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 74,972
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Bajaj Pulsar 180 News

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Bajaj unveils Pulsar NS150 in Colombia
By Jeo George Posted on Jan,01,14 12:39 PM

Prior to its launch in the Indian market, Bajaj has showcased the much anticipated Pulsar NS150 in a media event in Colombia. A successor to the highe

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Bajaj to showcase revamped Pulsar 150, 180 in Auto Expo 2014
By Prashant Singh Posted on Jan,01,23 12:54 PM

India’s leading two wheeler manufacturer Bajaj Auto, already confirmed the launch of refreshed and new Pulsar in Auto Expo. Now some spyshots of the b

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The Pulsar brand achieves 5 million mark in sales.
By Shantonil Posted on May,05,03 11:40 AM

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Bajaj to increase production of Pulsar
By Gaadi Team Posted on Nov,11,25 1:56 PM

Bajaj Auto is going to increase the production of its bike Pulsar. The company wants to ramp up the production of the bike to 90,000 units per month i

User Reviews View all Write A Review

pulsar 180
by Posted on Jul,06,2016 at 03:45 AM

Pros great look average mileage perfect comfort goof perfomance

Cons heavy weight

i like pulsar i already buyed the pulsar 150 and i upgraded to 180 nice performance
unbeatable perfomance comfort stile

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good experiance
by Posted on May,18,2015 at 13:57 PM

Pros style is very good-avarage milage-comfortable ok- overall good

Cons good

one of the best bike for 180cc..... good pickup... milage also not bad .....

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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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By latheesh Posted on Jul,23,2016 at 14:49 PM

Very good bike

By hellboy Posted on Feb,27,2016 at 21:23 PM

super bike

By amit malakar Posted on Dec,07,2015 at 17:28 PM

pulsar enverygine is bad

By thakur kamlesh Posted on Nov,18,2015 at 17:58 PM

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By satheesh.k Posted on Nov,18,2015 at 17:09 PM

so good..................0

By satheesh.k Posted on Nov,18,2015 at 17:09 PM

good Experience and super..................

By AKSHAY KUMAR Posted on Aug,16,2015 at 17:02 PM

My question is about pulsar 180 cc bike chain problem.few of my friends r complaining about chain issue is it true or
false i want correct answer please help me regarding this issue soon....

By rahul kale Posted on Aug,07,2015 at 11:35 AM

pulsar 180 best performance but bad suspension shock absorbers

By vishwanath Posted on Aug,04,2015 at 15:03 PM

Great bike with well in performance. The ride is good

By basavaraj winner Posted on May,04,2015 at 16:34 PM

i love pulsar 180 in my draem bike

Bajaj Pulsar 180 Price

Rs 74,972
ex-showroom price