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    Bajaj Pulsar NS250, 250F Spied In Jaisalmer Ahead Of Launch

    New Bajaj Pulsar 250cc – Pulsar 250FThe upcoming range of Bajaj Pulsar 250 will compete against the likes of Suzuki Gixxer 250, Gixxer SF250 and Yamaha FZ25
    Bajaj Auto’s focus has shifted towards the development of its new range of 250cc Pulsar motorcycles in recent months. Earlier last month, Rajeev Bajaj, MD of Bajaj Auto, has revealed that the company will launch the ‘biggest Pulsar’ around Diwali in November this year which is speculated to be the upcoming quarter-litre Pulsar.
    The new Pulsar 250 is said to be offered in multiple iterations- a naked streetfighter in the form of NS250, a semi-faired commuter in the form of 250F and a fully-faired supersport iteration in the form of RS250. Out of these, NS250 and 250F have been spotted most frequently.
    Recently, a few days ago, both these bikes were spotted by Bunny Punia. The automotive vlogger has again caught these two upcoming Pulsar duos in flesh near Jaisalmer in Rajasthan conducting pre-launch test trials. This is the second occasion where both iterations of the quarter-litre Pulsar have been caught in cameras. Like in previous spy shots, the bikes have been spotted wearing a heavy dose of camouflage.
    New Design
    Despite the covering, certain styling details of the new Pulsar 250 are evident from the latest spy shots. These include a single LED projector headlamp upfront flanked by sleek twin LED DRLs on both bikes. While the NS250 doesn’t feature a prominent front apron, 250F, just like the current 220F, gets a large front apron comprising a headlamp cowl and a windscreen that integrates into the side fairing.
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    The naked iteration of Pulsar 250 also gets a bikini fairing along the front panels which extend up to the tank shrouds. From the looks of it, the fairing on NS250 also gets air scoops that cut into the air thus enhancing the bike’s aerodynamic qualities. Both motorcycles feature a similar raised tail section and a split seating setup. However, the riding posture on Pulsar 250F seems a bit more committed and aggressive in comparison to NS250.
    Other common styling highlights on both derivatives of Pulsar include a rear tyre hugger, a muscular front fender, split grab rails for pillion, an engine underbelly cowl rear-set footpegs and a clip-on handlebar. The new Pulsar 250 is also expected to offer a new instrument cluster, most probably a semi-digital unit which could come with Bluetooth connectivity.
    Expected Mechanical Specs
    Powering the new quarter-litre Pulsar motorcycles will be a new 250cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine which is likely to dish out 24 bhp and 20 Nm of peak torque. This unit will be mated to a six-speed gearbox most likely equipped with a slipper clutch.
    Suspension duties will be handled by telescopic forks at front and a mono-shock linked to the swingarm at rear. Braking hardware will comprise disc brakes at both ends complemented by dual-channel ABS. More

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    Bajaj Pulsar 250 NS Render Based On Latest Spy Shots

