- Bajaj Pulsar 180F BS6 launched at Rs 1,07,315
- Becomes expensive by around Rs 11,000
- Continues to produce 17bhp and 14.2Nm
Bajaj Auto has officially launched the BS6-compliant version of its quarter-faired offering, the Pulsar 180F, in India. The motorcycle has been priced at Rs 1,07,315 (ex-showroom, Mumbai) which is a steep hike of around Rs 11,000 over its BS4 counterpart.
The Pulsar 180F BS6 has been updated only in terms of engine while remaining unaltered in all other aspects. The 178cc, air-cooled, carbureted motor of the bike now gets fuel-injection and a larger catalytic converter among other minor tweaks for adhering to the new emission norms. Despite of that, the power figures have not seen any changes and it continues to make 17bhp at 8,500rpm and 14.2Nm at 6,500rpm. Transmission duties are handled by a five-speed gearbox.
The Bajaj Pulsar 180F BS6 continues with the same styling borrowed from the larger Pulsar 220F. Although it looks dated now, the design still manages to strike a chord amongst the masses with its smoked headlamp and quarter fairing, blending with the muscular fuel tank. It also remains unchanged on the hardware front. Sporting a 15litre fuel tank, it features telescopic forks and dual shocks for damping and disc brakes at both ends, assisted by a single-channel ABS.
The Pulsar 180F BS6 continues to be available in two colour options including gloss black with red accents and matte grey with orange accents. In terms of competition, it goes up against the TVS Apache RTR 180.