2009 Bajaj Pulsar 180 and 150, coming soon…

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Being a girl. I was wondering that why man are so much attracted towards Pulsar Bajaj DTS-i want to do a research on it and came across with this article regarding new launch of 2009 Bajaj Pulsar 180 and 150.which I want to share with you all.

The innovation of Pulsar DTS-i by Bajaj was a revolution in its own right. The first version of the Pulsar bike itself was a huge success. With its masculine and hardy body structure, the Pulsar was a massive hit among the die-hard biker fans. And then came the all-new Pulsar  with an in-built DTS-i technology. The new look of Pulsar DTS-I although is very much similar to its first edition but the new version carries an élan with it.

Power-packed with a host of new-fangled technologies, the DTS-i Pulsar has embarked on new the system of digital biking in India.

Bajaj Auto would soon be introducing to the world, an updated Bajaj Pulsar 180 DTSi, while the updated Pulsar 150 and 200 DTSi would be launched later

Looks Built:

Before we get into the technical nitty-gritty’s of the new bike, one critical improvement needs to be mentioned. The overall quality of parts on this new breed of bikes from the Pune-based bike-maker has improved significantly compared to the first generation Pulsars. The plastics, fittings and other cycle parts have a sturdy feel to them and the new Pulsar is definitely a well-put-together motorcycle.

However, the finish on certain parts like indicator holders and the side panel locks could have been better. Once the sight reaches the trademark Pulsar fuel-tank, first thing you notice is the addition of tank shrouds that it borrows from the bigger Pulsar 200 DTSi. Couple that to the beefy 37mm front telescopic suspension (borrowed from the Bajaj Auto’s flagship product, the Pulsar 220 DTS-Fi) and what you get is a more aggressive-streetfighter-like Pulsar 180 Ditsy.

Powertrain:

The new Pulsar retains the same five-speed gearbox from the earlier models albeit with minor changes to the gear ratios. The gearing has been shortened a bit and the first gear feels very short. The Bajaj RD has focused on improving mid-range and ride ability of the new Pulsar which gives it a strong punchy feel from 3Ks all the way up to the redline at 9,500rpm.

The gearshifts are slick and precise with each gear change giving that confident feel of the gear getting slot in harmony. The roll-ons directly benefit from the Pulsar’s added power and torque as slotted in 5th cog – the bike did the 30-70km/h dash in remarkable 9.23 seconds.

Ride Feel:

The ergonomics on the new Pulsar 180 too have been altered to complete the new bike’s sporty appeal. The view from the seat also gets more lively and spirited with the white-dial digital console and the clip-on handlebars from the 220. The clip-on’s really make for a sporty riding posture just adequate enough to do spirited riding but they will not be uncomfortable in the stop-and-go city traffic.

The split-seat from the bigger Pulsars further adds to the new bike’s charm. But as mentioned earlier, there is a lot more to the new Pulsar 180, than what meets the eye. The wheelbase is increased by 25mm (from 1320mm to 1345mm) while sharing the handling duties with the double-downtube chassis is the oval-section swingarm taken from the Pulsar 200/220 inventory

Motor Might:

Bajaj Pulsar 180 DTS-i

Unlike the norm with bike-makers in India, Bajaj Auto has actually given this new Pulsar 180 additional firepower to go with its rekindled spirit. The 178cc motor has been tuned further and it now makes 17.02PS of power at 8,500rpm. The performance-centred tuning on the new Pulsar 180 makes it one of the quickest bike’s off-the-line in its class.


The bike weighs two kilograms less than the Pulsar 200 DTSi but also makes marginally less power – however, in terms of performance she manages to post times comparable to the 200. During our test for the 0-60km/h run she posted an acceleration time of 4.64 seconds and the 100km/h mark came in just 14 seconds. Very impressive!

Living with it:

Staying true to its sporty roots and stylish aura, the fourth generation Pulsar 180 does away with the kick lever and the heel-toe gear shifter seen on the earlier models too gets trashed for a sportier toe-shift lever. The fatter MRF rubber too comes directly from the larger Pulsars and gives the 180 a much planted feel, though the increased contact patch coupled with extra weight does require a little more effort to corner the new 180 than its earlier variants.

Fuel efficiency is not great but just enough as the fatter rubber and increased mass does affect the over fuel consumption of the new Pulsar. In our tests, the 180 returned us an overall fuel efficiency figure of 54.3kmpl, which is not great, but if you consider the performance and the additional power, it is quite a respectable figure.

Verdict:

All in all it’s a very good effort from Bajaj Auto to capitalize on the Pulsar lineage and strengthen the Pulsar brand even more. Priced also very very competitively, at Rs. 62,890 (Ex-showroom, Pune), this sort of an upgrade to the original top end Pulsar is only good news for its very many fans.

Though better would be the launch news of the new Pulsar 200 and the flagship Pulsar in the pipeline.

Bajaj Pulsar 180 DTS-i
Bajaj Pulsar 180 DTS-i
Bajaj Pulsar 180 DTS-i
Bajaj Pulsar 180 DTS-i

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