A Bajaj Pulsar equipped with ABS has been spotted testing. The bike is said to be the Pulsar 150, but could possibly even be the updated 180. While that remains uncertain, what isn’t, is that both the 150 and the 180 will have to get the safety feature before the government’s deadline of April 2019.
The bike in the spy image features a belly pan similar to the one that has recently made its way (along with updated decals) to the Pulsar 150 Twin Disc. That said, Bajaj could also be working on an updated version of the Pulsar 180, which will also use a similar belly pan, and get other cosmetic updates along with the inclusion of ABS.
Another Bajaj bike that was also spotted testing the safety feature is the 220F. We believe the 150, 180 and the 220F will be equipped with a single-channel ABS unit, similar to the one found on the NS200 and the RS200.
For reference, the ABS-equipped RS200 costs around Rs 12,000 more than the non-ABS model. However, we will not be surprised to see a smaller price hike for the ABS models of the Pulsar 150, 180 and 220, given how important they are to the brand and also because they operate in a more price sensitive segment of the market.
Other manufacturers, like Royal Enfield, KTM and Honda, have already begun launching ABS versions of their current models.