Automobile design student turns Bajaj Pulsar 200 DTS-i into Cafe Racer
Among the many custom built Café Racers is the new Bajaj Pulsar 200 DTS-I which has been christened PulRacer.
PulRacer is a modified Bajaj Pulsar 200 DTS-i that owes its design and development to Tejas Manek, a 23 year old student of DYPDC School of Design. Currently pursuing his Masters in Automobile Design, Tejas has made manifold changes to the Bajaj Pulsar 200 DTS-i to set it apart. It has received the name ‘PulRacer’ which integrates Pulsar and Cafe Racer.
This Café Racer that owes its modifications to Tejas Manek boasts of new body panels giving it an old school stance. It is painted in striking shades of black and orange and headlight gets replaced with a circular unit painted orange.
The front fender also gets orange highlights and its handlebar is a clip-on single piece unit. Brake and clutch levers are also modified, fuel tank gets replaced by a new custom built unit and seat layout is in a single seater design with leather upholstery. The entire frame has also been shortened and tail lamp and rear indicators get re-positioned behind the rear seat.
The new PulRacer however, is devoid of a rear cowl though footrests have been moved towards the rear and raised higher giving the modified Bajaj Pulsar 200 DTS-i a more aggressive stance. It was noted though that the exhaust is too large in proportion to the Café Racer and could have been shortened by Tejas.
Tejas has not made any changes to the engine and hence PulRacer continues to be powered by a 198.8cc, single cylinder engine offering 18.1 bhp power and 17.68 Nm torque mated to a 5 speed gearbox. The stock bike weighs a total of 145 kgs which has been considerably reduced due to modifications with lighter parts.