End Of An Era: Bajaj Discontinues The Pulsar 220F

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Bajaj recently launched the new Pulsar in two variants namely the F250 and N250. Since then, a lot of questions have arisen regarding the Pulsar 220F, as to whether it will be discontinued or not. Well, now we have a concrete answer from Bajaj, and the answer is YES. Bajaj will finally bid adieu to the ‘fastest Indian’ bike of its time. The last batch is off in the production line and will be on sale till stocks last in the Bajaj dealership. Currently, the Bajaj Pulsar 220F is priced at Rs 1.34 Lakhs (ex-showroom). It is about 4,000 to 6,000 less than the new Pulsar F250 and N250 respectively.

Bajaj Pulsar 220F volcanic Red side

Bajaj Pulsar 220F: A quick recap

Launched back in 2007, the Pulsar 220F made a big wave in the affordable sporty motorcycle segment with its semi-fairing, aggressive styling, and sprightly motor. Right from daily commutes to spirited weekend rides, Even in the BS6 guise, the Pulsar 220F hadn’t received any major changes. The only prominent one is the addition of Fuel injection. Bajaj Auto had replaced the carburetor of the oil-cooled engine with a fuel-injection system.

2021 Bajaj Pulsar 220F (1)

The company has also fitted a revised catalytic converter. All these changes help the Pulsar 220F become BS6 compliant. As we have seen in the past, several motorcycles have received a power drop to make them BS6 compliant and the Pulsar 220F is no different in this regard. In its BS6 state of tune, this mill produces 20.4 PS of maximum power which is 0.5 PS lesser. The peak torque output is the same – 18.55 Nm. Like the BS4 bike, the BS6 bike has a 5-speed transmission. Visually though, it’s still the same. We have used this phrase so often while talking about the Pulsar 220F.

Bajaj Pulsar 220F volcanic Red rear quarter

It continues with the same set of features like projector headlamps, semi-fairing with laser edge graphics, 3D ‘Pulsar’ logo on the 15-liter fuel tank, split seats, engine cowl, blacked-out engine, bulky exhaust, dual-LED tail lights, semi-digital instrument cluster, etc. have been carried forward. However, with the time passing by and modern tech incoming, the Pulsar 220F can’t possibly keep up with its peers.

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