The spied Bajaj bike which could be the upcoming Pulsar Eleganz gets Pulsar N250 inspired design
Just around a week back, Bajaj Auto trademarked the Pulsar Eleganz name along with a few other names like Elan and now 1 of these bikes have been spied testing on our roads. Most likely to be the upcoming Pulsar Eleganz, the bike sports a design very similar to the new Pulsar N250.
Bajaj is currently on a massive brand restructuring exercise wherein the KTM influenced motorbikes are slowly sidelined with newer models that reflect the original ethos of the brand though less sophisticated. The latest launches in this exercise were the Pulsar F250 and N250 that sported oil cooling rather than the liquid cooling tech found in the older NS200 and RS200.
Going by the looks of the spied bike, it could most probably get a 125 cc engine from the current Pulsar 125 which is now the second highest seller in its segment behind Honda Shine. While there’s already a 125 cc Pulsar NS125 which is the smaller brother of the Pulsar NS200, this new Eleganz could be N250’s smaller brother thereby completing the 125 cc lineup with 3 models.
But there could also be possibilities of Bajaj pulling the plug on the NS125 as its Rs. 1.02 lakh ex-showroom price tag makes it costlier than the TVS Raider’s base variant by a good Rs. 15,000/-. Though it gets costly bits like perimeter frame, underbelly exhaust, and panels from its bigger brother, the price justification is still difficult in this segment.
The spied bike gets new 6-spoke alloy wheels that are seen for the first time on a Bajaj. The curved alloys are paired and spaced from each other equally. The tank shrouds scream N250 as they seem to be a direct lift from the bigger brother.
The front telescopic suspension seems to be less on play but hope we may be wrong later. The engine seems purely air-cooled while a big cat-con sits at its front, thanks to BS6 norms.
The headlight, side/real panels, chain cover, front disc brakes, and rear grab handles look like have been taken from the discontinued XCD 135 and Discover 125ST. But the inclusion of projector unit makes the bike standout from the crowd. The engine guard and rear tyre-hugger also look new and striking. The upcoming bike could be priced in the ballpark of Rs. 85,000 to Rs 90,000 taking the TVS Raider head-on.