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Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTSi, more powerful than P220Fi!

Written by: Yogesh June 23rd, 2009

Bajaj Auto has done it again, they have managed to not only come up with a new Pulsar 220,
which is faster than it is predecessor, they have also done this without the help of the fuel
injection system from Delphi, which in turn has kept the price of the new Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTSi
Bajaj Auto’s new 220cc mill now supports a UCAL UCD 32 venturi carburetor with auto choke
and produces one horsepower more than its fuel inject predecessor. Even though amount of
torque produced remains the same, it now comes slightly higher up the rev range at 7000rpm.
Which should lead to slightly slower roll on figures, compared the earlier fuel injected one,
though should still be within acceptable range.
However this is a small price to pay for a motorcycle which costs Rs. 30,000 less than the
Yamaha R15 and yet produces more power and has better acceleration and top end figures and at
the same time, gives much better mileage!
Apart from the new engine parts, the new 220 DTSi also receives an all black engine treatment,
better gearbox with reworked gear ratios, stickier rubber, better suspension, more powerful
brakes and larger oil cooler.
Speaking at the launch of the new Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTSi, Bajaj Auto’s CEO Mr S. Sridhar said,
“We have been continuously evolving our Pulsar range to provide our customers state-of-the-art
product with unmatched performance and technology. The new 2009 edition Pulsar 220 has
further raised the bar in the performance segment by becoming India’s fastest production bike.’
Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTSi press release
Bajaj Auto Ltd., today announced the launch of the 2009 Pulsar 220 edition. With it’s launch,
Bajaj Auto has raised the bar in performance biking segment quite a few notches higher – the
Pulsar 220 has now evolved to become the fastest Indian with an amazing top speed of
The new 220 gets the performance boost with 32 venturi carburettor, the bigest ever used in
India. In addition, the intake port in the cylinder head has been modified, along with higher lift
and duration cam. A larger resonator and catalytic convertor is also used to increase
performance. The higher engine performance acheived has been matched to a modified 5th gear
ratio, to make the new Pulsar 220, ‘The Fastest Indian’.
Aimed at the performance bikers who are looking for a thrilling ride experience, this bike comes
with many power packed features – auto choke, clip-on handle bar, split seats, engine oil cooler,
fuel and battery charge indicators, etc. It also uses temperature based ignition mapping system
through which the ignition timing is optimized to acheive good startability, quick warm up and
outstanding torque.
Speaking on the launch, Mr. S.Sridhar, CEO – 2-wheelers, Bajaj Auto Ltd. said – “We have been
continously evolving our Pulsar range to provide our customers state of the art products with
unmatched performance and technology. The new 2009 Pulsar 220 has further raised the bar in
the performance sengment by becoming the ‘India’s fastest production motorcycle’.”
He further added, “We have been the market leaders by far in the premium segment of the
motorcycle market, and now with the launch of the 09′220 seres, we will further strengthen our
With 21.04PS of power, sporty styling, long feature-list and a price of Rs.70,000/- ex-showroom,
it is a very compelling package for the performance bikers, who will find it hard to resist this
fastest Pulsar ever produced.
The Bajaj Pulsar 220, 2009 edition will be manufactured at the Chakan plant and it will be
available with 4 color opions to choose from.
2009 Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTSi specifications:
Pulsar 220 DTSi Engine
Type: Single Cylinder, 4 stroke-air cooled.
Bore(mm)xStroke(mm): 67×62.4
Displacement: 220cc
Valve per cylinder: 2
Fueling: Carburetor – UCAL UCD 32
Compression Ratio: 9.5:1
Max. Power (Ps@RPM): 21.04@8500
Max. Torque(NM@RPM): 19.12@7000
Starting: Electric
Pulsar 220 DTSi Transmission
Clutch: Wet multiplate
No.of gears: 5
Gear Shift Pattern: 1-down, 4-up
Primary Reduction: 3.47 (66/19)
Final Reduction: 2.571 (36/14)
Pulsar 220 DTSi Chassis, suspension and tyres
Type: Double cradle down tube
Suspension (front): Telescopic, 130mm
Suspension (rear): Nitrox, with 90mm travel
Front Brakes: Disc, 260mm
Rear Brakes: Disc, 230mm
Tyre (Front): 90/90X17″ (Soft Compound, tubeless)
Tyre (Rear): 120/80X17″ (Soft Compound, tubeless)
Pulsar 220 DTSi Dimensions
Overall Length: 2035mm
Overall Width: 750mm
Overall Height: 1165mm
Wheelbase: 1350mm
Ground Clearance: 165mm
Saddle Height: 795mm
Kerb Weight: 150kg
Fuel Tank Capacity: 15 litres, with 3.2 litres reserve (2.2 litres usable reserve)
Pulsar 220 DTSi Electricals
Battery: 12V, 9Ah, Full DC
Head Lamp: Low – Projector Lamp, 55W, High – Ellipsoidal Lamp, 55W
Tail/ Stop Lamp: LED Type
Horn: DC, 2
Pulsar 220 DTSi performance
Max speed: 144kph (claimed)
Price: Rs. 70,000 (Ex-Showroom Delhi)