Next-gen Bajaj Pulsar motorcycle range in the works

Next-gen Bajaj Pulsar motorcycle range in the works

The Pulsar has to be among the most successful motorcycle brands in the country today. The motorcycle range has not only helped its manufacturer re-invent itself from being known as the makes of geared scooters to the manufacturer of some well-sorted motorcycles, it has also become the obvious choice for many youngsters.

The Pulsar has been through several upgrades and is available in many variants. On one hand, there are new models like the RS200 and the NS200 and on another there products like the Pulsar 150 and the Pulsar 180. The company is already close to launching the Pulsar 150 UG5 and now, a new report claims that an all-new generation of Pulsar motorcycles is already in the works.

The next-generation of the motorcycles won’t have the current 2-valve, DTSi motor. Thanks to the tightening emission norms, Bajaj will have to launch an all-new engine that will comply with the upcoming emission norms. The new engine platform will offer more scalability and will have motors ranging from 150cc to 250cc. It’s noteworthy here that the current platform offers engines up to 220cc.

Bajaj is said to be working on a 4-valve, fuel-injected engine that will boast of fuel injection. The new-generation of Pulsar motorcycles will launch in 2018. The new motorcycles will look modern and sleeker. The design will be all-new and will feature many new bits. It’s also likely to come with a monoshock. The current frame and swingarm will be revised to incorporate this feature.

The new motorcycles will also offer a single-channel ABS system. Currently, only the NS200 and the RS200 offer this safety feature. As for the model lineup, the new-gen Pulsar range will offer a 150cc variant and possibly a 250cc variant as well. The NS160 will completely replace the current P180. Currently, the new Pulsar is in nascent stages of development. It’s being said that while the new engine will comply with stricter emission norms, it will also offer the kind of sporty character that the Pulsars are known to offer. The launch of the new-age Pulsar motorcycles should happen by the end of next year.

Via Autocar

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