The newly developed BSVI compliant 250 cc engine will power the likely flagship Pulsar motorcycle
We already reported earlier that Bajaj is working on their new generation Pulsar range and has plans to introduce them to the Indian market by the year 2020. Besides giving them cosmetic updates, Bajaj Auto also has plans to update their engines as well. The new engines will be BSVI compliant and there are reports that Bajaj might also introduce a new flagship Pulsar to the lineup which will be powered by a slightly more powerful 250 cc motor.
Bajaj Auto is currently working on the new engine platform which will power their upcoming UG6 Pulsar series. The new engine series is expected to be in the range of 150-250 cc categories and will help Bajaj to dominate the 200+ cc category as well. Currently, the Bajaj Pulsar range consists of the Pulsar 135, 150, 180 and the 220, while they recently also introduced the Pulsar RS200, NS200, and the NS160.
Bajaj most probably has discontinued the entry-level Pulsar 135 from India due to its poor demand. We have recently also seen few updated Pulsars with cosmetic updates and ABS while they were being tested on road this indicates that Bajaj will also be introducing these updated Pulsars real soon in India.
Coming to the new generation Pulsar 250 which will also be the Pune based two-wheeler manufacturer’s flagship offering in the Pulsar series range will come with a host of new and exclusive features. The new 250 cc BS VI compliant unit will definitely get fuel injection as well as liquid cooling.
Reports suggest that the upcoming motorcycle will also be equipped with a dual-channel ABS setup. Besides the new engine, the motorcycle will also get a completely new design while some exclusive features like an all LED headlamp, new alloy design, and a redesigned rear profile can also be expected in the new motorcycle.
If Bajaj introduces the Pulsar 250 then they will most probably discontinue the Pulsar 220 variant from India. The upcoming Pulsar 250 will take on its rivals like the Yamaha FZ25 and the KTM Duke 250 when finally launched towards the end of 2019 or early 2020.