Bajaj Auto launched the all-new Bajaj Pulsar 180F in the Indian market recently. Earlier this year, the brand launched the updated Pulsar 220F too. With the new safety rules coming up in the Indian market, Bajaj has launched the updated 2019 version of the Pulsar 150 and the Pulsar 180. The Pulsar 150 version gets dual disc set-up with ABS while the Pulsar 180 naked gets the soon-to-be-mandatory ABS.
The 2019 Pulsar 150 is priced at Rs. 87,226 while the naked Pulsar 180 ABS is priced at Rs. 92,563, both prices ex-showroom, Mumbai. The non-ABS version of the Bajaj Pulsar 150 is priced at Rs. 80,794 while the Pulsar 180 without ABS gets Rs. 85,823 price tag.
It should be noted that the Antilock Braking System (ABS) will be mandatory in all the bikes above 125cc engine in the Indian market from 1st April 2019. With the addition of the ABS, the price of both the bikes has increased by around Rs. 7,000. Both the 2019 Bajaj Pulsar 150 and the Bajaj Pulsar 180 get single-channel ABS. No other changes have been done to the bikes mechanically.
The Bajaj Pulsar 150 is powered by a 149cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that generates a maximum power of 14 Bhp and a peak torque of 13.4 Nm. It gets a 5-speed transmission. The Bajaj Pulsar 180 gets powered by a 180cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine that generates a maximum power of 16.8 Bhp and a peak torque of 14.2 Nm. It also gets a 5-speed transmission. Both the bikes remain similar visually too. The non-ABS versions of the bikes are also available in the market but after 1st April 2019, the non-ABS version would be illegal in the Indian market the sales of these versions would cease.
Bajaj also plans to launch an updated version of the Bajaj Dominar in the Indian market later this year. The bike has been revealed through a leaked video and various spy pictures. The Dominar 400 is expected to get major updates in the form of upside down shock front suspension and a redesigned exhaust design. It also gets an updated instrument cluster that now shows much more information than the outgoing model. Bajaj is expected to launch the new Dominar 400 soon in the market and it will only get the dual-channel ABS version in the Indian market. Bajaj will also launch many new bikes under the Pulsar brand and the manufacturer is reportedly working on the all-new Pulsar series in the Indian market.
Bajaj brand will launch the all-new Husqvarna range in the Indian market later this year. The all-new Husqvarna Svartpilen and Vitpilen 400 are based on the KTM 390 Duke model. They will be launched by the end of this year or during the festive season. Bajaj and KTM are also expected to launch the 390 ADV later this year. It is one of the most-awaited bikes in the Indian market. From next year, new bikes are expected to be launched in the Indian market from the Bajaj and Triumph partnership.