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Bajaj Pulsar 180 [2001-2019]

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Key specs
  • Displacement178 cc
  • Mileage - Owner Reported43 kmpl
  • Transmission5 Speed Manual
  • Kerb Weight147 kg

Last known Avg. Ex-showroom price

₹ 93,842

Bajaj Pulsar 180 [2001-2019] is now discontinued in India.

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Bajaj Pulsar 180 [2001-2019] Summary

Pulsar 180 [2001-2019] key highlights

Engine Capacity 178 cc
Mileage Owner Reported Mileage: BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 43 kmpl
Transmission 5 Speed Manual
Kerb Weight 147 kg

About Pulsar 180 [2001-2019]

The Bajaj Pulsar 180 is one-half of the Pune-based automaker’s best-seller duo for the last 10 years and has changed Bajaj’s fortunes since its debut. Launched in November 2001, the Bajaj Pulsar and its smaller twin were a revelation to the Indian market which until that time had been populated with commuter motorcycles and the single player called the Hero Honda CBZ in the 150cc and above segment. Its advanced styling and many modern features further fuelled the demand for premium commuters and set the bike on a course for the history books.

The Bajaj Pulsar’s first appearance included a dome headlight, aircraft type fuel tank lid, full analogue console with side-stand indicators and optional button start. The current avatar includes the famous domed cowl, side scoops, 3D logos, alloy wheels and a digital console with analogue tachometer.

The engine is a 178cc unit that produces 17bhp and 14Nm of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheel via a five-speed gearbox. Standard features include twin spark ignition, gas-charged rear suspension and a disc brake for the rear wheel. ABS is now an option worth Rs 7500, ex-showroom. The Bajaj Pulsar 180 competes with TVS Apache RTR 180 and the Yamaha FZ-S V 3.0.
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Bajaj Pulsar 180 [2001-2019] Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Low maintenance costs
    • Powerful low-end torque
    • Comfortable riding stance
  • Could be Better

    • Dated design and features
    • Vibrations at higher rpm

BikeWale's Take

The Bajaj Pulsar 180 is for those who are die-hard fans of the Pulsar brand. Although dated in terms of looks, it still has a muscular profile and a torque motor that is capable of picking up the pace when needed.

Bajaj Pulsar 180 [2001-2019] Review

The 2017 Pulsar 180 is nothing but Bajaj’s attempt to meet the upcoming emission norms and to keep the bike relevant and stylish for the next year or two. So the 178cc engine is now BS-IV compliant and the power and torque figures continue to be 17bhp and 14.2Nm.

What is it?

The 2017 Pulsar 180 is nothing but Bajaj’s attempt to meet the upcoming emission norms and to keep the bike relevant and stylish for the next year or two. So the 178cc engine is now BS-IV compliant and the power and torque figures continue to be 17bhp and 14.2Nm.

How does it look?

The marketing team at Bajaj has always been good in creating new marketing terms. This time, it is the ‘Laser Edged Collection’. There’s nothing truly edgy or laser about the 2017 version; all it gets is new paint schemes, new decals and the aspiration to take on the Honda CB Hornet 160R. Everything else is the same –alloys, mudguards, switchgear and the overall design language. In short, Bajaj is not fixing what isn’t broke. The Pulsar 180 continues to get decent demand from the Indian buyers. In fact, the dealers have to make little effort to sell this motorcycle. So there’s always a constant demand from the dealers and the customers that helps Bajaj hold its share in the 180cc segment.

What about the performance?

Like we’ve mentioned above, the 178cc motor meets the BS-IV emission norms. It produces 17bhp at 8500rpm and peak torque of 14.2Nm at 6500rpm. Gearbox is the same five-speed unit. There has been no change in the gearing or the clutch operation. Bajaj constantly improve their products and it’s the same with the Pulsar 180. The engine feels slightly refined, and the vibes have decreased.

 

Is it feature loaded?

Not really. The 2017 edition now gets automatic headlamp on (AHO) that keeps the headlight on all the time. The instrument cluster is part analog, part digital. The graphics inside the cluster have been revised. Also, the plastics around the instrument cluster gets carbon fibre accents to give the bike a premium feel. The bike sports tubeless tyres that offers good grip. The Pune-based manufacturer has also finally equipped the 2017 Pulsar 180 with a rear disc brake.

How does it ride?

We didn’t get a lot of time with the 2017 Pulsar but its only mechanical change – the rear disc brake – is disappointing. It doesn’t have enough power and bite, and neither is there any feedback on the lever too. A rear drum brake with better feel and progression would have served the purpose equally well, or maybe better.

Where does it fit in?

