Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-Fi, the quickest and fastest Indian production bike was launched way back in 2007, and still it is ruling the throne of best sports bike produced in India. Bajaj Pulsar DTS-Fi became the first choice of every bike enthusiast and speed lover and was termed as the next generation bike.
Offering a long arm list of unique features like digital instruments, clip on handle bars, rear disc brakes, tubeless tyres, etc. this 220cc Bajaj bike became the biggest rival of Hero Honda Karizma and Yamaha YZF-R15.
After introducing Pulsar 220 in 2007 Bajaj revamped it to Pulsar 220 DTS-Fi in 2009 to upgrade its flagship with some clever tweaks. During this year the 220 carburetor version was also launched and the fuel injection was discontinued. This boosted up the acceleration to a great extent. The other major change was the brighter headlight in terms of looks while rest of the exterior remained almost same.
Describing the key features of Pulsar DTS-Fi, The first thing you will notice is the looks of the bike which gives it the stark different view from other bikes of India. All Black styling, 3D chiselled logo, Vertical High wattage (55 W) stack twin projector headlamps, Sporty Split seats and Clip-on handle bar enhances the Sporty & Aggressive look of this aerodynamic machine. The bike has the ultra-stylish LED tail lamp and split rear grab rails. The bike includes the clip-on handle bar complete with pass switch, electric start, engine kill switch and self-cancelling indicators. The digital console of the bike displays a low fuel indicator, neutral blinker and low battery display.
This aerodynamic semi-fairing on the muscular 15 liter fuel tank gives the bike its own identity on the road.
Engine: The powerful 4 stroke, 220 cc DTS-Fi engine of the Pulsar 220F, delivers 21Ps of sheer power. This Pulsar also has the highest power-to-weight ratio of 140 Ps/Ton making it the most powerful bike in its class. The bike also has the feature of Auto choke, oil cooler for better engine cooling and increased life and is equipped with a Patented TRICS III and intelligent CDI technology to improve ignition timing and smoother power delivery and a transmission of 5 speed gears, manual sequential.
Wheels+ Shocks + Brakes: Pulsar 220F has the fatter 120/80 X 17″ soft compound, tubeless tyres and strengthened 5 spoke alloy wheels for stunning looks, easy maintenance and better road grip. The bike also comes fitted with a 260 mm front and a 230 mm rear ventilated disc brakes.
Performance: The bike has great in terms of speed. It has a tendency to ‘jump off’ when you twist the throttle which gives a great adrenaline pump. Regarding the acceleration bike reaches 0-60kmh in just3.77 seconds and 0-100kmh in 12.15secs beating up any other model and has a top speed of nearly higher than 133kmh. But if you really want to whip the engine to its limits, the Indian city roads will disappoint you. Moreover, it gives a mileage of nearly 35kmpl good enough in sports segments bike.
Colors and Pricing: The Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-Fi is available in three colors midnight black (the most opted choice), cocktail wine red and plasma blue. The Delhi ex-showroom price of Pulsar 220 DTS-Fi starts at Rs.78,001.
Concluding: This bike doesn’t require a word to say. Just go for it blatantly and experience the quickest and fastest Indian produced bike ever. Costing @ Rs.78000 in sports segment bikes Pulsar 220 is the best choice on comparing with Hero Honda Karizma or Yamaha YZF-R15 which prices much higher than Pulsar.