Up for the new Bajaj Pulsar DTS-Fi
August 2006, Autocar India took the new Bajaj Pulsar DTS-Fi for
a little run, and boy are they impressed or what! This new bike
is ‘definitely male’, with 220 cc of power and looks
as its ‘cool dude’ looks.
India is of a firm opinion that this bike will mark the beginning
of some sort of two-wheeler revolution in India. And below is
a list of why.
1. Considering the 220 cc power of the Pulsar, it is hardly bulky
or cumbersome to handle. In fact it is smarter to look at, and
2. There are subtle changes in styling though,
the front of the bike is larger than the earlier versions of the
Pulsar. This serves as better security against the weather. Also
a new addition is the pair of the great looking mirrors; the Pulsar
is all set to stand out with its finesse.
3. A new installation is a funky electronic speedometer,
with contact-free digital pick up. Very slick, indeed.
4. The arrangement of warning lamps have all
been replaced with LEDs. These include the fuel gauge with reserve
warning flasher, twin tripmeters, battery indicator, etc. Get
5. The tank pad of the new Pulsar is scratchproof.
Now bid farewell to ugly scratches that your belt / zip gives
6. Speaking about the engine, there’s little
the 220 cc engine cannot do. It is similar with other Pulsars
only on account of being the single-cylinder mill that runs twin
valves. The engine is self-starting. Also, excess heat from the
engine is expelled with the oil-radiator, and the capillary of
internal oil galleries that ventilate to cool the oil down. Also,
the computer- controlled engine works to provide the best possible
combustion whatever the scenario.
7. The bike’s ‘O’ ring sealed
drive chain technology ensures minimum maintenance and a long
life span; this is considering all the bad roads this bike will
have to face.
8. In the history of bikes in India, the Pulsar
is the first one to use tubeless tyres specially manufactured
for it by MRF.
9. This version of the Pulsar is certainly one
step ahead of the Pulsar 180 DTS-I in terms of handling, styling
and power. Priced approximately at Rs. 1,00,000/- it is good value
1. Not much to comment about on this section, apart from the fact
that the keys of the Pulsar cannot be duplicated. Although that’s
good in a way, it isn’t the best news for forgetful drivers.
2. Also, the exhaust is pretty efficient, but
can make some throaty sounds once in a while.
3. Like we said, there is nothing negative of
consequence discovered about this bike yet. Only a detailed road
test can highlight that. But for now, here is a bike that’s
marking the beginning of an era, so enjoy it while it lasts!