We assume that low sales figures and rising competition are to be blamed for this development
- Bajaj had already introduced its replacement in the form of the half-faired Pulsar 180F.
- Bajaj may launch the ABS variant of the Pulsar 180F next month.
- Expect the Pulsar 180F ABS to command a premium of Rs 8,000 over the non-ABS variant.
Bajaj has silently pulled the plug on the Pulsar 180 as a few dealers in Pune and Delhi have confirmed that the motorcycle will be on sale only until stocks last. While Bajaj hasn’t given an official statement yet, we suspect this has been done due to the fading sales of the 180. Moreover, the evergreen Pulsar 220F, priced at Rs 98,694 (ex-showroom Delhi), has been consistently raking in the numbers for the brand.
In fact, the 220F has been one of the best selling motorcycles in the Pulsar range. So much so, that Bajaj had already introduced a replacement for the Pulsar 180 in the form of its half-faired variant, the 180F, priced at Rs 87,002 (ex-showroom Delhi). With the 180F, the company has tried to replicate the 220F’s styling in a more affordable package. The ABS-equipped 180F hasn’t hit the market yet, but as per our dealer sources, the company may launch it by next month. We expect the 180F ABS to command a premium of around Rs 8,000 over the non-ABS variant, taking its price to around Rs 96,000. Despite the premium, the 180F ABS will be the cheapest half-faired motorcycle in the market!