Bajaj has started working on the new Pulsar 250 which will be launched in 2020.
Bajaj has been putting out motorcycles that cater to the sporty commuter category under the Pulsar branding. In the presumable yet significant next step, a report claims that Bajaj is working on the first quarter-litre Pulsar, the Pulsar 250.
The Pulsar 250 will be a successor to the Pulsar NS 200. The NS 200 and the RS 200 are based on the Duke 200 and the RC 200 respectively. Hence, it can be speculated that this motorcycle will be based on the KTM Duke 250. This bike will most likely get a 248.8cc engine tuned for slightly lower output than the orange machine.
The engine will most likely be a triple-spark, liquid-cooled, SOHC unit producing around 23 Nm of torque and about 28 PS of power. This motor will be paired with a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper clutch. In terms of braking, this bike is likely get a dual-channel ABS unit, similar to the one on the Dominar 400.
There is no official word about the bike yet but the design of the Pulsar 250 is expected to have the muscular DNA of its predecessors. The motorcycle is expected to get LED lights and possibly a TFT console with bluetooth connectivity. The upcoming flagship Pulsar will also comply with the upcoming BS6 emission norms.
The Pulsar 250 will be the highest displacement bike under the Pulsar brand, right after the 220F (no, the Pulsar RS 400 isn’t in the pipeline). We expect the pricing to be close to KTM Duke 125 levels. The bike is most likely to be priced in a bracket of Rs. 1.25 – 1.5 lakhs.
Pulsar 250 Launch
– First quarter-litre Pulsar is in the works
– Most likely to be based on the KTM Duke 250
– The motorcycle will be launched in 2020
Source – ZigWheels.com