Bajaj Pulsar 180F: A budget sports bike from Bajaj

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If you were born in the 90s, it’s most likely that your dream bike was the Bajaj Pulsar 220F. When Bajaj launched the bike in 2007, it changed the way enthusiasts looked at a motorcycle, for it came with a blend of stylish looks, features, good performance and value for money. This was something refreshingly new for a buyer back then. It was one of the sportiest, most sought-after motorcycles. Over time, various models are introduced which included the bike getting new colours and graphics. However, the bike lost some of its appeal after it crossed the 1 lakh rupee mark. For 2019, Bajaj have given the Pulsar 180 the fairing of the 220F, hoping this might change the fortunes for a brand model.


Packed neatly within the frame is a 178.6cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 16.6bhp and 14.52Nm of torque. The motor is air-cooled and comes paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. The Bajaj Pulsar 180F is BSVI-compliant.


The half-faired styling of the Pulsar 220F has always been appreciated, and the 180F gets the same panels, making it look exactly like its elder sibling. However, there are some cosmetic differences. There’s a new matte black shade and the bike gets orange accents, like the Pulsar badge, vents on the centre panel and grab-handle. These styling elements give it a sportier appearance. The projector headlight and LED tail light remain the same. The semi-digital instrument cluster is from the Pulsar 180. The analogue tachometer gets a faux carbon fibre finish around. The console displays information like the fuel gauge, tripmeter, odometer, side stand indicator and speedometer. The switchgear quality is good. In terms of dimensions, the Pulsar 180F is 2035mm in length, 750mm in width and 1165mm in height. Performance seems slower than most modern bikes in the 150-160cc segment. In the city, the engine doesn’t feel like it’s being stressed, but after 5000RPM, vibrations do tend to filter through. The bike cruises well at speeds of up to 80-90kph. The bike can reach a top speed of 120kph. The clutch is on the heavy side, and the gearbox isn’t particularly smooth. At 156kgs, the bike feels light and nimble. The ground clearance, on the other hand, is 165mm, while the bike has a wheelbase of 1350mm and a seat height of 790mm.


The Bajaj Pulsar 180F has a fuel tank capacity of 15 litres. In terms of mileage, the bike is capable of returning 46.5kmpl by ARAI, in BSVI guise.

Mechanical Parts

The riding position is exactly the same on the Pulsar 220F. It’s comfortable yet sporty. The foot pegs are positioned well, and the clip-on handlebar is placed at the perfect height. Even the saddle provides good support and comfort. However, the short mirror stalks mean you can’t see what’s following you well. The bike feels quite quick and it snakes it way through traffic effortlessly. Since the suspension is on the supple side, cornering isn’t something it enjoys. It isn’t confidence-inspiring but the ride quality is really good. It soaks in ruts and pot holes with aplomb. The brakes provide good feedback, and the bike gets single-channel ABS. At the front, the bike rides on telescopic forks, while the rear gets a 5 way adjustable, Nitrox shock absorber. As far as the chassis is concerned, it is built around a double cradle type frame. The Pulsar 180F runs on 90/90-17 tyres at the front and 120/80-17 tyres at the rear. Retardation duties are taken care of by disc brakes at the front and at the rear.


The bike comes loaded with a slew of features like single-channel ABS, grab-handle, alloy wheels, projector headlamp, LED tail light, part-digital instrument cluster, engine kill switch and a pass light switch.


The Bajaj Pulsar 180F is available in one shade only like Silver. Silver is certainly a colour that is bound to be a favourite among young riders.


Feel free to step into a showroom or browse through the company’s website to know all the necessary details on the bike. It will help you with details that cover specifications, colours and accessory options.

Prices and Variants

The Bajaj Pulsar 180F is available in one variant: Pulsar 180F Neon – ABS – BS VI for ₹ 1.08 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). For further details and the on-road price of the bike, you can head to autoX.

There is a lot more information available on the Bajaj Pulsar 180F, along with detailed reviews of the same. You can tune into autoX to know more about the brand, its models and news related to the product.

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