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Old 21st January 2005, 11:27   #1
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Default BAJAJ 250? its comming...

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was in goa this christmas n new years. met this guy there named anish sherawat. he's is involved in the desiging team of kawasaki n said tht they r workin on a top secret project. belive it bajaj n kawasaki plan to come out with a 224cc 22 bhp bike in the first quater of 2005. isnt tht awesome!!!?? they might introduce it as an upgrade of the pulsar 180 or might launch it as a comlpletely new bike. its got alloy wheels.. a double disc.. probably a radiator. it'll be priced around 1.30 lacs x- showroom pune.bajaj is just waiting for the right time to launch this babe, cause there r rumors tht tvs n honda too wanna come out with bikes in the 250 segment. i really cant wait to get my hands on one of these beauties... wht about u guys?!!!
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if its true...finally some pwerful bikes for the road....and we have moved at last from the 100+ cc market...
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finally we are gonna get some serious bikes and it will be good watching the fight between Honda and Bajaj in that segment too.
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geez! 1.3 lakhs for a bored out Pulsar with only 22hp?? Suddenly the Comet looks like a steal!
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I wonder what makes u think so

Pulsar 180 - 16 Bhp - 61k
ZMA - 17Bhp- 76k
*Bajaj 220- 22Bhp- 1.3
*Comet 250 - 27 Bhp- 1.9

These are tentative onroad price in pune. I think the price sounds good
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Old 22nd January 2005, 00:14   #6
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the reason y the comet is priced at 1.9 is cause hyosung's the 1 whos supplying the bikes to kinetic. importing the bikes can raise the cost. also according to my info( quiet reliable) bajaj is wants to have a competetive price tag on its product so that it can firstly appeal to the masses n secondly crush the competetion if ne!!
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Old 22nd January 2005, 09:56   #7
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I wonder what makes u think so
Well, its really simple why I think 1.3 lakhs is too much.

1. The chassis and suspension would use the basic Pulsar setup with twin shocks at the rear. Maybe the frame would be beefed up a bit, thats a minimum cost to the company.

2. 22hp is just 5 HP more than what you get right now on a DTSi. For that, you pay more than double the amount?

3. Considering HP is not everything, even then, Rs.1,30,000/- is just too much for a half faired Pulsar running on MRF's.

4. Still not sure whether this is a totally new engine, but I doubt that. So that means you same single cylinder aircooled DTSi job.

To put this in persective, you can now buy a standard non-A/C Maruti for less than Rs.2,00,000. Think about that for a minute and you will understand why I think its to bloody expensive!

For just Rs.50,000/- more, the comet is a comparitive steal as you get good rubber, USD forks, monoshock rear, V-twin 250cc oil cooled engine and more power. That too this bike a CBU! Imagine if they produced it here, the price would drop to 1,20,000 or so!

I think our Indian motorcycle manufacturers need to seriously think again about their pricing. We deserve better.
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Hmm u do make sense thx for the clarification

But yeah if the so called 250 cc from bajaj comes wid all teh goodies of Comet at this price then it wud be good
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So finally 200cc+ bikes are eyeing the Indian market huh!! Nice to know that.
But i doubt it will replace the 180cc Pulsar,cos 1.3lacs is a lil bit expensive for an average buyer.

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If the price is gonna be 1.3 lak , it will definately be on a new platform and not a upgraded Pulsar.
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Hey Devil in flesh,
Guess its a little too expensive..
And one more thing.. You said it was a top secret project.. So I guess you shouldn't have put the guys name.. notsure if it'l be a problem, but incase!!
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Some not so reliable sources( but still ) tell me that chances of Bajaj coming out with a 1.3 lak bike in the first quarter of 2005 are preety less.
Currently Bajaj is not finding enough buyers for the 180 as it had expected.
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Currently Bajaj is not finding enough buyers for the 180 as it had expected.
That's because buyers have a choice between the 180 and the Karizma. Guess which one the majority choose!
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That's because buyers have a choice between the 180 and the Karizma
hit the nail on the head!!

the price difference between the pulsar 180 and the karizma has just been narrowed lately as the ex-showroom price of the zma is now Rs.69990. for some extra cheese, u get a bigger bore, better looks, digital fuel guage, honda quality and service.
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I wanted to know when is bajaj pulsar 250 coming.I will definately buy this 1.Also i wanted to know its price.thx
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