Bajaj Pulsar Bikes
149 cc, Petrol, 68 KmplRs 67,181*
178.6 cc, Petrol, 50 KmplRs 70,279*
220 cc, Petrol, 40 KmplRs 82,082*
134.66 cc, Petrol, 70 KmplRs 59,291*
Petrol,Launching SoonRs 70,000*
Petrol,Launching SoonRs 80,000*
Launching SoonRs 1,50,000*
373.2 cc,Launching SoonRs 1,70,000*
Review of Bajaj Pulsar
Bajaj Pulsar OverView
The launch of the series Bajaj Pulsar came as a nascence of a revolution in the Indian biking world. Today, Bajaj Pulsar series is the most successful of all series of bikes, be it under Bajaj or any other brand. The series is easily the best performing bike series in India; the proof of which comes from all the various awards it has won since its inception, Most Exciting Bike of the Year 2003, Overdrive; BBC World Wheels Award for Best Two Wheeler between Rs. 55,000 to Rs. 70,000 – IBBC World Wheels (For Bajaj Pulsar 180 DTS-i); TNS Automotive Total Customer Satisfaction in Premium Segment – NFO Automotive; Bike of the Year 2007 – CNBC – TV 18 AutoCar Auto Awards; Bike of the Year 2008 – NDTV Profit Car India and Bike India Awards (For Pulsar 220 DTS-Fi); Viewer's Choice Bike of the Year – UTV Bloomberg – AutoCar (For Pulsar 135 DTS-i), etc. are just a few of the huge list uptil now. It has now been a total of 11 years since Pulsar has been wowing the Indian roads, and we just cannot have enough of it. Starting in the year 2001 at 150 cc, 13 hp of maximum power, Pulsar has now reached 220 cc at 23.17 bhp of maximum power, all the while innovating pretty much suiting the Indian requirements. Bajaj has a trademark on digital twin spark ignition (DTSi) engine. Another technology exclusive to Bajaj Auto two wheelers, which Bajaj has got patented, is ExhausTEC.
A market which was happy with fuel efficient bikes, was much assured that India was not supposed to ride any performance-oriented bike, was found dumbfound when Bajaj brought Pulsar. The first of Pulsar was launched in the month of November in 2001. This first Pulsar was a 150 cc model, which had an air-cooled, spark ignited four stroke, single cylinder, petrol, engine, with 13hp as its maximum power generated. This bike also brought disc brakes to the Indian bike market. By the year 2003, Bajaj was ready to launch the second generation of Pulsar bikes, with the radical technology developed by Bajaj, DTSi. With DTSi engines loaded, the Pulsar was more powerful and fuel efficient. Growing into the year 2007, Bajaj came out with Pulsar 220 DST-Fi, with fuel injection system, and clip-on handle bars, rear disc brake, things that were totally new to Indian bikes. In the two coming years, Bajaj launched upgraded version 4 of Pulsar 150 and 180 and version 4.5 of Pulsar 150, naked Pulsar 220S. Year 2011 seemed like the blessed year for Bajaj, models like Pulsar 135LS, 150, 180, 220F were launched in the same year. However, more than 2011, the year 2012 brought fresh blessings to Bajaj. Bajaj, in a merger with KTM, launched Pulsar 200NS. 200 cc, liquid cooled, 23.17 bhp at 9500 rpm, 8000 rpm for 18.3 Nm, triple spark, four valve single overhead camshaft (SOHC), gas charged monoshock, fuel efficiency of 58 kmpl, petal disc brake upfront, disc brake at the rear, Pulsar has sure reached a horizon.
Bajaj Pulsar Designing
The first look at the first of Pulsars had shocked many. None of us expected the design that Bajaj had come up with in the first batch of Pulsar, the Pulsar 150. Aiming the performance segment, Pulsar 150 was loaded with what was then called “sporty” looks. And it were not just the looks that were winning hearts, the comfort factor that Pulsars came gifted with lured riders to it immediately. The stylish bikini or the wolf-eyed headlamps, increased wheelbase, shapely fuel tanks, split seats, clip on handlebars, all black body, altogether made a feast for eyes. The colors awe the on-lookers, people go on calling Pulsars with all different names like, Emperor, Road Smasher, Small Wonder. What more, this appearance came for pretty much affordable prices. Alloy wheels are a cherry on the cake.
Bajaj Pulsar Engine And Performance
If it is a Pulsar, it has to be powerful. Oodles of it. The term “Pulsar” comes from the combination of “pulse” and “star,” which literally comes quite true when we think of performance given by Pulsar, pulsating and shooting star! Bajaj Pulsars come with a technology that Bajaj takes pride in calling its own. The sophisticated technologies that Bajaj builts for its engines mark a new step. For example, there is DTS-i, which gives a complete combustion thus the maximum power without hampering the mileage output, thus increasing the mileage of the bike, also the emitted smoke is not as high polluting as it was earlier. Pulsar 135LS, Pulsar 150, 180, 200, 220, 220S, 200NS, all are DTS-i engines. There is this intelligent system, throttle responsive ignition control system, patented by Bajaj, which gives a bike a balance between torque and power. This yet again helps in improving fuel efficiency. Another Bajaj patented technology, ExhausTEC (TEC standing for Torque Expansion Chamber), helps in smart torque digits, also saves you from regular gear shifting since with ExhausTEC, the bikes easily carry on at higher gears and low speeds. The latest from Bajaj's stable, Pulsar 200 NS, comes with tri-spark technology.
