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    Bajaj Sales Breakup May 2022 – Pulsar, Platina, Dominar, CT100, Chetak

    Pulsar 125cc variant was best selling Bajaj motorcycle in India for May 2022 – While it was the Boxer which found most sales in exportNew Bajaj Pulsar N160Bajaj Auto Limited two wheeler segment has reported sales growth in domestic markets in May 2022 on a YoY basis. However, the scenario was dismal in terms of exports with the company reporting a 15.46 percent YoY de-growth. Bajaj two wheeler sales in the domestic market stood at 93,071 units in May 2022, a 56.82 percent YoY increase over 59,349 units sold in May 2021.Bajaj Pulsar topped the list with a 74.40 percent share and sales of 69,241 units in May 2022, up from 39,623 units sold in May 2021. This was a 29,618 unit volume growth. In the Pulsar lineup, it was the 125cc variant that commanded the most attention with 56,396 units sold last month, up 96,94 percent over 28,636 units sold in May 2021. Pulsar 150cc sales were at 6,636 units, relating to a 23.21 percent YoY de-growth while Pulsar 200cc sales increased 366.19 percent YoY to 6,177 units. There were also 36 units of the Pulsar 250cc sold, de-growth of 96.49 percent over 1,026 units sold in May 2021. Bajaj recently launched the new Pulsar N160, replacing the 160 NS.Bajaj Sales Breakup May 2022Bajaj Platina sales stood at 17,336 units in the past month, up 55.28 percent over 11,164 units sold in May 2021 commanding an 18.63 percent share. Increased YoY demand was also seen in the case of Avenger by 188.52 percent to 2,112 units in May 2022, with the Avenger 200cc being more in demand at 1,824 units over 288 units of Avenger 250 cc sold in the past month.At No. 3 was the Bajaj CT with 1,257 units sold last month, down 83.63 percent over 7,678 units sold in May 2021. Noting these reducing sales over past months, the company has stopped further production of the CT100 which was the most affordable bike in the company lineup at Rs 54,000 (ex-showroom).Bajaj Sales Breakup May 2022 – DomesticBajaj Dominar domestic sales increased 900.83 percent to 1,211 units in May 2022 from 121 units sold in May 2021. In the company’s scooter lineup, that currently includes the Chetak electric scooter, sales zoomed 8106.45 percent YoY to 2,544 units in May 2022 from 31 units sold in May 2021.Bajaj Exports Breakup May 2022Exports dipped on a YoY basis to 1,38,027 units in May 2022 from 1,63,260 units shipped in May 2021. This was a 15.46 percent de-growth. Every model in the company lineup posted a YoY de-growth except for the CT and Dominar.In global markets, it was Bajaj Boxer that received most attention with 85,282 units sold in May 2022 down 18.19 percent over 1,04,240 units sold in May 2022. The Boxer currently holds a 61.79 percent share with the Boxer 110cc commanding the most attention with 67,010 units exported from 86,992 units shipped in May 2021. Boxer 150cc had 14,720 units sold last month, down 18.86 percent over 12,384 units shipped in May 2021 while Boxer 125cc saw exports of 3,552 units in the past month, down 26.97 percent over 4,864 units shipped in May 2021.Bajaj Exports Breakup May 2022Exports of Bajaj Pulsar, at 24,303 units last month, dropped 19.49 percent over 30,185 units sold in May 2021. Currently commanding a 17.61 percent share, the Pulsar range saw its 160-200cc motorcycles most in demand in global markets with 11,971 units shipped last month while of the 150cc there were 7,668 units exported along with 3,832 units of the 125cc model. There were also 832 units of Pulsar 250cc exported in May 2022.Bajaj CT exports increased 22.97 percent to 19,104 units, up from 15,536 units shipped in May 2021. Out of this, it was the CT 125 that saw 10,416 units exported along with 288 units of the CT 150cc. Bajaj Dominar sales were at 3,560 units last month, a growth of 41.44 units over 2,517 units exported in May 2021. Of the Dominar range, the 500 cc bike claimed 2,084 unit exports along with 1,476 units of the Dominar 250 cc.Bajaj Platina (3,012 units) and Discover (2,286 units) were also shipped to global markets in the past month, each posting a YoY de-growth. Bajaj Avenger sales also dipped 53.22 percent to 480 units last month from 1,026 units exported in May 2021. More

