Bajaj Pulsar 250 Spotted Testing For The First Time: We recently reported that Bajaj Auto is working on 250cc Pulsar NS and Pulsar RS, and in one of the latest updates, the Pulsar NS250 has been spotted testing on the roads for the first time ever. The 250cc bike has been spotted on the outskirts of Pune where Bajaj’s production facility is located. Here are the spy photos of the upcoming motorcycle:
Though the motorcycle is heavily camouflaged, one can clearly see the telescopic front forks, rear monoshock suspension, black alloy wheels, an edgy design for the rearview mirrors, split seats, a short rear fender, an LED-projector headlight with DRLs, a smart rear tyre hugger, a short upswept exhaust system, an underseat LED tail-light and a new set of pillion grab rails.
As per the details available, unlike the liquid-cooled Pulsar NS200, the NS250 would be powered by an all-new 250cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected, oil-cooled engine, and it is expected to generate around 24HP of maximum power, which is less than 24.5HP developed by the Pulsar NS200.
However, NS250 is expected to be torquier than the NS200, which is good for 18.5Nm of peak torque. It seems like Bajaj is planning to launch the NS250 with a very aggressive price tag, to make it capable enough to compete with the likes of other value-for-money motorcycles like the Suzuki Gixxer 250 and the Yamaha FZ 250.
Bajaj Pulsar series currently has 125, 150, 160, 180, 200, and 220cc engine options. In addition to the 250cc model of the Pulsar NS and Pulsar RS, Bajaj Auto is also said to be working on Avenger 250 cruiser motorcycle and the Pulsar AS250 adventure motorcycle. In terms of availability, NS250 is expected to launch in the Indian markets by the end of this year.
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