Back in 2007 when Pulsar 220 was launched, it was rage and it sold well to date. Now Bajaj has launched Pulsar 220 F. They have added many refreshments to the bike to make it look fresh….fresh graphics, new engine guard, 17-inch alloy wheels & the exhaust has a matt black attestment. Though it looks fresh, the iconic look has been maintained as many people like the way Pulsar 220 looks. For example, at the back, the legendary Bajaj’s twin-tail design remains the same. The instrument cluster has been redesigned. Bajaj Pulsar 220 F has a blue backlight and comes with several features like odometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, twin trip meter. It still hasn’t got the gear indicator.
It already came with disc brakes on both wheels and therefore had good control over that kerb weight of 155 kg. Bajaj Pulsar 220 F still comes with the same 260 mm ventilated disc in front and 240 mm ventilated disc in the rear but also has a single-channel ABS. It’s a good initiative by Bajaj as it ensures more safety.
Powering the Bajaj Pulsar 220 F is the 220cc single cylinder engine which generates 20.93 PS of power @8500 rpm and 18.5 Nm of torque @ 7000 rpm. It has a 5-speed gearbox that is smooth and refined. It has a punchy performance and the acceleration is good. Torque spreads very linearly but it starts losing power post 9000 rpm. Combining this all, you get a decent performing engine which makes it possible to hit that 100 kmph mark in 11.37 seconds. It can go up to 134 kmph.
|Engine Type||Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, 2-Valve, Twin Spark DTS-i Engine|
|Max Power||20.93 PS @ 8500 rpm|
|Max Torque||18.55 Nm @ 7000 rpm|
|Cooling System||Oil Cooled|
|Ignition||Digital Twin Spark|
|Body Type||Sports Bikes, Tourer Bikes|
|Fuel Capacity||15 L|
|Mileage (ARAI)||40 Kmpl|
Bajaj Pulsar 220 F has a good sitting posture with a seat height of 795 mm. the split seats add to the comfort of a pillion rider. It has a relaxed riding triangle. That’s one of the reasons why people like this bike. The suspensions Bajaj Pulsar 220F’s suspension is recognizable – it’s the same that we’ve seen on other Bajaj models, but that just means that Bajaj has had time to refine it. The bike’s front sports 37mm telescopic front fork suspension with anti-friction bush. At the rear, it has a nitrox mono-shock absorber that is five-way adjustable. The suspension of Pulsar 220F is strong, but the level of vibration felt at higher speeds when moving over uneven surfaces is greater than you would wish.
The new Bajaj Pulsar 220 F gives a mileage of about 35-40 kmpl in the city and gives up to 45 kmpl on the highway. Considering it’s a 220 cc engine, those figures are quite impressive and it makes this bike a perfect balance of power, posture, a good riding angle, and mileage. It has a fuel tank with a capacity of 15 liters which gives it a range of about 500 kilometers.
Bajaj Pulsar 220 F has been launched at a quite aggressive price of 1.07 lakhs and competes with its age-old rival Hero Karizma ZMR which comes at 1.11 lakhs. It comes in three colour schemes. Volcanic red, Black blue and Black red.