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    Bajaj Pulsar Sales Breakup May 2022 – 125, 150, 160, 200, 250cc

    Bajaj Pulsar 125cc was most in demand in domestic market while it was 160/180/200cc that was more in demand in global marketNew Bajaj Pulsar N 160Bajaj Pulsar, an iconic motorcycle brand with models ranging from 125 cc to 250 cc has seen its sales increase in the domestic market while exports dipped on a YoY basis. In the domestic market, Bajaj Auto has reported sales of 69,241 units of the Pulsar range, up 74.74 percent YoY over 39,625 units sold in May 2021. This was a 29,616 unit volume growth. MoM sales also saw a notable increase, up 50.39 percent over 46,040 units sold in April 2022.Bajaj Pulsar 125cc was most in demand in the domestic market. Sales stood at 56,396 units in May 2022, up 96.94 percent over 28,636 units sold in May 2021. This was a 27,760 unit volume growth commanding an 81.45 percent share. MoM sales also increased 31.93 percent over 42,747 units sold in April 2021.Bajaj Pulsar Sales Breakup – May 2022At No. 2 was the Pulsar 150cc with sales of 6,632 units, down 23.22 percent YoY over 8,638 units sold in May 2021. Currently holding a 9.58 percent share, the Pulsar 150cc saw a 204.64 percent MoM growth over 2,177 units sold in April 2022 when share percentage stood at 4.73.Pulsar 160,180 and 200cc variants saw a 366.19 percent YoY growth in May 2022 to 6,177 units, up 4,852 units over 1,375 units sold in May 2021. MoM sales also increased substantially by 503.22 percent from 1,024 units sold in April 2022. Share percentage increased from 2.22 percent in April 2022 to 8.92 percent in the past month.Bajaj Pulsar Sales Breakup May 2022Sales dipped YoY (96.49 percent) and MoM (60.87 percent) in the case of Pulsar 220F/250cc. There were only 36 units sold in the past month, down from 1,026 units sold in May 2021 and from 92 units sold in April 2022.Bajaj Pulsar Exports – May 2022Bajaj Auto has posted YoY and MoM de-growth in terms of exports of the Pulsar range. Exports in May 2022 stood at 24,303 units, down 19.49 percent over 30,185 units shipped in May 2021. MoM exports fell 16.10 percent from 28,965 units sold in April 2022.Pulsar 160,180 and 200cc variants were more in demand in the global market with 11,971 units shipped in May 2022, down 16.64 percent over 14,361 units shipped in May 2021. This was a volume de-growth of 2,390 units with a 49.26 percent share. MoM exports also fell 30.38 percent over 17,196 units sold in April 2022 when share percentage stood at 59.37.Bajaj Pulsar Exports Breakup May 2022Bajaj Pulsar 150cc (7,668 units) and 125cc (3,832 units) also saw a YoY de-growth of 30.09 percent and 14.77 percent respectively while MoM exports of the 125cc saw an 11.62 percent growth over 3,433 units shipped in April 2022. Exports of the Pulsar 220F/250cc posted a 131.11 percent YoY growth to 832 units from 360 units sold in May 2021 while MoM sales also increased 28 percent from 650 units shipped in April 2022.Bajaj Pulsar Total (Exports+Sales) – May 2022Total sales (domestic + exports) of Bajaj Pulsar stood at 93,544 units in May 2022, up 34 percent YoY over 69,810 units sold in May 2021. It was also a 24.72 percent MoM growth from 75,005 units sold in April 2021. Topping sales charts was the Pulsar 125cc with sales of 60,228 units, up 81.78 percent over 33,132 units sold in May 2021. This was a 27,096 unit volume growth with a 64.38 percent share. MoM sales also increased 30.42 percent over 46,180 units sold in April 2022 when share percentage was at 61.57 percent.Bajaj Pulsar Total (Sales + Exports) – Breakup May 2022Sales of Pulsar 160,180 and 200cc models increased 15.70 percent YoY but dipped marginally by 0.40 percent on a MoM basis to 18,148 units in May 2022. The Pulsar 150cc suffered a YoY de-growth of 27.06 percent to 14,300 units in May 2022 from 19,606 units sold in May 2021 while MoM sales increased 44.99 percent over 9,863 units sold in April 2022. Pulsar 220F/250cc sales were at 868 units in May 2022, down 37.37 percent YoY over 1,386 units sold in May 2021 while MoM sales increased 16.98 percent over 742 units sold in April 2022. More

