2019 Bajaj Pulsar 220F, available in dual tone colour choices of Black with Blue and Black with red, now gets a new colour option of Volcano Red. This new colour option is the only change seen on the 220F, and is being brought in as a mere cosmetic update.
Bajaj Pulsar 220F retails at Rs.1.07 lakhs (ex-sh) and is an important and popular model in the company line-up. Over the years, Bajaj Auto has been giving it regular updates, including BSIV compliancy, matte black exhausts and new body graphics, along with a semi digital instrument console now backlit in blue.
Volcano Red colour palette is in matte red finish, and the fuel tank sports a Pulsar 3D logo. It also gets a stylish semi fairing which enhances looks and boosts its aerodynamic capabilities. Features continue with a split seat, grab bars, bright projector headlamp, a semi digital instrument console, LED tail lamp and clip-on handlebars. The bike commands a sporty riding position and it gets 17” 5-spoke alloy wheels fitted with 90 section front and 120 section rear tubeless tyres.
Bajaj Pulsar 220F stands 2,035mm in length, 750mm in width and 1,165mm in height. It gets a 1,350mm long wheelbase with ground clearance of 165mm and kerb weight of 155 kgs. Seat height is at 795mm.
Bajaj Pulsar 220F gets power from a 220cc, DTS-i, 4 stroke, oil cooled engine, offering 20.93 hp power at 8,500 rpm and 18.55 Nm torque at 7,000 rpm mated to a 5 speed gearbox. It also gets an Evaporative Emission Control System that recycles vaporizing fuel while fuel tank is of 15 litre capacity with mileage rated at 40 kmpl.
Suspension is via telescopic forks in the front and 5-way adjustable nitrox shock absorbers at the rear. In terms of braking, the Pulsar 220 gets 260mm front disc and 230mm rear disc; with single-channel ABS setup as standard.
Where competition is concerned, Bajaj Pulsar 220F takes on Yamaha Fazer, and Suzuki Gixxer SF, in terms of price. For Bajaj, its Pulsar series is an important bike range. The largest displacement Pulsar, sells lesser volumes than its smaller siblings but nevertheless helps give buyers a whole lot to choose from. The company is now working on a 125cc Pulsar to make its offerings more wide-ranging.