Bajaj Auto is reportedly working on a quarter-litre Pulsar motorcycle that will most likely arrive with the BS-VI compliance post-April 2020. We may see the bike at the 2020 Auto Expo. Details are scarce now, and we are yet to see a test mule that would reveal the styling cues of the upcoming motorcycle. Meanwhile, we created a render that features muscular styling, while retaining some of the design traits of the NS range of vehicles.
Before we start talking about the Pulsar 250, a disclaimer is that this is an artistic render. No test mules have been spotted yet.
The fascia is imagined with a Dominar style fly screen, accompanied by a body coloured mask for the headlight. The illuminator will most definitely be a full-LED unit. The cockpit could come with a full-digital instrument console while we may see the addition of smartphone integration via Bluetooth – a feature already seen on the KTM 390 Duke. Steering duties would be performed by clip-on style handlebars although the ergonomics would not be too aggressive.
The motorcycle will carry muscular styling that could be further enhanced by tank shrouds. A sporty engine under-cowl, similar to the unit on the upcoming 2019 Pulsar range, will most definitely make its way on the quarter-litre roadster. The saddle, rear panel and pillion grab rail could be inspired by the NS200 with an LED tail light to complete the back. The motorcycle will be built to be cost effective for aggressive pricing, and thus we expect to see conventional telescopic forks perform the shock absorption tasks at the front. The rear would receive a monoshock suspension. The motorcycle, unlike the current Pulsar range, could come with dual-channel ABS.
KTM’s engines have served as a platform for Bajaj to develop new motors for its product range and the Pulsar 250 will be no different. Thus, expect to see the new Bajaj motor to be based on the KTM 250 Duke. Expect to see liquid cooling and four valves on the quarter-litre Bajaj engine. For reference, the 248.8 cc single-cylinder, liquid cooled, fuel injected motor on the KTM 250 Duke delivers 30 PS of maximum power at 9,000 rpm and 24 Nm of peak torque at 7,500 rpm.
The Pulsar 250 will most definitely be part of the updated model range that, as told by Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director of Bajaj Auto in September, would arrive in 2020. Expect the upcoming Bajaj Pulsar 250 to arrive in the INR 1.2 lakh to INR 1.5 lakh (ex-showroom) price bracket.