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    New Bajaj Pulsar N160 Arrives At Dealer Showroom – Exhaust Note

    All new Bajaj Pulsar N160 comes with revised styling, more refinement and featuresNew Bajaj Pulsar N160After multiple spy shots and a couple of teasers released on the internet by the company, Bajaj has launched the new Pulsar N160 in the market. With prices starting Rs 1,22,854 (ex-showroom), the new naked street fighter is almost Rs 5,000 pricier than Pulsar NS 160 which is deemed as its spiritual predecessor.As of now, Bajaj hasn’t confirmed the fate of Pulsar NS160 but in all probability, the Chakan-based manufacturer will be pulling the plug on the model. Keeping two motorcycles with the same brand name in the same category with a similar engine configuration doesn’t make sense.Bajaj Pulsar N160 WalkaroundOfficial bookings for the new Pulsar N160 are now open. Bajaj is offering Pulsar N160 in two variants- single-channel ABS and dual-channel ABS, the latter being priced at Rs 1,27,853 (ex-showroom). This bike is based on a new tubular frame which is different from the one currently underpinning the Pulsar NS 160.In terms of design, Pulsar N160 is starkly similar to the flagship N250 with common highlights like a single-pod LED headlamp with eyebrow-shaped twin LED DRLs. Other prominent visual highlights include extended tank shrouds, a raised tail section, split-style seats, split grab rails, a rear tyre hugger and an X-shaped LED tail lamp. Even alloy wheels and box-section swingarm appear to be borrowed from its quarter-litre sibling. Below is a detailed first look walkaround video of New Pulsar N160, credited to SouRik Motoworld.[embedded content][embedded content]Bajaj is offering a total of four colour options with Pulsar N160. The single-channel variant is being offered in three paint schemes including Caribbean Blue, Racing Red and Techno Grey. The dual-channel variant is solely being offered in Brooklyn Black shade. The bike weighs a hefty 154 kilos (dual-channel variant) and gets a seat height of 795mm.In terms of features, it gets all-LED lighting, USB connectivity and a digital instrument cluster with readouts for Gear indicator, Clock, Fuel economy and Range indicator. The bike gets a fuel tank capacity worth 14 litres.Hardware, Engine SpecsCycle parts of the new Pulsar N160 comprise a suspension setup consisting of 37mm telescopic forks up front and a mono-shock with Nitrox at rear. Braking duties are carried out by a 300mm disc at front and a 230mm rotor at rear aided by an optional dual-channel ABS. The naked streetfighter rides on 17-inch alloy wheels shod with 100/80 and 130/70 tubeless rubbers at front and rear respectively.New Bajaj Pulsar N160 vs TVS Apache 160 – Specs, Features pic.twitter.com/XgTlRpbegF— RushLane (@rushlane) June 26, 2022Powering Pulsar N160 is an all-new 164.82cc single-cylinder, 4-stroke, SOHC, 2-valve, Oil cooled engine that pushes out 16 PS of power at 8750rpm and a peak torque of 14.65 Nm at 6750rpm. This unit is paired with a constant mesh 5-speed gearbox. It will directly lock horns with TVS Apache RTR 160 4V. More

