While Bajaj has taken the Pulsar range into the premium segment by launching the RS200, NS200 and NS160. But some base variants are yet to taken to the premium level. The Pulsar 150 UG5, which is to be launched in the next few days may fill that gap. The big news, however, is that an all-new generation of Pulsar is under development. You know what this mean. Right? It’ll be a complete game changer for Bajaj’s Pulsar family.
From where the power come from in the UG6?
Due to stringent emission norms, the 2-valve, DTS-i engine is taking its last breaths . Bajaj strictly needs to invest in a new engine platform that will not only comply with the scheduled emission norms, but also with the subsequent ones that will be even more challenging.
From our trusted sources we came to know that the new engine platform will offer more scalability, stretching from 150cc to beyond the 220cc limit, can be upto 250cc. Vital to the Pulsar DNA is a square engine i.e., the one with equal bore and stroke dimensions. The most crucial thing is to create a sporty, responsive power source which is still compliant with emission norms. This has resulted in Bajaj’s working on a 4-valve, fuel-injected engine. BS-VI compliance can harbor carburettors in smaller displacement motors. As of now, this new motor isn’t production-ready but according to the present conditions of both Bajaj and Pulsar, it’s quite obvious that development will be completed till 2019 launch. It’s further obvious that the new-generation engine will be more refined and powerful.
Will it be completely new?
The UG6 will surely feature a modern design language but resembling the Pulsar family’s DNA. Changes will include new alloy wheels, an LED headlight, a redesigned tail. This UG6 Pulsar (150) may come with a premium-finished conventional handlebar and not the clip-on bars which the new TVS Apache RTR 160 4V offers.
The new-gen Pulsars will feature ABS too. Currently, ABS is offered only on the NS200, RS200 and Dominar. But due to laws the safety feature is now mandatory for motorcycles above 150cc, launched after April 1, 2018, and Pulsar is no exception either.
Is there’s any model-wise split in the Pulsar UG6?
Well certainly Yes. Bajaj wants this pulsar to be competitive, and for that model-wise split is necessary.
When is the Pulsar UG6 coming, then?
Currently, the Pulsar UG6 is scattered between the sketches and the shop floor. Engine development is the most intuitive aspect of the UG6 family- it is demanding and at the same time compulsory too. Considering how substantial an evolution the Pulsar UG6 is, we expect a first glimpse of the bike in 2019, and a launch possibly at the end of that year