Bajaj will commemorate the original Pulsar with the launch of new 250cc models
Bajaj Auto will launch its new 250cc Pulsar motorcycles come 28th October, 2021, 20 years after the introduction of the original Pulsar.
In August, Managing Director of Bajaj Auto, Rajiv Bajaj, disclosed the fact that the brand plans to introduce its biggest Pulsar model ever made by November.
Based on an all-new platform, the motorcycle(s) will be followed by smaller capacity models underpinned by the same platform over the course of the next 12 months following their launch.
The 250cc Pulsars have been caught undergoing on-road trials right up until now, and there will be 2 versions introduced right away – a naked and a semi-faired entry-level tourer.
Expected to be named NS250 (roadster) and 250F (semi-faired), respectively, the motorcycles will come with styling that is more of an evolution of the design found on the current NS range.
Both bikes are expected to feature full-LED lights, while twin disc brakes, telescopic front fork, rear monoshock, and digital instrument cluster will be on offer. Bajaj should also provide smartphone connectivity, dual channel ABS and ride modes too.
The main talking point of the new Pulsars will be the engine. The air-and oil-cooled 250cc motor which features variable valve actuation will be teamed to a 6-speed gearbox. Expect a slip and assist clutch to be offered as well.
At present, the pricing of 250cc motorcycles in India is quite a mishmash. Yamaha’s FZ 25 range costs between Rs. 1.37 lakh and Rs. 1.41 lakh, while the Bajaj Dominar 250 costs Rs. 1.59 lakh.
Suzuki’s Gixxer 250 range (naked and SF) costs between Rs. 1.73 lakh and 1.84 lakh (all prices are ex-showroom, Delhi), while the Husqvarna and KTM models are on a different price range altogether.
Upon launch, the 250cc Bajaj Pulsar models will take the fight to the models priced under Rs. 2 lakhs (ex-showroom) and should be priced quite aggressively.