The Bajaj Pulsar is among the most popular models in our country’s mainstream motorcycle market. Almost the entire Pulsar range has managed to impress everyone with its grunty engines, long list of features, high affordability, and easy maintenance. Some of these motorcycles have also been modified by customisers. One such bike is the modified Bajaj Pulsar 180 you see on this page. Basically, this P180 has been given a Cafe Racer format by Hyderabad-based Costa Motor Co.
While some of the original bits have been retained, the motorcycle does have an almost new identity due to the re-worked stance and several new body panels. Up front, you get a smaller fender, which is very typical of a Cafe Racer motorcycle. The bikini fairing has been dumped in favour of a round headlamp that carries LED fixtures. The semi-digital speedo console has been replaced with twin-pod analogue instrumentation. Moreover, this P180-based Cafe Racer comes with a set of really cool bar-end rear view mirrors. Moving on, you get a very Cafe Racer-like custom fuel tank that replaces the muscular unit of the original motorcycle. Unlike the stock tank, which gets an aircraft-type fuel-filler cap, this tank has a simpler unit that seems to have come from a Royal Enfield.
Other than this, the motorcycle gets a gloss black paint scheme with red racing stripes. It also has a leather-wrapped flat seat and the tailpiece has been shown the door. There’s a removable seat cowl that can be taken off in case you want the pillion seat to be put into use. The side panels have been replaced with rather basic perforated metal panels. The rear-end gets a new fender and a smaller tail lamp that’s mounted on it. The engine has been left untouched. An aftermarket free flow exhaust is the only performance part this motorcycle has received. Powering the Bajaj Pulsar 180 is a 178.6-cc engine that outputs 16.8 BHP and 14.22 Nm. The engine comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission and the motorcycle has a kerb weight of 145 Kgs.