Nostalgic Revival - Celebrating Two Decades of Bajaj Pulsar's Timeless Legacy!

Written By  Aquib Nawab

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1. Pulsar 150, Pulsar 180 Classic

In 2001, Bajaj unveiled the first-ever Pulsar models. These bikes boasted traditional rounded headlamps and featured 150/180cc two-valve, air-cooled, single-cylinder, four-stroke engines generating 12/15 hp power respectively. The iconic "Definitely Male" advertisement campaign further enhanced their popularity.

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2. Bajaj Pulsar UG-1

The year 2003 marked a significant upgrade with the introduction of the Bajaj Pulsar UG-1. This model featured a headlamp fairing and twin pilot lamps, along with Bajaj’s DTS-i Digital Twin Spark Ignition technology, resulting in increased power output.

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3. Bajaj Pulsar UG-2

In 2004, Bajaj introduced the Pulsar UG-2, equipping it with 17-inch alloy wheels and twin Nitrox shock absorbers at the rear for enhanced comfort. Additionally, the Pulsar 180 received an all-black theme, becoming a popular choice among young riders.

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4. Bajaj Pulsar UG-3

2006 witnessed one of the biggest updates for the Pulsar series with the launch of the UG-3 model. Notable enhancements included an all-digital speedometer, engine kill switch, backlit switches for convenience in the dark, and sharper 'wolf-eyed' twin pilot lamps.

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5. Bajaj Pulsar 200 DTS-i, Pulsar 220 DTS-Fi

In 2007, Bajaj unveiled the Pulsar 200 with an oil-cooled engine and the sportiest-looking Pulsar 220 featuring a fuel injection system. The latter also received clip-on handlebars and a rear disc brake for improved performance.

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6. Bajaj Pulsar UG-4

2009 marked the transformation of the Pulsar 180 with features borrowed from the Pulsar 200. The Pulsar 180 received split seats, a wider rear tyre, and clip-on handlebars, although the kick start option was removed.

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7. Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS

The same year saw the introduction of the smallest displacement Pulsar, the Pulsar 135 LS, boasting sportier styling and featuring four-valve DTS-i technology. It was launched with black alloy wheels and a front disc brake.

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8. Bajaj Pulsar NS200

2012 saw the launch of the Bajaj Pulsar NS200 with an all-new sharper design and a liquid-cooled, DTS-i, triple spark engine. It also introduced a gas-charged monoshock for improved performance.

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9. Bajaj Pulsar RS200

March 2015 marked the launch of the race track inspired Bajaj Pulsar RS200 featuring full fairing, Daytime Running Lights, and a new digital-analog instrument cluster. It also offered optional ABS and six-speed transmission.

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10. Bajaj Pulsar AS200, Pulsar AS150

In April 2015, Bajaj introduced the AS200 and AS150 models featuring semi fairing, long-travel suspension, and a taller stance. While the AS200 shared the engine with the RS200, it lacked fuel injection.

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11. Bajaj Pulsar NS160 & Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon

2017 saw the launch of the Bajaj Pulsar NS160, featuring design cues from the NS200 and a smaller 160cc, oil-cooled engine. In 2019, Bajaj introduced the smallest Pulsar till date, the Pulsar 125 Neon, borrowing many parts from the Pulsar 150 and featuring neon-colored highlights for better visual appeal.

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