Lots of Horsepower:
Pulsars have always been about the horsepower. Their current spec models, the 200 NS (Naked Sport) and RS (Race sport) make about 23 and 24.5 HP respectively. Considering that the newest Pulsar will have a 373 cc Triple spark engine, the horsepower is expected to touch at least upwards of 40. The torque, however, would remain same at 35 NM but the current rev limit of 9500 RPM will be removed to exploit the 40 something HP to it’s fullest.
A less tacky design:
Almost every Pulsar model looks sleek and neatly designed, except the Pulsar 200 RS. Which is also the second most powerful and the only fully faired bike in Bajaj’s stable. Some design elements like the front headlight and the cowl seem good enough to be carried onto the next generation but the rear light and excess stickering make the whole bike look overdone. Although the recent colour update for the bike suits it pretty well, still there is a lot of room for improvement.
A bigger fuel tank:
The 13.5 liter of a fuel tank is enough for the 200 cc sports tourer, but for a 373 cc motorcycle, it will prove to be a serious disadvantage. Higher the engine capacity more will be the fuel consumption, it’s common sense. So the wise and logical thing to do here would be to provide the Pulsar with at least a 17-litre fuel tank. Otherwise, it’d just become a permanent hunt for petrol pumps while riding the bike.
It might not be a common opinion but I like the sports bike the same way I like my naked, with fall damage protection. A frame slider can save the precious fairing during a nasty fall and my hard earned money too. If the company decides to offer it as a genuine accessory then it’d mark the first proper accessory for the Pulsar series.
A Switchable Twin Channel ABS:
This should be said out loud and clear that Bajaj should start offering twin channel ABS for their bikes because the current generation of buyers are mature enough that they understand the clear advantage of a dual channel unit over a single channel one. It should also be switchable because it is impossible to perform stunts with ABS staying always ON. The company owes a huge debt to professional stunters as they are equally responsible for making the bike a cult phenomenon, so it makes sense that Bajaj listens to their demands as well.
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By: Yetnesh Dubey