Bajaj has launched the Pulsar N250 and F250 in India at Rs 1.38 lakh and Rs 1.40 lakh respectively (all prices, ex-showroom Delhi), The former is a naked variant whereas the latter is a semi-faired variant.
The Pulsar N250 and F250 features bi-functional projector-type LED headlamp along with LED DRLs.. In terms of features, both motorcycles come with an “Infinity Display Console” with a tachometer needle. The foldable mirrors on the F250 are mounted on the sharp-looking semi-fairing. The naked Pulsar N250, meanwhile, has an aggressive front-end with a prominent LED headlight.
Both motorcycles have a common split seats, sharp tail section, features split grab rails and the signature twin slat taillights, albeit with a boomerang shape now. A floating bracket holds the registration plate and the rear blinkers, while the mudguard is a two-piece wheeler-hugger type unit, mounted on the swingarm, like the compact saree guard. The stubby, twin-port, upswept exhaust canister completes the look.
The 250F continues to use non-adjustable clip-on handlebars, while the N250 uses a conventional, flat and wide handlebar.
The Pulsar 250 twins ride on a tubular cradle-frame. This is the first time that a non-NS/RS Pulsar gets a rear monoshock. This change in the underpinnings is expected to improve the dynamics of the Pulsar and has been a long time coming. The suspension at the front, meanwhile, is a conventional telescopic fork. The new Bajaj Pulsar also has a seat height of 795mm and a ground clearance of 165mm.
Powering the bike is a 24.5hp, 21.5Nm, 249cc, SOHC, oil-cooled engine. This engine comes paired to a five-speed gearbox with a slip and assist clutch.