Once again it seems that Bajaj has reworked the strategy, Bajaj has come up with an upgraded pulsar 180cc. Earlier we informed you about Bajaj’s plan of upgrading pulsar family of motorcycles and refurbished pulsar 200cc and pulsar 220cc was expected. The apache RTR 180cc seems to be the cause for Bajaj’s change in strategy. The new pulsar 180cc gets tank scoops borrowed from the successful pulsar 200cc. Other changes includes
* New pulsar 180cc gets the stouter 37mm fork assembly at the front
* The contemporary all black theme is carried forward in the new pulsar 180cc . From the forks to engine to rear suspension everything gets matte black finish
* Split seat and split grab rail for the new pulsar 180cc like its sibline pulsar 200cc
* New pulsar 180cc borrows the box section swingarm from its elder sibling pulsar 220cc. Larger forks at the front and box section swingarm at the rear means more fun for hardcore bikers
* The DTS-i engine (no fuel injection) now generates slightly more power. The power output of new pulsar 180cc is 17.02PS at 8500rpm compared to the earlier 16.5bhp at 8000rpm
* New pulsar 180cc has a wheelbase of 145mm which means 25mm longer than the current one.
* Kick lever is thrown out and ignition is only through battery in the new pulsar 180cc
* New pulsar 180cc also gets a new rear sprocket and the O-ring chain
* Clip-on handlebar in the new pulsar 180cc to take on the likes of apache RTR
* New pulsar 180cc gets larger 120 section tyre at the rear which is sure to help your wheelie.
The new pulsar 180cc is expected to hit the showrooms by the end of April.