Bajaj is working on an all new 250cc member of its highly popular Pulsar family. It has been spied twice till now, revealing certain details ahead of its official launch. Interestingly, the motorcycle has been spotted in a naked avatar as well as with a semi-faired design. The latter is highly likely to be called the Pulsar 250F and we tell you all that we know about it so far.
The Pulsar 250F spy images had revealed only the rear section of the motorcycle, that too in a completely camouflaged form. Hence, its design was quite difficult to decipher. But given the popularity of the existing Pulsar 220F’s styling, we believe the 250F will sport similar styling cues, albeit with sharper lines. Things that were visible in the spy shots include fairing-mounted mirrors, a clip-on handlebar, a split seat, and split grab rails.
The existing models in the Pulsar series are pretty under-equipped on the feature front as compared to their rivals. But Bajaj is likely to up the game in this department with the 250. We can already see LED turn indicators and LED tail lamp in the images. A full-LED headlamp and a fully-digital LCD dash could also be a part of the package.
There isn’t much information available about its engine, except for its displacement. What we do know is that this 250cc mill will be an all-new unit with an oil-cooling setup. Expect it to produce peak power in the ballpark of 25bhp with a six-speed transmission system. The absence of a liquid-cooling setup is a clear indication that Bajaj intends to keep the prices in check.
The hardware package of the Pulsar 250F will certainly be quite traditional with telescopic forks, a monoshock, and a single disc at both ends with dual-channel ABS. But the frame of the motorcycle could be entirely new to accommodate the fresh bodywork and engine.
Pricing and Launch
Bajaj is expected to officially launch the Pulsar 250 around September this year, during the festive season. The naked and semi-faired version will most probably be priced around Rs 1.50-1.70 lakh (ex-showroom). The Pulsar 250F in particular will go up against the likes of the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250.