Bajaj’s flagship brand – the Pulsar is one of the most popular motorcycle ranges among young enthusiasts. The model lineup has witnessed multiple upgrades and variants ever since its launch in 2001. The Pulsar range includes some premium models such as NS160, NS200 and RS200 and the baseline products like Pulsar 150 and Pulsar 180.
According to a latest report, the home-grown two-wheeler manufacturer is now planning to revive the Pulsar 150 UG4.5 lineup in the country. Set for a generation change, the new Bajaj Pulsar range will use a new engine platform that will be compliant to the upcoming BSVI emission norms. Check Out – 2018 Bajaj Avenger 180 – Price & Pictures
That said, Bajaj is working on a 4-valve, fuel injected motor that will also be compatible for bikes up to 250cc capacity. The new powertrain is reported to be more powerful and refined than its replacement – i.e. 2-valve DTS-i unit. In addition, the company will introduce an updated gearbox on the bike. As per the report, the new engine is currently in its development stage and it will take a good one year to get into final shape.
Besides the new powertrain, the new-gen Bajaj Pulsar range will feature a new design language. However, it will retain the original silhouette and dimensions. Major updates will include an LED headlight, newly-designed alloy wheels and revised tail section and swingram. For the first time, the bike will get a monoshock suspension unit as standard. Read – First Bajaj-Triumph Motorcycle To Be A 500cc Single
Interestingly, the new Bajaj Pulsar is also reported to get a single-channel ABS (anti-lock braking system) for the first time. Just so you know, the new safety norms for two-wheelers will be enforced from April, 2019. Under the new norms, the ABS will be a mandatory safety feature on all two-wheelers in India.
The report further suggests that the Pune-based two-wheeler maker might discontinue the Pulsar 180 as they already have NS160 and the upcoming Pulsar 150 UG6 and the Pulsar 150 UG5. However, there is no official word on the same. The new Bajaj Pulsar range is reported to make official debut early next year, and the launch might happen in late 2019. Once launched, the new-gen model will take on the new TVS Apache RTR 160 4V.
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