Upcoming Bajaj Pulsar 250F Spotted Testing, Features The Signature Half Fairing
This particular version of the Pulsar 250 is likely to replace the age old 220F
- It will be the second model to spawn from Bajaj’s 250cc platform.
- It will be the first Pulsar from the standard range to feature a monoshock.
- Design highlights include a half fairing, clip-on handlebars, and fairing-mounted mirror stalks.
- Expected to be launched by the third quarter of this year.
The upcoming Bajaj Pulsar 250 has been spotted testing again but this time around, with a half fairing, hitting at the possibility of it being a new model that will replace the dated Pulsar 220F. It’s the same top-down strategy Bajaj has applied in the past, with the 220F sitting at the top of the table, followed by the smaller-engined bikes.
The Bajaj Pulsar 250F shares several design elements with its naked sibling, including the split LED tail lamp, rear quarter panels, side panels, tyre hugger, stubby exhaust, as well as the overall hardware. The difference though lies in the front end. This particular model gets a half fairing with fairing-mounted mirror stalks and a moderately tall windscreen. The clip-on handlebars are similar to that of the RS200 -- set relatively higher for a sporty yet upright riding posture. What’s unclear from this three-quarter view, is the headlight design and the instrument console.
Aside from the design, the bike may feature a new chassis and even a brand new 250cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine with an oil cooler. Bajaj hasn’t opted for liquid cooling to keep costs in check. The hardware will remain largely unchanged apart from a new monoshock -- a first for the standard Pulsar range. Then there's the braking equipment which will consist of disc brakes at both ends with ABS.
We already know the Pulsar 250 will have an air-cooled engine with an oil cooler, likely mated to a 5-speed transmission. So expect its performance to be on par with the current 250cc segment.
Bajaj may also make it tech-savvy enough to appeal to younger riders. So it could feature a projector headlamp, all-LED tail lamp and indicators, and an info-packed LCD instrument cluster. Smartphone connectivity and turn-by-turn navigation, on the other hand, may not make it to the new Pulsar range as the whole idea is to keep it cost-effective.
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Keeping this in mind, we expect the Bajaj Pulsar 250F to retail at around Rs 1.35 lakh (ex-showroom). This would help Bajaj undercut the Yamaha FZ25 and the Suzuki Gixxer 250 by a huge margin, making it more accessible to the masses.
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