Bajaj Pulsar 180 Gets a New Orange Theme

by Deepak on October 17, 2010

While I was walking around my corridor, I saw an orange colored Bajaj Pulsar zoomed past in a jiffy. Orange…Pulsar! At first I thought is an outcome of someone’s creativity but a visit to a service center here in Pune revealed what I thought was wrong. Bajaj has launched a different variant for Pulsar 180 in orange color.

The coloring looks similar to the Limited Edition Pulsar Bajaj launched around half a decade ago at an enormous price difference between the regular variants and the Limited Edition one.

This time what I hear from the dealer is that it is not coming as a Limited Edition and would be available and even the price difference is miniscule. Let me enumerate the differences I noticed on this bike.

  • Black-Orange theme: While the dominant color is orange, Bajaj has also used the black color to complement the looks. The front mudguard and the side panels are black in color while the front bikini fairing, tank, extended tank shrouds and the rear panels are sparkling orange in color.
  • Black Clip-ons: Pulsar 220 DTSi in black color had black clip-ons and grab rails while the rest of the colors do with grey colored clip-ons and grab rails. Similar to that concept, this orange colored Pulsar 180 variant comes in black colored clip-ons and grab rails.
  • Engine Specs same: Engine specifications remain absolutely the same and Bajaj has not tinkered with them.
  • Price Difference: This orange colored variant is priced at a premium of only Rs 800. Pulsar 180 DTSi in regular colors cost Rs 71,947 while this bike would set you back by Rs. 72,800. Both prices on road Pune.

This might be Bajaj’s answer to people who complain about Pulsars being too common.

A small price for that exclusivity everyone wants. Upon further digging, I hear that similar theme might be given to Pulsar 220 DTSi as well.

I liked the design and managed to click a few snaps for BikeAdvice readers. Please pardon me for the quality of the pics as they are directly from the night mode of my Nokia E63.

- Saad Khan

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sachin October 17, 2010 at 7:41 pm

the theme looks very dull. especially front black mud guard.

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Deepak October 17, 2010 at 8:07 pm

A small update: the Pulsar 220 also has the same theme available.

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debayan October 17, 2010 at 9:55 pm

ahhh!!!

Looks like bajaj getting in paint jobs after HH and yamaha..
Besides this color is not ”definitely male”..

Yet not bad.. We can see colourful pulsars too.. 150cc varient had a same color bike..

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Jesse October 17, 2010 at 11:23 pm

yuck!
Will the manufacturers ever ever give us better torques, bhps or better machinery? No because they will easily sell more numbers by coloring and putting stickers to the same machines.

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Arvind October 18, 2010 at 2:13 am

Yuck… is that even a color for a bike! Geez! Rahul Bajaj – if you are reading this, please get your head straight! Concentrate on the core of a bike – the engine, performance, handling, chassis rather than cosmetic makeovers through some unwanted new graphics and paint jobs.

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Tushal October 18, 2010 at 6:10 am

I wish to see Pulsars in some hot colors, not as dull like this. P135 can take white and yellow just as apache does. And the bigger ones can have white with blue combo as racing edition or so. Why don’t they think on same lines as we do?

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balasubramanhiam October 18, 2010 at 7:01 am

not very impressive …

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Sachin October 18, 2010 at 8:09 am

New color looks bad actully.

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Karthik October 18, 2010 at 9:45 am

Pulsar is not the ladies bike to come out with these type of silly colours as scooty pep does……as debayan said it doesn’t look like Definitely male, wat happend to the Bajaj……? Jst few days before TVS showed its paint job in its Hyperedge & now its Bajaj.

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Pritam Dhamde October 18, 2010 at 10:33 am

Luks like bajaj has made a joker which is abt to dance in circus.but fails to attract the audience…

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nbn October 18, 2010 at 2:06 pm

orange and black comes from the KTM, definite hint that they’l be sold and people are goin to relate the colour and say the new orange bike that they sell now are just awsm(when ktms are sold thru bajaj) ,
thereby helping the pulsar brand name even more but still inside it’ll be near same quality (on the pulsars)

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shubham October 18, 2010 at 3:42 pm

This theme is not as good as the other theme of pulsar. Acctually I want to say that this theme is quite dull for pulsar.

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prahallad October 18, 2010 at 4:20 pm

i want comparison between bajaj pulser150 and cbz extream

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JK ultimate October 18, 2010 at 6:15 pm

That’s look nice. Especially the clip-on handle bars and the tail grabs.

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RAHUL October 18, 2010 at 6:39 pm

Bad 2 see u pulsar

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FAS October 18, 2010 at 6:52 pm

I think they had a similar edition 4 years ago.

