Bajaj has brought back the Pulsar 180 at Rs 1.08 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Bajaj website also no longer contains the semi-faired Pulsar 180F that made its debut in 2019, and it’s likely that the new Pulsar 180 has replaced that model.
Bajaj Pulsar 180 returns
Features the same engine and hardware from Pulsar 180F
Costs Rs 10,000 less the 180F
2021 Bajaj Pulsar 180: engine
Powering the Pulsar 180 is a 178.6cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that produces peak output figures of 17hp at 8,500rpm and 14.2Nm at 6,500rpm – 0.2hp and 0.3Nm less than the Pulsar 180F. This engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
2021 Bajaj Pulsar 180: chassis and features
The Pulsar 180 is essentially the same bike as the 180F that it replaces, sans the half-fairing. It uses the same conventional halogen headlight and an LED tail-lamp, while the digi-analogue instrument cluster has been carried over as well.
The chassis and hardware components are the same, too, with a telescopic fork and monoshock handling suspension duties, while braking is handled by a 280mm front disc and a 230mm rear disc; single-channel ABS comes as standard. The lack of major bodywork means the Pulsar 180 weighs 145kg – nearly 10kg lighter than the 180F.
2021 Bajaj Pulsar 180: price and availability
The 2021 Pulsar 180 is available in two colours – Laser Black and Nuclear Blue. At its current price point, the new Pulsar will take on the likes of motorcycles like the TVS Apache RTR 180 and Honda Hornet 2.0.