- New Bajaj Pulsar 250 spotted
- Gets oil-cooled engine
- Launch by September
Bajaj Auto has started road testing their next generation Pulsar 250. This bike was being outside Pune and looks production ready.
According to our sources, the Pune-based manufacturer has readied a new platform for its iconic Pulsar brand and the first bike to come out of this will be the Pulsar 250. From the pictures, it is clear that the new Pulsar 250 will get an all-new design, new engine and slightly revised ergonomics. The overall body proportions are large that makes the bike look a bit bigger. Obviously, being a test mule, the bike would be running some parts from other bikes, but we are very sure that the new Pulsar 250 will look bigger than the Pulsar NS200. This Bajaj will also sport LED lights throughout.
The new Pulsar 250 is likely to be powered by a brand new engine and interestingly, this new streetfighter will get an oil-cooled motor and not a liquid-cooled engine like the current Pulsar NS200. This makes us believe that Bajaj is planning to make the Pulsar 250 a value for money motorcycle and avoid unnecessary cost escalation. There’s the reason the Pulsar 220F sells more than the Pulsar NS200 and it looks like the Pune-based manufacturer wants to take the same approach.
In terms of overall performance, the new Pulsar 250 is likely to produce around 24bhp and but is expected to be torquier than the Pulsar NS200. The gearbox will be new and six-speed. Other cycle parts that like telescopic forks at the front, monoshock at the back, upswept side exhaust and split seats will also be seen on the bike.
We are expecting Bajaj will launch the new Pulsar 250 by September, before the festive season kicks in. In terms of pricing, we don’t think the company would demand a high premium than the current model as it would like to position it as a value-for-money 250cc motorcycle.