New Bajaj Pulsar 220 ABS brake test video – Better than before?

Popular moto vlogger Dino's Vault, has posted the first ride review of the new Bajaj Pulsar 220 ABS. In the video, he also performs a brake test.

Bajaj Auto Limited has launched the 2019 Pulsar 220F in India. It has just started making its way to company dealerships across the country even as bookings have been opened. The first ride review has been posted by a YouTube channel Dino’s Vault, drawing attention to the braking performance of the new 220F with the ABS.

Sporting single channel ABS with anti stopping system called rear lift off protection, the Bajaj Pulsar 220F was subjected to heavy braking in the video, and it was found that the bike now delivers a better braking performance.

Image – Dino’s Vault

The 220F also receives updated styling, as compared to its outgoing model. It gets revised instrument console and side panel with faux carbon fiber textured stickers. While body graphics and an engine cowl enhance its sporty appeal. It also receives an ABS light to its indicators under the digital display.

Apart from these additions, other features are similar to that seen on its earlier counterpart. It continues to sport a tall windscreen, semi fairing and four color options of chrome black, laser black (red decals), dyno red (grey decals) and nuclear blue (grey decals). Suspension is via telescopic forks in the front and gas charged dual shock absorbers at the rear. Braking is through disc brakes at both ends and single channel ABS in front. Watch the first ride and brake test video below.

In terms of mechanics also the Pulsar 220F remains unchanged. It is powered by the same 220cc, single cylinder, oil cooled engine with Digital Twin Spark Ignition. The engine offers 21 bhp power at 8,500 rpm and 19 Nm torque at 7,000 rpm mated to a 5 speed constant mesh gearbox.

This engine offers acceleration from 0 to 60 kmph in 4.10 seconds and from 0 to 100 kmph in 10.5 seconds. Top speed is pegged at 134 kmph while mileage is expected at 30 kmpl in city limits and above 40 kmpl on the highway. The new Pulsar 220F with ABS is priced at Rs.1.05 lakhs, Rs.7,600 over the regular variant (ex-sh prices).