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yaduraj October 18, 2010 at 6:57 pm

why orange……..if dey had give white i wud have loved it……..

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Gokulnath October 18, 2010 at 7:59 pm

MY SUGGESTIONS
Bajaj should definitely make an upgrade to their existing versions of pulsars mainly 180cc and 220cc segments in terms of Style and Handling…In terms of styling 180cc pulsar must be made Half fairing and 220cc must be Full Fairing..and also lots of Graphics and cosmetic upgrades should be made,in order to make the bike a head turning one..
And in terms of Handling,both 180cc & 220cc segments must be definitely improved especially in braking system,as the being the worst case scenario..In short the Handling must be made equalling karizma ZMR..
Happy & safe riding!!!

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Sree October 18, 2010 at 9:49 pm

Is this available in chennai,.

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yasho October 18, 2010 at 11:31 pm

white is what we need!

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Pulsarboy October 19, 2010 at 8:55 am

This theme is actually a two tone color.. as I read it in other websites.. it looks bright yellowish orange under sun shine & pale orange under shadows.. actually looks great in that yellowish orange.. doesn’t look that good in pale orange.

@Gokulnath.. don’t worry.. Bajaj will certainly bring in upgrades.. for sure bigger 4-valve pulsars are coming.. In fact Bajaj has been improving Pulsar since it’s inception .. people often tend to forget that Pulsar is Bajaj’s first attempt at bikes.. and a grand one at that. In that perspective, Bajaj has done admirable job.. and I have no doubt they will deliver much more with Pulsar.

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Raftaar bharali October 19, 2010 at 11:38 am

Ahhhhhh this is the worst color ever to be a Pulsar!!

This is perhaps for the Rainbow brigade! why dnt they try purple, crimson type colors …! please Mr Rahul bajaj if u ever happen to listen please dont makle Pulsars the expeimental gunie pigs…the greatest disaster is the XCEED turned into a pulsar 135 …please no ugly colors !

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pulsar boy October 19, 2010 at 11:58 am

@Raftaar.. i’m sure you don’t know a thing about P135.. go take a ride and then talk about it.

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Raftaar Bharali January 28, 2011 at 9:47 pm

Ya…i too agree wat you said Pulsar boy, i have not tried and tested the Xceed or baby pulsar ! but branding xceed doesnt makes it a pulsar! Original pulsars are the best of its kind

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arun October 19, 2010 at 12:56 pm

haha another unwanted entry of bajaj i wonder y bajaj is going after ladies choice

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Sherry October 19, 2010 at 1:10 pm

its a torture of pulsar………..!!

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akshit October 19, 2010 at 1:24 pm

very bad colour i not like this colour………

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Nilesh Pune-Satara October 19, 2010 at 9:26 pm

Nice move on P180..thinking in mind the planned launch of KTM 125 duke which gone be mainly in orange piece…!!!!
However only colour job…where is rear disk brake, broad rear tire, 4 volve engine with more power upto 19ps, as well the new Headlight option and sexy P200-220 silencer could have been given to people rather than making them waited n fool each time with cosmetic upgrades only..!!!
[ painting p180's soops-flaps and tank in cross color combination,making available clips on in both colors silver/black and footer side panels looks good in silver color only could be innovative color option with above features]

I’m proud owner of P200(modified with P220S’s clipons,pusar 3D holograms and wider Forks] eagerly waiting for KTM125 duke m/c launch and expect would happen ASAP in India somewhere in Diwali-Padawa….That gone be Milestone in Bajaj’s plate in terms of latest tech and people’s bike{younger)..!!!

Hope KTM125 duke would be coming with XL Power:17PS to fuel injection-2cylinder/4 volve engine of 6 transmission gears, Sexy silencers-Dual either in stunt or race version and must have digital gear indicator with Digi clock console..

These would be definitely and only the key factors being innovative and successful milestone if BAJAJ really wanna achive and grab..!!
And More important to keep price tag between 90-95 thousands only below 1lakhs of KTM 125.duke..and thats way they can brake the records and go a mail way..by others..Thats the way they would become more successful by grabing attention and keeping prices low as usual under BAJAJ brand..!!!!

I hope Rajiv Bajaj might be listening above re-leashing marketing strategies…as stated by me always..!!! :-) to BLOCK the Mahindra entry in bike segment of Indian market…otherwise they will have to run sleepless nights n morning break fast going ahead..[more tough competition inline from duo of Yamaha,Honda..]

Not the least.. Where is that young duo’s designed Sooooo bueaty bike displayed in auot expo..i think it would come in 300c category under BAJAJ kitty AND bRAND NAMe.

