Bajaj Pulsar 220 will receive set of updates, including ABS and BSVI-compliant engine, launch should happen in early 2019, with minimal changes to price
The Bajaj Pulsar 220 has been the oldest motorcycle in its category. In spite of this, it has been selling in good numbers, which is mainly due to the value factor that the bike offers. You get many features, like an excellent headlamp, a powerful engine, and low maintenance costs. The P220 hasn’t received any substantial changes so far. However, the company is now making some changes to help it comply with the new safety and emission norms.
The most important feature on the 2019 Bajaj Pulsar 220 will be that of the ABS, which will be sold as a standard feature. The single-channel ABS will undoubtedly improve the braking by leaps and bounds. The P220 gets powerful brakes, but the grabby nature of the front disc brake makes it lock easily, which is where the ABS will be a life saviour.
Visually, the 2019 Bajaj Pulsar 220 won’t look too different from the current model. Giving the motorcycle a fresh touch will be a set of graphics to compliment the all-black treatment that the bike received on its transition from 220 Fi to 220F. Even the more recent additions of the black end-can and the engine cowl could be retained.
In terms of specifications, the current motor will be retained but will be updated to meet the BSVI-emission norms. It will produce a maximum power of 21 PS along with a peak torque of 18.5 Nm, which is the same as that of the current motorcycle.
The features list for the Bajaj Pulsar 220 will remain more or less the same. The motorcycle will get a dual disc setup, gas-charged rear shock absorbers, a semi-digital speedo console, backlit switchgear, split seats, and excellent projector headlamps.
The fresh set of updates will help the Bajaj Pulsar 220 soldier on for some more time to come. The P220 has been one of the highest selling models in the Pulsar lineup, and the new additions will make it an even better option for all those looking for a well-priced performance-focussed model.