The Pulsar 180F gets the same design theme as 220F and it is powered by the 180 cc engine from its naked sibling
Bajaj has finally introduced a new model in the Pulsar 180 series as the naked model hasn’t got a major refresh for a very long time. The new Pulsar 180F was introduced earlier month and it carries forward the same design theme as it sibling Pulsar 220F. The front gets projector headlamps with a black visor on top.
The half fairing design is exactly similar to the 220F and both bikes come with same 15-litres of the fuel tank. The company has given clip-on-type handlebar with rear-set footpegs and the riding position is upright. The Pulsar 180F retains the same instrument cluster from its naked sibling and the digital display gets a blue backlight.
The tachometer is analogue, which is dated as most of the modern bike comes with fully digital cluster and all other details like speedometer, trip meter, odometer, fuel gauge etc are displayed in the digital screen. The rear gets split grab rails and the LED tail lamps come with same design theme as naked Pulsar 180.
Bajaj has also given engine belly cowl and the Pulsar 180F is available in Neon Orange colour as the base colour is matte grey and some of the parts like semi-fairing, headlamps, side panels, split grab rails, Pulsar logo and side panels get an orange finish. The alloy wheels also get an orange strip and it changes depending on the colour options.
The Pulsar 180F is also available in black and red colour combination also. The overall length, width, ground clearance and wheelbase of both 180F and 220F are same but the seat height of former of 180F is 5 lower than 220F. The 180F tips the scale at 147 kg compared to 150 kg of 220F. Bajaj has given the same engine from the naked model for 180F.
The 178 cc single cylinder engine produces 17 bhp of power at 8,500 rpm and 14 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. This engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox and the bike is expected to return 45 Km/l. The 180F offers good performance as 0-100 kph comes in just 4.8 sec and top speed is 122 kph, which is around 8 kph slower than the 220F.
The braking performance comes from 260 mm disc at the front and 230 mm disc at the rear. Bajaj is offering single-channel ABS braking system with the 180F and the company has given steel braided brakes lines. The front gets telescopic forks and rear gets the gas-charged dual suspension. The Pulsar 180F price starts at Rs. 86,490 (Ex-Showroom).