Precisely two decades on since the arrival of the original Pulsar, Bajaj Auto has today launched the all-new Bajaj Pulsar F250 and N250, the most powerful motorcycles yet under the Pulsar sub-brand. The Bajaj Pulsar N250 is a naked streetfighter style motorcycle priced at Rs 1.38 lakh, while the semi-faired Bajaj Pulsar F250 is priced at Rs 1.40 lakh (ex-showroom).
Both new Pulsars, in Bajaj’s words, follow the ‘sculptural purity’ design principle, and giving them a stronger sense of identity is a new LED projector headlight flanked by reverse-boomerang LED daytime running lights. Both Pulsars employ chunkier tyres (100/80 R17 at the front, 130/70 R17 at the rear), have bigger disc brakes (300 mm up front, 230 mm at the end) with single-channel ABS.
Seat height for both the Pulsar N250 and F250 (which employ a new tubular frame) is rated at 795 mm, wheelbase is rated 1,351 mm, and ground clearance is pegged at 165 mm. The fuel tank capacity is 14 litres for both bikes. Upfront, both the Pulsar N250 and F250 employ a 37 mm telescopic fork, and at the back is a new mono-shock. Kerb weight for the Pulsar N250 is rated at 162 kg, while the Pulsar F250 weighs 164 kg.
At the heart of both the Pulsar N250 and F250 is a new, oil-cooled, 249 cc DTS-i engine with a peak output of 24.5 hp and 21.5 Nm torque. This engine is mated to a five-speed gearbox with a slip-and-assist clutch.
Also new on the Pulsar F250 and N250 is an ‘Infinity Display’ instrument console devoid of bezels and houses a gear position indicator, a distance-to-empty readout, and a range indicator, a clock. A USB mobile charging slot is located near the fuel tank flap.