Thursday, September 4, 2008

Bajaj pulsar 220 DTS-Fi

220 cc single, 2 valve, 4 Stroke, EFI, air cooled with oil cooler
Bore x Stroke: 67 mm x 62.4 mmCompression ratio: 12.8:1
Top speed
135 km/h (84 mph) (estimated)

20 PS (20 hp/15 kW)
19.13 N·m (14 ft·lbf)
5 speed manual sequential
Front: 37 mm telescopic hydraulic type 130 mm (5.1 in) travelRear: Ellipitical section swingarm with twin hydraulic gas-charged shock absorbers; 101 mm (4 in) travel
Front: 260mm discRear: 230 mm disc
Front: 90/90-17 tubelessRear: 120/80-17 tubeless
L 2,035 millimetres (80.1 in) W 750 millimetres (30 in) H 1,140 millimetres (45 in)
Approx. 150 kilograms (330 lb)

The Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-Fi is the latest addition to the Pulsar family of motorcycles from Bajaj Auto. Features differentiating this bike from other members of the DTS-i family include oil cooled, fuel injected engine, front and rear disc braking, tubeless tyres, a digital speedometer console (recently introduced in all other Pulsar editions) and parabolic/ellipsoidal projector headlamps.
Bajaj displayed the 220 DTS-Fi at the Delhi Auto Expo 2006. The Indian nationwide launch happened in July 2007.

Features and specifications
With this introduction, Bajaj Auto would achieve a close second in the race to offer a microprocessor-based fuel injected motorcycle to Indian customers, after Hero Honda's 125 cc Glamour FI motorcycle. The new Pulsar has a longer wheelbase than its predecessor, factory-fitted front and rear disc brakes and detailed digital instrumentation. The Pulsar DTS-Fi generates a maximum power of 20 bhp and a maximum torque of 19.12 N·m (14 ft·lbf). It is also the first Indian two-wheeler with a hydraulic-actuated rear disc (230 mm) brake. It also features a stacked headlamp setup, with a projector low beam and separate high beam. The motorcycle is 2,035 mm in length, 750 mm in width and 1,140 mm in overall height. The curb weight is about 150 kg. The new Pulsar 220 DTS-Fi can achieve a top speed of 135 km/h (with a rider weighing 68 Kg.)
Engine technology
The acronym DTS-Fi stands for Digital Twin Spark Fuel Injection. Like DTS-i (which is the mother technology) the engine has two spark plugs, but, instead of conventionally positioned straight ports, the offset positioning of the ports generate high swirl and turbulence of the air fuel mixture in the combustion chamber. This results in highly efficient combustion that further results in exceptional mileage. Like the mother DTS-i technology, the DTS-Fi technology is a patented technology developed by Bajaj Auto R&D.
The motorcycle boasts a highly refined (low noise, no vibes, slick shifts and all) 220cc motor that makes a heady 20 bhp and 1.95 kgm of torque. And it is effortless, free-revving and can roll along at 50 kph in top gear should you feel the need. And return 50 kpl while you are doing that. It's almost like having your cake and eating it too.
The big ones are tubeless tyres (one of the reasons for the great handling feel), 55-watt projector low beam headlamp (even, no-glare illumination), slick digital dash (feature packed and easy to read) and new styling package with distinctive LED taillamps. But the biggest of them all is fuel injection, which has allowed the DTS-Fi to get that linear power curve, crisp feel and instant throttle response.
A bike like the Pulsar DTS-Fi is significant because this is the first nod from a major manufacturer to the Indian performance enthusiast in years.
The Bajaj Pulsar 180 and to some extent the Hero Honda Karizma have been the staples for us, but in one stroke, they're both passe. Here is a motorcycle that's more sorted, faster and more effortless.
And while Bajaj won't say it, the DTS-Fi is not going to be outrageously expensive either. They confirmed a five-digit price tag and our sources are hinting at an on-road price of Rs 92,000 or thereabouts. Yes, fully loaded. Which is outstanding value for money.