Bajaj Pulsar 180F, inspired by the Pulsar 220F, is set to be launched in the Indian market without much delay. It will be a game apart for India’s biggest two-wheeler manufacturer and will set the ball rolling for Bajaj bike loyalists, as it is a refreshed avatar of the Pulsar 180 model and to stand apart from the twin-disc Bajaj Pulsar 150 model.
Bajaj Auto is ready to add another value-for-money sports bike in the Pulsar series which is called the Pulsar 180F. The clever strategy used here is easily evident as it retains the Pulsar 180 ethos even as it aims to hang onto the legacy of the Pulsar 220F, in terms of its looks. However, new cosmetic upgrades are the graphics, matte black paint job and the Neon colour scheme.
The twin vertical headlamps in the Pulsar 180F come from the fairing borrowed from the Pulsar 220F. And the Pulsar 180F will also come equipped with a single-channel ABS unit. However, what remains the same are the brakes which, a combination of 260mm disc in the front and 230mm rear disc.
Without any upgrades to the mechanical configuration in the 180F over the current model, it will continue to be available along with the F variant. In terms of the price tag, reportedly the Pulsar 180F price is Rs 86,500 (ex-showroom, Mumbai). It is costlier than the standard Pulsar 180 by approximately Rs 1500-2500.
Just like the Pulsar 180 standard model, the specifications of the new Pulsar 180F engine is expected to be the same. The 180cc air-cooled motor churns 17 BHP of max power and 14 Nm of peak torque out of its 2-valve motor. The new Pulsar 180F bike should be heavier and weigh approximately 150 kgs. Unlike the Pulsar 220F’s steel exhaust, the exhaust in the Pulsar 180F will remain the same as on the Pulsar 180 standard. The new Pulsar will be offered with dual discs along with an ABS unit.