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    Bajaj Pulsar 250 Black Dual ABS Launch Price Rs 1.5 L – Rs 5k More Than Single ABS

    The Eclipse Black is the fourth colour option for the Bajaj Pulsar 250 lineup2022 Bajaj Pulsar 250 Black Dual ABSAfter mysteriously teasing a new colour variant of its flagship Pulsar models a few days back on its social media handles, Bajaj Auto has finally launched the new Eclipse Black colour of Pulsar 250. Both quarter-litre Pulsars- N250 and F250 have benefitted from this new all-black paint scheme. This is similar colour that was seen on the recently launched new Pulsar N160.Prices for the new Eclipse Black Edition of Pulsar 250 start at Rs 1.5 lakh for the naked N250 and max out at Rs 1.5 lakh for the semi-faired F250 (both prices ex-showroom). The earlier colour options continue to be on offer as usual. Prior to this launch, the flagship 250cc Pulsar models were available in three colour options including Caribbean Blue, Techno Grey and Racing Red.Bajaj Pulsar 250 Eclipse Black LaunchedApart from the new all-black paint scheme, these new Pulsar 250 units also get Dual ABS setup. Earlier colour options came with single ABS. This is why there is a price difference of Rs 5-6k between the single ABS Pulsar 250 and dual ABS Pulsar 250 Black.Bajaj Pulsar Eclipse Black shade resonates with the Pulsar brand with every model of this series available in some form of black paint since its inception. Sitting on top of the Pulsar range of sporty commuter motorcycles, Pulsar 250 has been well received by experts and buyers alike.2022 Bajaj Pulsar 250 Black Colour – Dual ABS launchedMr Sarang Kanade, President of Motorcycle Business – Bajaj Auto, said, “Bajaj Pulsar 250 has enjoyed the immense response from riders across the country. We will continue to entice them with the newly launched Dual-Channel ABS variant, which comes on top of already existing features. Rider safety is of utmost importance for us at Bajaj Auto and the introduction of dual-channel ABS on Pulsar 250 combined with an all-black variant will further spruce up the demand for Pulsar 250.”Bajaj Pulsar 250 – Fastest to reach 10k salesLaunched in November last year, both quarter-litre siblings are considered to be spiritual successors to the iconic Pulsar 220F which since then has been discontinued. While 250F gets a semi-faired body, the N250 gets a completely naked streetfighter design. Another critical difference is the riding ergonomics between the two bikes.The semi-faired F250 gets a clip-on handlebar which is slightly taller and offers a comfortable posture. On the other hand, N250 gets a single-piece handlebar which is set slightly lower and thus offers a more committed riding posture. Both models come with rear-set footpegs in order to accentuate their sporty stance. All other visual and mechanical details on both motorcycles are identical.2022 Bajaj Pulsar 250 Black Colour – Dual ABS launchedMechanical & Feature HighlightsPowering the quarter-litre Pulsar siblings is a 249.07cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled engine with fuel injection technology that delivers 24.1 bhp at 8,750rpm and 21.5 Nm of peak torque at 6,500rpm. This motor is linked to a five-speed gearbox that benefits from an assist and slipper clutch function.Based on a new tubular chassis, both Pulsar 250 twins get an identical hardware setup. Suspension duties are handled by 37mm telescopic forks at front and a mono-shock with Nitrox at rear. Stopping duties are taken care of by a 300mm disc at the front and a 230mm disc aided by a single / dual ABS depending on variant. The bikes ride on 17-inch alloy wheels that are wrapped in 100/80 section and 130/70 section tyres at the front and the back, respectively.Bajaj Pulsar 250 SpecsIn terms of feature highlights, both 250cc Pulsars receive a semi-digital instrument cluster, all-LED illumination, split-style seats and a side-slung twin-barrel exhaust. Pulsar 250 twins compete against Gixxer 250 siblings from Suzuki and Yamaha FZ25 and FZS 25. More

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    Bajaj Pulsar N160 First Look Walkaround – Vs TVS Apache 160cc Specs

