The next-gen Bajaj Pulsar has been spotted testing back again. According to various reports, the bike is all set to come with a semi-fairing attached. The report also suggests that it will sit alongside the street naked Pulsar. We still don't know precisely which Bajaj Pulsar bike this is, but the consensus seems to be that it is a 250 cc bike, likely the Bajaj Pulsar 250 F. The naked Pulsar 250 was first spotted in February and bike makers confirmed later they were working on a new 250cc spec motorcycle.
Without further ado, let’s break down the latest test mule that this bike has to offer. We have no idea of the size and shape of this motorbike but It seems to be neatly integrated with the large fuel tank. There is a windscreen as well but the headlight is still unknown and it'll be interesting to see what kind of design Bajaj comes up with. The rest of the bits like side panels, split LED tail-lights, wheels, brakes and suspension, looks similar to the naked motorcycle. The bike is set to be a sportier version with a comfortable riding position and is likely to replace the 220F.
The next-gen Bajaj Pulsar is likely to share the same air- and oil-cooled engine and gearbox with its naked sibling. The bike is likely to be a 250cc model, so we can expect power and torque between those of the Bajaj Pulsar 220F (20.4hp/18.5Nm) and the Dominar 250 (27hp/23.5Nm). We can see a conventional telescopic fork and single discs at both ends, and also, the Pulsar 250s will employ a monoshock at the rear. The 250 could modernize the Pulsar lineup with an LED taillight, LED indicators and a dual-channel ABS including a digital instrument cluster.
For now, there is a lot to expect from the next-gen Pulsar. We expect Bajaj to launch the bike in the Nepalese market in a few months making it one of the most affordable 250cc bikes in the country. We expect pricing it at around NRs 4 lakhs. Once launched in Nepal, the new motorcycle will compete against the likes of the Yamaha FZ25 and the Suzuki Gixxer 250. This will allow them to introduce more power and tougher rivalry to the present generation of products.