    New Bajaj Pulsar 250 NS – Render by Siddharth Pandey
    The upcoming Pulsar range of 250cc motorcycles will take on the likes of Suzuki Gixxer 250, Yamaha FZ25 and KTM 250 Series
    Bajaj is currently in the final stages of development of its upcoming Pulsar 250 which has already been pegged as the “biggest Pulsar ever made” by Rajiv Bajaj, MD at Bajaj Auto a few weeks back. Numerous spy shots of the quarter-litre motorcycle have been leaked on the internet in recent months.
    Apparently, multiple iterations of the flagship Pulsar will be on offer from the Chakan-based manufacturer in the form of a semi-faired version, a fully-faired version and a naked version. All three quarter-litre bikes are likely to be christened as 250F, RS250 and NS250. A digital rendering of the naked iteration has been created based on recent spy images.
    New Design
    The latest illustration is courtesy of Siddharth Pandey, a design student and an automotive enthusiast. The render shows the naked streetfighter with production-spec panels. The design in this render is starkly different from the rest of the NS bikes in the Pulsar lineup.
    Seen from the side angle, the new Pulsar 250 NS features a bikini fairing which is extended from the tank shrouds. Despite being a naked bike, the designer has been able to incorporate an air duct in the fairing in order to improve aerodynamic qualities.
    New Bajaj Pulsar 250 NS spy shot. Credit – Bunny Punia.
    It also gets a massive engine underbelly cowl. The tail section gets a higher raise than its smaller peers. Unlike other Pulsar NS models, this one is expected to receive a stubby exhaust muffler in a metallic canister instead of an underbelly exhaust. Other styling highlights include split-style seats, a rear tyre hugger and slightly rear-set footpegs. Overall, the front fascia looks mean and aggressive.
    Features
    The earlier spy shots of the test mule revealed a wider headlamp with a projector lens with inspiration from Yamaha FZ25 which is likely to get full LED illumination. Further, the exposed structure underneath reveals a slanted top frame. The new Pulsar 250 is also expected to offer a new instrument cluster, most probably a semi-digital unit which could come with Bluetooth connectivity.
    Expected Mechanical Specs
    From the looks of it, Pulsar 250 NS gets a suspension setup comprising conventional telescopic forks at front and a Nitrox-charged mono-shock linked to the swingarm at rear. Braking duties will be handled by disc brakes at both ends which should be assisted by dual-channel ABS as standard.
    Powering the new Pulsar 250 will be a new 249cc single-cylinder air/oil-cooled engine that could generate an output of 24 bhp and 20 Nm of peak torque. This unit will be mated to a six-speed gearbox most likely equipped with a slipper clutch. The new Pulsar range of 250cc motorcycles is expected to start at around Rs 1.50 lakh (ex-showroom) and is slated to launch in November this year. More

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    Upcoming Bajaj Pulsar 250cc Spied Testing At Over 120 Kmph

    Upcoming Bajaj Pulsar 250cc – Naked NS250 and Semifaired 250FBajaj is expected to launch naked (NS250), semi-faired (250F) and fully-faired (RS250) versions of Pulsar 250
    Based on what Bajaj MD, Rajiv Bajaj had recently said in an interview, Pulsar 250 could debut around Diwali. Rajiv had said “biggest Pulsar we have ever made”, which most probably indicates towards Pulsar 250. It is not yet certain if all Pulsar 250cc models will be revealed simultaneously.
    New Pulsar 250cc models have been spotted on road tests on multiple occasions. Latest snaps are that of the naked and semi-faired variant, which can be assumed to be called as NS250 and 250F respectively. These were spotted by Bunny Punia.
    Bajaj Pulsar NS250 design
    Just like earlier sightings, these new test mules can be seen wearing heavy camouflage. Still, some design and features are clearly evident. At the front, the bike gets projector headlamp, sleek dual LED DRLs, and a standard looking front fender. Overall, the front fascia has an aggressive look and feel.
    Take a look at the detailed video of the upcoming Pulsar 250cc motorcycles, testing on highway at speeds of over 120 kmph. The video is shot from inside of a car, which is also travelling along side the Pulsar 250cc motorcycles. At one point in the video, the camera shows the speedometer of the car, which is doing over 120 kmph. It is at this moment the Pulsar 250 test rider manages to accelerate away. Bajaj Pulsar 250cc top speed is not yet known, but the video shows that the Pulsar 250cc has enough grunt to perform overtaking manoeuvre at over 120 kmph speed.
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    Talking about the side profile, some key features include a large, sculpted fuel tank with extensions, engine cowl, crash guard, stubby exhaust in metallic finish, exposed frame bits, slanted top frame, and split seats. At the rear, the bike has a short tail and dual tyre huggers.
    Bajaj Pulsar 250cc manages to accelerate away from a car which was already doing over 120 kmph.
    Bajaj Pulsar 250cc engine and specs
    It is expected that Pulsar 250cc models will be based on an entirely new platform. This new platform will eventually be used to upgrade existing Pulsar motorcycles as well. Talking about the engine, this too can be an entirely new 250cc unit. It could be capable of generating 24 bhp of max power and 20 Nm of peak torque.
    There’s a strong possibility of a new engine, as it would work as a major differentiator against the existing 250cc products manufactured by Bajaj such as Dominar 250, KTM 250 Duke and Husqvarna twins. These motorcycles use a 248.77cc, liquid cooled motor that makes 27 bhp at 8,500 rpm and 23.5 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The engine used for Pulsar 250cc models is expected to be equipped with variable valve actuation (VVT).
    New Bajaj Pulsar 250cc motorcycles
    Pulsar NS250 gets standard telescopic front forks and swingarm-linked monoshock unit at the rear. The bike has disc brakes at both ends. Dual-channel ABS is expected to be offered as standard.
    Till date, most Pulsar models have emerged as popular choices in their respective class. Bajaj will be aiming to achieve something similar with Pulsar 250cc models. Being the flagship, Pulsar 250 is expected to get a range of features such as ride modes and connected tech. It will also be made available at a competitive price point.
    Upon launch, Pulsar 250cc models will take on respective offerings from Suzuki and Yamaha. In case of Pulsar NS250, the bike will rival the likes of Yamaha FZ25 and Suzuki Gixxer 250. It will also go up against KTM Duke 250 and sibling Dominar 250. More

