BS6 Pulsar range comes in early 2020. All New Pulsar with entirely different platform and styling coming in 2022
There is some good news in store for all the Pulsar fans. When Bajaj Motorcycles India introduced the new 2018 Pulsar range, there were reports of an all-new 250cc series as well. Later on as the speculations grew, the news finally broke out that Bajaj will be launching an all-new Pulsar 250. But before you get excited there are few things we would like to tell you.
Firstly, Bajaj is making this move to make the Pulsars comply with the BSVI norms and then, later, two years later, Bajaj will introduce new bikes which will better cope up with the increasing competition. The Pulsar 180 could be replaced by a 200. Currently, the largest capacity Pulsar is the Pulsar 220, which is ageing and needs replacement, could become a 250cc. Bajaj’s NS range is still selling by a good margin and now also has ABS.
It is the entry-level premium segment that Bajaj is now planning to focus on. This segment already has two bikes – the Yamaha FZ25 and the Gixxer 250 to deal with. The Duke 250 commands a premium due to its advanced hardware and software and that leaves a vacancy which Bajaj is planning to exploit. There could be a Pulsar RS 250 on its way and exists with the Pulsar 200.
And no we aren’t done yet. The new generation Pulsar will be an all-new model with new chassis, different design, new equipment and new features. It will also get ABS as per our Indian norms. The new stricter emission laws will be met and these new Pulsars will feature Fuel Injection.
Bajaj is as well planning to upsize its Avenger range, which looks like a logical move for now. The Avenger too will be upsized to 250cc and that will be an added bonus for Avenger fans looking for more power without sacrificing practicality and efficiency. What this means is that the Avenger 220 will be replaced gracefully.
This added capacity will also equate to relaxed highway touring, which will hike the Avenger’s appeal. Expect the bike to feature FI and ABS as standard. Also on the cards will be features that will set it apart from its rivals, like the UM Renegade and Commando cousins.
We wish that this particular Avenger comes with a bigger fuel tank so that its range is improved. As before this new Avenger will be launched in two different variants – the Street and the Cruise. When launched, the Avenger 250 will eat into the market of these bikes and thanks to Bajaj’s backing it will also be easy on the wallet.
Overall, an entire change in lineup and capacity change will make the Pulsar range more competitive even at the lower end. The RS and NS may also get heavily upgraded and will take the market from the other end. The 2-valve Pulsar upgraded is much needed as the platform exist since 18 years now. Monoshock, diamond chassis, fatter tyres and more features and essentials will make these bikes more so popular and best sellers.