Bajaj Auto has revealed some interesting details about the Pulsar brand to Forbes. For starters, Bajaj denied the possibility of creating a 125cc Pulsar stating that while people would love to have a new, entry-level Pulsar, it would not be desirable for the company's bottom line. Apart from an update on the 125cc Pulsar, MD, Bajaj Auto also stated that the two-wheeler brand would overhaul the existing Pulsar range. He said that the new emission norms would serve as a great opportunity to introduce the model range in new avatar. Previously, the Pulsar range received upgrades in 2017 when the BS-IV norms came into effect.
While it’s too early to speculate, it is expected that there will be a visual overhaul of the motorcycle range. LED headlights and smartphone connectivity are in demand and it would not be a big surprise to see these upgrades on the next-generation models. The motorcycle would also receive new graphics to add to the look. New safety norms, which are scheduled to come into effect from April 1, 2019, make ABS mandatory for two-wheelers above the 125 cc engine displacement.
From April 1, 2020, all new two-wheelers would have to comply with stricter BS-VI norms. Engine specifications will change, and we may a marginal difference in the performance numbers with new emission norms. The current Pulsar range comprises models with displacement between 150cc and 220cc. The power output ranges from 14 PS on the Pulsar 150 to 24.5 PS on the Pulsar RS200. Expect all-new engines to power the next-generation Pulsar family.
Article Source : IAB