Bajaj Auto Ltd (BAL) has been regularly introducing new motorcycles in India’s ever-growing two-wheeler market. From introducing the first-ever Bajaj Pulsar back in 2001 to coming up with the Dominar 400, Bajaj has played a key role in the development of our motorcycle industry. However, the manufacturer is not done with its new motorcycle onslaught. Here are as many as seven upcoming motorcycles from Bajaj.
Bajaj Pulsar 125
Bajaj is about to launch a Pulsar 125 to target the buyers in the executive commuter segment. The motorcycle will be powered by a 124.6-cc single-cylinder engine and will feature a Combi Braking System (CBS). The motorcycle will take on bikes like the Honda CB Shine SP and Hero Glamour 125. Also, the launch of the Pulsar 125 will make the Pulsar brand a lot more accessible. It may be noted here that the LS135 hasn’t been too successful. However, Bajaj could set things right with the 125 by pricing it ultra competitively and offering a long list of features. The upcoming Pulsar 125cc motorcycle, in all probability, will appeal to a younger, slightly performance-hungry audience that doesn’t want to spend a higher amount on buying and running a 150-cc motorcycle.
New Bajaj Pulsar NS180
Bajaj will launch the NS180 to rival motorcycles like the TVS Apache RTR180. Of course, it will be slotted between the NS160 and the NS200. It will look a lot like the NS200 and will even get the same perimeter frame. However, it will have a slimmer swingarm that will suit a slimmer rear tyre. The alloy wheels, foot pegs, crash guards and switchgear will come from the NS160. Powering the motorcycle will be a single-cylinder, four-valve, liquid-cooled engine that will benefit from triple spark technology. Power output is likely to be around 18 PS. The engine will come mated to a five-speed transmission.
Bajaj recently gave the Pulsar 150 a minor facelift. The Pulsar 150 is already more than 17 years old now and will be replaced with an all-new model. The all-new Pulsar 150 is already in the works and will be launched in 2019. It will come with an all-new design, a new frame, and even a new engine. The new engine is expected to be more refined, powerful and even more frugal than the current motor. The engine for the next-gen Pulsar 150 will benefit from a 4-valve head and fuel injection to be BSVI-compliant. The motorcycle will also offer ABS to comply with the upcoming stricter safety norms.
Bajaj Pulsar 250
It’s said that the new Pulsar platform will have a 250-cc variant to bridge the gap between the RS200 and the Dominar 400. In all probability, the upcoming Pulsar 250 will be the spiritual successor of the Bajaj Pulsar 220, which is the most powerful motorcycle on the old Pulsar platform. Not much is known about this motorcycle. However, it will surely have a powerful single-cylinder engine, ABS and a new design with certain styling elements that will pay homage to the original Pulsar.
Bajaj Auto Ltd has confirmed that it’s working on a bigger Avenger for the Indian market. The upcoming motorcycle is likely to get the same 373-cc, single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine that powers the Dominar. Of course, the engine will be re-tuned to suit the cruiser bike characteristics of the upcoming Avenger flagship. ABS will be standard, which will be in compliance with the upcoming safety norms. It will be the most expensive cruiser motorcycle from Bajaj and will go on to rival the Royal Enfield Thunderbird 350 and 500 twins. It’s expected to cost less than Rs 2 lakh (on-road).
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While the Bajaj V15 and V12 have tasted success in the market, the company is planning to launch another motorcycle in this series. In all probability, the new motorcycle will be known as the Bajaj V10 and will come with a near-100cc single-cylinder engine. In terms of styling, it will look a lot like the V12. However, bits like thinner tires and different graphics will give it a unique visual identity. The upcoming motorcycle will find itself slotted between the CT100 and the V12. The launch is expected to take place in the coming months and prices could start around the Rs 44,000 mark.
The Bajaj Dominar 400 will soon get an ADV (Adventure) variant that will come with some new bits like a high-set fender, knuckle guards and a bash plate. The Dominar ADV will be a direct rival to the Royal Enfield Himalayan, which is a thoroughbred Adventure motorcycle. There won’t be any change in the engine. The motorcycle will continue to draw its juice from a 373.3-cc, single-cylinder engine that outputs 35 PS-35 Nm. We expect the motorcycle to cost roughly Rs 10,000 higher than the regular variant.