Bajaj Pulsar 180 DTS-i

 

 

 

 

 

Make Model

Bajaj Pulsar 180 DTS-i

Year

2005

Engine

Four stroke, single cylinder, SOHC, 2 valves

Capacity

178.6 cc  / 10.9 cu in

Bore x Stroke

63.5 x 56.4 mm

Compression Ratio

9.5:1

Cooling System

Air cooled

Lubrication

Wet sump, forced

Exhaust

Single, stainless steel, Bajaj ETEC

Induction

UCSL Mikuni BS29 side draught carburetor

Ignition

CDI

Starting

Kick start

Max Power

12 kW / 16.5 hp @ 8000 rpm

Max Torque

15.2 Nm / 1.6 kg-fm / 11.2 lb-ft @ 6000 rpm

Clutch

Wet, multiplate

Transmission

5 Speed

Final Drive

Chain

Frame

Steel cradle, round tube

Front Suspension

Telescopic forks with anti-stiction bushes

Front Wheel Travel

135 mm / 5.3 in

Rear Suspension

Triple rate spring, 5-way adjustable, gas assisted Nitrox Shock Absorber

Rear Wheel travel

100 mm / 3.9 in

Front Brakes

Single 240 mm disc

Rear Brakes

Drum, 130 mm

Front Tyre

90/90-17

Rear Tyre

100/90-17

Dimensions

Length: 2055 mm / 80.9 in
Width: 755 mm / 29.7 in
Height: 1060 mm / 41.7 in

Wheelbase

1330 mm / 52.4 in

Ground Clearance

155 mm / 6.1 in

Dry-Weight

132 kg / 291 lb

Fuel Capacity 

18 Litres / 4.8 US gal

Fuel Reserve

3.2 L / 0.85 US gal

Average Consumption

2 L/100 km / 50 km/l / 118 US mpg

Top Speed

117 km/h / 72.7 mph

Colours Red, Black, Grey, Blue

Before the introduction of the Pulsar, the Indian motorcycle market trend was towards fuel efficient, small capacity motorcycles (that formed the 80–125 cc class). Bigger motorcycles with higher capacity virtually did not exist (except for Enfield Bullet). The launch and success of Hero Honda CBZ in 1999 showed that there was demand for performance bikes. Bajaj took the cue from there on and launched the Pulsar twins in India on 24 November 2001. Since the introduction and success of Bajaj Pulsar, Indian youth began expecting high power and other features from affordable motorcycles.