The most important change in the new Pulsars is that the engines will now be BS-IV compliant – in keeping with Government’s emissions norms that will come into effect starting April 2017. The Laser Edge Collection, as the 2017 Pulsar range is called, comprises the NS 200 and the RS 200 on the higher end. The motorcycles catering to the lower segments are the Pulsars 135 LS, 150 and 180. The updates on them include a new dual tone colour scheme, refreshed body graphics and blue backlighting for the clocks.
2017 Bajaj Pulsar 220F
Powered by the same 220 cc engine churning out 20.7 bhp and 19.12 Nm, the new Pulsar 220F gets new dual colour paint scheme and the addition of a manual choke.
Rs 89,645 (ex-Chennai)
2017 Bajaj Pulsar RS 200
The faired sibling of the NS 200 is now offered in two more paint schemes-racing blue and graphite black. While the automatic headlamp on feature is new on this one too, it continues to be offered with fuel injection, ABS and twin projector headlamps. Even the exhaust receives some tinkering.
Rs 1.22 lakh (ex-Chennai)
2017 Bajaj Pulsar NS 200
The naked sport now gets an automatic headlamp function along with new graphics and three new colours including mirage white. In order to allow Bajaj Auto to sell it at the price point it is offered at now, the bike misses out on features like fuel injection, ABS and twin projector headlamps but gets a new belly pan.Rs 93,569 (ex-Chennai)
2017 Bajaj Pulsar 150
The Pulsar 150’s 149 cc, four-stroke, DTS-I air-cooled, single-cylinder engine continues to do duty in the new model with its output of 15.06 bhp at 9,000 rpm and 12.5 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm–it’s new BS-IV compliant is expected in a few weeks. Besides the above mentioned cosmetic updates, the 2017 Pulsar 150 gets carbon-fibre accents and tubeless tyres as standard. Rs 73,455 (ex-Chennai)
2017 Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS
The new Pulsar 135 LS is powered by a (now BS-IV compliant) 135 cc single-cylinder engine which churns out 13.3 bhp at 9,000 rpm and 11.4 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm. The other major change is the replacement of the split seat and split grab rail with a single-seat layout and single-piece grab rail, similar to the Pulsar 150. Rs 65,276 (ex-Chennai)
2017 Bajaj Pulsar 180
The new Pulsar 180’s single-cylinder motor produces 17 bhp at 8,500 rpm and 14.22 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. Along with the few minor changes on the skin, it also gets a disc brake at the rear. Rs 76,538 (ex-Chennai)