Bajaj’s Pulsar range is one of the most popular bikes produced by the company in India. The Pulsar 180 version has been around since 2001, over the years, it has undergone various changes. The bike appears fairly good, but with new entrants coming up, the bike needs to get updated. Powering the bike is the 178.6cc engine featuring DTS-i technology which in turn makes it perform well. Fuel economy on offer is not impressive but decent enough.
Pulsar Measuring around 2035mm long, 765mm wide, 1115mm high this 145kg bike has a suave stance. Agreed the bike had appealing looks when introduced in India, but with competition intensifying, Bajaj needs to give an overhaul to enhance appearance of Pulsar 180. The fit and finish could be better, especially around battery cover panels and side air filter. It has a robust fascia and gets a large instrument cluster. Split seat gives enough room to rider and pillion to be seated
Bajaj Pulsar 180 Engine Specifications & Transmission
For power generation, Bajaj has housed a 178.6cc, 4-stroke, DTS-i, air-cooled, single cylinder engine. The mill is good for maximum power of 16.78 bhp at 8500 RPM along with peak torque of 14.22 Nm at 6500 RPM. The engine comes mated to a five-speed sequential gearbox.
||4-stroke, 2-Valve, Twin Spark BSIV Compliant, DTS-i Engine, Air cooled
||16.78 bhp @ 8500 rpm
||14.22 Nm at 6500 rpm
Bajaj Pulsar 180 Features
Features available on Pulsar 180 DTS-I are as follows-15 litre large fuel tank, clip-on handlebar, engine kill switch, electric start, functional rear view mirrors, large instrument console, fuel gauge, head lamps with twin pilot lamps, larger front tyre, split seat, tank scoops, increased wheelbase.
Bajaj Pulsar 180 Performance & Mileage
The power output has gone up insignificantly as against the previous version thanks to the DTS-i technology that enables minor bump in power generation along with improving fuel economy.
Bajaj Pulsar 180 Braking & Handling
Braking power comes from 260mm disc brake in front and 230mm disc unit at the back. Lack of disc unit at rear is conspicuous while on the move, but on the whole the braking force is satisfactory. The bike handles fine even on busy roads and around corners. Suspension duties are carried out by telescopic forks with anti-friction bush in front and nitrox shock absorbers at rear.
Bajaj Pulsar 180 Wheels & Tyres
The bike gets 90/90-17 tubeless tyres in front and rear features 120/80-17 tubeless tyres. In comparison to the previous version, the current generation Pulsar 180 gets larger tyres at back which ensures better grip.
Bajaj Pulsar 180 Competition
In the crowded 150cc commuter segment, Pulsar 180 DTS-I will lock horns with competitors such as TVS Apache RTR 180 and Yamaha R15 among others.