The launch date for the new Bajaj Pulsar 250 is officially out. The motorcycle will make its mark on October 28. And this time around, there are a host of changes to the bike, both aesthetically and mechanically. The exterior outlook of the motorcycle will get a more aggressive tail with a lowered position headlight. In addition to this, it seems Bajaj has also updated the lighting setup. As we understand, it is eminent that Bajaj will use a LED setup this time. The wheels will have quite some resemblance with the Pulsar NS and RS models.
Engine and Mechanicals
As mentioned, Bajaj has done some work in the mechanical department as well. Pulsar 250 will get a more refined engine than the one present in the Pulsar 220F. And thus, we can see a significant uptick in the performance output figure. For reference, the Pulsar 220F makes 20.4 HP and 18.5 Nm, meanwhile the Dominar 250 makes 27 HP and 23.5 Nm. Some reports hinted that Bajaj would use the Variable Valve Technology (VVT) for this engine. We can expect the performance figure to lie between the above two figures.
Given the fact that the Pulsar gets a new platform, it should come with a new frame, swingarm, and suspension units. Moreover, this is also the first time that a non-LS/NS Bajaj will get a rear mono-shock suspension. The braking setup will comprise of dual-disc setup, which is the norm in this segment. Dual-channel ABS is expected to be a standard offering.
As per the current industry standard, we expect the Pulsar 250 to come with all the connected tech features. Other features that we can expect are a fully digital console with Bluetooth connectivity, multiple riding modes, and more.
Price and Rivals
Currently, the other options the customers have in this segment are Yamaha FZ25 and Suzuki Gixxer SF 250. The former starts at INR 1,38,800 (ex-showroom); meanwhile, the latter has a starting sticker price of INR 1,83,300 (ex-showroom). And we expect Bajaj Pulsar 250 to also fall under this price bracket.