In the year 2001, Bajaj Auto launched its most ambitious bike, the Pulsar. Prior to this, the trend in Indian motorcycle industry was focussed in fuel efficient, small capacity motorcycles with 80 - 125cc class. Except for the Royal Enfield Bullet and Hero Honda CBZ, there were no performance or bigger capacity motorcycles in 1999.
Bajaj wanted to change that by launching the Pulsar twins in India in 2001 since then there is no turning back for the youths of the country. They wanted bikes with high power and high-end features at an affordable price.
The TV commercial from Bajaj celebrating 15 years in India showcases the original Pulsar back in 2001. The 2001 spec Pulsar was powered by the 150cc single cylinder petrol engine which was capable of producing 12bhp of power.
Later, the Pulsar 180cc was launched with electric-start and disc brake as standard and was optional in the 150cc model.
The video brings to fore the life the Pulsar in the Indian market and how each of the generations came to life.
In 2003, Bajaj launched the second generation Pulsar featuring Bajaj's new DTSi technology which increased the power out by one bhp and known to have increased the fuel efficiency as well.
From then on it has been 15 years since the Pulsar hit the Indian roads and the company has only made it better in every generation. Currently, Bajaj Auto produces Pulsar in a wide range of capacities and built.
The current models of Pulsar include RS200, FOS, AS200/150, 200NS, 220, 180, 150 and the 135LS. The Bajaj Pulsar has evolved over the years keeping in trend with the segment in sports bikes in India.
Bajaj Auto wants to move ahead in the bigger capacity engines. At the 2016 Auto Expo in Delhi, the company showcased the CS400 Pulsar and raised the curiosity levels among bike enthusiasts.
The new 400cc Pulsar will be re-branded as Kratos VS400 and will take on the likes of Royal Enfield and is keeping pace with the modern technology and bigger capacity motorcycles. Watch the video to experience the thrill of riding a Bajaj Pulsar.
Watch the thrilling video of the Bajaj Pulsar in India for the last 15 years.