Pulsar 250 Launched: Beginning of a New-Gen Pulsarmania

After many speculations, rumours and awaiting period, the 250cc Pulsar is finally here and to everyone’s surprise, Bajaj launched not one but two 250cc Pulsars

One of India’s largest motorcycle manufacturers, Bajaj, has launched the Pulsar F250 and N250. The motorcycle is a little late to join the existing 250cc party of the Indian automobile industry but, as they say, better late than never. Moving on to the motorcycles, the Pulsar F250 is a semi-faired model (that replaces the Pulsar 220F) and the Pulsar N250 is a naked street-fighter model which sits above the existing Pulsar NS200. 

The two motorcycles draw power from an oil-cooled unit designed by the Chakan-based manufacturer. The new engine is a 250cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled, two-valve, four-stroke engine that is tuned to produce a peak power of 24.5PS at 8,750rpm and a maximum torque figure of 21.5Nm at 6,500rpm. Pulsars’ engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox along with a slipper and clutch assist. 

In terms of electronic aids, there is not much to write because the motorcycle is armed with a single-channel ABS which is a big letdown along with an instrument cluster that is still not fully digital but a newly-designed semi-digital unit. For extensive tours, there is a USB charging port that gets a thumbs-up from us. 

Moving on to the hardware of the motorcycles, the two new Pulsars are equipped with a 37mm telescopic fork at the front whereas the rear features a brand new monoshock setup. The two motorcycles ride on 100/80-17-inch tyre at the front whereas the rear features a 130/70-17-inch tyre setup. The braking duties on the new Pulsars are handled by a 300mm disc brake and a 230mm disc brake at the front and rear, respectively. 

The dimensions of the two motorcycles are identical as well. The new Pulsars offer a non-adjustable seat height of 795mm along with a ground clearance of 165mm and the kerb weight of the F250 and N250 is 164kgs and 162kgs, respectively. Being 250cc motorcycles, the Pulsars feature a 14-litre fuel tank and the motorcycles have a wheelbase of 1,351mm. 

At the event, the Managing Director of the company, Rajiv Bajaj, said, “Pulsar is the root from which we have all the fruits. It’s not just the most important product, but the root of all. Pulsar made the company world class, took us globally. It’s been the greatest teacher.”

Last but not the least, the Bajaj Pulsar F250 is accessible at an ex-showroom price of 1,40,000 whereas the N250 is up for grabs at a price tag of INR 1,38,000. 

Rohit Chatterjee

An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Rohit Chatterjee is a bona fide moto-enthusiast who has worked with several media houses in his brief career. Chatterjee mostly writes features and news articles related to automobiles and motorsports. When not working, he is found on the interstate clocking over 100kmph on his NS200!
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