The 2017 Bajaj Pulsar 180 is priced at Rs 79,545 which makes it Rs 2110 cheaper than the Honda CB Hornet 160R. The latter is modern, has the looks to attract attention and gets a combi-braking system (CBS) as an option too. Its other rival, the TVS Apache RTR 180 is cheaper at Rs 77,094 (ex-showroom Delhi). 

Photography by Kapil Angane

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Bajaj Pulsar 180 [2001-2019] mileage

As reported by Pulsar 180 [2001-2019] owners, the real mileage of Bajaj Pulsar 180 [2001-2019] is 43 kmpl. As per ARAI, the average of Pulsar 180 [2001-2019] is 45 kmpl.

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Pulsar 180 [2001-2019]

Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 17 bhp @ 8,500 rpm

    Max Torque 14 Nm @ 6,500 rpm

    Cooling System Air Cooled

    Transmission 5 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard --

    Displacement 178 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 63 mm

    Stroke 56 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 9.5 ± 0.5:1

    Ignition Digital Twin Spark Ignition

    Spark Plugs 2 Per Cylinder

    Clutch Wet multiplate

    Fuel Delivery System Carburetor

    Fuel Tank Capacity 15 litres

    Reserve Fuel Capacity 3.2 litres

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 645 Km

    Mileage - ARAI 45 kmpl

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 43 kmpl

    Top Speed 122 Kmph

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated --

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 260 mm

    Front Tyre Size 90/90 x 17

    Rear Tyre Size 120/80 x 17

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 230 mm

    Calliper Type --

    Front Wheel Size 17 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 17 inch

    Radial Tyres No

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Suspension Telescopic, Anti-friction bush

    Rear Suspension 5 way adjustable, Nitrox shock absorber

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 147 kg

    Overall Length 2,035 mm

    Overall Width 765 mm

    Wheelbase 1,350 mm

    Ground Clearance 150 mm

    Seat Height 790 mm

    Overall Height 1,165 mm

    Chassis Type Double Cradle

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Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) --

Mobile App Connectivity --

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

GPS & Navigation --

USB charging port --

Front storage box --

Under seat storage --

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) --

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Analogue

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters --

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator Yes

Low Battery Indicator No

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightNo

KillswitchYes

ClockNo

Electric System--

Battery12 V ( Low Maintenance Battery )

Headlight TypePilot Lamps Type

Headlight Bulb Type35/35 W with 2 pilot lamps

Brake/Tail LightPilot Lamps

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional features--

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Bajaj Pulsar 180 [2001-2019] User Reviews

4.5 (566 ratings) 229 reviews
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    Reliability

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    Comfort

  • 4

    Service Experience

  • 4

    Value for Money

  • 4

    Performance

  • 4

    Maintenance cost

  •  3Fill it forget it 10 months ago by Subramanian, Coimbatore

    Buying experience was good-jayakrishna bajaj., coimbatore. Riding experience-smooth on highways.Sporty look and throttle performance. Servicing average in showrooms hence continued with unauthorized bajaj workshop. Pros-good pricing at 180 segment, sporty look, low main

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      Daily Commute

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

  •  4Me with mr 180 11 months ago by Manuel Kenath Paul, Bangalore

    I brought this guy (dont mind i refer my bike`s that way always) bajaj pulsar 180 dtsi (blue/black version) after trading my old yamaha libero in the year 2009... He stayed with me till the end of 2018 with about 28k clocked km`s on odo...During this period he gave me o

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    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      35 kmpl

  •  5Old is Gold 1 year ago by Subhan, Karimganj

    1. Bought this bike in 2013. It costed around 87K on road then. 2. I used this bike for commuting, touring, everything. Till now covered 60000 km and still running. 3. Looks never got old. 180 & 220 are the heartthrob before R15 & Duke came in. Color still shines. 127 t

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    • Got mileage of

      40 kmpl

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Bajaj Pulsar 180 [2001-2019] News

  • Bajaj Pulsar 180 naked roadster to be launched soon
    Bajaj Pulsar 180 naked roadster to be launched soon
    10 February 2021
    Suvil Susvirkar

    Bajaj Auto will soon update its product portfolio with the launch of the Pulsar 180 roadster in the Indian market. The Bajaj Auto will soon update its product portfolio with the launch of the Pulsar 180 roadster in the Indian market.

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  • Bajaj Pulsar 180F: Sibling Rivalry
    Bajaj Pulsar 180F: Sibling Rivalry
    13 March 2019
    Janak Sorap

    Bajaj Auto has recently added a new variant to its extensive Pulsar series. Using the form of the Pulsar 220F and the underpinnings of the Pulsar 180, the Chakan-based two-wheeler manufacturer has introduced the Pulsar 180F.

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