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Bajaj Pulsar 220 F: Exploring Its Legacy of Popularity and Performance

Bajaj Auto has one of the largest market shares in India’s motorcycle sector. As an OEM, Bajaj Auto has always been praised for its ambitious projects, including the Bajaj Pulsar 220 F.

The 220 F from Bajaj is a semi-faired streetfighter motorcycle that suits the needs of both middle-aged as well as young motorcyclists.

The Bajaj Pulsar 220 F has been designed in a manner that makes it suitable as a city as well as a rural commuter bike. Frequent backpackers, touring enthusiasts and thrill seekers can also buy this bike in a bid to make the most out of the powerful 220 CC engine.  Although the motorcycle has a powerful 220 CC engine, it offers impressive real-world fuel efficiency. Therefore, owning a 220 F won’t burn a hole in your pocket!

The Bajaj Pulsar 220 F is also the perfect motorcycle for motorcyclists who have plans to tear through every Indian road. At cruising speeds, the aerodynamic semi-fairing bolted on the Bajaj Pulsar 220 F offers the motorcycle ample protection against crosswinds and head-on air drag. 

Other compelling reasons that make the Bajaj Pulsar 220 F a relevant motorcycle even in 2023 are mentioned below.

The 220 F is the most affordable semi-faired street motorcycle in India

The current generation of the Pulsar 220 F is offered by Bajaj all across India, with its ex-showroom sticker price of Rs. 1,37,709 in Delhi. One can also get attractive loan schemes specifically designed for this motorcycle. However, one would need to use a two-wheeler loan EMI calculator in a bid to get low loan interest rates. Remember, the price of the bike can vary from place to place.

The transmission of the 220 F needs a major update, to be honest!

Every aspect of the Pulsar 220 F stands out except the transmission. Bajaj has equipped the Pulsar 220 F with a standard 5-speed transmission and a wet multi-plate clutch that does duties on the Avenger range and most of the Bajaj bikes that wear the Pulsar badge.

Sure, the transmission on the Pulsar 220 F comes with tall gears. However, replacing the decades-old 5-speed transmission with the 6-speed transmission that does duty on the Dominar 250 and replacing the wet multi-plate clutch with a slipper clutch can drastically improve the overall performance of the Pulsar 220 F.

Bajaj should consider updating the transmission and clutch of the 220 F in a bid to give the motorcycle a new product life cycle.

The 220 CC engine powering the 220 F offers best-in-class performance

Powering the 220 F is a 220 CC, single-cylinder, fuel-injected, liquid-cooled, BS6-compliant DTS-i + ExhausTec engine. The power and torque outputs of the engine presently are 21 bhp and 19 Nm, respectively. 

The bike offers an impressive electromechanical package

The 2023 iteration of the Pulsar 220 F comes with the following electromechanical equipment.

  • 1 traditional front telescopic fork suspension.
  • 2 traditional spring-over-damper shock absorbers are equipped with gas/hydraulic fluid reservoirs. 
  • A single front disc brake.
  • A single rear disc brake.
  • Single-channel ABS
  • 17-inch alloy wheels.
  • 90/90 profile front tyre.
  • 120/80 profile rear tyre.
  • A long wheelbase that allowed Bajaj designers to equip the motorcycle with spacious, contoured and well-padded split seats. The seats are installed in a step-up gash ion.
  • Two halogen DRLs flanking the all-halogen projector headlamp unit
  • Halogen turn indicators
  • A backlit semi-digital instrument cluster
  • An LED tail lamp unit
  • Illuminated switchgear
  • Side stand alarm
  • A gearshift light, etc.

The 220 F handles just like the Pulsar 150

The latest iteration of the 220 F has been updated a bit by Bajaj. The motorcycle now comes fitted with a reinforced chassis and a performance-oriented rear swingarm. The suspensions on the bike used to come with a ‘stiff’ setting. Now, the suspensions are set on ‘medium’, allowing the bike to offer a semi-plush ride to its rider(s). The overall straight line and cornering stabilities of the 220 F are similar to the Pulsar 150. The low-speed manoeuvrability of the 220 F is also impressive despite the motorcycle’s hefty dry weight!

For more details, visit the nearest Bajaj bike dealership and book a test ride for you.

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