Bajaj Pulsar 250F: What To Expect?
From expected launch timelines to features and other specifications, here’s what we can expect from the upcoming Pulsar
Bajaj Auto is set to open a new chapter with the launch of the all-new Bajaj Pulsar 250F. The motorcycle was recently spotted in a production-ready avatar. From launch details to features and specifications, here’s you need to know about the upcoming bike:
Expected Pricing And Launch Timeline
The Bajaj Pulsar 250F will replace the now-too-long-in-the-tooth Bajaj Pulsar 220F. The latter retails at Rs 1,32,378, which is a lot for what the motorcycle offers. For perspective, the more sophisticated and powerful Pulsar NS200 costs ‘just’ Rs 1,39,546 (both ex-showroom, Delhi).
So, Bajaj might just try to keep the pricing more or less the same with the new, more feature-packed Pulsar 250F. Expect it to cost around Rs 1.32-1.34 lakh (ex-showroom). The bike is likely to be launched either in August or September, and by the time it arrives, the NS200 will have become more expensive. This way, Bajaj will be able to clearly separate the two bikes in terms of pricing.
At 220cc, the existing air-oil-cooled engine has reached its threshold, hence Bajaj will be opting for an all-new, quarter-litre powerplant. This new air-cooled, fuel-injected engine with oil cooler should offer performance comparable to the Yamaha FZ25.
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All-new Chassis And Updated Design
The Pulsar 250F will be built on an all-new chassis, likely a perimeter unit. The rear comes with a monoshock, a first for the regular Pulsar range. That said, the front end continues with a conventional telescopic fork setup. The front and rear discs seem to have been borrowed from the Bajaj Pulsar NS200/RS200 range, so expect a dual-channel ABS to be offered as standard.
The bike still retains the iconic half fairing but the fairing design has been tweaked to look a little sharper and more aggressive. It features a projector LED headlamp and all-LED tail lamp and indicators. The instrument cluster might be fully digital, and we can also expect Bajaj to throw in smartphone connectivity as that seems to be the new norm in modern motorcycles. The dual-exit exhaust looks pretty similar to the one in the Bajaj Dominar 400.
With all these updates, the Bajaj Pulsar 250F seems like a tempting motorcycle. If Bajaj manages to nail the pricing, then there’s a good chance that it would eat into the market share of the Yamaha FZ25, Suzuki Gixxer SF 250, and the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V. Are you excited for this motorcycle? Let us know what you think in the comments below.
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