The Pulsar 180 is now BS6 compliant and is powered by a 178.6cc single-cylinder fuel injected motor. Bookings for the new Pulsar 180 are open already and deliveries are expected to commence soon
Bajaj has now brought the popular Pulsar 180 back to their product portfolio. The BS6 compliant motorcycle is now priced at Rs 1.08 lakh – which is roughly Rs 7,000 cheaper than the 180F. Bajaj seems to have discontinued the semi-faired 180F from its range and brought in the naked 180 instead.
The Pulsar 180 shares the same underpinnings as the 180F. It sits telescopic forks at the front and a 5-way adjustable Nitrox shocks at the rear. The Pulsar 180 will only be offered with a twin disc brakes at the front and rear. Moving on to the heart, the Pulsar 180 is powered by a 178.6cc single-cylinder air-cooled fuel injected motor that develops 16.78bhp and 14.52Nm. This engine comes paired with a 5-speed transmission.
In every other aspect, the Pulsar 180 continues to be the same. It sits on 17-inch wheels that wear tubeless tyres. The Pulsar 180 has a lot of design elements that we are familiar with, like the headlamp unit, the fuel tank as well as the tail section. In fact, the feature list hasn’t lengthened either. The Pulsar 180 continues to sport a halogen headlamp and the same semi-digital instrument cluster that we are accustomed to. In fact, Bajaj has been using the same design for its entire Pulsar range for nearly a decade now, and it is starting to show its age now. The entire Pulsar range definitely deserves a substantial overhaul, right from its design to the features on offer.
The Pulsar 180 competes against the likes of the TVS Apache RTR 180. The TVS offering is also priced at an identical Rs 1.08 lakh. All prices ex-showroom Delhi.