless in itself saves the riders of Pulsar 220 from any troubles resulting from punctures. Plus the 12V full DC electrical wire-work of P220 supplies continuous power to the large projector headlamp of 55W that provides proper illumination at all speeds and even at a stand-still. For the pillion rider, split grab-rails have also been added at the rear end of the bike.

Pros

Great acceleration, stable handling, stylish looks and superior performance

Cons

Inappropriate sound and no fuel-injection 

News Update

18th August, 2015: Bajaj Pulsar 220F is a name that needs no introduction. The bike has gained a huge amount of fame due to its super sporty body design and agile handling. Bajaj Pulsar 220F gets its power from a 220cc, oil-cooled, four-stroke, fuel-injected engine that cranks out 21.05Ps of power and 19.12Nm of torque. The bike is proudly the first in India to come with powerful dual projector headlights. The company now offers impressive dual tone colours for the Pulsar 220F to make it even more appealing and stunning. Bajaj Pulsar 220F is available at the dealerships in four attractive colors namely, Ebony Black, Pearl Metallic White, Sapphire Blue and Cocktail Wine Red.

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