Mileage for every variant differs as per other specs, but Bajaj takes care to give the best of all to its Pulsar range of bikes. Pulsar 220 is supposed to give 38 kmpl while riding in city traffic, while giving 47 kmpl on a highway. A 200 NS would return you a mileage of 35-43 kmpl. Pulsar 150 can give you a mileage of 56.5 kmpl on the busy roads and 65 kmpl on highways. Thus, averaging around 55 kmpl. Overall, one confidently can once claim that Bajaj brings a satisfaction to its consumers as far as mileage is considered. Also can one rest assured on the acceleration and pickup front. Variants of 135 cc, 180 cc, 200 cc and 220 cc have much more powerful engines than others, resulting in better engine performance and acceleration. Depending on engines, Bajaj Pulsars offer pretty high acceleration too, like a 135 cc Pulsar would be flying at a speed of 60 kmph in around 5.8 seconds maintaining a speed of 106.8 kmph; Pulsar 150 would take you to to 60 kmph in a mere 5.6 seconds, and would run highest at 11 kmph; Pulsar 180 cc would cross 60 kmph in 5.08 seconds and maintain its top speed at 115 kmph; Pulsar 220, DTS-i engined, is strong enough to carry you across at a speed of 60 kmph in a mere 3.7 seconds and the maximum speed being 118.7 kmph.
Bajaj Pulsar Braking And Handling
Superb is one word to describe braking and handling in Bajaj Pulsar bikes. Most of the Pulsars come with ventilated disc brakes at both the front and the rear, which comes as a great help during an emergency braking requirement. Bajaj Pulsar bikes are the most loved because of the comfort and safety offered. The upgraded technologies that Bajaj comes up with for all the Pulsar bikes, thus providing the easiest and most comfortable handling, and a feel of relaxation when it comes to control over the bike. When a Pulsar is running on the rough Indian roads, the advanced suspension system helps, which simply reduces the jumps and minimizes jerks that would otherwise be felt on the lower arms, thus improving the handling and giving a better sense of control on any kind of road. Another safety feature are the large disc brakes, offered both at the front and rear. This feature of large disc brakes helps you stop your ride right when you need, sudden or well planned. Alloy wheel, pretty light in weight, makes the rider feel grounded with a measurement of 90/90 X 17 at the front and 100/90 X 17 at the rear end. Pretty out of the context under the head of braking and handling, I would like to mention the placing of switches. The placement of switches are such that the rider would not feel their eyes distracted from the road while accessing these switches.
Bajaj Pulsar Colors
Bajaj Auto uses advanced technology to make Bajaj Pulsar very comfortable bike to offer an easier handling and control. Its advanced suspension system reduces jerks at rough road and enhances handling and control of the bike. Its large front disk brake and rear disk brakes (only at Bajaj Pulsar 220) stop the vehicle sooner and enhances safety. Its switches are also placed at very convenient place for easy access without distracting your eyes from road. The stance of the bike is just sporty and set it in the sporty bikes segment.
Bajaj Pulsar Pros
With the popularity of Bajaj Pulsar bikes, there is huge list of pros that could be mentioned. However, we mention the selected few here:
1. First proper sports bike on Indian roads.
2. Pricing is conveniently affordable.
3. Bajaj Pulsar brings all that a sports bike should have, looks, power, etc., other than price, which is comparatively low.
4. Acceleration, pick up, mileage at its best.
5. Latest technologies; for example, DTS-i, ExhausTEC, tri-spark, etc.
6. Smooth handling and braking.
Bajaj Pulsar Cons
Though not many, but still, there are a few places where Bajaj Pulsar can be improved. Below is a list of found cons:
1. Gear box is not as smooth as expected.
2. Chain set of the Pulsar bikes have always been a bit problematic.
3. Also noted is some kind of a vibration if gears are changed frequently.
Bajaj Pulsar Review
Dear all i want to buy pulsar 180 but i m totally confuse between 150and 180...plz suggest me which should i buy....fuel average dose not matter.i want stylish bike..plz ..plz...suggest
Guys i m using PULSAR 220 DTS-i since more than 5 years. still it runs like new bike. it not only runs it just shows aukad of other so called costly sports bike in india. Just think that whr u will get engine of 220 cc & 21 ps power in just 83000/- ??? Pulsar 220 gives that. Just go for it without any doubts in ur mind.
Bajaj Pulsar News
18 Mar, 2015 | 460 views
Bajaj Auto Limited (BAL) has released an official teaser for its upcoming flagship motorcycle- RS200, which says, “Fastest Pulsar Yet. Racing Soon!” The video contains some quick glimpse of the motorcycle along with an imagination of its feel of riding. The company has also launched a dedicated web page for the Pulsar RS200 where you can clearly view its twin projector hea...Read More
05 Mar, 2015 | 405 views
Bajaj Auto has already announced to launch its new bikes in its Pulsar series. The first launch is expected in March, and there will be 4 new Pulsar will be launched till June, 2015. However, the company had not announced the name of all the models, which will be launched during this period. However, we strongly believe that these models ...Read More
03 Mar, 2015 | 468 views
The Indigenous two wheeler manufacturer- Bajaj Auto has revealed its upcoming Pulsar 150NS at a Trade Fair in Istanbul, Turkey. Along with the model exhibition, the company also disclosed the technical specifications of the motorcycle and one of the most exciting specs is the power output of 17PS.Read More
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