Bajaj Auto celebrates 20 years of Pulsar with new 250cc model

The semi-faired Pulsar F250 only costs Rs 2,000 more than the N250 at Rs 140,000

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The latest Pulsar has rolled out from Bajaj Auto, which is celebrating 20 years of leadership in the Indian sports motorcycle market. The Pulsar N250 and Pulsar F250 are priced at Rs 138,000 and Rs 140,000 respectively (ex-showroom Delhi), with despatches beginning November 10.

According to the company, the all-new Pulsar 250 “mirrors the evolution of the young Indian rider, who seeks a motorcycle of sporty character, yet rideable in everyday conditions. The Pulsar 250 straddles these two asks with ease, offering the balance of its versatile form with power-on-tap performance.

The Pulsar N250 and F250 use an LED headlight and LED Daytime Running Lamps. Both versions of the motorcycle also get split seats and digi-analogue instrumentation. The foldable mirrors on the F250 are mounted on the sharp-looking semi-fairing, similar to what we’ve seen on the 220F. Behind the fairing are raised clip-on handlebars.

The naked Pulsar N250, meanwhile, has an aggressive front-end with a prominent LED headlight. The rear-end on both bikes are fairly sharp with twin LED tail-lights seen on most other models in the Pulsar family. However, the alloy wheel design is exactly the same as the NS/RS models.

Engine and gearbox
Powering the quartear-litre Pulsar is a 24.5hp, 21.5Nm, 249cc, SOHC, oil-cooled engine which puts it between those of the Bajaj Pulsar 220F (20.4hp/18.5Nm) and Dominar 250 (27hp/23.5Nm). This engine comes paired to a five-speed gearbox with a slip and assist clutch.

This is the first time that a non-NS/RS Pulsar gets a rear monoshock. Needless to say, the frame and swingarm are different units to incorporate this feature. This complete change in the underpinnings is expected to improve the dynamics of the Pulsar and has been a long time coming. The suspension at the front, meanwhile, is a conventional telescopic fork.

The bikes come equipped with a 300mm disc up front and 230mm disc at the rear with single-channel ABS. The new Pulsars have a fuel tank capacity of 14 litres and weigh 162kg for the N250 and 164kg for the F250.

Commenting on the company’s newest product, Rakesh Sharma, Executive Director, Bajaj Auto said, “Precisely two decades ago on October 28, 2001, Bajaj Auto had launched the first Pulsar and changed motorcycling in India forever. Since then, there has been a succession of Pulsars which have set new benchmarks in India and globally making Pulsar one of the most loved motorcycling brands across 50 countries. Today, Pulsar yet again ups the benchmark with the launch of two new Pulsar 250s. We are confident that these two superbly crafted machines will exhilarate the Pulsarmaniacs and attract more riders to the Pulsar brand and to the quarter litre class of biking”.

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