Bajaj Motors, one of India’s largest motorcycle manufacturers, has managed to steal the limelight right from the inception of the the Pulsar series back in 2001. However, this time around Bajaj has decided to quietly go about its business, by launching a revised edition of the Pulsar 220 as the Pulsar 220F, with BS4 engine to be more compliant with the pollution emission standards set by the Indian Government . This new motorcycle has brought back the "F" on its name after it was left behind two year back. Also, this is the first major upgradation since it was last upgraded to fuel injection back in 2010.
Though the outer appearance has not changed much from its earlier variant, there is whole new set of meticulously printed stickers, red stripes on the black alloy wheels, softer and more comfortable seats and digital meter with blue backlights.
Technically, there has been a couple of subtle changes in the power and performance. Apart from an enhanced BS4 engine, to reduce the emission of carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, there hasn’t been much of a significant change. The timing chain has been replaced for a quieter operation and faint sound and the power delivery is expected to be far smoother. The fuel efficiency is also expected to increase. However, this new revised edition is still expected to make the same 21.05PS of power at 8,500 revolutions per minute and an identical 19.12Nm torque at 7,000 revolutions per minute.
The new variant, the Pulsar 220F gets a tag of Rs. 91,000 exclusive showroom price, which is roughly Rs. 4,000 more than its previous edition.