Editorial Review of the Bajaj Pulsar 180 bike

The Bajaj Pulsar has been one of the legendary motorcycles Indian soil has ever witnessed. Back in 2001, the original Pulsar created an all new creed of 150cc and 180cc motorcycle lovers, due to its beefy appearance and raw power. The motorcycle, still carrying much of the silhoutte of the original version, continues to set the sales chart on fire even after being too long in the tooth. It was, and still for many people, is a door to upper performance segments, without sacrificing on the traits of usability and fuel efficiency. The original 180cc version was discontinued, which was relaunched after few years, and in its present day avatar, it still manages to find many new homes.

In the present form, one particular thing which still exists even after so many years is the big and chiseled fuel tank, with a crease running in the middle of it to provide a comfortable contour for your knees. The bike features a menacing front end look which has become tad too familiar, with twin pilot lamps at both the upper ends, which Bajaj likes to call 'wolf-eyed headlamp'. The rear body panels are pointed upwards, incorporating a set of vertically stacked LED tail lamps within it. Overall design is now a bit dated if compared to the its other present day rivals, but still carries the butch stance needed for a bike of this segment. The Pulsar 180 was the first 'Made-in-India' to feature a combination of a digital-analog instrument panel, and still carries on the same unit, which includes a digital LCD showcasing a digital speedometer, fuel gauge, odometer and trip meter, coupled up with an analog tachometer. It comes with split pillion grab rails and open chain cover to add some extra naked appearance to the overall profile. The clip on handlebars look great and are an evolution over the previous generation model. The fit and finish of the motorcycle is decent but do not match that of typical Honda and Yamaha machines.
The Pulsar has always been known as a tractable machine, which has enough power on offer to quench your appetite of performance. To start with, the motorcycle still carries the same 178.6cc motor of that of its previous generation model, though with some minor as well as major tweaks, and is now able to deliver the maximum power and torque ratings of 17.02 PS and 14.22 Nm respectively. The engine may have a gruff note on its operation and refinement levels may not be on par with its rivals from Honda and Yamaha, but the power delivery is punchy enough to give the rider oodles of confidence. The mid-range performance of Pulsar 180 is brilliant enough to be equally confident in both city commuting and highway jaunts. The torque is in abundance, which makes it an ideal tool for those long highway jaunts.
The ride quality is where the Pulsar 180 still manages to outshine many motorcycles available out there. The suspension setup of telescopic front forks and gas charged rear springs give out a stress free plush ride, even over some big bumps. It is this aspect of the motorcycle which has undercut every other competition of it. Though the front end is a bit heavy, but handling this 180cc commuter from Bajaj is not that ponderous amidst the city traffic. Braking is also on a better side, though a rear disc could have done wonders for it. Overall, at the end of the day, it manages to bring a smile on your face, rather than sweat on your forehead, owing to its comfort and ride factors.
To sum it up, Bajaj Pulsar 180 can be billed as a premium commuter which accomplishes the daily commuting from point A to point B with a quicker pace and comfort as compared to basic commuters positioned below it, without sacrificing much on the fronts of fuel efficiency and maintenance. Its a trustful machine which has made a rock solid reputation in its run for more than one and a half decade, and it is still going strong, even after facing such a stiff competition from its modern day rivals which are far better equipped than it, one of them is its very own new sibling – the Pulsar NS200.

Bajaj Pulsar 180 Specifications

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 2035 mm
Overall Width 765 mm
Overall Height 1115 mm
Ground Clearance 165 mm


Max Torque 14.22Nm
Displacement 178.6 cc
Max Power 17.02PS
No of cylinders 1

Weight & Fuel Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity 15 liters
Reserve 3.2 liters
Dry Weight 145 kg


Wheel type Alloys
Tyre Front 90/90 x 17inches
Tyre Rear 120/80 x 17inches

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Bajaj Pulsar 180 Colors

  • Sapphire Blue
  • Ebony Black
  • Pearl Metallic White
  • Cocktail Wine Red

Bajaj Pulsar 180 Price

Bajaj Pulsar 180 in New Delhi

Rs 71,279
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User Reviews View all Write A Review

Pulsar-180 regenerated
by Posted on Jan,13,2015 at 23:32 PM

Pros Great looks and design, mileage and performance, good build quality

Cons heavy weight, fair average

The pulsar 180 is best in performance with great power delivery and smooth riding
experience.The 180cc engine is smooth and well refined which delivers 37 kmpl in city and
41 kmpl in highway average. The dual color and graphics are good in design and
acceleration is faster than pulsar 150 and xtreme.

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Pulsar is good
by Posted on Jan,04,2015 at 00:03 AM

Pros Powerful engine, Great look, good mileage and performance

Cons split seats, heavy bars

Great bike with well in performance. The ride is good.

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by Posted on Oct,01,2014 at 17:09 PM

Pros good

Cons good


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Pulsar 180
by Posted on Aug,24,2014 at 16:02 PM

Pros 1000

Cons Bajaj

Hapur Road Pulsar 180 of India. Home Deepak Mittal of India.

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by Posted on Aug,09,2014 at 18:32 PM

Pros Digital display and Low maintenance.

Cons Heavy weight, performance and looks,

I have been using this for 3 years and have done 20,000 KM. It is not good after all. at
the beginning it went upto 131km/h but now barely reaches 120. it weights too much and is
too uncomfortable if you travel more than 20kms. Average is fine around 40km/l.

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Leave a Comment


By arup datta Posted on Dec,11,2014 at 16:10 PM

very nice bike

By srivastava Posted on Jun,28,2014 at 06:02 AM

I like this byk very much no matter it's feed back is gud or bad grls r realy getting crazy to see ths byk tht's
enough for impression to every one ha...ha..haa

By candy Posted on Jun,26,2014 at 22:29 PM

its been 3 years driving a pulsar 180 ug4 , problems occur but these are machines and they aredestined for it. my top
speed is 137km/h with pillion passenger n 748kms n 60 hours.,. n i still love her,.,,all depends how you drive her in
her first 15000 km

By Sumeet Bhalla Posted on May,29,2014 at 15:59 PM

Pros - Bike is good at its core. Cons - The service centers will try to replace almost all the parts when ever you go
for service. My Advise - Please do not go to authorized servie dealers after your free service finishes. This will save
you a lot of mo

By PRADEEP Posted on May,22,2014 at 14:18 PM

milage is very bad & engine maximum 1 year ok ..,NICE LOOKING and girls was os like the bike .

By Posted on May,05,2014 at 16:36 PM


By chandan gupta Posted on Apr,28,2014 at 12:30 PM

very nice pulsar 180

By haider ali Posted on Apr,27,2014 at 12:50 PM

most simple and stylish bike ever made in that range...

By arjun sharma Posted on Apr,22,2014 at 15:31 PM

looks is sooooo owsm nd hendeeling is too comfortable.....

By Vivek.B Posted on Jul,06,2013 at 18:45 PM

I own Bajaj pulsar 180cc its just 1year old and in this one year i enjoyed a lot at the same time faced lot of problems,
its looks are really awesome than any other pulsar and comfort okay, MIleage 40km/ltr. With out kicker is really Bad
because for me it