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Bajaj Pulsar 180F

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Key specs
  • Displacement178.6 cc
  • Max Power(bhp)16.6 bhp
  • Mileage - Owner Reported42 kmpl
  • Kerb Weight156 kg

Avg. Ex-showroom price

1,14,216
EMI   3,883/month EMI Calculated basis
Based on avg. ex-showroom price
Down Payment - ₹ 22,843
Interest - 11 %
Tenure - 30 Months
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Bajaj Pulsar 180F Summary

Pulsar 180F key highlights

Displacement 178.6 cc
Mileage Owner Reported Mileage: BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 42 kmpl
Kerb Weight 156 kg
Colours
  • Black Red
  • Neon Orange
  • Black Silver

About Pulsar 180F

Bajaj Pulsar 180F is a commuter bike available at a starting price of Rs. 1,14,216 in India. It is available in only 1 variant and 3 colours. The Pulsar 180F is powered by 178.6cc BS6 engine which develops a power of 16.6 bhp and a torque of 14.52 Nm. With both front and rear disc brakes, Bajaj Pulsar 180F comes up with anti-locking braking system. This Pulsar 180F bike weighs 156 kg and has a fuel tank capacity of 15 liters.

The Bajaj Pulsar 180 is one half of the Pune-based automaker’s long-seller duo in the Pulsar series since its inception in November 2001. The Pulsar 180 and its smaller twin were a revelation for 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.

Over the years, Bajaj has updated the Pulsar 180 with subtle styling updates in the form of a semi-digital instrument console, aircraft-type fuel tank lid, LED tail lamp, step-seat design and new colour schemes with decals. Now, in order to boost the declining sales of the 180 moniker, Bajaj has cladded the Pulsar 180 with the fairing of the 220F and is calling it the new Pulsar 180F. With the new tag, the motorcycle adopts the 220F fairing along with the projector headlamps and two-piece bars. It also features a matte metallic colour shade with the option of contrasting highlights of orange, red and grey.

Powering the Pulsar 180F is the same 178cc, single-cylinder engine that now comes with fuel-injection and is BS6-compliant. It produces 17bhp and 14Nm of torque and comes mated to a five-speed gearbox. Standard features include twin spark ignition, telescopic forks, gas-charged rear suspension and disc brakes at both ends. Bajaj has equipped the Pulsar 180F with single-channel ABS.

The Pulsar 180F competes against the Honda CB Hornet 160R, TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS, Yamaha FZ S 3.0 and the fully faired Hero Xtreme 200S.
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Bajaj Pulsar 180F Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • The 180cc engine churns out class leading power
    • Gets the Pulsar 220F DNA
    • Cheap to maintain
  • Could be Better

    • There are vibrations in the mid-range
    • Misses out on mono-shock suspension

BikeWale's Take

The Pulsar 180F gets the DNA from 220F. It's a great looking motorcycle, with some class-leading power. But, some of the major components are a bit dated that doesn't make it a value for money bike. 

Bajaj Pulsar 180F Review

The Bajaj Pulsar 180 is a model that has been present in the Pulsar series right since its inception in 2001. Over the years, both models, the 150 and 180 received updates and new colour schemes to stay relevant in the market.

Introduction

Pros: Comfort, efficiency, handling

Cons: Build quality, vibrations

The Bajaj Pulsar 180 is a model that has been present in the Pulsar series right since its inception in 2001. Over the years, both models, the 150 and 180 received updates and new colour schemes to stay relevant in the market. While the Pulsar 150, even today, is the highest selling product in the company’s portfolio, the Pulsar 180, on the other hand, has experienced a gradual drop in overall numbers.

Meanwhile, in the Pulsar series, the Pulsar 220F is a popular product that still has a strong following in the market despite sporting almost the same design since its introduction in 2007. Now, considering the scenario here, it makes all the more sense for Bajaj to make use of the Pulsar 220F's popularity and use it to revive the sales of the 180. Now, we had the new Pulsar 180F with us for a few days. During this time, we have extensively ridden the motorcycle and are quite pleased with it. Let’s find out how it managed to do that!

