It's nearly mid-April now, and Bajaj Auto still hasn't announced the prices of its ABS-equipped Pulsar range. Meanwhile, a report from Bikewale says that the new semi-faired Pulsar 180F is likely to be launched on 15 April. It claims that the updated model will be priced at INR 95,200 (ex-showroom, Varanasi).
Thrust Zone recently revealed the prices of the ABS-equipped Pulsar range in its reports, one of which stated that 180F ABS costs INR 94,300 (ex-showroom). Like all other Pulsar models, the 180F will receive a single-channel ABS with Rear Lift-off Protection (RLP).
Bajaj Auto launched the Pulsar 180F last month at INR 87,450 (ex-showroom Delhi). ABS was just days away from becoming mandatory in two-wheelers with 125 cc and bigger engines, but the company, surprisingly, still didn't equip the new model with it. The Pulsar 180F ABS will have the same specifications as the non-ABS model. It will draw power from a 178.6 cc, 4-valve (instead of 2 valves on the naked variant), air-cooled DTS-i motor that churns out 17 bhp at 8,500 rpm and 14.22 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The engine will be coupled to a five-speed gearbox.
Braking department will include a 260 mm disc at the front and a 230 mm disc at the rear. The stopping power will be enhanced with the use of steel-braided lines. Shock absorption tasks will be performed by conventional telescopic forks and five-way adjustable Nitrox shock absorber at front and back respectively.
The Bajaj Pulsar 180F features a 220F-inspired semi-fairing design, vertically stacked twin-pod headlight and fairing-mounted rear view mirrors. It is available in Neon Orange, and Neon Red paint schemes. Neon Orange includes a matte grey base paint, while Neon Red gets a glossy finish. Contrasting highlights are seen on the fascia, fairing, Pulsar logo, side panels, 180F badge and the wheels.
In other updates, dealer sources claim that the Pulsar 180F is a replacement for the Pulsar 180, and so, the latter will be discontinued. However, the motorcycle has been spotted with ABS at a dealership in Nagpur.