Bajaj launched the all-new Pulsar 220F in the market recently. The all-new Pulsar 220F borrows the design from the Pulsar 220F but is powered by the 180cc engine. It is priced at Rs. 86,500, ex-showroom, Mumbai, which is much less than the price of Bajaj Pulsar 220F’s price, which stands at Rs. 1.05 lakh.
Dino’s Vault says that the Bajaj 180F gets the same body, features, body panels, instrument cluster, brakes and only the engine of the bike is from the Bajaj Pulsar 180. Looks-wise, the Bajaj Pulsar 180F is identical to the Bajaj Pulsar 220F. It gets red highlights all over. There are red highlights on the semi-fairing, rear panel, fuel tank and even the monikers of Pulsar and 180F are red. The highlights can also be seen on the alloy wheels of the bike. Bajaj Pulsar 220F gets a slightly longer wheelbase than the Bajaj Pulsar 180, but it seems like the new 180F receives a similar, extended wheelbase platform.
The Bajaj 180F can be identified by its smaller exhaust, which is different from the one we in the Pulsar 220F. Apart from that, all the things remain identical in both the bikes. They both get the same steel-braided brake lines, 260mm disc at front and 230mm in the rear. The Pulsar 180F does not get ABS like the Bajaj Pulsar 220F, but with the new rules coming up soon, we are sure that Bajaj will launch a new ABS-equipped version of the Bajaj Pulsar 180F. Even the instrument cluster remains the same with the carbon fibre texture inserts on the surroundings. It also gets the same 165mm ground clearance, and the length of the bike is a copy of the Bajaj Pulsar 220F. The engine cowl mounted at the bottom of the bike is also identical to the new Pulsar 220F ABS version.
Bajaj is yet to officially announce the bike in the market, which is why the specifications are not out too. The all-new Bajaj Pulsar 180F is expected to get the same engine without any changes done to it. The 180cc engine of the Bajaj is not oil-cooled like the 220cc engine. The single-cylinder engine produces a maximum power of 17 Bhp and a peak torque of 14 Nm. It gets a 5-speed transmission.
After riding the bike, Dino’s Vault commented that the Pulsar 180F is extremely smooth. He also feels that the seat is much more comfortable and it is quite possible that Bajaj has made the seat that way to give extra comfort to the riders. It is possible that Bajaj has tuned all the mechanical parts of the bike as even the clutch pull action has become smoother than before as per the review. The throttle response is also sharp and precise.
Bajaj is expected to launch the all-new range of Bajaj Pulsar next year in the Indian market. The all-new Pulsar range is expected to be based on the all-new platform. Bajaj will also launch the all-new Husqvarna bikes later this year.