The 2020 Bajaj Pulsar 250 is a bike that has been speculated for some time now. Now that Bajaj is busy with updating its current lineup to meet with BS6 emission norms there is no official announcement about this vehicle. But we think that this bike mike make it to the Indian markets this year. With the introduction of the BS6 engine on the KTM 250, Bajaj might also launch the Pulsar 250. This might be the epitome of the Pulsar lineup. Recently an under tyred version of the Dominar has been spotted which has also raised suspension about this bike is the Dominar 250.
What we expect is the Pulsar 250 will have the styling as on the NS200 and RS200. The vehicle will be launched as a naked streetfighter and a fared version. The engine on duty will be the 248cc engine from the KTM Duke 250. This engine will be slightly detuned and be made BS6 compliant. The bike will get a remapped ECU for better low-end torque. This engine has been a very promising engine as on the KTM Duke 250 but there is no KTM RC 250 and this puts it out of competition with the Honda CBR 250. With the Pulsar RS250, it will make it a good competition for the CBR250R. The engine will be tuned for city driving and this will result in a better economy. The competition to the naked version which will be the Pulsar NS250 will be the Yamaha FZ250 and the Gixxer 250. The power figures of this engine are expected to be around 24- 26 bhp.
The bike will get an updated instrument cluster which might be seen on the BS6 update of the Pulsar NS200 and Pulsar RS200. The 2020 Bajaj Pulsar 250 might get a slipper clutch which might be the first time for a Pulsar. The bike might also feature LED headlight and tail lamps. The neon paint scheme might also come to this vehicle. The alloy wheel design will also be different from those on the lower spec Pulsar. It will be closer to that of the Dominar. A high chance of this bike to get a split instrument cluster exists.
The seating on the bike will be comfortable. The riders triangle will be on the comfortable side but the footpegs will be slightly rear set. The bike will get clip-on handlebars but they will have a sweep to provide a raise. The seat might be a split seat setup to give it a sporty look. Overall the new design will be a mix of Pulsar and Dominar. This bike will bridge the gap between the Pulsar 220 and the Dominar 400.
The launch of this bike is expected post BS6 deadline. For now, Bajaj will focus on making their exsisting lineup BS6 compliant. The launch of the Pulsar RS200 and Pulsar NS200 is expected to be the next BS6 launch. The company has already made the Pulsar 125 BS6 compliant. We also expect the same colours scheme to make it on the NS200 and RS200.