Upcoming Bajaj Bikes And Scooters In 2024
Featured Stories by Team Drivio | 2nd Feb 24
For us, the Pulsar NS400 remains one of the most exciting upcoming bikes
- It will essentially be based on the Dominar 400 but with the older 373cc engine
- The biggest change will be the Pulsar badging, meaning it’ll be lighter
- Bajaj will soon give the N150 more features as well
2023 was a rather unexciting year for Bajaj in terms of launches and new bikes. And in order to make up for that, we think Bajaj could spice up 2024 with a couple of really exciting new bikes. Here’s a quick lowdown onto all of them:
Bajaj Avenger 250
In an effort to revive a relatively uneventful year in 2023, Bajaj is set to introduce four new or updated models in 2024. Among these, the Bajaj Avenger 250 aims to leverage the popularity of the Avenger range, known for its affordability and dedicated cruiser-commuter design in India. With the introduction of the new Pulsar 250s, the Avenger 250 is expected to adopt the quarter-litre air/oil-cooled powertrain, potentially with a distinctive tune tailored for cruiser enthusiasts.
Presently generating 24.5PS and 21.5Nm, this quarter-litre cruiser aims to compete with the Yezdi Roadster and Royal Enfield Meteor 350 in the affordable cruiser segment. Anticipated to be priced similarly to the Bajaj Avenger 220, which currently stands at Rs 1,38,368 (ex-showroom Delhi).
Bajaj Pulsar N200
The Pulsar N200, the second motorcycle on Bajaj's upcoming list, is poised to be based on the new 250cc platform. Featuring a downsized 200cc air-cooled engine, it fills the gap between the N160 and the 250 twins in Bajaj's new powertrains lineup. Expected to be priced around Rs 1.35 lakh (ex-showroom).
Bajaj Pulsar P125
With a 125cc engine, the Pulsar P125 is a scaled-down version of the P150. Maintaining the sportiness associated with the Pulsar moniker, it caters to the 125cc segment with the new powertrains. Estimated to be priced at Rs 90,000 (ex-showroom).
Updated Bajaj Pulsar N160
Spy shots of the updated Bajaj Pulsar N160 reveal an inverted fork, enhancing its handling and adding a sportier look. Retaining its characteristic design with alloy wheels and underbelly exhaust, the N160 continues to feature a 164.82cc single-cylinder engine producing 16PS and 14.65Nm.
Expected to launch in the next few months, with an anticipated price increase of Rs 5,000 - 6,000 over the current model, priced at Rs 1,30,560 (ex-showroom Delhi).
Updated Bajaj Pulsar N150
Teased recently, the updated Bajaj Pulsar N150 might surprise enthusiasts with connectivity features rather than the speculated dual-channel ABS. The trademarked "Bajaj Ride Connect" hints at potential features like call and SMS alerts, 'find my bike,' music controls, and even turn-by-turn navigation.
With an expected premium of Rs 4,000 - 5,000 over the current single-channel ABS variant, priced at Rs 1,17,677 (ex-showroom New Delhi), the Pulsar N150 aims to rival the Yamaha FZ-S V3. Bajaj is set to introduce similar connectivity features across its new-generation Pulsar bikes in the coming months.
Bajaj Pulsar NS400
But hands down one of the most exciting upcoming bikes is definitely the NS400.`Now what the NS400 will essentially be, is a Pulsar bike based on the Dominar 400’s platform. Now while in some ways the Dominar 400 is a pretty decent bike, its biggest issue is definitely its weight. Weighing so much means it takes away a lot of the charm from the 373cc engine that we previously found so characterful and enjoyable in the KTM 390 Duke (previous generation).
So if the same bike makes its way to us in a Pulsar NS form, what that will mean is a lot of weight saving. If Bajaj can somehow ensure that the bike weighs around the 170kg, kerb, mark, it’ll be quite remarkable. Putting them on par with the KTM 390 Duke means it’ll offer the same manic power to weight ratio but in a much more accessible way, like Bajaj does. And even more importantly, it’ll also come at a much more affordable price. At Rs 3.10 lakh, while the KTM 390 Duke is great value for money, it’s still quite an expensive bike.
Bajaj Avenger 400
The same manic 399cc engine in a cruiser? Yes, we know that is what a lot of you would be thinking. Well, since the engine is already there in a naked (2024 KTM 390 Duke) and will soon be here in an adventure bike too (2025 KTM 390 Adventure), it’d only make sense for Bajaj to put it in a cruiser too. Especially given that the brand already has the Avenger platform, the brand could make subtle changes to the Avenger 220’s chassis and make it accommodate the bigger engine.
And in fact, given how easy to manage and torquey the engine has now become, we actually think it does make sense to plonk it in a cruiser. Because that would really make the cruiser a joy to commute around in the city at ease as well as cruise around at high speeds. And given how comfortable the Avenger 220 is, we think it would be a much more comfortable alternative to the Royal Enfield Super Meteor 650.