Bajaj is back in the news again. This time for the Pulsar 180. A YouTube video has surfaced online which claims to feature the upcoming facelift of the bike. One of the original members of the family, the new Pulsar 180 shows off a rear disc brake and small changes of paint scheme and decals.
With BSIV norms being made compulsory from April 2014, Bajaj seems to getting ready to update the range. Just a few days back we saw images of the new Pulsar 220F surface. You can read more about that by clicking on the link above. While no official figures have been revealed but considering Rajiv Bajaj’s promise about better performance for the new Pulsars, this one can be expected to have a slightly higher output.
The present version of the 178.6 cc DTS-i mill churns out 17.02 PS of maximum power at 8,500 rpm and 14.22 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm. The new bike’s instrumentation gets a cool blue backlight instead of the amber light in the existing version. The dated looks of the bike though can be a major problem inhibiting its sales. It is sad to see that even after so many years Bajaj is not ready to update the smaller Pulsar’s looks.
Thankfully this time the bike is shod with MRF Nylogrips and not the TVS Euro’slips!
Expect the new version to be dearer by a few thousand bucks and hit the market in the next few days.