Friday, May 22, 2009

Pulsar DTS Fi

Bajaj's Pulsar DTS-Fi 220cc motorcycle priced at around Rs 85,00.

Bajaj is coming out with the new Bajaj Pulsar DTS-Fi motorcycle, following the huge success of its Pulsar DTS-i. Bajaj's answer to Hero Honda's Karizma is expected to be out in some months. The Bajaj Pulsar 180cc DTS-i took biking to a new level, and the new Pulsar DTS-Fi is all set to take it to greater heights. The Bajaj Pulsar DTS-Fi is powered by a 220cc engine and offers a cool 20bhp. With 1.95kg of torque, it would be a wonder if this bike from Bajaj does not make it to the top of the charts.

The Bajaj Pulsar DTS-Fi is expected to touch a top speed of 135kph. That is an excellent top speed in Indian conditions, probably matched only by the Kinetic Aquila - which anyway is not available in India now.

What are the big innovations in this motorcycle?

The most important feature of all is the fuel injection mechanism, which is responsible for the quick throttle and the linear power curve. The Bajaj Pulsar DTS-Fi is the first Indian motorcycle with an oil cooled engine. Together, they make for a potent combination. The Hero Honda Karizma as well as the Pulsar DTS-Fi weigh 150 kgs, and the extra 3 bhp of the DTS-Fi as well as the power delivery characteristics make this an easy Karizma-beater.

What else do we get? A longer wheelbase, factory-fitted rear and front disc brakes, an interesting front faring, an all digital meters. The LCD speedometer on the DTS-Fi is orange in colour and the entire speedometer mechanism is a pleasure to watch.

Those who have test-run the bike say that the DTS-Fi's brakes are the best in the market. The Pulsar DTS-Fi conquers corners with astonishing ease and makes you feel confident while braking.

The Pulsar DTS-Fi is the ultimate driving machine that one can expect from a highly competitive Indian two-wheeler market. The DTS-Fi offers no-compromise performance, irrespective of the terrain. The engine is low noise and is low in vibration, all thanks to fuel injection and oil cooling.

The tyres of the new DTS-Fi are tubeless and hence offers an exciting riding experience. The 55 watt projector low-beam headlamp offers a decent view of the road ahead. The fully digital dash is easy to read and difficult to mistake. The distinctive tail lamps of the Pulsar DTS-Fi adds a bit of dash. Overall, the body of the motorcycle still looks like the Pulsar family, but with sharper edges. The front faring is the difference - It is well integrated into the rest of the bodywork, and the side lights and indicators look excellent.

With a performance motorcycle, one should really not expect a high fuel efficiency/ mileage figures - still we expect the Pulsar DTS-Fi to get around 45 kilometers to a litre.

The Pulsar DTS-Fi is expected to have a price tag of Rs. 92,000 on road. Officially, its around Rs 83,000. Of course, the figure will change a bit when it hits the road. But anyway, thanks to Bajaj for giving the average bike enthusiast a real good bike, loaded with features and that too, at an approachable price.