The Bajaj Pulsar has been around for a long time now without any drastic changes made to it. However as Rajiv Bajaj has declared the arrivals of the all new Pulsars this festive season, we can’t wait to find out what the next generation of Pulsars will feature and we sure neither can Pulsar fans wait. There will be 4 models for the 2012 Bajaj Pulsar series, just like the current generation and the P135 LS might not be the first to get the changes. We expect Bajaj to launch the 2012 Pulsar 220 first and follow it with the launch of the 2012 Pulsar 180 and 2012 Pulsar 150 models. But what can we expect?
Now it is almost certain that Bajaj Auto will give the new Pulsar 220 a full fairing along with an increase in power and decrease in weight. However what is uncertain is the engine which will do duty in the new Pulsar series. Bajaj might just take the current crop of engines (150cc, 180cc and 220cc) and give it 4-valve technology, leading to a significant boost in power and refinement. Bajaj also has the option of planting in a 200 cc engine from the KTM Duke. Earlier on, Rajiv Bajaj has said that part sharing between KTM and Bajaj bikes will be done.
One of the weak points of the Pulsars are the weak gearbox and unreliable engines. These are certainly set to be addressed in the new Pulsars. However what is still certain is whether Bajaj will opt for an all new design from ground up or will built up on the current styling. Either which way, knowing Bajaj, the prices of the new Pulsars will be as competitive as always and we expect segment firsts to feature on the next generation Pulsars, which are just around the corner. What are your expectations from the new set of Pulsars?