Indian two-wheeler manufacturer Bajaj has started deliveries of its new 250cc Pulsars. The first Pulsar 250 to be delivered to a customer was a Techno Grey F250. The bike was delivered to its owner in Pune today morning.
The Bajaj Pulsar 250 series sees the Indian automaker bring the Pulsar brand to the quarter litre segment for the first time. The new Bajaj Pulsar F250 and N250 were launched on the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Pulsar brand.
Both the Pulsar F250 and N250 are powered by the same air and oil-cooled 249.07cc single-cylinder engine which features dual overhead camshafts, two valves per cylinder and fuel injection. The engine produces 24.16bhp at 8,750rpm and 21.5Nm of peak torque at 6,500rpm. Power is sent to the rear wheel a via 5-speed constant mesh manual gearbox.
The new Pulsar 250 twins sport a tubular frame chassis with telescopic forks up front and a mono shock (a first for the Pulsar lineup) and a box section swingarm at the rear. The new Pulsars feature disc brakes on both ends which are supported by single channel ABS. The front brake is a 310mm unit while the rear stopper is smaller with a 230mm diameter. The new Pulsar twins sit on 17-inch alloy wheels shod with 110/80 R17 (front) and 130/70 R17 (rear) tyres.
In terms of design, the two Pulsar’s are quite different when viewed from the front. While the N250 is a naked streetfighter, the F250 is a semi faired bike.
The N250’s most distinctive feature is its LED headlamp unit which is left exposed. The N250 also sports angular LED daytime running lights which look like a pair of eyebrows above the headlight.
The F250 on the other hand features a fully enclosed LED headlamp unit and reverse boomerang headlights along with a wind deflector. The F250’s side fairing melts into the fuel tank section of the bike in a rather pleasing way but also features faux air vents. The F250 also allows for a more upright riding position thanks to its raised handlebars.
From the seat onwards, both the N250 and F250 are identical. Both bikes feature a short and stubby exhaust on the side which produces quite a raspy note when the new engine is at full chat. Both bikes feature the signature split taillights of the Pulsar lineup. In the Pulsar 250 series, these taillights are slightly tweaked and form an X shape at the top.
Also new and shared by the two Bajaj Pulsar 250s is the new infinity display for the analogue-digital instrument cluster. This bezel-less display offers an analogue tachometer along with readouts for a digital speedometer, gear position indicator and range.
Thoughts On The Start Of Pulsar 250 Deliveries
The new Pulsar 250 series is a new step forward for the Pulsar brand and it comes as no surprise that Bajaj has started deliveries already. The new 250cc bikes have created hype around the Pulsar name once again and getting the new F250 and N250 to customers quickly will only help increase interest in these quarter-litre Pulsars.