    New Pulsar N160 borrows styling bits from Pulsar N250 and packs in functional updates such as dual-channel ABS for improved overall ride experienceNew Bajaj Pulsar N160 WalkaroundA popular choice in entry-level performance oriented biking segment, Bajaj Pulsar NS160 has been launched in its new avatar as N160. It looks sharper in comparison to its predecessor and offers several best-in-class features. To understand how it will fare against rivals, here’s a quick comparison between new Pulsar N160 Vs. Apache RTR 160 2V Vs. Apache RTR 160 4V.While both bikes have the sleek, aerodynamic profile of a streetfighter, Pulsar N160 looks more athletic. It appears to have more power to grab eyeballs. One of the key features of N160 is its compact underbelly exhaust, which ensures a leaner, clutter free profile for the bike.Pulsar N160 Vs. Apache RTR 160 stylingIn comparison, TVS Apache RTR 2V and 4V utilize an upswept exhaust. Pulsar N160 underbelly exhaust can also help the bike negotiate tight spaces with ease. In terms of colour choices, Apache RTR 160 has relatively more options for users. While RTR 160 2V has a total of six colour options, RTR 4V is offered in four distinct shades.In comparison, Pulsar N160 dual-channel ABS variant has been launched in Brooklyn Black colour option. It is possible that more colours could be introduced for this variant in future. In the case of the N160 single-channel ABS variant, the colour options are Caribbean Blue, Racing Red and Techno Grey. Take a look at the first look walkaround video of the new Bajaj Pulsar N160 in the video below, credited to The Garage Official.[embedded content][embedded content]New Pulsar N160 is powered by a 164.82 cc, 2-valve, single cylinder, oil cooled motor that generates 16 PS of max power at 8,750 rpm and 14.65 Nm of peak torque at 6,750 rpm. It is mated to a 5-speed constant mesh transmission. Apache RTR 160 2V is equipped with a 159.7cc, air cooled motor that generates 15.53 PS and 13.9 Nm. It is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. RTR 160 4V has the same capacity engine, but comes with oil cooling. It has higher numbers at 17.55 PS and 14.73 Nm (Sport mode). In Urban and Rain mode, the numbers are 15.64 PS and 14.14 Nm.New Bajaj Pulsar N160 Instrument clusterRiding stance is slightly committed on both bikes. Rider seat height is almost the same; 795 mm for Pulsar N160 and 790 mm for RTR 160. Seat height of around 800 mm is considered to be appropriate even for shorter riders. In terms of ground clearance, Apache has 180 mm in comparison to 165 mm of N160.Pulsar N160 Vs. Apache RTR 160 pricingAmong the two, N160 is heavier with kerb weight of 152 kg for single-channel ABS and 154 kg for dual-channel ABS variant. In comparison, RTR 160 2V weighs 139 kg (rear drum) / 140 kg (rear disc) whereas 4V is 144 kg (drum) / 146 kg (disc). Apache 160 2V gets an analog / digital instrument cluster without bluetooth, while Apache 160 4V gets a fully digital instrument cluster with bluetooth connectivity. Bajaj Pulsar N160 gets an analog / digital instrument cluster with no bluetooth feature.New Bajaj Pulsar N160 vs TVS Apache 160Bajaj Pulsar N160 single-channel ABS variant is priced at Rs 1.23 lakh, whereas the dual-channel ABS version costs Rs 1.28 lakh. In comparison, Apache RTR 160 2V prices are Rs 1.13 lakh for drum variant and Rs 1.16 lakh for dual-disc variant. RTR 160 4V prices are Rs 1.21 lakh (drum) and Rs 1.23 lakh (disc). Apache RTR 160 4V also has a Special Edition variant that costs Rs 1.27 lakh. More

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    New Bajaj Pulsar Launch Teaser 13th July – Is It Pulsar 160 N?

