Bajaj Auto is expected to launch a new pulsar this September, according to reports. The Pulsar in Bajaj's best selling sports bike and the two -wheeler manufacturer is keen to send its flagship model one step further. The Pulsar 220 is hugely popular and Bajaj wants to up the ante with a 250cc version. Bajaj is expected to source a 200 cc engine from its European partner KTM for a new pulsar or launch the 250cc Pulsar.
Bajaj has already provided updates to the 150cc and the 180cc versions. Company MD Rajiv Bajaj had recently said the Pulsar would get an upgrade this September to keep the sales momentum up. Bajaj Auto has already building the Kawasaki Ninja 250R sports bike at its plant in Chakan. Will this experience help it build a more sporty and powerful 250cc Pulsar.
If the 250cc Pulsar is launched, it will enter a segment populated by the Kawasaki Ninja 250R and the Honda CBR250. The currently available models cost upwards of Rs.1.5 lakhs and if Bajaj makes an intelligent pricing decision, the 250cc Pulsar could easily become the market leader.