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    Bajaj Pulsar Sales, Exports July 2021 – 125, 150, 160, 180, 200, 220F

    Bajaj Pulsar 200Bajaj sales in domestic market were led by the Pulsar 125 in July 2021, while export lists saw Pulsar 160, 180 and 200 in top form
    Pulsar range has been Bajaj Auto’s leading brand for over 2 decades and continues to attract buyers especially in the sporty commuter segment. In July 2021, the Bajaj Pulsar range noted de-growth in terms of domestic sales while exports grew significantly both in terms of YoY and MoM basis.
    Bajaj Pulsar Domestic Sales
    Total Pulsar sales in domestic markets stood at 65,094 units in July 2021, down 11.84 percent over 73,836 units sold in July 2020. It was Pulsar 125 that ruled the sales charts and the only variant to post positive sales.
    Bajaj Pulsar 125 sales stood at 34,667 units in July 2021, up 14.73 percent over 30,217 units sold in July 2020. Pulsar 125 currently commands a 53.26 percent share. On a MoM basis, Pulsar 25 sales dipped 26.66 percent from 47,266 units sold in June 2021 when share stood at 59.72 percent.
    Bajaj Pulsar 150 sales dipped in the past month to 21,535 units, down 29.58 percent over 30,582 units sold in July 2020. MoM sales also fell 9.90 percent as against 23,901 units sold in June 2021.
    Bajaj Pulsar Sales July 2021 vs July 2020 (YoY)
    Taking into account domestic sales of Bajaj Pulsar 160, 180 and 200, sales fell 33.94 percent YoY to 5,408 units, down from 8,187 units sold in the same month of the previous year. These three models however fared better in terms of MoM sales with 21.72 percent growth reported following sales of 4,443 units sold in June 2021.
    Bajaj Pulsar 220F sales stood at 3,484 units in July 2021, down 28.16 percent over 4,850 units sold in domestic markets in July 2020. There was also a marginal dip in MoM sales at 1.58 percent with 3,540 units sold in June 2021.
    The biggest Pulsar yet is set to launch in November 2021. This is being referred to as the Pulsar 250F which will be based on a new platform. Set to be priced at around Rs 1.4 lakhs, the Pulsar 250F will compete with KTM Duke 250 and Suzuki Gixxer 250 SF.
    Bajaj Pulsar Sales July 2021 vs June 2021 (MoM)
    Bajaj Pulsar Exports
    Exports of Bajaj Pulsar range saw a total of 35,371 units shipped in July 2021, up 194.22 percent over 12,022 units exported in July 2020. MoM exports also surged 36 percent over 26,003 units exported in June 2021. It was the 160,180 and 200 variants that noted higher demand in global markets with an increase of 198.82 percent YoY to 14,965 units, up from 5,008 units exported in July 2020. MoM exports also increased 17.82 percent from 12,702 units shipped in June 2021.
    Exports of Bajaj Pulsar 150, 125 and 220F also noted significant growth. Pulsar 150 exports were up 218.95 percent to 13,428 units in the past month, up from 4,210 units shipped in July 2020 while MoM exports saw a 43.49 percent increase over 9,358 units of June 2021.
    It was a 50.64 percent YoY increase for the Bajaj Pulsar 125 to 4,224 units in July 2021 while in July 2020 2,804 units had been exported. MoM exports increased 52.38 percent over 2,772 units shipped in June 2021. Noting the least exports among the Bajaj Pulsar range was the 220F with 2,754 units shipped in the past month, with a 135.18 percent MoM increase over 1,171 units exported in June 2021. More

