The last significant update to the Bajaj Pulsar lineup came in the form of the Pulsar NS 160. The Pune-based two-wheeler stalwart is currently working on bringing significant updates to its most popular brand and that would include replacing a few existing variants will completely new ones.
The Pulsar 135 LS is expected to make way for a new 125 LS model. Similarly, the Pulsar NS 200 is likely to be replaced by a new 250 cc variant. According to Zigwheels, Bajaj is in the early stages of developing the Pulsar 250.
The new quarter liter Pulsar is expected to derive its engine from the Duke 250. On board the Austrian street fighter, the 249 cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled motor produces 30 PS and 24 Nm of torque. If the NS 200 is anything to go by, we expect the Pulsar 250’s engine to adopt triple-spark technology and have a different state of tune (milder character compared to the Duke 250).
Six speed transmission is a given but it would be nice if Bajaj decides to equip the motorcycle with a slipper clutch. Further details about the Bajaj Pulsar 250 are unavailable as of now but it is not expected to be launched before 2020. So, we can be sure that it will be BS-VI compliant from the word go and will feature standard ABS.
A price tag of around Rs 1.2-1.4 lakhs would put the Bajaj Pulsar 250 right in the sweet spot. It will lock horns with the Yamaha FZ25 and the upcoming Suzuki Gixxer 250.
Bajaj will kick start the new year by introducing the facelifted Dominar 400. The flagship product has been witnessing a steep decline in demand in the recent months. The updated version would hopefully add some much needed momentum. The existing Pulsar variants will also receive the ABS updated before the April 2019 deadline.