The bikes of the Bajaj Pulsar series are one of the most common two-wheelers on Indian roads. Sold since 2001, the Pulsar 150 and 180 are, in a way, responsible for invoking a general interest towards bikes among the public. Before the 2000s, almost every bike sold in India was of the commuter segment but that has changed now. Currently, the Pulsar nameplate has six bikes under its umbrella which includes the 150. 180F, 220F, NS200, NS160, and the RS200. Now the reason why we are talking about the Pulsar today is because of this hot looking cafe racer featured here that is based on a Pulsar. Take a look at the video below by Bullet Singh Boisar before we move on towards the other details of the bike.
This good looking cafe racer is based on a Bajaj Pulsar 180 but the modification has completely transformed the look of the bike. Apart from the engine casing and Pulsar stickers on the tank, there is nothing that indicates this bike started its life as a Pulsar. This cafe racer is in-fact an amalgamation of part from several bikes including the KTM Duke, RE Thunderbird, Yamaha RX100 and Yamaha FZ among others but has been built on the Pulsar 180. Matching its attitude is the bright red paint job along with the black decals on the tank which enhances the overall look of the bike.
The front end gets a new headlight casing from the RX100 while the lights are now LED projector units. The front fork has been taken from the Yamaha FZ and so are the front and rear rims. The front tire is a 120 mm unit while the rear tire is a 170 mm unit. The front fender is a custom chopped unit and the indicators have been taken from a KTM Duke. The bike now features aftermarket clip-on handlebars with bar-end mounted mirrors giving the bike a typical cafe racer look. The speedometer is also an aftermarket piece and is a modern analogue-digital unit. The cafe racer styled tank has been taken from a Honda CBZ but has been customized a bit to make it longer. It is followed by a custom made saddle that also gets taillights at its rear in the form of a sleek LED strip.
The rear frame has been modified to accommodate all the changes along with the new swingarm and gives the bike a low, muscular profile. At the rear, we see a red monoshock along with an aftermarket air-filter to improve the performance of the bike. The riding position now is quite aggressive thanks to the rear set footpegs and low clip-on handlebars. Enhancing the sporty look of the bike is the belly fairing at the bottom which has been ripped off from a Bajaj Pulsar 220. Overall, the bike looks pretty good and with a total cost of around Rs. 50-55,000, it is definitely a steal.