The Bajaj Pulsar series consists of some of the best selling bikes in the country. First launched in 2001, the Pulsar nameplate now consists of several bikes under its umbrella. The Pulsar bikes are also credited with bringing performance-oriented bikes for the regular buyer at an affordable price point. However, with so many Pulsar bikes to choose from, it becomes quite difficult to select which one is the right pick for you. Hence, if you are planning to buy a Pulsar anytime soon, you would have a rather hard time choosing which one suits your purpose best. For the same, here are 6 different types of Pulsars for six types of Indian riders.
For the budget-conscious rider looking for a good-looking ride and mileage – 125
Bajaj recently launched the Pulsar 125 in India and it is the lowest displacement Pulsar bike in India. If you are running short budget but want a decent looking bike that is both purchasing a bike and to keep it running, then the Pulsar 125 is the bike for you. With prices starting at Rs 66,618, ex-showroom (Delhi), the Pulsar 125 is also the easiest to keep running as it is the most fuel-efficient bike in the Pulsar lineup thanks to the low displacement engine.
For the safe rider – Pulsar 150 Twin Disc
If you don’t want to compromise on safety and you are willing to pay a bit extra for the same, the Pulsar 150 Twin Disc is the best option for you. The Pulsar 150 Twin Disc carries disc brakes on both wheels along with a single-channel ABS. Its 260mm front and 230mm rear disc will bring you to a halt quicker than any commuter bike and the presence of ABS means that you retain control of the motorcycle as it slows down. The bike retails for Rs. 88,838 (ex-showroom, Delhi)
For the speed freak wanting a faired bike at the right price – Pulsar RS200
As of now, the Bajaj Pulsar RS200 is the most powerful Pulsar on sale in India and is also one of the most affordable fully faired 200 cc bike in the country. With 24.5 bhp on tap, the bike is quick off the mark and its stylish cowling makes it look like a larger bike. The Bajaj Pulsar RS200 retails for Rs. 1.40 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
For those looking for a good-looking VFM motorcycle with raw power – Pulsar NS200
The Pulsar NS200 is the naked sibling of the RS200 and has all the power of its sibling without the extra bulk caused by the fairing. The NS200 is quite a looker as well and with a price tag at least Rs 20,000 less, its faired sibling offers surprisingly great value for money at Rs 1 lakh.
For those looking for a classic Pulsar that they can take for a long ride – Pulsar 220F
Back in the day when Bajaj launched the Pulsar 220, it became quite a sensation and the dream bike of many. The Pulsar 22F still retains the design of the older Pulsars which helps it appeal to riders who prefer the older Pulsar design. Compared to the RS200 and NS200, the Pulsar 220F has a more relaxed riding position and comes with a fuel-injected engine, all for Rs. 1.07 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Best of both worlds – Pulsar NS160
The Bajaj Pulsar NS160 is the younger sibling of the NS200 with the same body design but a less powerful engine. It retails for Rs 93,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi) and offers a good mix of both performance and mileage. Therefore, it suits those guys the best who wants a bit of everything without having a big hole in their pockets.