    Updates for Pulsar 160NS have become necessary due to better equipped rival products2022 Bajaj Pulsar N 160 teased?A popular street fighter, Bajaj Pulsar 160NS competes with rivals such as TVS Apache RTR 160, Yamaha FZS-FI and Hero Xtreme 160R. To keep it relevant to evolving customer preferences, Bajaj will be launching next-gen version of Pulsar 160NS soon. In its new avatar, it could be rebranded as N160 or 160N.Ahead of launch, Bajaj has now shared a new teaser, with the Pulsar face. The teaser reads – Thrill; Now in a new Avatar. It is very likely that this is the first official teaser of the upcoming Pulsar 160 N. Interestingly, Bajaj had also shared a teaser last week, for Pulsar 250 Eclipse edition.New-gen Bajaj Pulsar 160N key updatesAs is evident from earlier spy shots, next-gen Pulsar 160NS comes with a range of visual enhancements. For example, the headlamp looks entirely new, featuring a redesigned casing and compact projector unit. It is inspired by the Pulsar N250.Another key change can be seen in the fuel tank that now gets longer extensions. The tail section looks familiar, but tail lights could feature a new design. The bike is known for its aggressive muscular styling, which will be carried forward or improved further.2022 Bajaj Pulsar N 160 teased?Next-gen Pulsar 160N could get an updated fully digital instrument console. There can be various other subtle changes that will be revealed at the time of launch. Another update could be new colour options for the new-gen Pulsar 160N. The current model is offered in colour options of Metallic Pearl White, Burnt Red and Pewter Grey.New-gen Bajaj Pulsar N 160 enginePowering new Bajaj Pulsar N 160 will be the same 160.3cc, oil cooled, Twin Spark BS6 DTS-i FI engine as earlier. It is capable of generating 17.2 PS of max power at 9000 rpm and 14.6 Nm of peak torque at 7250 rpm. It comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox. It is possible that Bajaj may choose to tweak the engine for the new Pulsar 160NS. However, even then, there isn’t going to be any significant difference in performance.Most of the other hardware and equipment is expected to be the same as earlier. The current model has telescopic front forks with anti-friction brush and Nitrox mono shock absorber with canister at the rear. The bike utilizes 17-inch alloy wheels that are shod with 90/90 -17 49 P tubeless tyres at the front and 120/80 -17 61 P tubeless units at the rear.Braking system comprises 260mm disc at the front and 230 mm disc at the rear. Single-channel ABS is offered as standard. Bajaj Pulsar 160 N weighs 151 kg and offers 177 mm of ground clearance. Fuel tank capacity is rated at 12 litres. As the changes are largely cosmetic in nature, new-gen Bajaj Pulsar 160NS could get a marginal price hike. The current model is priced at Rs 1.22 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi). More

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    Bajaj Pulsar Electric Launch Planned – KTM, Husqvarna EVs Incoming

