Pulsar 180F ABS launched with a premium of Rs 7800 over non-abs variant
Bajaj launched Pulsar 180F ABS with a price tag of Rs 94,278 ex-showroom. The price is Rs 7,800 more than that of non-ABS variant of Pulsar 180F. ABS in question is a single channel unit to keep costs down. Bajaj launched the 180F in the month of February at a price of Rs 86,500 ex-showroom. The faired version of Pulsar 180 was just Rs 1,500 more than the regular motorcycle.
180F borrowed its fairing directly from its elder brother 220F. Bajaj Pulsar 220F with single-channel ABS, on the other hand, is priced at Rs 1.05 lakh which makes it Rs 10,000 more expensive than the newly launched 180F ABS. On-road pricing of Pulsar 180F ABS will fall somewhere around Rs 1.1 lakh.
Pulsar 180F ABS looks exactly similar to the 220F but the main difference is seen by the regular exhaust muffler on Pulsar 180F. The bike gets two-tone colors, one is matt grey with orange neon stripes and another one is metallic black with red stripes.
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Powering the Pulsar 180F ABS is the same old air-cooled, 178.6cc, 2-valve engine. This motor pumps out 17 bhp and 14.22 Nm of torque and these numbers are also similar to the outgoing Pulsar 180. This motor comes paired to a 5-speed gearbox with taller gears to extract higher top speed.
There are rounds on the internet saying that 180F comes with a 4-valve head but I highly doubt it as a 4-valve head drastically increases the power and torque figures which is not the case here. Not even a minute increase in power figures is observed.
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Pulsar 220F makes use of a 220cc air & oil-cooled mill which generates 20.8 bhp and 18.55 Nm of twisting force. The new Pulsar 180F seems to have dented the sales of Pulsar 220F as the later sold 6724 units when compared to 7339 units in March 2018. The sales of both Pulsar 180 and 200 stands at 15,304 units which are increased from last year’s sales of 13,459 units.
There are no other changes in Pulsar 180F ABS variant other than the single-channel ABS with rear-lift protection system. RLP prevents the rear wheel to lift (accidental stoppie) under hard braking.
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