According to a report from Thrustzone, the Bajaj Pulsar 180F has been launched in India, priced at INR 86,500 (ex-showroom).
The Bajaj Pulsar 180F gets the semi fairing from its elder sibling, the Bajaj Pulsar 220F. Other updates to the motorcycle include the neon paint scheme and the new engine belly cowl. The Pulsar 180F, in the image, is draped in a matte silver colour scheme with neon orange highlights.
The Bajaj Pulsar 180F has been introduced to plug the small gap between the naked Pulsar 180 and the Pulsar 220F. At INR 86,500 (ex-showroom), the Pulsar 180F is only INR 1,500 more than the Pulsar 180 and INR 12,200 less than the 220F.
That said, the Bajaj Pulsar 180F won’t sport mechanical changes. The motorcycle is powered by a 178.6cc 2-valve, air-cooled DTS-i motor that produces 17 bhp of max power at 8500 and a peak torque of 14.22 Nm at 6500. The engine is paired with a five-speed gearbox. The Pulsar 180F uses the braking hardware of the naked sibling with a 260 mm front disc and a 230 mm rear disc, while single-channel ABS is standard. The motorcycle rides on 17-inch alloys that wrap on a 120-section rear and 90-section front tubeless tyres.
No doubt the introduction of the Bajaj Pulsar 180F marks a new chapter in the Indian market, as no player fields a faired motorcycle in the 180cc segment. And here is another attempt by Bajaj Auto to revive the Pulsar 180’s fortunes.