    Bajaj Auto will maintain a fine balance between IC engine vehicles and EVsImage of Zero Motorcycle for referenceBajaj Auto is one of the most prominent two-wheeler and three-wheeler manufacturers in the world. Though India is their biggest market, they also have a global presence unlike any other. Bajaj exports to about 70 countries around the world. This is why Bajaj claims that they are The World’s Favourite Indian.Bajaj Auto recently inaugurated Chetak Technology’s new manufacturing facility at Akurdi. This manufacturing facility has been created for EV development and production for Bajaj’s subsidiary company Chetak Technology. Rakesh Sharma, exec director at Bajaj Auto, Sharma revealed what Bajaj Auto has on its plate right now and what it expects to be in the future.Bajaj Auto EV PortfolioThe Indian automaker is keen on maintaining a synergy between both its EV portfolio and IC engine vehicles portfolio. Sharma also expressed Bajaj Auto’s reservations as to why they’re not going all hands on deck with EVs just yet. This is because the transition from IC engine vehicles to EVs is not yet happening at a pace to justify the outright change in strategies.But Bajaj Auto realises the significance of EVs in markets like India where it is raining EVs and not in a good way. To provide undivided attention and developments, Bajaj decided to create its subsidiary Chetak Technology. With Chetak Technology, Bajaj aims to make it a global hub for EV design, development and production.2023 KTM Duke Electric – RenderBajaj believes that the scope of ICE vehicles will not get over in a hurry. Even optimistically considering that 50% of the bikes somehow become electric by the end of 2030, the other half will still be reliant on IC engines. Bajaj Auto is also expected to learn a lot of things from its new partnership with Yulu allowing it to integrate them with their product solutions. They will be launching a new EV later this year, exclusively for Yulu.Bajaj is also expected to expand Chetak’s EV portfolio both vertically and horizontally. Sharma also hints at possible sub-segments within Bajaj Auto or Chetak Technology in the form of Pulsar Electric two-wheelers while RE branding will still adhere to three-wheelers. He also mentioned that KTM is keen on electric motorcycle and so is Husqvarna electric scooter (spied testing in pune). According to him, Bajaj is still not in talks regarding EVs with its British partner Triumph.Chetak’s Global ExpansionChetak technology is toying with the idea of selling Chetak EVs overseas. Particularly, ASEAN markets where scooters form more than 90% of the market share in countries like Vietnam. Even though Bajaj Auto is still young in ASEAN markets, with supply-chain stabilisation, we can expect Bajaj to jump into this popular market with its EVs.If Pulsar electric will become a reality, we can expect Bajaj to base it on the existing Pulsar range of motorcycles with the same chassis and even body panels too. We can also see similar hardware like brakes and suspension that are currently doing duties in the Pulsar lineup. It will be interesting to see a mainstream manufacturer like Bajaj to expand its EV portfolio from just electric scooters to motorcycles.  More

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    Bajaj Pulsar 160 Modified Into A Quirky Cruiser At Home – For Rs 20k

    As only a few of the original parts of Pulsar NS160 have been used, this project is more like creating an entirely new bikeBajaj Pulsar Modified CruiserEverything has a limit, it’s said, but the law doesn’t seem to apply to the creativity of the human mind. A perfect example is this radical customization project where a Pulsar NS160 has been transformed into an eccentric cruiser bike. That it is capable of some off-roading as well goes on to show the creator’s focus on achieving an optimal balance of form and function.Most bike customization projects are built around the core frame. But in this case, even the stock chassis has been trashed. The project starts with taking apart the entire bike, starting with the fairing and moving on to dissemble the fuel tank, silencer, wheels, electricals and the engine.Bajaj Pulsar Modified CruiserNext step involves the making of an entirely new chassis using various types of metal bars and sheets. These are given the desired shape with the use of standard nut-bolts as well as welding the joints wherever needed. It’s quite a painful and time consuming process, as the chassis had to undergo multiple iterations before it was finalized.It’s the chassis design that provides the desired balance and handling capabilities for a bike. Even two-wheeler OEMs take several months to develop a new chassis from scratch. In this project, changes made to the chassis had to be tested each time. This meant assembling and disassembling the bike multiple times before it was rated road-worthy by its creator, Nitin Umbaranikar.[embedded content][embedded content]Once the chassis was finalized, the bike had to be disassembled once again to give a thorough coat of paint to the frame. Other key customizations in this project include a tweaked air filter and completely handmade steering system.Sporty fairingTo ensure it has an eye-catchy skin to go with its quirky internals, the modified bike gets entirely new fairing. It has been created using plastic sheets. The fairing covers much of the front and side sections as well as the fuel tank. For refuelling, a sliding mechanism has been provided that reveals the fuel tank opening.Instead of paint, the bike’s fairing has been wrapped in grey and white vinyl. This took a lot of time, as the bike has a complex fairing setup, placed at varying angles. Other ornamentations include dual LED headlamp, LED strip turn signals and LED lights on both wheels. Watching this bike on the streets at night is a real treat for the eyes.Bajaj Pulsar Modified CruiserSurprisingly, the cost of this project is just Rs 20k. It became possible, as many of the custom parts were made using scrap items. However, if one counts the amount of labour involved, this project’s cost will be much higher. It took the creator 120 days to complete this project, with endless hours almost every day. More