Bajaj has launched the Pulsar 220F BS6 in India. The Bajaj Pulsar 220F BS6 price in India is Rs 1.16 lakh whereas the BS4 model was priced at Rs 1.08 lakh, ex-showroom. Bajaj dealers have got no stocks of the BS4 unit left with them now. Bookings for the BS6 have already started too.
What additional features have been added in the Bajaj Pulsar 220F BS6?
The Bajaj Pulsar 220F BS6 is eerily similar to the model it replaces. The only thing you will notice is the BS6 sticker as well as the catalytic converter (hidden behind the belly pan). On the instrument console, there is also a notification for the fuel injection malfunction.
The engine is the same 220cc, oil-cooled one but is now fed through a fuel injector. The power output is slightly lower at 20.3PS while the torque stays the same at 18Nm. It must be remembered here that in late 2005, when the first 220 was launched, it has fuel injection. Bajaj switched to a carb in 2008. The gearbox too is a 5-speed unit though we would have wanted a 6-speed unit now.
Bajaj doesn’t claim a top speed number for the 220F but Youtube videos and tests show that the motorcycle will hit 135kmph easily. Given that the kerb weight has gone up by a smidgen and the power is low now, performance may have dipped.
Feature-wise, the Bajaj Pulsar 220F still persists with a semi-digital instrument cluster complete with all the required information displayed in blue backlight. The design is familiar with a black coating for the alloys, engine and other cycle parts. The 220F persists with dual shock absorbers at the rear while the competition has moved to monoshocks. Bajaj has given disc brakes on the front (ABS) and rear.
One feature of the Bajaj Pulsar 220F BS6 that will be loved is the projector headlights that have a good throw. Competition to the 220F comes from the Hero Xtreme 200S as well as the Yamaha FZ250. However the Bajaj is only costlier than the modern Hero and affordable than the FZ250.