2019 Pulsar 220 ABS launch may also mean that the non-ABS version will be discontinued within a few weeks. Prior to launch, a new first look video has surfaced. Story updated…
Barely a few days back pics of 2019 Pulsar 150 ABS surfaced, followed by Pulsar 220 ABS which was also a part of the same convoy of vehicles (some pics also pasted on this page credit – Rushlane). Two days back the motorcycle was spotted in dealership-ready condition (pic shared by our reader Yeshwant Yashu). And in a latest update, a first look video of the motorcycle has surfaced (credit – Dino’s Vault).
2019 Pulsar 220: First Look
It details that the ABS version is still sometime away and for now we will have to live with the non-ABS version only. The changes mostly appear to be cosmetic.
This, clubbed with other pics we have, here is the information we can gather… In one of the pic below there is a clear ABS encoder ring on the front wheel which gives it away. Though it is not clear but the rear wheel may also carry a similar ring as well but despite that it will, most probably, be a single channel unit like the Pulsar RS200. The ABS ring at the rear just acts as a sensor and it is not a dual channel unit on the Pulsar RS200 and similar functionality is what we expect on the rest of the Pulsars as well.
2019 Pulsar 220 ABS Changes
Apart from the introduction of ABS, we can notice two other changes..
- Underbelly pan – Like the new Pulsar 150, the 2019 Pulsar 220 ABS also gets an underbelly pan which appears to be purely for aesthetic purposes.
- New Decals – The motorcycle follows the new graphic theme with red ascents and decals and ‘Twin Disc’ logo at the front.
Other than that everything looks the same including those vertically stacked projectors, love it or hate it semi fairing, blackened theme and that black exhaust canister.
2019 Pulsar 220 ABS Launch
Since Bajaj was testing it out on the open, there is a possibility of other mechanical changes (apart from ABS). We expect it to get launched very soon, probably within a few weeks.
Going by Bajaj’s pricing strategy, this ABS version may cost about Rs 10,000-12,000 higher than the existing variant – which means we are looking at a price point of about Rs 1.06-1.08 Lakh – which is still lesser than what Hero is selling its 2018 Karizma ZMR non-ABS at (which has again fallen back to zero sales in October – details)!
Apart from this, Bajaj is also testing the 2019 Dominar which gets upside down front forks and many other changes – you can see spy pics and details here.