The Bajaj Pulsar will soon make an entry into the quarter-litre segment. Bajaj has already confirmed the date of the launch of the new Pulsar 250 range and has now released a teaser video of the upcoming motorcycles.
Bajaj has confirmed that the new Pulsar 250 range will be launched on October 28. The brand will introduce the 250cc range in two iterations – naked and semi-faired. Bajaj has now also released a teaser video of the faired Pulsar 250, which will rival the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250.
The teaser video gives us a glimpse of what the new Bajaj Pulsar 250 will look like. The motorcycle will have a sharply chiselled semi-fairing and an underbelly panel. At the rear, the Pulsar 250 will feature an upward sweeping design. The motorcycle will have a split seat, which is a signature styling element of the Pulsar range.
Other design bits include an angular headlamp assembly, which also incorporates all-LED DRLs. The tail lamp is expected to be an X-shaped all-LED unit. The dashboard will be all new as well. So far, all Pulsar bikes have had a semi-digital instrument cluster, but the new 250 is likely to feature an all-digital unit.
For now, we can speculate that the new Pulsar 250 will be based on a new platform. The motorcycle is likely to employ an all-new chassis; however, the new bikes may share its cycle parts with the Pulsar 200 range. The braking hardware, wheels, and suspension are also likely to be borrowed from the Pulsar RS 200. The teaser images confirm that the Pulsar 250 will feature conventional telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear. The swingarm will be a box section unit similar to what we have seen on more affordable Pulsars.
If the new Pulsar 250 does end up sharing its child parts and cycle parts with the other Pulsars, such as the NS 200 and the RS 200, then Bajaj will most likely be able to aggresively price the new 250 range. The engine will be a 250cc single-cylinder unit, which will feature oil-cooling for heat management. The gearbox is expected to be a six-speed unit.
The rider’s triangle will be slightly more aggressive, given that the Pulsar 250 will have a clip-on handlebar setup. The footpeg position will be mildly rear-set, making the rider's posture slightly sporty.
The new Bajaj Pulsar 250 will be positioned below the Bajaj Dominar 250, and the pricing is likely to be between Rs 1.45 lakh and Rs 1.55 lakh (ex-showroom).