With the increase in prices, Bajaj Auto joins the list of other motorcycle makers like Hero MotoCorp, TVS, which have made some of their vehicles costlier in the country to offset the increased input cost. The increase in prices is very minor, so it is not likely to impact sales.
Talking about the Bajaj Pulsar 250 range, the company has given a 249.07cc single-cylinder, oil-cooled engine in these bikes which generates maximum power of 24.1 Bhp at 8,750 rpm and peak torque of 21.5 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The bike is mated to a 5-speed gearbox that comes with assist and slipper clutch function.
In terms of design, Bajaj Auto has differentiated its Pulsar 250 range from other Pulsar bikes. The Pulsar F250 gets a tall windscreen with semi fairing design, muscular 14-litre fuel tank, step-up seats, split-style taillight and twin-barrel exhaust.
The dual-tone engine cowl has also been used in this bike which adds to the sporty styling of the motorcycle. Whereas Pulsar N250 comes without fairing, apart from this all the features of the bike are same. The color options in the Pulsar 250 are limited as of now and is currently available only in Black and Red color options. However, the company may bring other color options in the future as well.
Single pod LED headlight has been installed in the new Pulsar bikes. This headlight works for both projection and position. The bike gets a split-style LED taillight at the rear which has been given a completely new design. The instrument cluster is a semi-digital unit. Apart from speed and distance, the console also gives information about gear position, fuel economy and available range.
The new Pulsar 250 is built on a tubular chassis. The suspension setup of the motorcycle includes 37mm telescopic front forks and Nitrox rear mono-shock. Talking about braking, 300mm disc brake has been installed at the front and 230mm at the rear. Single channel ABS has also been given to improve braking. The bike is fitted with 17-inch alloy wheels.
The company has made the new Pulsar range available at a very attractive price. Bajaj Pulsar F250 has been made available for Rs 1.40 lakh, while Pulsar N250 has been made available for Rs 1.38 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi. In India, the Pulsar 250 range competes with the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250, Yamaha FZ 25, KTM 250 Duke and the Husqvarna Vitpilen 250.