So..first of all, I would like to thank all of the guys from Bajaj Auto Indonesia who won’t let me publish an article about the incoming twin cylinders Pulsar 250. Personally I have a deep thought that such news is a totally HOAX..
Let’s go to the real life. Pulsar 220 is just a few days ahead from its launching ceremonial in Indonesia. The timing was right since the CBR 250 won’t be launched so quick on the first quarter of 2011. Pulsar 220 won’t cost more than Rp 23 million. The price positioning is above Yamaha Vixion/Byson and below Honda Tiger. This “Fastest Indian” shall head to head in engine displacement with Yamaha Scorpio 225. But in other features, Pulsar 220 surely superior than Scorpio.
But.. Having read Mr. Rajiv Bajaj statement on BS Motoring (British Standard Motoring) that Bajaj is on the move of development stage with KTM to produce Duke 200, The shocking statement quickly shake my intentions to purchase Pulsar 220. Well..thanks to my fellow Bajaj enthusiast, Mr. Satadal Payeng for his article here.
Yes..previous experience with the launching of Pulsar 180 UG-4 has taught me not to hurry to buy such Pulsar. less than 3 months after I bought a 180 UG-3, and..the UG-4 launched with the same price of Rp 18 million. So..no need to rush guys..you can still enjoy your old bikes.
Except for you who never had an Pulsar-riding experience before and already planned to purchase one. That’s a completely different case.
Personally Pulsar 220 is a must-have bike for its cutting edge features such as the DTS-i, projector head lamp and the oil coolers. You won’t end up with a Japanese bike with the similar features at such price.
The photo below is the snapshot of KTM Duke 125..KTM Duke 200 in my opinion should be sexier.