Even if you are a biking enthusiast or not, it is impossible that the name “Pulsar” is unheard to you. Well how could it be, as this is not just a motorcycle brand in India but altogether just a different legacy of motorcycles which Bajaj has created. The Bajaj Pulsar might be a decade old but still holds a different place in every bike lover’s heart, and still sells in decent numbers today!
Hello two-wheeler enthusiasts at MotorBhai! We welcome you all to yet another article of our “Upcoming bikes 2021” section in which we would be discussing one the of the hottest and most awaited upcoming bikes which would be launching in India soon. And today we would be discussing one of the most versatile & trusted bikes in the Indian market, which is none other than the Bajaj Pulsar that too Pulsar 250!
Bajaj offers the Pulsar for each kind of rider, and there are a lot of variants on offer by Bajaj in the Pulsar range be it the Pulsar 150 for daily commutes, or the sporty Pulsar 220F. Pulsar 250 is a bike that has kept a lot of people waiting, would be the sportiest one, in the whole line-up and it was supposed to launch at the end of 2020, but due to the COVID-19 scenario, a lot of bike launches including the Pulsar 250 have been delayed, and the Pulsar 250 is now scheduled to launch in mid-2021 in around August. So, we would be discussing today, what all the Pulsar 250 would be offering, what would be its engine specifications, among various other details. The bike has also been spotted testing camouflaged in and around Pune indicating its launch which might happen soon.
The Pulsar 250 would be powered by the same engine as we have seen in the KTM Duke 250 and the Dominar 250, which is a 249cc single-cylinder four stroke SOHC fuel-injected, a four-valve engine that would be BS-6 compliant and puts out a maximum power of 29.60 bhp @ 9,000 rpm and maximum torque of 24 Nm @ 7,500 rpm and would be paired to 6-speed manual transmission. Bajaj does not really need to make a new engine as they already have one. Power figures could vary as official figures have not been declared yet by Bajaj. Expect a fuel economy close to around 32-35 km/l from this engine.
If not the borrowed engine from the KTM & Dominar, the NS250 might get a brand new 250cc engine which would be air-cooled along with an oil cooler!
Nothing about the suspension has been confirmed as of yet but expect the Pulsar NS250 to come with Telescopic with Anti-friction Bush at the front and Nitrox mono shock absorber with Canister at the rear.
The official looks have not been released by Bajaj for the Pulsar NS250, but it would not be a shock if it looks similar to the other Pulsar NS200, except for some minor changes mechanically and with exterior graphics. The overall dimensions would also remain almost the same we feel. Well, the NS200 is already a great looker, we just hope Bajaj makes the NS200 look meaner and more aggressive!
Expect features like sleeper clutch in the new Pulsar NS 250 along with dual-channel ABS, and front and rear disc brakes as standard. Expect a fully digital instrumental console with all the amenities in it like Bluetooth connectivity, navigation, and all the warning indication. Lighting set-up would include a fully LED for both the rear, front lights and as well as the turn indicators. The bike could also come with automatic headlamps! Some convenience features like pillion grab rail, pillion footrest, electric start, engine kill switch, and stand alarm are some features that would be definitely present in this bike.
We are guessing the price of the Pulsar NS 250 would be anywhere between ₹1.60 lakhs to ₹1.90 lakhs, Ex-showroom. Although the actual prices would be announced by Bajaj at the launch. Bajaj would try this to make a value for money deal as of late bikes have been getting expensive thanks to the BS-6 norms and mandatory safety features like the ABS.
So! What do you think of the Pulsar NS250? Mention your honest opinions in the comments section below and tell us would you choose over its rivals or not. We will see you in yet another article at MotorBhai soon and do watch out for this space as there are a lot of launches that are planned for this year!
We would like to end this article here, till then stay safe & ride safe!