The upcoming adventure tourer from Bajaj will feature a longer suspension travel, improved ground clearance and a powerful 250cc engine
We have already mentioned earlier that Bajaj will most likely launch an adventure tourer motorcycle in India soon. This upcoming motorcycle will rival directly against the likes of the newly launched Hero Xpulse 200 and the Royal Enfield Himalayan and likely to be positioned as flagship Pulsar. The last Pulsar model was the NS160 that was added to the Pulsar lineup back in 2017. Here are few things to expect from the upcoming Bajaj Pulsar 250 Adventure variant.
1. Long suspension travel and bigger wheels
Although not much detail of the upcoming motorcycle is available at this moment but you can expect the upcoming adventure-tourer to feature bigger 19-inch alloy wheels at the front and smaller 18-inch wheels at the rear wrapped with offroad spec tyres.
The adventure tourer will likely also feature a different suspension setup (telescopic units at the front and a preload-adjustable monoshock unit at the rear) with longer travel. The motorcycle will use a disc brake on both wheels and likely to get a single-channel ABS system.
2. To use a new 250cc engine
The upcoming 250cc adventure tourer will be powered by the same engine that also powers the KTM Duke 250. The 248.8cc, single-cylinder, the liquid-cooled motor with fuel injection makes around 30 PS of power at 9,000 rpm and 24 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm in the KTM Duke 250. However, expect Bajaj to retune the engine completely in order to meet the adventure tourer needs. Expect the retuned engine to deliver more torque at lower rpms.
3. Styling and utility
The upcoming motorcycle will most likely feature a tall windscreen towards the front and full LED headlamp unit. It will also get a fully digital instrument cluster that will provide some vital information to the rider.
Although we are not exactly sure at this moment but Bajaj will most probably fit a single piece handlebar instead of clip-on handlebars to make sure that the rider is able to handle the bike properly in tricky situations. It is likely to feature well-padded split seat and will offer an impressive ground clearance as well.
4. Pricing and launch date
Although we are not exactly sure at this moment but expect the upcoming Bajaj Pulsar Adventure tourer to be priced lower than Bajaj’st flagship offering the Dominar 400. Keeping the point in mind expect the upcoming motorcycle to be priced in between the Rs 1.50-1.60 Lakh (ex-showroom). The launch is expected in late July.