2000 - 2001

October 2001
At the time when India was riding on 100 cc bikes, Pulsar was launched with two variants; 150 cc and 180 cc, stirring the entire two wheeler market. And with that, India's first Sports Bike was born.

Fuel TankFuel Tank
Pulsar was the first bike on Indian roads to flaunt a stylish, muscular fuel tank.

Disc BreakDisc Brake
Disc Brake was made a standard feature in Pulsar, which provided superior braking performance as compared to drums brakes. Disc Brake bestowed far greater safety to the rider by shortening the stopping distance.

Pulsar UG 1

Pulsar UG 1

2002 - 2003

October 2003
By now, Pulsar was already ruling the roads. It dominated the two wheeler market with 71% market share. Pulsar was selling almost two times more than the competitor bikes put together (which included CBZ, Karizma, Hunk, Fiero and Apache.)

>DTS-i EngineDTS-i Engine
The revolutionary new DTS-i engine was introduced in both Pulsar variants. Patented by Bajaj, this technology helped in near complete combustion of air-fuel mixture, resulting in increased torque and better fuel economy. DTS-i has dominated the segment even today.

Bikini Headlamp & Twin Pilot LampsBikini Headlamp & Twin Pilot Lamps
Stylish new bikini headlamps with twin pilot lamps made way into the Pulsar 180, ensuring safe riding even at low-light conditions.

Broader WheelbaseBroader Wheelbase
The wheelbase of Pulsar 180 was increased from 1278 mm to 1320 mm, which provided better road grip.

Pulsar UG 2

Pulsar UG 2

2004 - 2005

November 2004
In the wake of rising competition, Pulsar was still the best seller with 21,311 bikes, when seven competing brands collectively sold 16701 bikes. Pulsar was still a rage.

ExhausTEC (Torque Expansion Chamber), yet another patented technology from Bajaj made its way into the Pulsar twins. The technology helped the bikes gain more pickup at lower rpm, thereby dramatically improving the performance of the machines. The rider no longer needed to shift gears frequently in traffic, as the bike now had the ability to pull in higher gears at lower speeds.
The bikes were already pushing the needle with peak power outputs of 13.5 and 16.5 Ps for Pulsar 150 and 180 respectively.

Nitrox Shock AbsorbersNitrox Shock Absorbers
Gas charged rear shock absorbers called Nitrox, were introduced which helped greatly in absorbing bumps off the road. When compared with the traditional hydraulic shock absorbers, Nitrox offered a much smoother ride even for the pillion, regardless of the type of terrain.

17 inch Alloy Wheels17 inch Alloy Wheels
The Pulsar now flaunted the new 17 inch alloy wheels, which were made standard. The rust-resistant alloy wheels now added more strength to the bike while making it more visually appealing. As opposed to the 18" wheels in other bikes, the 17" wheels in Pulsar facilitated longer suspension travel, providing plush riding comfort.

August 2005
All Black StylingAll Black Styling
Come August and Pulsar received an 'All Black styling', which added to its mean and aggressive looks, making the bike even more sporty & stylish.

Pulsar UG 3

Pulsar UG 3


October 2006
In October '06, the Pulsar 150 and 180 went through another round of stylish and technological overhaul. The sales of Pulsar saw a new high with 40,574 bikes sold, which was almost double the competitor bikes put together.

Digital SpeedometerDigital Speedometer
The analog speedometer gave way to the new Digital Speedometer which was made a standard feature among all Pulsar models.
The large digital speed read-out was much easy to read and understand, thereby requiring less distraction while touching new speeds.

LED Tail Light
Aesthetically appealing, new, compact and stylish LED tail lamps were introduced in the twin Pulsar models. LED lamps consumed far lesser power than the traditional filament bulbs and emitted little heat.
Pulsar was the first bike to start the trend of LEDs, which soon forced other bike makers to switch over from incandescent bulbs to LEDs.

Wolf Eyed HeadlampWolf Eyed Headlamp
Pulsar 150 and 180 got the new wolf eyed headlamps with aggressive masked fairings, which added to the mean look of the beasts.

LED Tail LightSelf Cancelling Turn Indicators
Pulsar became the first vehicle in the world to employ non-contact type 'Intelligent' Self-cancelling Turn signals. The car-like self-cancelling feature turns off the indicator under 2 conditions:
When the turn has been completed and the handlebar comes to a straight ahead position,
When the rider has selected right or left turn but hasn't taken the turn, then the timer function switches off the indicators after a pre-set time. This feature set a new benchmark in the motorcycle industry.


