Bajaj is all set to launch the new Pulsar 250 in the Indian market. They have now released another teaser of the Pulsar 250. In the video, we get a first look at the front of the new motorcycle. The Pulsar 250 will be launching on 28th October. There will be two variants of the Pulsar, a semi faired one which we are expecting will be called RS whereas the second one would be a naked one and it will be called NS.
We can see that the wolf-eyed design has now evolved. It now gets an LED projector headlamp with LED Daytime Running Lamps. The new design looks more aggressive and striking than the current-gen Pulsars. It is now also using LED turn indicators.
Other design elements that are revealed from the video are that Pulsar 250F will be using a split seat setup, the fuel tank will have a muscular look just like other Pulsars and there will be an upswept exhaust with twin ports.
Some of the design elements are very similar to the Pulsar RS200. For instance, the alloy wheels, crash guard and the exhaust. This is where Bajaj might have saved some cost. We are expecting that Bajaj will finally introduce a new style of the digital instrument cluster that should also support Bluetooth connectivity.
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Bajaj has redesigned the engine cowl, the footpegs are still slightly rear set providing a sporty riding triangle, up-right clip-on handlebars that ensure that there is not a lot of weight on the wrists and the rider is still able to ride the motorcycle in heavy traffic. Other things we make out from the video is the raised rear end with a redesigned LED tail lamp which still uses twin vertical strips and a tyre hugger.
Braking duties will be done by a disc in the front and a disc at the rear. Bajaj will be offering dual-channel ABS as standard. Suspension duties will be done by telescopic front forks and a mono-shock at the rear. We cannot comment on the riding dynamics of the motorcycle because we have not ridden it yet.
The biggest change that we will see with the Pulsar 250 besides the design language is the new 250 cc engine. The engine is not the same one that we have seen on the Dominar 250. It is an all-new 250 cc engine that Bajaj has developed. It will still be a single-cylinder unit and we expect it to come with air/oil cooling instead of liquid cooling.
The reason behind this is that liquid cooling makes things complicated and increases the cost significantly. Using liquid cooling would have helped Bajaj in extracting more power from the engine but then the engine would also heat up more in traffic and we all know that most people will be using the Pulsar 250 for urban duties.
The engine would also come with VVA or Variable Valve Actuation. This would make the power spread evenly across the rev band of the engine. The current engines have their power reserved in the top-end of their rev band. We are expecting the new engine to produce around 25 bhp of max power. It is still not known if Bajaj will offer the engine with a 5-speed gearbox or a 6-speed gearbox.