We had posted few spy pictures of the next-gen 2012 Pulsar, which is to be unveiled on 30th January, 2012. Now Motoroids reader named Dhananjay Ambekar, has caught a bunch of spy pictures which are clear and reveal more details of the upcoming next-gen Pulsar. The test bikes in the pictures are heavily disguised, moreover final touches like rear mudguard, chain cover, exhaust cover (speculating) and probably a belly pan (speculating again) are missing, therefore commenting on the styling is premature.
According to Dhananjay, he was impressed the way the bike looked and much smaller when compare with the Pulsar. From the spy pictures itself, some apparent changes are revealed immediately. Here’s what Dhananjay had to say about the next-gen 2012 Pulsar.
- Rear mono shock is gas charged. You can see a gas canister in some of the pictures
- A big radiator at the front, this engine may very well be liquid cooled
- Tank is really huge and has a big scoop towards the front end extending out
- Tank extensions look somewhat like those of the FZ but are covered.
- Awesome engine and exhaust sound when the bike is revved.
- Engine is KTM, and has KTM Racing written on lower bottom part and sounds butter smooth
- The tail lamp and the rear panel are strikingly similar to the Pulsar 135 LS in terms of design
- The finish on the bike is exceptionally good, the turnout is really good.
- No rear disc brake
- Exhaust muffler is placed below the engine
- Longer wheelbase than the current Pulsars, box section swing arm
- New design for the clip-on handlebars, riding position not overly sporty
- New design for the 17 inch alloy wheels
- Rear tyre seems to be 120 section. Not overly fat
- Surprisingly, Bajaj Auto have decided to keep a main stand even on this sporty bike
- New design for the rear foot pegs
- Step seat design like the Pulsar 220
- Big, round analog tachometer, with a small, triangular digital speedometer attached to its side with more information on display.
- Headlamps were covered, so couldn’t make out the design, and whether it was a projector lamp.
Dhananjay was on his way to Mumbai from Pune, when he spotted these bikes after Talegaon. He had his cam with him, so he took a quick stop, removed his riding gloves and accelerated away to tail these bikes and get the pictures you see here. He also managed to catch the riders at a point where they took a small break. The riders did not seem to be too friendly, so Dhananjay did not take any pictures of the bike, while it was parked without the riders’ permission. On being asked, the riders obviously denied permission and quickly sped away.
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Source – Motoroids