In the previous two decades, the Pulsar brand of motorcycles has been a major contributor to Bajaj’s success in the Indian motorcycle market. The Bajaj Dominar 250, KTM 250 Duke, and two 250 Husqvaranas are three quarter-liter motorbikes that Bajaj Auto sells. And now a quarter-liter Pulsar is on the way, which will be the largest displacement engine this motorcycle has ever had. The Bajaj Pulsar 250F (which will replace the 220F) and the NS250 will be added to the Pulsar portfolio. It has already been announced that the 250cc Pulsar will be released on October 28th.
The motorbike manufacturer has previously stated that it intends to expand its product line by releasing new models to the market. The Pulsar 250 will most likely be Bajaj’s next big introduction under the ‘Pulsar’ moniker. Bajaj MD Rajiv Bajaj said in an interview with CNBC TV18 that the company will launch the largest Pulsar motorcycle to date in November of this year.
Bajaj Pulsar 250 Upcoming Bike
Pulsar will also be celebrating its 20th anniversary in November 2021. What better time to debut the most powerful and largest Pulsar yet? Despite Rajiv Bajaj’s refusal to acknowledge that it is the Pulsar 250, he did say that it is the “largest Pulsar we have ever manufactured.” The Bajaj MD also announced that it will be built on an entirely new platform, which will be rolled out throughout the entire Pulsar lineup over the following 12 months.
The Bajaj Pulsar 250 is scheduled to come in three different models. The first will be a naked NS250, the second will be a fully-faired RS250, and the third will be a semi-faired 250F. These are rumored names that have yet to be confirmed. In recent weeks, all three motorcycles have been spotted testing. The forthcoming Pulsar 250 is depicted in a digitally created image that shows a likely production-spec design.
Features of Bajaj Pulsar 250
On the surface, the digitally created Pulsar 250 appears to be a hybrid of the Pulsar NS200 and the Dominar 250. The LED headlamp cluster, for example, appears to be based on the Dominar 250, while the split seats, split pillion grab rails, rear cowl, and alloy wheels are uncannily identical to the Pulsar NS200. The designer has also included a Pulsar logo on the fuel tank as well as a stunning ‘250’ decal on the extensions. It also comes with a new side-mounted exhaust system that is short and upswept.
The blue color scheme with white accents gives the motorcycle a pleasant appearance. As seen in the recently spotted test mule, it has traditional telescopic forks in the front and a mono-shock in the back. A massive radiator for the liquid-cooling system is included in this rendered design, which was not present on the test prototype. Regarding its powertrain, there is still a lot of uncertainty. Some speculate that Bajaj would unveil a completely new 250cc single-cylinder oil-cooled engine capable of producing 24 horsepower and 20 Nm of peak torque.
Another school of thought holds that the manufacturer will use the existing 248.77cc single-cylinder, DOHC, liquid-cooled motor that powers the Dominar 250 and its KTM Duke and Huskie counterparts. This engine produces 27 horsepower at 8,500 rpm and 23.5 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm. It will be fascinating to see which one Bajaj chooses. In either case, it’ll most likely be mated to a six-speed transmission with a slipper clutch.
It is likely to be equipped with single disc brakes on both ends, as well as a dual-channel ABS system as standard. It’ll almost certainly include a completely computerized console with smartphone connectivity and different riding modes. More information is expected to be released in the coming weeks.
Baja Pulsar 250 Price in India
The Pulsar 220F is already available in India for Rs 1.32 lakh, with the Pulsar 250F expected to cost around Rs 10,000 more. The latter, on the other hand, may cost more than Rs 1.4 lakh (ex-showroom). The bikes will compete with the KTM 200 Duke, Suzuki Gixxer 250, and Yamaha FZ25, among others.