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    Bajaj Pulsar Sales, Exports April 2021 – 125, 150, 160, 180, 200, 220F

    Image – The Bengal RiderBajaj Auto Pulsar sales in domestic markets suffered a de-growth while the company made up with positive export numbers
    Bajaj Pulsar is a popular model in the company lineup. Its range currently consists of the 125, 150, 160, 180, 200 and the 220F. The Pulsar range commands a great deal of attention due to its value for money, performance and lower maintenance costs. When taking into account MoM sales of April 21 over that of March 21, it may be seen that the Bajaj Pulsar range has seen a dip in domestic demand while exports increased significantly.
    The most sold Bajaj two-wheeler not only in the Pulsar range but among the company’s entire lineup was the Pulsar 125 which posted 35,891 unit sales in April 21 as against 41,956 unit sold in March 21, with 14.46 per cent MoM drop. The 125 currently commands a 53.90 percent share in its range.
    The Bajaj Pulsar 125 NS is a recent addition to the Pulsar range. It is offered in a single variant and priced at Rs.83,690, which is Rs 20,000 more than the standard Bajaj Pulsar 125.
    Pulsar 150 also noted high sales in April 21 and was the only offering in its segment to post increased MoM sales. Sales increased 7.90 percent to 21,100 units in April 21, up from 19,556 units sold in March 21.
    Bajaj Pulsar Sales and Exports – April 2021
    Pulsar 160, 180 and 200
    Bajaj Auto noted a dip in demand for the Pulsar 160, 180 and 200 in domestic markets. Sales were down 39.01 percent to 5,681 units in April 21, down from 9,315 units sold in March 21. The 220F also suffered de-growth at 12.39 percent to 3,914 units in the past month, down from 5,172 units sold in March 21. This took total domestic sales of the Pulsar brand to 66,586 units in April 21, down from 75,999 units sold in March 21.
    Bajaj Pulsar Exports
    Unlike lower domestic sales, the Pulsar brand performed well in export markets. Shipments stood at 42,537 units in the past month, up 62.01 percent as against 26,256 units exported in March 21. In FY2021, Bajaj Auto noted sales of over 1.25 million Pulsars globally with the company stating that over 80% of its exports come from markets where it enjoys a No 1 or a No 2 position.
    Talking exclusively of Pulsar exports, each of the variants of the Bajaj Pulsar range posted positive growth. However, it was the 160, 180 and 200 noting a tremendous surge in demand to the extent of 179.68 percent to 21,703 units, up from 7,760 units shipped in March 21.
    While MoM demand for the Pulsar 150 increased marginally by 4.43 percent to 14,190 units in April 21, that of the 125 and 220F increased 25.21 percent and 57.51 percent respectively. 125 exports stood at 4,212 units in April 21, up from 3,364 units exported in March 21 while 220F exports increased to 2,432 units, up from 1,544 units shipped in March 21. More

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    Bajaj Pulsar RS 250cc Render In 3 Colour Options – White, Red, Black

