The new Bajaj Pulsar 250 is currently in early stages of development and is most likely to go on sale in 2020.
We informed you earlier that Bajaj is working on the next-generation Pulsar range. The company will launch the next-gen Pulsar 150 and an all-new Pulsar 250. KTM will be helping the homegrown two-wheeler maker to develop new motors and products. Similar to the Bajaj Dominar 400, which is based around KTM’s 373cc liquid-cooled engine, the all-new Bajaj Pulsar 250 will be based on the KTM Duke 250.
In fact, Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director of Bajaj Auto, has confirmed that the next-generation Pulsar range would arrive in 2020. The next models will also receive the new BS-VI compliant engines. Media reports also claim that the company has already started working on a new 250cc engine. The motorcycle is currently in its early stages of development and is most likely to arrive in 2020.
Since the Bajaj Pulsar 250 will use the slightly tuned version of the 250 Duke’s engine, it is expected to feature liquid-cooling and four valves. The motorcycle is expected to offer healthy power output and is likely to be more powerful than the Yamaha FZ25 and the upcoming Suzuki Gixxer 250.
While powering Duke 250, the KTM’s 248.8cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine produces 30PS of power at 9,000rpm and 24Nm of torque at 7,500rpm. However, the Pulsar 250’s engine will be de-tuned for higher fuel efficiency. It is likely to offer better low- and mid-range performance. ABS system will come as standard, while slipper clutch could also be on offer.
Design of the Bajaj Pulsar 250 is likely to be influenced from the Pulsar NS200. We believe that the motorcycle will have more mature design, complemented with new age features like LED headlight, a colour display for instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity, etc. It will receive conventional telescopic front forks and monoshock unit at the rear.