Quality

Now, in terms of looks, the Pulsar 180F is almost identical to the 220F, thus winning brownie points right there. Furthermore, the 180F gets a matte metallic grey finish that is further accentuated by neon orange highlights. While the combination looks good in pictures, in the flesh, it is a different case. While there are no concerns with the matte paint job which looks great, the neon orange highlights on the fairing and badging looks faded and tacky. A richer colour tone would have been much appreciated. However, it retains the same black exhaust canister with a brushed silver exhaust shield from the 180 as compared to the chunkier brushed steel finished one on the 220F. Besides that, the quality of the switchgear, fit and finish, and the look and feel of the plastics is identical to the 220F. It might not be the best in its class but is not bad either. 

Comfort

For buyers in this segment, comfort is one of the important aspects and we found the riding triangle on the 180F to be just right. With the two-piece handlebars, split-seat design and mildly rear-set footpegs, the 180F offers a sporty yet very comfortable stance. The arms and knees are in a relaxed position nearly all the time which makes long distance journeys a lot less stressful. We say that after covering more than 500kms on the saddle on different road conditions and environments.

Next is the seat cushion which has the right amount of firmness that makes it comfortable to sit on for a long duration. The split-seat design has a small step-up for the pillion seat which in-turn helps the rider to sit securely on the seat when going flat-out. Also, the textured seat cover aids in keeping the rider and pillion in place even when the seat is wet.

From paved roads to moderately broken tarmac, the ride quality of the 180F is plush without much complaints. The suspension setup does a good job at attending to most of the undulations without transferring it to the rider.

Performance

In this department, the 180F remains exactly identical to the standard Pulsar 180. While it weighs the same it continues to be powered by the same 178cc air-cooled single-cylinder four-valve mill with Bajaj’s patented DTS-i technology. Power output is the same at 17bhp and 14Nm with fuelling handled by a carburettor. The motorcycle uses the same five-speed gearbox which it shares with other Pulsar models.

 

The motor has the typical Pulsar character, a strong mid-range starting at around 5000rpm mark which peaks at 8500rpm before redlining at 9500rpm. While the first three gears have a shorter gear ratio which help to build speed faster, the fourth and fifth are on the taller side, ideal for cruising. Speaking of speed, as the tachometer’s needle reaches halfway through the rev-band, vibrations start to creep into the motorcycle which can be felt at the bars and footpegs. Notably, the use of rubber on the footpegs largely helps to reduce vibrations for the rider. Unfortunately, this is not the case for the pillion, as the vibrations also go up along with the rpm. But again, for the rider at least, after a point, one does get accustomed to the vibrations and it doesn’t remain much of a concern.    

 

Regarding the handling attributes of the motorcycle, it must be noted that the 180F isn’t designed to get the knee down while carving through tight corners. It is designed for manoeuvring effortlessly through city traffic and getting through smooth sweeping corners on highways. The added semi-fairing up front might feel intrusive at first while weaving through traffic but once you get the hang of it, you’ll probably find yourself at the start of every traffic signal. While out on the highway, the bike holds to its line well without disrupting its balance easily. During our tests, we found the 180F to be comfortably cruising at 80kmph at 6200rpm while the top speed achieved was 125kmph on open stretches.

Technology

Over here, the Pulsar 180F is more of a bare-basic motorcycle. Its setup is based on the update the Pulsar 180 had received in 2009 which included wider tyres, split-seat setup, clip-on handlebars, thicker front forks and swingarm mounted Nitrox gas-charger shock absorbers. Notably, it was also the same year when Bajaj introduced the carburetted version of the 220F. Besides that, the 180F continues to sport the same semi-digital instrument console with two trip meters and backlit switchgear.

The only modern technological upgrade on the Pulsar 180F is the addition of single-channel ABS for the braking system, which is now mandatory because of the updated motor vehicle law.

Fuel Efficiency

The Pulsar 180F is powered by the same motor that has done duty on the last three versions of the motorcycle it is based on. While the motor is dated, it still offers decent. performance along with a comfortable economy figure. During our road tests, the motorcycle managed to return a mileage of 39kmpl, which is ideal for a 180cc motor.

Fitness of Purpose

The Pulsar 180 had the reputation of being a powerful motorcycle in the company’s portfolio back when it was introduced. In the years that followed, that position was taken up by the 220F and the RS200 in the Pulsar series. The idea behind the introduction of the 180F has been to give the 180cc moniker a new lease of life which Bajaj achieved by using the 220F’s preferred styling and desirability factor.

