Test rode the Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-Fi — Yogesh Sarkar

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Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-FI

Test rode the Bajaj 220 DTS-Fi

August 27, 2007

Pulsar 220 DTS-Fi was one of the most awaited motorcycles in India and you can guess how exited I was, BCMTouring was invited to its official in Delhi on the 26th of June by Auto (more about here ).

Even though on day I did get to ride it on the dyno, I just get the feel of the bike. However all changed yesterday when I got a to ride the swanking new Ebony Pulsar 220 DTS-Fi, which has purchased on the 22nd of August on this here ).

He has already 450kms on the bike and according to he is getting a fantastic mileage of 55 kms to a of petrol! Now that mileage is due to the that Eric is being with the bike, and is not riding 65kmph for the time being. I have a feeling that the wouldn’t drip below even when he starts her.

Now back to my riding experience, is a list of things I loved the Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-Fi:

box . Any one who owns the older generations of knows how temperamental the gearbox can be at this is something that is missing from the 220. In the gear box is so smooth that the changes are almost telepathic!

. This is the best part of the 220 and I a feeling that Bajaj has got a in its hand; the engine is super and vibration free. Also the growl and exhaust note is good as well, though not in the league of the Pulsar 180 classic.

Torque . It has a fantastic torque due to fuel injection and the bike is to lunge forward with a on the twist of the throttle in any gear! ensures that the bike cleanly from as low as 35kmph in the gear and its roll on is the fastest in its

Ergonomics . Ergonomically the Pulsar 220 is fantastic, the wide yet firm ensures that while most of your … is on the itself, instead of hanging both sides. Clip-on is good as well, though I am not sure how comfortable they be for 12+ hour riding days we normally do. As for seat – foot peg well I am not really a fan of the Pulsar 220 in aspect, but might become one having ridden the bike for few but some how I feel my Pulsar 180 is comfortable in this aspect.

Headlight . I really commend for once again doing bid for rider safety and introducing the parabolic headlights in India (In you don’t know, Bajaj was the first bike to come up 35/35w 12v headlight in India). The low spread is good and the high looks quite effective, the real test would on the highways.

Brakes . Contrary to belief in India, introducing disc brakes on Pulsar 220 has a fantastic move by Bajaj. The 230mm disc is a progressive one and locks up under heavy while the 260mm front works in the same manner as on older Pulsars and provides amount of bite to stop the in a jiffy.

Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-FI

Rearview mirrors . When I saw the mirrors being mounted on the I thought they wouldn’t as good a view as handlebar rearview mirrors, but on the on contrary offer a better view due to the your elbows aren’t in the of sight! They look as well so most of the people keep them on, which is for the safety aspect.

Now here the list of things I didn’t

Looks . I never quite the looks of the Bajaj Pulsar 220 or for that matter newer pulsars. For starters I feel the is too sharp when compared rest of the bikes, the big flat doesn’t helps in this either! In fact I never liked the fairing; I would to see Bajaj launching a … of the 220 with maybe a more styling.

Though in Black color bike didn’t look as bad as it in blue color.

Foot peg . Like I said while about the ergonomics of the bike, I quite like the seat – peg position. Maybe it was due to the fact I am not to that kind of riding but Bajaj could have made it better.

Well about it, I guess I might be to come with a longer of things I didn’t liked if I had the bike more extensively and had it not in the running in phase.

The above Pulsar 220 DTS-Fi is going to with us next month; in if we are right then this be the first 220 to have done trip. This is where the powers and weaknesses of this will come to light and I be there to document them. So watching this space for a review…

Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-FI
Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-FI
Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-FI
Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-FI
Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-FI
Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-FI

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