The largest capacity Pulsars have been unveiled. The motorcycles have been built from the ground up and will be Bajaj's newest contenders in the quarter-litre segment.
Bajaj Auto has launched the new Pulsar N250 and F250 in India at a price tag of ₹1.38 lakh and ₹1.40 lakh respectively, (all prices ex-showroom). The Pulsar F250 is the one with a meatier design, whereas the Pulsar N250 is the one that sports naked styling.
The Pulsar F250 steps in the segment where we already have the Suzuki Gixxer 250 SF which is a fully faired motorcycle. The Yamaha Fazer 250 would have also been a competitor to the new semi-faired Pulsar F250, however, the Japanese motorcycle has been pulled off the showroom floors. The naked Bajaj Pulsar N250 essentially rivals the Yamaha FZ-25 range and the Suzuki Gixxer 250.
The new Bajaj Pulsar twins are based on an all-new tubular frame and powered by a newly developed 249cc single-cylinder oil-cooled engine, making it the largest displacement Pulsar ever. This motor is good for 24.1bhp and 21.5Nm of torque and comes paired with a 5-speed transmission with a slipper clutch. Suspension duties are performed by a 37mm telescopic fork at the front and a monoshock at the rear. Stopping power comes from a 300mm disc at the front and a 230mm disc on the rear wheel. Bajaj will only offer the Pulsar 250s with a single-channel ABS. Both the Pulsar 250s have been fitted with 17-inch rims at both ends with 100/80 section rubber at the front and wider 130/70 section rubber on the rear wheel.
Bajaj continues to offer semi-digital instrument clusters in its Pulsar range. The dash promises to be quite informative too, with a gear indicator, fuel efficiency, riding range and more. Other features include an all-LED projector headlamp and an LED tail lamp setup. The addition of the new Pulsar twins makes for a total of 10 Pulsars on sale in the Bajaj stable.
We shall be riding the new Pulsar 250s soon. So, stay tuned for our detailed review.