The 180F, as a package, is a balanced product offering a decently powered motor, nippy handling and with attractive styling, which gives it a big bike appeal.

Our Take

The Pulsar 180F is a motorcycle that offers the kind of excitement the 220F provides but in a smaller package. It might have a motor that has been around for quite a while but it still has the punch to justify the Pulsar name. It has the agility that makes it an ideal motorcycle to switch lanes and make way through traffic with ease. It has the looks of a big bike akin to the 220F which adds to the desirability factor. And lastly, all this is available at Rs 11,226, lesser than the cost of a Pulsar 220F, which if you ask us, definitely sound like a good deal. 

Photography by Kaustubh Gandhi

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As reported by Pulsar 180F owners, the real mileage of Bajaj Pulsar 180F is 45 kmpl.

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Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Petrol

    Max Power 16.6 bhp @ 8,500 rpm

    Max Torque 14.52 Nm @ 6,500 rpm

    Cooling System Air Cooled

    Transmission 5 Speed Manual

    Transmission Type Chain Drive

    Emission Standard BS-VI

    Displacement 178.6 cc

    Cylinders 1

    Bore 63.5 mm

    Stroke 56.4 mm

    Valves Per Cylinder 4

    Compression Ratio 9.8 +/- 0.3 : 1

    Ignition Digital Twin Spark Ignition

    Spark Plugs 2 Per Cylinder

    Clutch Wet multiplate

    Fuel Delivery System Fuel Injection

    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 630 Km

    Mileage - ARAI --

    Mileage - Owner Reported BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 42 kmpl

    Top Speed --

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 280 mm

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Front Tyre Size 90/90 17 Tubeless

    Rear Tyre Size 120/80 17 Tubeless

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    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 with Anti Friction Bush

    Rear Suspension 5 way adjustable, Nitrox shock absorber

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 156 kg

    Overall Length 2,035 mm

    Overall Width 750 mm

    Wheelbase 1,350 mm

    Ground Clearance 165 mm

    Seat Height --

    Overall Height 1,165 mm

    Chassis Type Double Cradle

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Features

Odometer Digital

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Yes

Mobile App Connectivity No

Low Battery IndicatorYes

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

GPS & Navigation No

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 Single Channel ABS

USB charging port No

Front storage box No

Under seat storage No

AHO (Automatic Headlight On) Yes

Speedometer Digital

Fuel Guage Yes

Tachometer Analogue

Stand Alarm Yes

Stepped Seat Yes

No. of Tripmeters 2

Tripmeter Type Digital

Low Fuel Indicator Yes

Low Oil Indicator No

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Digital Fuel GuageYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightYes

KillswitchYes

ClockNo

Electric System12 V

Battery12V Full DC MF

Headlight TypeHalogen

Headlight Bulb TypeH7 (12V 55W) – 2no.

Brake/Tail LightLED Taillamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

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Bajaj Pulsar 180F User Reviews

4.6 (202 ratings) 57 reviews
  • 4

    Visual Appeal

  • 4

    Reliability

  • 5

    Performance

  • 4

    Comfort

  • 4

    Service Experience

  • 4

    Value for Money

  • 3

    Maintenance cost

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  •  5I am happy with my 180f 1 week ago by Jaminur, Cooch Behar

    Bike looks exactly like 220f. Average fuel efficiency is 45+ easily. Lower maintenance costs. And you can take it on long rides like 500- 1000 without any issues. In the beginning i thought it as mistake buying this instead of 220 but now I can understand that it has to

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      45 kmpl

  •  4Better go for 220f 1 month ago by Jaminur, Alipurduar

    I regret buying this instead of 220 f spending only 11000 more. This bike is so late pickup and the looks are way lesser than the legend 220f. Pay 11000 more and 220 gives you more power, torque and even better fuel efficiency than 180f ( don't know why) . Even if you b

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    • Used it for

      Everything

    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      35 kmpl

  •  1Waste of money 3 months ago by Ashok Kumar

    1.it's totally waste of money. if trying buy this bike then you must go for 220.2.above 60 kmph the mirror has started vibrates. poor suspension. 3.looks good. 4.service normal. 5.pros are it's looks like 220 and mileage around 40-45.cons are the bikes has not maximum t

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    • Used it for

      Leisure Rides

    • Owned for

      3-6 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

    • Got mileage of

      40 kmpl

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