Bajaj Pulsar 250 has been the talk of the town. We told you many times that this is the bike finally set to replace the Pulsar 220 that is on sale now. The motorcycle have been spied now and the design here is naked. We expect it to have to faired or a semi-faired version subsequently. The naked version here looks very muscular to say the least as the panels are bulging out by a substantial margin. The headlight seems flat and swoopy and could look somewhat like the KTM Duke series of the headlight, but entirely different from the KTM. We can see a very tight rear subframe on the New Generation Bajaj Pulsar 250, which means it’s going to be short and handling is a top priority.
The swingarm is also visible, which seems like a box unit but most importantly it is short and the wheelbase could be tight for that agile feeling. What we can also make out and not sure entirely, that this is a single down tube frame that is beefed up to replace the age-old heavy twin-cradle frame. The Y-shape alloys from the NS200 are borrowed on this test motorcycle. All these aspects marks that this motorcycle could be lighter than its current generation of Pulsar’s, the 2-valve equipped Pulsar’s that is.
The telescopic forks are visible and the obviousness of monoshock is apparent doing away from the current old-school dual shock setup. We expect it to have a 100 section front and 130 section rear tyre with dual-channel ABS as an option and single-channel as standard. Air-cooled engine is seen here with fins and we see an oil-cooler as well in the front the same as the Pulsar 220. A large belly fairing and a very racy looking exhaust complete the look. This finally is true blue new generation as everything all new about it and yet it clearly looks like a Pulsar despite heavy camouflage. Expect it to make above 25 PS and 23 Nm to come with Fi and have a six-speed gearbox. The New Generation Bajaj Pulsar 250 will go head-on with the segment best motorcycle, the Suzuki Gixxer 250.
Still, a lot of question will be answered at launch. Whether New Generation Bajaj Pulsar 250 has the same raw appeal of the current generation of Pulsars that the audience loves and is the ‘Definitely Male’ icon is a man now and not a boy anymore is yet to be seen. The launch should happen just before the festive season of 2021 for the warm welcome it deserves in the Indian market and subsequently exported to 70 plus countries around the world.