First launched in 2001, the Pulsar 180 received its first major update in 2006. Now, about 10 years later, it is to get another major update. Rajiv Bajaj has already confirmed that the entire Pulsar range is up for a thorough update. After the 2017 Pulsar 220F leaked, it is now turn of the 2017 Pulsar 180.
As per the images of new 2017 Bajaj Pulsar 180, it continues with the same design as before, with minor changes. These include revised instrument cluster with blue backlight (instead of orange as seen in the older P180), matte finish on the clip-on handlebars (silver finish in the older P180).
Apart from this, new Bajaj Pulsar 180 also gets revised seats cushion, which is softer than the current one. One of the biggest addition is that of a rear disc brake. This will definitely make the braking performance of the bike.
Not much is known about the engine specs. But one thing is confirmed that the new Pulsar 180 is BSIV compliant. What this means is that the new Pulsar is much more fuel efficient than before. The engine is also a tad bit more responsive and accelerates much better than before.
Existing Pulsar 180 delivers 17.02 bhp max power at 8500 rpm and 14.22 Nm max. torque at 6500 rpm. Though it is clear that the new Pulsar is more powerful than the older one, it is yet not clear by how much. Engine output will be revealed closer to launch The engine and transmission set-up remains same – 178.6cc air-cooled DTS-i engine and a 5-speed gearbox.
More details will be revealed once the bike is officially launched. As of now, you can have a look at the images below.
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