Pulsar 200 DTS-i
& Pulsar 220 DTS-Fi

2007 - 2008

February 2007
The higher order was created and the first Indian bikes to break the 200 cc barrier had hit the road - The Pulsar 200 and 220. Biking in India was set to change and Pulsar was again leading the revolution.

Split Seat & Split Grab RailSplit Seat & Split Grab Rail
Sporty split seats and split rear grab rails enhanced the sporty look of the bikes.

Tubeless TyresTubeless Tyres
The new Pulsar 200 and 220 now sported tubeless tyres. Tubeless tyres don't burst or deflate rapidly and hence minimize chances of accident. Being lighter, less rolling resistance in tubeless tyres meant less heat build-up, ensuring less chances of failure. The tubeless tyres made the Pulsar twins much safer on road than any other bike in its class.

June 2007
With the advent of technological advancements, Pulsar was ruling the Indian roads with its breakthrough patented technologies, which offered better safety, comfort and fuel efficiency.

Half FairingHalf Fairing
The Pulsar 220 DTS-Fi boasted a stylish new aerodynamic half fairing, which gave the bike a unique identity on the road.

Projector HeadlampProjector Headlamp
Pulsar 220 came with high wattage (55 watts) ellipsoidal projector headlamp for low beam which provided sharp, scatter-free, white focussed beam. The projector headlamp provided far greater illumination, compared to conventional headlamps of other bikes, for safe and confident riding.

DTS-Fi EngineDTS-Fi Engine
DTS-Fi (Digital Twin Spark Fuel Injection) is another patented technology where the conventional carburettor has been replaced by injector which injects fuel into the engine in a spray form.

The main advantages of Fuel Injection are:
Increased power output for same cc.
Better low end torque.
Lower fuel delivery & optimisation of spark timing.
Improved cold start, quick warm-up and excellent response to sudden acceleration.

Rear Disc BrakesRear Disc Brakes
Most bikes in India came equipped with a drum brake on the rear wheel. The Pulsar 220 came with a rear disc brake as standard. Disc brakes provide far better braking power and are relatively maintenance - free.

Pulsar UG 4

Pulsar UG 4


May 2009
By May '09, Pulsar was competing with no less than 11 different brands in the market. Despite the tough competition, Pulsar sold 65,928 bikes, which were numbers till date. Riders were not ready to part with Pulsar which was evolving at a stupendous rate.

Tank Flap
A new tank flap was added which gave the bike an aerodynamic look.

Split Seat & Split Grab Rail
Split Seat was added for better style and sitting comfort. The Split Seat has been incorporated keeping with the essence of international sports bikes. The Split grab rail perfectly integrated with the Split Seat styling.

Clip on Handle Bar
Pulsar 180 got new Clip on Handlebars, making the bike look sportier than ever before.

Self Start
For the first time, Pulsar 180 said goodbye to kick start. The bike now boasted a modern self-start only feature.

DC Lighting
Unlike conventional AC (Alternate Current) circuit in bikes, where intensity of voltage fluctuates with engine rpm, Pulsar came with a DC (Direct Current) circuit providing constant intensity voltage. A 12 V full DC headlamp was introduced in the Pulsar, which projected a constant light beam at all speeds, thus ensuring clear visibility even at low speeds.

LED Tail Light
Aesthetically appealing, new, compact and stylish LED tail lamps were introduced in the twin Pulsar models. LED lamps consumed far lesser power than the traditional filament bulbs and emitted little heat.
Pulsar was the first bike to start the trend of LEDs, which soon forced other bike makers to switch over from incandescent bulbs to LEDs.

Back Lit Switches
For the first time, Pulsar featured a new set of Back Lit Switches, the operation of which is based on non-contact i.e. switching was made possible without physical contact. Due to which, there is no wear and tear and hence its life would be equal to that of the bike itself.

Pulsar 220 Gets a New Variant

Pulsar 220
Gets a New Variant


January 2010
A new variant of Pulsar was launched - Pulsar 220 Street Fighter. The bike carried forward the look of the legendary Pulsar 200. And with the launch, Pulsar broke all previous records and sold 76,023 units.

Street Fighter With Bikini FairingStreet Fighter With Bikini Fairing
The Pulsar 220 Street Fighter was made lighter and now sported a bikini fairing.

February 2010
Clip on Handle BarClip on Handle Bar
Just like its predecessor, Pulsar 220 Street Fighter got new Clip on Handlebars, making the bike look sportier than before.

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