    Bajaj Pulsar RS 250 Render
    Bajaj is reportedly planning to expand its range of Pulsar motorcycles with new 250cc models
    A few days ago, a test mule of the upcoming Bajaj Pulsar 250F was caught in cameras on roads. The semi-faired sports commuter was heavily wrapped in camouflage yet we were able to comprehend a few details. Reports suggest that Bajaj is also preparing to develop both fully-faired and naked versions of a quarter-litre Pulsar.
    Both models are expected to wear the RS and NS brandings respectively. Digital renders of the former have been created by SRK Designs in multiple colour options – showing the overall expected design of the faired quarter-litre superbike. The motorcycle bears an uncanny resemblance with Pulsar RS 200 although with subtle variations to distinguish both bikes.
    Pulsar RS250 Rendered Design
    For starters, the rendered Bajaj Pulsar RS 250cc gets a revised front end with dual-beam LED projector headlamps. The faired bodywork also sports some minor revisions with more layers to the panels.
    Like Pulsar RS 200, the upcoming RS 250 could also adopt a dark theme with an appropriate amount of black shade used on side body panels, fuel tank shrouds and underbelly engine cowl. The engine casing gets a golden colour wrap along with a stubby dual-tone underbelly exhaust.
    Bajaj Pulsar RS 250 Render
    Other styling highlights are reminiscent of its smaller sibling including slightly forward-set footpegs, a tall windscreen, clip-on handlebar, upright tail section, split seat setup and rear tyre hugger. A small air scoop in the front fairing should further amplify aerodynamic qualities. The motorcycle is likely to share its engine and underpinnings with its naked sibling NS 250.
    Expected Hardware
    Like RS 200, the upcoming fully-faired quarter-litre Pulsar is likely to be underpinned by a perimeter frame albeit with some modifications. This frame will be suspended on upside down forks at front and an adjustable mono-shock at rear.
    In comparison, the Pulsar RS 200 gets conventional telescopic forks up front. Braking hardware will comprise single disc brakes at both front and rear assisted by a dual-channel ABS as standard.
    Bajaj Pulsar RS 250 Render
    Expected Engine Specs
    While the recently spotted Pulsar 250F is likely to be powered by a new 250cc single pot oil-cooled unit, RS 250 and NS 250 are expected to be powered by a 248.9cc single-cylinder air-cooled unit. This motor already performs duties on Bajaj Dominar 250, KTM 250 series and Husqvarna 250 twins- Svartpilen and Vitpilen. This engine is capable of pumping out 30 bhp and 24 Nm of peak torque. This unit will be paired with a 6-speed gearbox with a slipper and assist clutch.
    The upcoming RS and NS duo of the quarter-litre Pulsar is likely to be sandwiched between Pulsar 250F and Dominar 250 in Bajaj Auto’s lineup. Pulsar RS 250 will compete against Suzuki Gixxer SF250.
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    Bajaj Pulsar 250F Spied Testing – Likely To Be The Fastest Pulsar Yet

    2022 Bajaj Pulsar 220FWhen Bajaj launched Pulsar 220F, it was branded as The Fastest Indian – Upcoming 250F will sit above the 220F
    Bajaj Auto is planning to expand its Pulsar range of sporty commuted motorcycles by adding new models in the coming future. A few weeks ago, a test mule of what was speculated to be a naked version of new Pulsar 250 was spotted testing.
    In addition to this, the Chakan-based bikemaker introduced the entry-level Pulsar NS125 into the lineup last month. The company also gave a mild refresh to Pulsar 150, 180 and 220F models with new colour options. Now, a semi-faired version of the upcoming quarter-litre Pulsar has been spotted conducting trial tests on roads.
    This upcoming quarter-litre sports commuter is expected to carry either F or RS nomenclature which are usually associated with faired motorcycles. In most likelihood, it will be named 250F just like the current flagship in the lineup 220F. Although the test prototype spotted was heavily wrapped in camouflage, it did reveal a few obvious details about its styling.
    Expected Design & Features
    For instance, like Pulsar 220F, the upcoming 250F is likely to receive a front-heavy fairing adjoining the fuel tank and headlamp section. It gets a tall handlebar which provides easy maneuverability and an aggressive stance thanks to a muscular fuel tank with extended shrouds and bikini fairing.
    2022 Bajaj Pulsar 220F
    Other notable highlights include upswept side exhaust, an upright tail section and a split seat setup. The rear end of the prototype, especially the split grab rails and curved taillight are reminiscent of its immediate rival brand TVS Apache.
    In terms of features, it is expected to offer an all-LED lighting setup and all-digital instrument console with colour display. If Bajaj is generous then it may also offer Bluetooth connectivity. Although images of the bike’s front end are not available at the moment, it is expected to boast a tall windscreen to counter a strong windblast.
    Expected Specs
    Coming to its specifications, Bajaj is expected to offer a whole new 250cc oil-cooled motor for its quarter-litre Pulsar motorcycles. The company already has a 248.8cc, fuel-injected, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine at its disposal which it utilises for its own Dominar and other KTM and Husqvarna models. The new 250cc motor on Pulsar 250 will be capable of generating around 24 bhp and will be paired with a six-speed gearbox.
    2022 Bajaj Pulsar 220F
    Other mechanical components should include conventional telescopic forks at front and a mono-shock at rear. Braking duties will be handled by single disc brakes on both ends which will be assisted by dual-channel ABS as standard. It is also expected to be offered with multiple ride modes. Upon its launch, Pulsar 250F will lock its horns with Suzuki Gixxer SF250.
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    Bajaj Pulsar Dual Tone Colours Launched As Dagger Edge Edition

