So, the Pulsar 220, Bajaj’s largest selling 200 cc motorcycle, is going to get an update. And, in fact, the 2017 Pulsar 220, which receives very minor cosmetic changes, is already in showrooms. We have also spotted a brand new unregistered motorcycle on the road in Bhopal last Sunday.
Now, apart from the black motorcycle (with red graphics) that was snapped a few days back, a video (by Ride with Tarun) shares the second colour which will be on offer – blue (with white graphics). This is a new addition to the palette and unlike the dual-tone theme of the older Pulsar 220 (currently all colours are dual-tone apart from black), it appears, that the 2017 range will come with monotone colours with some stickers stashed on the body.
2017 Pulsar 220 Changes
- BS4 Engine: The biggest change will be the transition of the current 220 cc engine to BS4 emission norms (current motorcycle is powered by BS3 compliant engine). Though it is not officially confirmed yet by the company but considering that they have announced the BS4 Avenger 220, its is only obvious that the same will go to Pulsar (since it is mandatory from April 2017).
- New Exhaust: Apart from the new colour theme, 2017 Pulsar 220 gets a matte black exhaust which we suspect is also because of this BS4 transition. The exhaustec cover is also matte black.
- New Instrument Cluster – From the orange colour of the outgoing model, the new Pulsar 220 gets a blue backlight instrument cluster.
- Seats: The motorcycle also reportedly has better cushioned seats.
Engine specs have not been revealed but we do expect better throttle response and increase in fuel efficiency. Final prices are not known but there will definitely be a considerable rise in price. We expect the increment to be around Rs 3000-4000 on the ex-showroom price.