Bajaj’s newest motorbike to obtain the now-mandatory safety tech is the Pulsar 180F. Priced at Rs 94,278, it prices round Rs 7,800 greater than the non-ABS outfitted mannequin that was launched at Rs 86,500 (costs, ex-showroom Pune). The 2019 Bajaj Pulsar 180F ABS on-road street price, in the meantime, is pegged at Rs 1.15 lakh.
The Pulsar 180F is a reasonably new mannequin from the corporate – it was launched only some months in the past in January this 12 months. On the time, we had been fairly shocked to see that it wasn’t launched with ABS since its launch was so near the government-mandated deadline. Nonetheless, it appears to be like like Bajaj used the couple of months earlier than the April 1 deadline to promote the motorbike at a lower cost. Nonetheless, that interval has now ended and in keeping with sellers, so has inventory of the non-ABS Pulsar 180F. It’s now obtainable solely with ABS. Many sellers are but to get the ABS-equipped motorbike in inventory, however most have begun accepting bookings for a similar for an quantity Rs 500.
Whereas this takes the worth of the 180F up, it nonetheless stays away from the Pulsar 220F ABS that’s priced at Rs 1.05 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune). Talking of the 220F, that’s the place the 180F will get its half-faring from, together with the dual vertically-stacked headlights. The 180F additionally encompasses a neon color and graphics scheme, and a matte black paintjob. Nonetheless, apart from these beauty modifications and the addition of single-channel ABS, the bike stays mechanically equivalent to the usual Pulsar 180. It makes use of the identical 178.6cc, single-cylinder, four-valve engine that makes round 17hp and 14.2Nm of torque. This engine comes paired to a 5-speed gearbox.
Curiously, the Pulsar 180F is the one half-faired motorbike (with ABS) in its class, as Yamaha is but to replace the 149cc Fazer-FI with the protection tech. The Bajaj additionally sees competitors from Suzuki’s Gixxer SF, costs for which begin at Rs 99,340 (ex-showroom, Pune).