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Bajaj Pulsar 250 spotted testing: Spy images of the Bajaj Pulsar 250 reveal oil-cooled engine

The Bajaj Pulsar 250 has been spotted testing. New spy images of the Bajaj Pulsar 250 have surfaced, giving us some insight into the upcoming motorcycle. It appears to be powered by an air and oil-cooled engine instead of a liquid-cooled motor, which is surprising.

Bajaj Pulsar 250 Spy Images

The ‘Pulsar’ brand is an important milestone in the Indian motorcycling chapter. When launched way back in 2001, it became the only affordable performance motorcycle. Bajaj launched the Pulsar 150 and Pulsar 180. Bajaj then launched the Pulsar 220 and at a much later stage, came the Pulsar NS200.

The Pulsar line-up saw multiple updates, upgrades, generational changes, and even the launch of many variants and sub-variants over the last two decades. Today, we’ve got at least one Pulsar model to suit each kind of buyer. 150cc, 160cc, 180cc, 200cc, and 220cc are the segments covered by the Bajaj Pulsar.

For a long time now, the Pulsar series hasn’t crossed the 220cc bracket. There have been multiple rumours about the Bajaj Pulsar 250 being launched. However, there was no confirmation from Bajaj on the same. Now, the Pulsar 250 being spotted on test has confirmed that Bajaj has been developing a 250cc model for a long time now.

Bajaj Pulsar 250 Spy Images

Unlike current models, this upcoming Pulsar is based on a brand-new platform, giving Bajaj the freedom to explore various configurations and the brand has done just that. It was expected that Bajaj would use a liquid-cooled motor based on the KTM 250 Duke’s engine, in the new Pulsar 250. That however doesn’t seem to be the case.

The spy image here shows the motorcycle is powered by an air and oil-cooled engine. This is probably a strategic decision taken by Bajaj to keep costs low and lure more buyers from the Pulsar 220’s customer base. The Pulsar NS200 has been selling well, but the Pulsar 220 sells in greater numbers which once again proves that buyers want decent amounts of performance at a low price point.

The upcoming Pulsar 250 might offer just that. In terms of design and styling, the motorcycle does seem similar to the current Pulsar NS200. However, it does seem to have a more relaxed riding position. The test mule was riding on alloy wheels and brakes borrowed from the NS200.

Suspension is handled by a telescopic fork up front and a monoshock at the rear. No other details are available at the moment, but we expect the Pulsar 250 to have a power output in the range of around 25-27bhp. More details are expected to be revealed in the coming months. The brand new Pulsar 250 might be launched just before the festive season this year.


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