Bajaj have been redlining the Indian sports motorcycle scene with their iconic Pulsar, and they even upped the game back in 2007 with the launch of the Pulsar 220. It became an instant hit among young buyers who were looking for a sporty bike that was also practical. Even about 12 years later, the bike still has its fans and manages to find homes in the Indian market.
Packed neatly within the frame is a 220cc, single-cylinder engine that produces 21bhp and 19Nm of torque. The motor is air-cooled and comes paired to a 5-speed manual transmission. The Bajaj Pulsar 220F is BSVI-compliant.
The Pulsar 220F still manages to look the part after all these years. At the front, it boasts of a vertically-stacked headlight design with pilot lamps on either side. It gets a well countered, sharp fairing that looks smart. Towards the rear, it gets a sleek-looking tail section and a split LED tail lamp. The all-black exhaust can looks neat; so do the black alloy wheels. By and large, the Pulsar 220F is a nice combination of sharp lines and design cues. The bike gets a part-digital instrument cluster that sports new graphics and a carbon-fibre-like finish. On the left lies a tachometer, while an LCD screen is found on the right side. It displays information like fuel, speed and distance. You will also find a side stand warning light, shift light, engine oil indicator and the lot. It also gets self-cancelling turn indicators. In terms of dimensions, the Pulsar 220F is 2035mm in length, 750mm in width and 1165mm in height. Power delivery is nice and smooth and refinement too has seen an improvement. Also, the exhaust note is not as loud as before. In the city, the light clutch is a delight to use, but the transmission could’ve been better. At 150kgs, the bike feels light and nimble. The ground clearance, on the other hand, is 150mm, while the bike has a wheelbase of 1350mm and a seat height of 795mm.
The Bajaj Pulsar 220F has a fuel tank capacity of 15 litres. In terms of mileage, the bike is capable of returning 38kmpl by ARAI, in BSVI guise.
You sit quite comfortably on the Pulsar 220F despite its slightly sporty riding stance. The saddle is spacious and the pillion’s seat isn’t uncomfortably high, which is a good thing – making it rather practical. The split grab handle feels nice to hold and the split-seats are well cushioned as well. However, we still wish the rear view mirrors were positioned in a better manner. Despite the stiff suspension and chassis, the bike doesn’t really corner enthusiastically. In a straight line, the bike stays planted. Over rotten tarmac, the bike is pliant, dealing with the rough stuff without any hesitation. The brakes work well, and the tyres provide good grip. At the front, the bike rides on telescopic fork suspension, 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 down tube-type frame. The Pulsar 220F 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 digital instrument cluster, single channel ABS, stand alarm, pillion grab handle, projector headlamp, LED tail light, digital fuel gauge, digital trip meter and alloy wheels.
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Prices and Variants
The Bajaj Pulsar 220F is available in one variant: Pulsar 220F ABS for ₹ 1.07 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). For further details and the on-road price of the motorcycle, you can head to autox.com.
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