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.
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.