Bajaj Pulsar NS 250 & RS 250 In Works | Expected Launch Date, Price, & Specs In India
According to some sources from the automotive industry, Bajaj Pulsar NS 250 is now in its initial development stage and could be revealed in the Indian market in early 2021. Pulsar NS 250 is expected to make its entry into the market by next year. The fully-faired version Pulsar RS 250 could also be launched soon after the NS 250 Launch.
Bajaj has recently revealed the Dominar 250 in the Indian market. The deliveries of Dominar 250 will commence from next month as it has already started reaching various dealerships. Due to the launch of Dominar 250, The possibility of the Pulsar NS250 launch in India is solid.
Bajaj Could launch both the naked NS 250 as well as its faired sibling the Pulsar Rs 250. Currently, the flagship bike in the Pulsar lineup is the NS 200. Recently there are a lot of exciting products in the 250cc segment and they generate good sales numbers.
The demand for premium and affordable 250cc bikes in India is increasing day by day and Pulsar NS 250 and Dominar 250 will help Bajaj to share some space in this booming segment.
So, here is the Expected Specification Table and quick Overview Of the Bajaj Pulsar NS 250
|Model||Bajaj Puslar NS 250/ Bajaj Pulasr Rs 250|
|Price||Rs. 1.5 – Rs 1.6 Lakhs INR|
|Expected Launch Date In India||Early 2021|
Specification Of Bajaj Pulsar NS 250
Note: These are just expected values, the actual values will be updated post-launch.
|Engine||249CC, 1-cylinder, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4-valves Engine|
|Fuel Supply||Fuel Injection|
|Cooling System||Liquid Cooling|
|Maximum Power||29-30 PS|
|Peak Torque||22-23 NM|
|Front Brakes||300 MM Four Piston Fixed Calipers|
|Rear Brakes||230 MM Single Piston Floating Calipers|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic Forks|
|Kerb Weight||170 KG Approx|
|Mileage||30-35 KMPL Approx|
|Top Speed||150 KMPH Approx|
|Expected Price||Rs 1.5- Rs 1.6 Lakhs INR|
The new Pulsar NS 250 and RS 250 will be inspired by the same design as the Pulsar NS 200 & RS 200. However, the new pulsar’s will have a more aggressive design and fresh & new graphics.
Pulsar NS 250 will share its engine with Its KTM Sibling The Duke 250, Similarly, as the Pulsar NS 200 shares its Engine with the Duke 200. However, the other hardware components like the Suspensions, Chassis, and Brakes will be different.
Bajaj may ditch the USD Front forks, for telescopic forks to keep cost in check. Also, the rear mono-shock will be from Nitrox instead of WP. The chassis of The Pulsar NS 250 will be perimeter type and not the trellis as used for Duke 250.
Bajaj may skip some of the premium features like the Supermoto ABS and slipper clutch in the Pulsar NS 250 and RS 250 to keep Cost in check.
Engine & Performance
The Bajaj Pulsar NS 250 will its engine with the KTM Duke 250. It will have the same 250cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected, liquid-cooled engine as the Duke 250. The power and torque output may be slightly lower than the Duke 250. Also, the Power delivery could be tweaked in the NS 250.
The engine will be mated to a 6-speed gearbox. It may not have the slipper clutch system as the duke 250. Most likely the engine could come with a SOHC setup instead of a DOHC.
Let’s see if it matches the brutal acceleration of the KTM Duke 250. The Pulsar RS 250 will have a better top-end performance than the NS 250. The top speed could be in the range of 145 KMPH to 155 KMPH ( I am talking about the V-box tested, not the Speedo Indicated)
Chassis, Brakes & Suspension
Pulsar NS 250 and Rs 250 will use the Bajaj’s tried and tested perimeter frame. The perimeter frame is already used in the Dominar 400 as well as the pulsar NS 200.
The Braking duties will be taken care of by a 300mm four-piston calliper ByBre brake at the front and a 230mm single-piston floating calliper brakes at the rear. It will come with a Dual-channel ABS as standard, however, it may miss out on the supermoto ABS modes like the Duke 250.
The suspension duties will be taken care of by a conventional telescopic front fork, while the rear end will be equipped with a Nitrox Mono-Shock. It will most likely lose out on USD Front Forks like the Dominar 250 to keep the production cost low.
The new-gen Pulsar is expected to feature an all-new fully digital instrument cluster like the Dominar 250 has. The instrument cluster will show important data like the gear position, Tachometer, and trip meters.
Coming to the Lighting department, Pulsar NS 250 could be equipped with all-LED bright headlamps like the Dominar 250. The turn signals and tail lights will also be LED.
The pulsar NS 250 & Pulsar RS 250 could also borrow some modern and useful features from the Duke 250 like the Side stand indicator and side stand engine cut off switch.
CompetitonOf Bajaj Pulsar NS 250 & RS 250
If the 250 pulsar twins are launched in the Indian market, they have a tough battle ahead. Recently a lot of brands have introduced 250cc motorcycle in India. here are some of the major competitors.
- KTM DUKE 250
- SUZUKI GIXXER 250
- YAMAHA FZ 25
- HONDA CBR 250R
The pricing of these two bikes will play an important factor in their place in this competitive segment. As there are already amazing bikes sold in the 250CC Segment.
We all want bajaj to launch the Pulsar 250 twins in India ASAP. Pulsar series of bikes have given Bajaj some of the most successful products in the Indian market and the status of sports bikes for the mass, manufacturer badge.
Definitely, The Pulsar NS 250 will be a great product in the Bajaj Lineup and Also it is the right time to retire The Pulsar 200 from the Flagship Position. The Pulsar series of Bjajaj has an amazing love among the youth buyers of India, and this will definitely help Bajaj find a spot in the 250cc segment.
So, let’s see if Bajaj once again amazes us with an all-new Pulsar 250 as they did with the NS 200.
It is expected to launch in India in early 2021.
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