Bajaj Pulsar is one of the best-selling motorcycles in the Indian market. Many people have bought it and then customized it according to their preference so that it stands out on the road. Here, we have a Pulsar that has been modified to look like a KTM RC. The person will now be modifying it again to make something radical looking.
The video is uploaded on YouTube by Nitin Umbaranikar. He says that the motorcycle belongs to his uncle. The original motorcycle was the Pulsar NS160 which has now gone through several modifications. He starts by removing the body panels and fake chassis. He also removes the silencer, fuel tank and wheels.
The only things that he does not replace are the chassis. He starts by developing a new external body frame which has a width of 42 inches and a height is 3 inches. When compared the stock chassis is 28 inches by 4.5 inches. He then joins the new chassis to the wheels. Then he fits the engine and makes a mount for the fuel tank.
The Youtuber had to make a custom airbox because the stock one did not fit. He wanted the motorcycle to be comfortable for the rider. This meant that the handlebar needs to be closer to the rider. He had to use a steering system because the main wheel is quite far away. So, there are arms that move the main handle when the rider moves his handle.
The NS160 gets disc brakes at both ends. When the Youtuber increased the wheelbase the stock brake lines were not reaching the rear master cylinder. So, he used a long narrow rod to connect to the rear master cylinder just like you see on the motorcycles that are equipped with drum brakes.
The extended wheelbase also means that the stock chain would not reach the rear sprocket so the Youtuber combined two chains and formed a longer one. But now the chain was too loose and he could not remove one segment of the chain because then it was becoming too tight. So, he used a bicycle derailleur to keep the chain in the optimum position.
Then he takes the motorcycle for a test ride to check the suspension setup and handle. He wants to know if the suspension is bottoming out and the silencer is scraping or not. There were some issues with the handlebar but he did manage to sort them out by modifying it.
The rear wheel was locking whenever the rider braked. So, he fixed a rear wing that is connected to the rear brake. Whenever the rider brakes, the rear wing goes into a 90-degree position which creates drag and takes some load off the rear brake. We are not sure how effective this is at such low speeds because we have usually seen such systems on high-end supercars.
Then the host made body panels and got them wrapped. He takes the motorcycle to a nearby water well. He did manage to bottom out the bike when he was returning. The cost of the whole project was Rrs. 20,000. It is important to note that such modifications are not allowed by RTO. The vehicle can be seized if a cop sees the vehicle. Such vehicles can only be ridden on private properties.