    Bajaj Pulsar Dagger Edge EditionBajaj announced special editions of the Pulsar 150, 180 and the 220F
    The Bajaj Pulsar is the company’s hot selling range in India. It accounted for a total of 9,45,978 units in FY 2021. The new Pulsar NS125 was recent added to the lineup and now the company has introduced the special Dagger Edge editions to boost sales.
    Dagger Edge editions are on offer with Pulsar 150, Pulsar 180 and the Pulsar 220F in India. These special editions are set apart with exclusive livery options and new dual tone colour schemes while they include no updates in engine specs.
    Bajaj Pulsar 150 Dagger Edge Edition
    Bajaj Pulsar 150 Dagger Edge Edition, priced at Rs.1.02 lakhs and at Rs.1.05 lakhs for the dual disc variant, gets two matte finished colour options of Pearl White and Safire Blue.
    The Pearl White colour scheme gets red accents on its mudguard rims and cowl and the Safire Blue is seen with white accents in similar places. Engine specifications remain unchanged and the BS6 compliant 149.5 cc, single cylinder engine offers 13.8 hp power at 8,000 rpm and 13.25 Nm torque at 6,500 rpm mated to a 5 speed gearbox.
    Bajaj Pulsar Dagger Edition Edition
    Bajaj Pulsar 180 Dagger Edge Edition
    The Pulsar 180 Dagger Edge edition is priced at Rs.1.10 lakhs. It gets three colour options of Pearl White, Volcanic Red and Sparkle Black Matte with accents and graphics. It continues to be powered by a 178.6 cc, single cylinder, air cooled engine that makes 16.8hp power at 8500 rpm and 14.52Nm torque at 6500 rpm mated to a 5 speed gearbox.
    Bajaj Pulsar 220F Dagger Edge Edition
    The new Pulsar 220F Dagger Edge edition is priced at Rs.1.28 lakhs. It gets four colour schemes of Pearl White, Sapphire Blue, Volcanic Red and Sparkle Black. Engine specs remain unchanged and the bike continues to be powered by a 220cc single cylinder motor offering 20.11 hp power at 8,500 rpm and 18.55 Nm torque at 7,000 rpm mated to a 5 speed gearbox.
    Common features to each of the bikes include a sloping fuel tank, stepped up seating, a pillion grab rail and upswept exhaust. The bikes also receive a semi digital instrument console, halogen headlamp, LED tail lamp and blacked out wheels. Tank capacity is of 15 liters while the Pulsar 150, 180 and 220F command a kerb weight of 150kgs, 151kgs and 160kgs respectively.
    The bikes are fitted with disc brake at the front and drum/disc brakes at the rear – depending on the model. Suspension is via telescopic forks in the front and gas charged absorbers at the rear. Bookings have opened, deliveries have started. More