Bajaj Pulsar N250, Pulsar F250 launched in India
After what seems like ages, Bajaj has finally updated the Pulsar with the launch of the new 2022 Pulsar N250 and Pulsar F250. It is important to note that this is the next generation of the standard Pulsar range (Pulsar 150/180/220) and not the RS or NS series.
Pulsar N250, Pulsar F250 design
One look at the new Pulsars, especially the N250, and only one thing comes to mind – Yamaha! The projector headlamp of the naked bike looks like a cross between those of the MT-15 and the FZ25, which is not very reassuring, to begin with. The F250 is basically the same bike, but with a half fairing.
The new models have a curved fuel tank, split seats and grip rails, as well as elevated clip-on handlebars, and a redesigned exhaust muffler that is identical to that seen on the Dominar 400 and 250. The rear has also been revised, but the tail lamp continues with its split design to give it that characteristic Pulsar family look.
The alloy wheels of the new models are lifted directly from the Pulsar RS250/NS250. However, the instrument clusters are all-new and shared between both models.
Pulsar N250, Pulsar F250 engine & gearbox
Both models are powered by a 249cc, SOHC, oil-cooled engine that produces 24.5hp and 21.5Nm, placing them between the Bajaj Pulsar 220 (20.4hp/18.5Nm) and the Dominar 250 (27hp/23.5Nm). This engine is mated to a five-speed manual transmission with a slip and assist clutch.
Pulsar N250, Pulsar F250 cycle parts
This is the first time a non-NS/RS Pulsar receives a rear monoshock. To implement this functionality, the frame and swingarm must be separate pieces. This thorough overhaul of the Pulsar’s foundations is supposed to improve the Pulsar’s dynamics, and it’s been a long time coming. Meanwhile, the front suspension is a traditional telescopic fork.
The bikes include single-channel ABS with a 300mm disc up front and a 230mm disc at the back. The new Pulsars weigh 162kg for the N250 and 164kg for the F250 and feature a 14-litre fuel tank.
Pulsar N250, Pulsar F250 price in India
The N250 is priced at Rs 1.38 lakh, while the F250 costs Rs 2,000 more at Rs 1.40 lakh, both ex-showroom.