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Chapter 3 Product Profile Introduction Bajaj Pulsar is a motorcycle brand owned by Bajaj Auto in India.

The two wheeler was developed by the product engineering division of Bajaj Auto in association with Tokyo R&D, and later with motorcycle designer Glynn Kerr. Currently there are five variants available, with engine capacities of 135 cc, 150 cc, 180 cc, 200 cc, and 220 cc. Previously it was also offered with a 200 cc DTS-i oil cooled engine, which now has been discontinued. Instead a new version Pulsar 200NS was launched in 2012. With an average monthly sales of around 86,000 units in 2011, Pulsar claimed a 2011 market share of 47% in its segment. By April 2012, more than five million units of Pulsar were sold. Bajaj Pulsar 180cc DTS-i –An Overview Launched in 2001 along with its 150cc sibling, Bajaj Pulsar 180cc was the originator of a true biking revolution in India. Known, by then, to only small-size motorcycles that served only as a convenient and inexpensive means of travel, the Indian roads had been unaware of the real spirit of biking, and so were the riders of those roads. It was Bajaj auto that introduced the Indian streets to an altogether different class of bikes that were designed to satiate the longing of those passionate about biking. Starting from 2001, Bajaj Auto has brought forward a number of striking models in the Pulsar range, never forgetting to upgrade the existing ones. And which each new update or launch, this Indian bike-major has provided the Indian crowds with something to gape at. Bajaj Pulsar 180cc itself has been through a series of alterations occurring every two or three years. Starting with the debut in 2001, Pulsar 180 has had fresh models released in the years 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2011. While this Bajaj Pulsar 180cc DTS-i came out in 2009, the year 2011 saw some more updates though nothing spectacular enough to fit the earlier trackrecord of Bajaj Pulsar. Getting a number of style cues from the beefy Pulsar 200, Pulsar 180 Dtsi now flaunts a more muscular look, its cleverly tweaked mill delivers a better performance and several improvements in its structure account for an easier handling.

the 37mm silver-coated front forks adopted from the Pulsar 200 and the thicker rear tyre mounted over a six-spoke alloy wheel add more muscle to the 180 besides acting as a sure-shot looks-booster. width of 765mm and height of 1165mm which gives the bike a fairly wide ground clearance of 150mm besides a wheelbase of 1350mm. The handlebars are clip-on type which imparts better handling. The broad and beefy fuel tank of Pulsar 180 Dtsi which already imparted a very energetic feel to the bike owing to its aerodynamic fairing. Appearance Coming from an attractive line-up of Pulsar. the Pulsar 180 has a 12V full DC electrical system that delivers a 35W of power for both the high as well as the low beam of the headlamp. But borrowing some of the beefy muscle from its 200 sibling model only worked to enhance the charm of those fascinating curves even more.Designing The latest variant of Bajaj Pulsar 180cc DTS-i sports a design that is the perfect blend of the vibrant contours of the older 180 and the muscular build of the 200 model. complements the sporty stance of the motorbike. . Plus. It has a length of 2035mm. The front of this motorcycle flaunts a sharply designed headlamp fitted with twin pilot lamps that together resembles a wolf's eye giving the bike a very wild front facade. now looks even more dynamic with the 200-inherited raised lettering and sharp extensions. again. engine kill and passing on the handlebars makes those controls easily reachable. and the placing of the switches for the electric start. Coming to the electricals. up-swept muffler and a build that is brawny but with a clear dash of sleekness. Weighing a total of 147kg. no doubt. a head-turner right from the inception. Bajaj Pulsar 180 was. The seats are split-type and so are the alloy grab-rails which. But it is the side view that is more worthy of gawking at. the Pulsar 180 Dtsi has been given a very sprint-y look with its aerodynamic fairing.

2 litres usable). it takes merely 5. And the speed is simply enthralling.4kmpl in the city and 46kmpl on highways which means a single fill would take you approximately 651km on city streets while on highways. DTS-i engine with a displacement of 178. Besides delivering the impressive figures of power and torque. For a power to weight ratio of 115. The science that makes the Pulsar 180 power-house work lies in the TRICS III and intelligent CDI technology which works seamlessly to maintain a smooth flow of power through the electrical network resulting in a better throttle response.2 litres reserve. the Bajaj engineers have put an air-cooled.79bhp at 8500rpm for a maximum of 14. 240mm disc brakes for the front wheel set into a 90/90 x 17 inch tyre and 130mm drum brakes for the rear which is surrounded by an even . Braking & Handling Bajaj Pulsar 180cc Dtsi has undergone many updates that have imparted a much better handling and a much safer braking to the motorcycle. single cylinder. What adds to the ride quality is the fabulous suspension system of the motorbike which is composed of a telescopic suspension paired with anti-friction bush for the front and a 5-way adjustable suspension coupled with a Nitrox shock absorber for the rear. you can go as far as 690km. That was about the mechanical part. the Pulsar 180 Dtsi cranks out a maximum of 16.6 seconds.7bhp per tonne. With the speedometer topped with a 118kmph mark.6cc to work which has been harmonized with a 5-speed gearbox. this bike provides a fueleconomy of 43. now moving on to the technological part. the sturdy mill of Pulsar 180cc also acts very efficiently when it comes to fuel-consumption.22Nm torque.Engine & Performance To propel this mighty package of speed. Mileage Fitted with a fuel-tank of 15 litres (3.07 seconds for Pulsar 180 to go from a stand-still to a 60kmph while a 100kmph can be reached within 16. 4-stroke.

