Bajaj Auto, one of the top four two-wheeler manufacturers in India, is all set to roll out the Pulsar 180F shortly. The bike has started reaching the showrooms and some dealers are already accepting bookings.
Here’s what you need to know about the latest bike in the Pulsar series.
The Pulsar 180F looks strikingly similar to the bigger 220F. Bajaj, for a while now, has been incorporating parts and features from its larger bikes in the Pulsar series to the smaller variants. The bodywork of the 180F, likewise, has been borrowed from the Pulsar 220F. Nonetheless, the 180F still has some cosmetic changes like contrasting body graphics near the headlight, on the rear grab handles, and on the fairing. The 180F logo is painted in a contrasting shade on the tailpiece. There’s also the plastic belly pan fairing which is absent in the Pulsar 220.
Powertrain and underpinnings
The Pulsar 180F retains the same powertrain of its naked siblings. The bike is hauled by an air-cooled 178.6cc motor which produces 17PS power and 14.22Nm peak torque. The engine is mated to a five-speed transmission system. The 180F, like the naked Bajaj Pulsar 180, gets telescopic forks upfront with twin shock absorbers at the back. The bike has rear and front disc brakes. The vehicle weighs higher than the standard 180 because of the fairing assembly.
Absence of ABS
The Pulsar 180F, surprisingly, doesn’t get the antilock braking system (ABS), despite the government’s order to equip all bikes above 125cc engine displacement, with the apparatus on and from 1 April. While the 180F is not entirely a new model, buyers are likely to opt for an ABS-bike, keeping in mind the mandate.
The Bajaj Pulsar 180F has an ex-showroom price of INR86,500. It is INR1,500 cheaper than its naked sibling which is available at INR85,011 ex-showroom price. With INR1,500 extra, buyers get a semi-faring and a projector headlamp on the vehicle.
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