Bajaj Pulsar 220cc DTSi – A bike for the riders who are expecting to have a bike that’s rocking in all the way; whether it is performance, power, or handling in all the conditions.
The new Bajaj’s Pulsar 220 DTSi is equipped with fresh laid black top freeloading suspension (both front and rear) keeps the machine extremely neutral feel. It never goes to false or struck while changing the transmission. Thousands of tanks to new gearbox which is supplied by FCC Riko (a Honda company no less!). Throttling is been really great with 220 DTSi than the previous 220 DTS-FI. The overall suspension mechanism remains same but a slight tweak to the front scrape by a half degree.
The modified stronger and larger front fork delivers solid and firmer feel which gives more strength, power at such high speed stability. Another great ingredient of Pulsar 220 DTSi is softer compound tyres. MRF have provided tyres with soft on rubber compound to increase the grip on the road without sacrificing the stiffness of the tyre which is undeniably the preeminent in two-wheeler sphere market.
Considering performance, Pulsar220 DTSi is going to be the most well behaved devil on two-wheelers. She gets you from 0 to 60kmph in just 3.8 seconds while 0 to 100kmph in 11.1 seconds. Even the dazzling tech laden Yamaha R15 is not capable to come within sniveling distance of the Pulsar 220 DTSi's tail pipe. And yes she reaches 138.5 at high speed. She has added almost 10 plus km from the previous p220.
The riding position still remains unbroken but with even more attentiveness to feature. It gives 42.1kmpl in city while she gives a fantastic mileage 52.9kmpl in highways. Overall it translates into a 44.8kmpl on an average fuel consumption which is really remarkable.
The Pulsar 220 DTSi is equipped great in deal; carbureted form makes 21.04ps at 8500rpm. It is just 1ps more than the previous FI form and the torque is 19.12nm at 7000rpm.
Quick shifts on transmission and the new clutch assists to ride long distance easily without any wavering.
It is priced just 70,000 /- ex-showrooms in New Delhi. Most of the bikers are planning to get a bike which is extremely powerful but compromising themselves to floor with other bikes by pricing. I’m sure that we can see more number of Pulsar 220 DTSi on roads.
Bajaj has again proved a winner in premium segment and keeping direct competition with the new TVS Apache RTR 180, Yamaha R15, Yamaha FZ series, Karizma. Definitely TVS, Yamaha and Hero Honda will face the heat of this aggressive launch from Bajaj.
Ergonomically the Pulsar 220 is the best in class and power and it continues to date since it stroked the Indian roads.