Pros Excellent performance.15 seconds after covering a range of 15. nitrox rear shock absorbers and chunkier tyres. The set of thick tubeless tyres measuring 90/90 x 17 inch for the front wheel and 120/80 x 17 inch for the rear are well-crafted to grip the road properly and provide just the right amount of friction for safe braking.thicker 120/80 x 17 inch tyre provide a very efficient braking mechanism that can bring a Pulsar 180 speeding at 60kmph to a stand-still within 2. good handling. For improvements in handling. Cons Lack in rider's comfort due to forward sloping seat and tank indents make ride uncomfortable. enhanced suspension quality. a number of tweaks and twists have been worked upon Bajaj Pulsar 180 Dtsi which include a telescopic pair of 37mm front forks. – overall a much easier and comfortable ride that demands minimal efforts from the rider whether it is on a smooth straight drive.6m. new clip-ons.15 seconds. a bumpy road or the most difficult of turns. effective braking and good looks. it also supplies a fair amount of safety to its riders. Safety Features Bajaj Pulsar 180 Dtsi is not all about style and fun. Talking about braking. . 240mm disc brakes and 130mm drum brakes do the duty for the front and rear wheels respectively and are capable of bringing the bike from 60kmph to 0 in 2. impressive ride quality.

and reduces vibrations to the minimum. designed to cope with harsh terrain and poor road conditions. Tyre Size The bike’s alloy wheels. easy to maintain and providing a strong grip on all road surfaces. The bike borrows a 37mm fork assembly from its sibling the Pulsar 220. red with . stronger than those of the previous 180. Pulsar 180 and Pulsar 220. The new tubeless tyres are meaty 120/80 x 17”. the bike’s suspension performs very well: it absorbs shocks consistently. Shades Available    Cocktail Wine Red Plasma Blue Midnight Black Bajaj Pulsar 180 is available in three shades: Cocktail Wine Red. At the rear. are combined with a longer wheelbase (1330mm) to offer greater stability and agility. The new shades are blue with combination of black. it borrows the swing arm found on the 220 Avenger: a nitrogen-assisted gas-powered shock absorber.Suspension The Bajaj Pulsar 180’s suspension has also been overhauled following on from previous models. In practice. Bajaj India has introduced new speed line shades for Pulsar range comprising of Pulsar 150. Plasma Blue and Midnight Black. even when at top speed on poor road surfaces. coupled with triple-rated springs.

although some are seen on other Pulsar models: a stylish and well-designed L.6 cc Compression Ratio 9. a split rear grab-rail. with anti-friction bush.04 @ 8500 (Ps @ RPM) Maximum Torque 19. and a kick-less.D. electric-powered start mechanism.2 ltrs Petrol Safety Brakes Front-260 mm Disc.Tubeless Wheel Base 1350 mm Features Fuel Efficiency        Fuel Efficiency Fuel Capacity Fuel Reserve Fuel Type 45 kmpl 15 ltrs 3. The new shades have given a fresh lease to life to the Pulsar models and have further enhanced the overall looks of the bikes.5 mm Stoke 56. Rear 120/80 x 17 .4 mm Ignition CDI Starting Self/ Kick Start Wheel Type Alloy Tyre Size Front 90/90 x 17 . Rear-130 mm Drum Suspension Front-Telescopic. DTS-i. must be purchased separately from the standard bike.Tubeless. Specification: Pulsar 180cc Dtsi             Engine Type 4-stroke. plus TRICS 3 and smart CDI technology. tail lamp.5:1 Maximum Power 21. muscular looking split seats. Rear-5 way adjustable.combination of black and all-black shade. a powerful engine with patented DTS-i and ExhausTEC.12 @ 7000 (Nm @ RPM) Cylinder Bore 63. single cylinder Engine Displacement(cc) 178. Accessories Additional accessories for the Pulsar 180. Distinctive Features The Pulsar brings plenty of unique features to the table. such as seat covers or bike covers.E. air cooled. Nitrox shock absorber Drive Train  .

 Gear Box 5Speed Dimension of Bajaj Pulsar 180cc Dtsi       Length Height Width Ground Clearance Kerb Weight Chassis 2035 mm 1165 mm 750 mm 150 mm 147 kg Frame type Double cradle type. .