Expert Review of Bajaj Pulsar 220 Dtsi
Bajaj, the Indian automobile giant brought in the “real deal” when it comes to sports bike and changed the almost certain outlook that all Indian bikes are just tourers. With the launch of Bajaj 220 DTS-i in 2009, The Fastest Indian which can reach the top speed of 144 kmph easily this is the best indigenous sports bike on road till date. Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-i comes with a huge fixed mask which gives the bike a perfect masculine look. The bike runs on the same technology which runs all the pulsars and Avenger 220. Even with that speed and power, the ride is quite comfortable and provides decent handling.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
Petrol is now becoming a priceless entity with the ever growing price hike, it has now become the other name for liquid gold. Presently when the prices of petrol are at an all time high, the mileage of any traveller on road has become the key entity of the vehicle in India. Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTSi is powered by the 220cc, 4-stroke, Oil-cooled DTS-i petrol engine with five speed manual transmission gearbox which offers good engine performance. Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTSi offers an impressive-in comparison to displacement mileage around 38kmpl in urban traffic amongst the monsoon blessed pits on the roads while on highway amongst the smooth and wide roads where this speedster really belongs, the bike offers 47kmpl mileage. The fuel tank of the bike is significantly large so it can travel a decent distance before a mandatory refill.
The best “Indian” sports bike Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-i, no matter which shade is available in looks masculine and flamboyant with a design like that. The bike is currently available in exciting color combinations of Cocktail wine red, Midnight black and Plasma blue.
Acceleration and Pick up
Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTSi is obviously embedded with an engine more powerful in comparison with other variants of the pulsar series and offers better acceleration. This variant of Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTSi is equipped with the more powerful 220cc, 4-stroke, Oil-cooled, DTS-i petrol engine with five speed manual transmission gearbox and the ExhausTEC (Torque Expansion Chamber) technology and so Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTSi offers excellent acceleration such that bike can cross the 60kmph mark in just 3.7 seconds and it can touch the top speed mark of 144kmph with a decent and smooth pick up.
The New Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTSi looks better and more elegant than the previous DTS-Fi version. The bike comes in the “all-black” theme much like its younger brothers Pulsar 150 and Pulsar 180. The bike looks all lean and mean with black forks, black swing arm, black wheels and engines. Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTSi may be the best looking bike in India in this displacement variant arguably with competitions being Yamaha R15 and Karizma ZMR. Though it resembles its siblings in most sense the voluminous front fairing and the fairing mounted mirrors distinct the new Pulsar 220 DTSi from others. The monster on road, Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTSi flaunts six spoke alloy wheels, trendy body panels, crystal clear lens indicators and exposed chain. It offers a little under-seat storage cubby that can be unlocked via a cable release located under its lockable side panel. The new Pulsar 220 F also features the new 3-D graphics, redesigned comfort background and slightly revised clip-on handlebars. Both front and rear callipers are now provided with a golden touch.
Comfort is the demand of new generation riders, and Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTSi meets the demands of the customers with an array of new features like Digital Fuel Guage, Self-Start, Tacho-Meter, Digital Trip-Meter and Speedometer, Low-Fuel Indicator, Low-Oil Indicator, Low Battery Indicator, Wide and Comfortable Step-Up seats. Tubeless tyre is another feature that offers tension free comfortable off-road riding. Digital LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) console Speedometer, Fuel Guage, Tachometer and Trip Meter offers better vision to these meters and enhances rider comfort.
Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-i is large! Literally!! With the dimensions of 2035 mm x 750 mm x 1165 mm the vehicles looks like a monster on road. Huge 150 kg weight may hinder the control and handling, but the bike cannot be all muscle without the weight, right? The ground clearance offere is 165 mm.
New Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTSi is powered by new 220cc oil cooled carburetted engine with maximum power of 20.8bhp at 8500rpm and 19.12Nm at 7000rpm of peak torque. New combustion chamber, all new port geometry for optimized thermodynamics, new valve coat material to eliminate carbon formation, new design short skirt lower friction piston, an all-new camshaft and 33% larger oil cooler conclude the latest additions in the newer version of this 220cc beast. Pulsar 220 DTSi gets the performance boost with 32 venturi carburettor, which is the biggest ever to be used in India. The intake port in the cylinder head has been modified, along with higher lift and duration cam. Resonator and catalytic convertor are also used to increase performance. It also uses temperature based ignition mapping system through which the ignition timing is optimized to achieve good start ability, quick warm up and stupendous torque. The standard five speed gearbox with one down and four up pattern provides comfortable and familiar gear shift pattern.
The bike is provided with a wheelbase of 1350mm. Dual disk brakes are present in Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTSi for better and safe driving. 6 Spoke black mag alloy wheels are efficient and look neat with 17 inch size at both front and rear.
Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTSi is packed with telescopic, 130mm shock absorber at front wheel with the 90mm nitrox shock absorber at the rear wheel for proper suspension.
Handling and Control
To provide better handling and control in this giant better suspension and dual disc brakes have been installed in the vehicle i.e disk brakes at both front and rear. Its advanced suspension system that reduces jerks at rough road and enhances handling and control of the bike. Its large front disk brakes and rear disk brakes stops the vehicle sooner and enhances safety. Its switches are also placed at very convenient place for easy access without distracting your eyes from road.
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