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madhu October 19, 2010 at 10:34 pm

Here bajaj proved that they are following hero honda way to capture hero honda market.

Bajaj always do some tech updates how come they missed this time.

Painting is not a reserved rights of hero honda so bajaj tried this time.

@ pulsar boy,
How is your bike, dude, seems you are so happy with your 135ls share your happiness with us. put those sweet and sweat moments in the name of review.

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param October 20, 2010 at 11:56 am

I am going to miss this color. This is one bad thing about bajaj that they dont come up with sports color combinations like yamaha. Even they are launching some different color after 1 and a 1/2 years of the original version.

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pulsar boy October 20, 2010 at 7:07 pm

@Madhu.. yeah.. i’m very happy with my P135LS.. i’ll try but i’m too lazy to write a review!!

about that new color.. it was already available couple of years ago on P180 as a limited edition model.. only now it has become standard with some cost attached to it. I saw it in showroom.. it was actually looking bright yellowish orange.. may be these pics are taken under lights late evening and that’s why it looks like pale orange in these pics.

@Nilesh.. I think you are hoping for tooooo much.. KTM125 with 2 cylinder/4valve and 17ps and all that below 1 lakh!!!! come on..

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manu October 20, 2010 at 9:15 pm

i guess by introducing new colours they are encouraging girls to become bikers too.soon we’ll find pink Pulsars and sparkling turquoise FZ’s.
(PS – i do not oppose girls biking)

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sujay Roy October 21, 2010 at 12:02 am

pulsar cannot provide with white color because Bangalore traffic police already taken the patent of white pulsar..

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ani October 23, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Good but m looking for blue colour in pulsar 135 cc

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NIKHIL October 25, 2010 at 7:55 am

wow..! amazing.. actually this color is awesome… color not exactly same as in this picture.. It looks different in roads.. grt8 work pulsare..

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bajajlover October 27, 2010 at 5:57 pm

chk this guys… http://www.125duke.com
KTM is entering in India in all new Bajaj-KTM125duke avtar via BAJAJ to fight against HondaCBR250 and to surpass the air diffuse dianamind….of honda,yamaha

Diawali Dhamaka…..cracker….thanks bajaj…!!!!

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kamesh November 11, 2010 at 11:24 am

i had bought pulsar 180 orange 2 weeks back.its very attractive.as u all said the colour is not at all dull.its very shiiny in sunlight.

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Berlin November 23, 2010 at 7:33 pm

can u post the pics that u took in some bright places. or please send it to
berlin.pollachi@gmail.com

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Berlin November 23, 2010 at 7:43 pm
prem November 29, 2010 at 8:56 pm

One in one pulsar is the own.

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sharad kandi December 21, 2010 at 10:48 pm

is’nt it looks funny!

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Berlin December 23, 2010 at 5:11 pm

yep it looks looks funny in this pics…..
But it is cool to see it in streets….

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aakash January 7, 2011 at 5:05 pm

Hi– Saad Khan,

Cool looking bike, I have same in Red, hot red furry.. orange is also hot masculine colour…good amount..better quality P180cc, average..50-55kmpl on sami smooth road..+ on smooth road n +/-5 on local areas, and depend on ur riding…..

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sachin yadav February 5, 2011 at 8:52 am

really, bad move by bajaj , work on pulsar 220 chain and handling my 220 and 150 are both sufring form chain and handle problem.but i am stell pulsar faan.

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Prakash April 27, 2011 at 10:42 am

This is an superb colour change by Bajaj. Taste differs everyone. One may like orange and other may not. But as a company, they need to attract both the people, all level of people. Nice move by Bajaj as the machine is too good. Anyway, I love the colour & cosmetic changes in this 180 machine. I am very eager and have to buy it.

BAJAJ PULSAR ROCKS!!!

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mahesh July 6, 2011 at 3:13 pm

send any one tome information about pulsar 180cc

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Abhishek August 7, 2011 at 8:24 pm

I’Liked The Orange which is also Known as “HUNTO” in china 180 and 220F Dts-i have good Performance
in INDIA Last year I’ve Purchased 180 Dts-i In orange colour I’m Happy with the performance of it I Love My Orange Pulsar 180 Its Guifted to me I Love Orange Its a new Year guift for me From Bajaj
Thanks Bajaj You are Distinctly Ahead

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joji johnson April 22, 2012 at 10:30 am

Awesome ,

The most sparkling colour that a bike had get ever.

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harshal December 8, 2012 at 9:23 am

i have 150pulsar orange/white colour

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