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Bajaj to launch KTM 250 Duke like Pulsar 250 at Rs 1.25 lakhs by year 2020



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New Delhi: It is very popular that bike models of Bajaj Pulsar has become one of most popular brand throughout country and recently the company has announced that its going to launch KTM 250 Duke based Pulsar 250 by the year 2020.

There is no doubt in the fact that the Bajaj Pulsar has become an iconic band. It has been around for more than a decade now and there is a range of motorcycles under the Pulsar brand in India.


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However, it has been long since the Indian manufacturer added a new product under the Pulsar brand. Bajaj is currently working to upgrade the current line-up to match the upcoming emission and safety rules and is also planning to add a new model under the Pulsar brand.

According to a report, Bajaj is in its early stage to develop the all-new Pulsar 250 for the Indian market and it could be the successor of NS200. The all-new bike would get a liquid-cooled engine derived from the KTM 250 Duke. Bajaj already uses the KTM’s 200cc and 373cc derived engines for their own products like the Pulsar 200 and the Dominar.


KTM 250 Duke patterned Bajaj Pulsar 250 to be launched in 2020 for Rs 1.25 lakhs:


The same strategy would stand true for the KTM’s 249cc engine. The liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine would get all the Bajaj’s typical features including the triple-spark technology. The power output would be re-tuned and it would produce a lower power than the KTM’s engine.

The same engine produces a maximum of 30 PS and 24 Nm in the 250 Duke. It will be a BS VI compliant engine. Just like the KTM 250 Duke, a six-speed transmission would be standard with the Bajaj Pulsar 250. However, it remains to be seen if it will get a slipper clutch.


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Bajaj has always been a value-for-money product and to maintain the affordable price, they may just omit a few features. Bajaj will launch the bike well beyond the April 2019 deadline for mandatory ABS, which means the all-new Pulsar 250 is expected to get ABS, which most likely will be a dual-channel.

A price tag of around Rs 1.25 lakhs can be expected on the Pulsar 250, which is well below KTM’s product. In the recent future, Bajaj will also launch the new Dominar 400, which will get added features and updated looks.



Maruti Suzuki India reports near 33% drop in August sales




New Delhi: The country’s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India on Sunday reported a 32.7% decline in sales at 1,06,413 units in August.

The company had sold 1,58,189 units in August last year, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a statement.

Domestic sales declined by 34.3% at 97,061 units last month as against 1,47,700 units in August 2018, it added.

Sales of mini cars comprising Alto and WagonR stood at 10,123 units as compared to 35,895 units in the same month last year, down 71.8%.

Sales of compact segment, including models such as Swift, Celerio, Ignis, Baleno and Dzire, fell 23.9% at 54,274 units as against 71,364 cars in August last year.

Mid-sized sedan Ciaz sold 1,596 units as compared to 7,002 units earlier.

However, sales of utility vehicles, including Vitara Brezza, S-Cross and Ertiga, rose 3.1% at 18,522 units as compared to 17,971 in the year-ago month, MSI said.

Exports in August were down by 10.8% at 9,352 units as against 10,489 units in the corresponding month last year, the company said.

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