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    Default Pulsar 220 DTSI

    Bajaj launched the Pulsar 220 dtsi in June 2009 to replace the outgoing 220 Fi.

    Type Single cylinder, 4 stroke, air cooled with oil cooler, DTS-i
    Bore (mm) X Stroke (mm) 67 X 62.4
    Displacement (cc) 220
    Fuelling Carburetor - UCAL UCD 32
    Compression ratio 9.5 (+ 0.5) : 1
    Max. Power (Ps @ rpm) 21.04 @ 8500
    Max. Torque (NM @ rpm) 19.12 @ 7000
    Starting Self (only)

    Clutch Wet multiplate
    No. of gear & pattern 5 (1-down 4-up)
    Primary reduction 3.47
    Final reduction 2.571
    Gear ratio
    First 2.76
    Second 1.88
    Third 1.38
    Fourth 1.08
    Fifth 0.88

    Type Double cradle down tube

    Front Telescopic (37mm dia)130 mm stroke
    Rear Nitrox hydraulic shock absorber

    Front Disc, 260 mm
    Rear Disc, 230 mm

    Front 90 / 90 X 17"
    Rear 120 / 80 X 17"
    Fuel tank capacity 15 liter full; 3 liter reserve

    Overall Length (mm) 2035
    Overall Width (mm) 750
    Overall Height (mm) 1165
    Wheel base (mm) 1350
    Ground Clearance (mm) 165
    Kerb weight (kg) 150

    Battery (Voltage & current) 12v, 9Ah
    Head lamp (wattage) Low - projector lamp 55w High - Ellipsodial lamp 55w
    Tail / stop lamp LED type
    Horn DC, 2 numbers

    Got my 220 dtsi yesterday eve. Bought it from a local shop here in Borivali, Mumbai. Got delivery in 2 hrs !!!! well will just upload pics for now. Will write more in sometime.

    Ok so here goes:
    Well Let me first start of with an introduction as I have not posted before. I have but those were the days when xbhp was ! (or something like that ). so just made my new id sometime back so it appears like im new here but im not. Im Vikas, a 24yr old marine engineer and this is my new bike.

    Yesterday morning I decided to buy the bike, afternoon went to bajaj probiking, the guy didnt even know the price! I asked him how fast can you deliver it as i must leave in two months. He says, yeah in two months you'll get it no problem, I said Yeah Right ill be riding it in my dreams then !! well anyway, then i headed to a shop near my place and Woah ! there was one of these black beauties on display. Test rode it for like 100 mtrs ( I know this guy as i've bought 3 bikes from him) and found it pretty fast. Kind of similar to my r15. So after reading all the reviews this that, convincing my fiance, I finally Booked it , and he said ill deliver it in two hours and he did !

    Took the bike for a spin around here since I didnt have any papers yet. Should receive everything on friday. I dont even have the manual yet. So after getting everything, I will take her for a long ride coming weekend. Will also try to finish running-in, the slow and easy way by that time.

    After returning, I decided to check the bike properly. Tried to see oil level, Now like always i didnt know that this didnt have a dipstick so i thought it was broken and had gone inside coz of the small hole underneath the oil filling cap. So i called up the dealer and told him this. I asked him to check on the display model which was there and found it didnt have one either. So then I was fine n later realised that this had a sight glass for checking the level. Phew.. Rest everything else was fine except the bike had a few problems to start. I dont know if this is normal. Had to adjust the fuel a little here and there.

    Again around 11:00 pm couldnt sit at home. Went down and took her out again. The power at lower rpm I feel is much better than the R15. The R15 I feel is only fun to ride at more than 6k. This however is able to deliver a pretty decent output at lesser rpm.
    Next went around this place called LIC colony which has pretty neat curves. So when I leaned I heard a loud Thud ! , I thought it may be a stone or something. then next curve again, a loud thud from the back. Stopped the bike and checked. It was the Goddamn main stand ! Check out Pic no 5 and Youll see how low it is. So I'll try to get something done with it or will just get rid it. Now im too scared to lean even a little..

    The projector lamp is anyday better. Light throw is amazing much better than the R15 (lower beam).

    Today took it for a ride along with the my r15 side by side. Me and my friend were exchanging the bikes after few kms and trying to see how both of them feel. With regards to comfort , well i really like the 220 since im sitting straight (just a little bent). Of course the r15 is sporty but I feel you either sit straight or you lean fully like on an r1. the r15 is something like in the middle and I was not too happy with it.

    While riding we hit a few potholes where the 220 rear went in with a loud wham ! whereas the r15 took it much better. I think I need to adjust the rear shocks as there were fully loose. But anyway I preffered the r15 with regards to the suspension. Also the rear view mirrors suck big time on the 220. Not only are they small but also vibrate like anything!

    Im 5ft 9, 80kgs. The 220 looks much better on ppl my size. When riding also im much more confident on the 220 than on the r15.
    Tyres are good on both but somehow I find the 220 to be more stable on city roads.
    Gear changing was nice. Very nice. As the last pulsar I rode was my 180 classic. But still not as sharp as the r15's.
    With regards to brakes I cant really say at the moment as the 220 needs more running in. So far clocked only 100kms. Will know more in due time.

    As you revv the 220 more, the exhaust note just gets better. Similar to the 15 but with Much more bass . I have actually somehow got fed up of the r15.I needed something more. Was actually looking forward to the performance kit but after hearing the price and not being street legal, I said no way.

    Also next week might or after the first service planning to get a k&n fitted. So will have just a lil more punch.
    Best part of the bike so far is the power delivery. Very similar to the 15 (linear). But just more.

    All in all im quite happy with the new 220. I really love the all black styling. Matches the colour of my car now ! Will put up a few more pics and try to finish the running-in asap. Then only shall I unleash all 21 horses of this black beauty.
    Now I have a Sports ( r15) , a cruiser (avenger) and a street (220 dtsi). Just waiting to give it a full blown test and then decide to put my R15 for sale or not.


    p.s. I bought it for 82k inclusive everything

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    Ownership Approved

    Hoping to get a full ride report from you and the other mandatory details of the OTR price and the rest!

    Congrats on your new acquisition.
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    @vikas: congrats once again and will be looking for a comparison of your two ride also.

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    wow.. Congrats vikas.. !

    Ride report soon..

    and a comparo between the 2 machines.. R15 and 220DTSi
    Last edited by avinrichards; 06-28-2009 at 07:19 PM. Reason: just specific.. :)
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    Wow, first P220 owner in xBhp.Nice pics and do post the other details and ride report.

    A comparo is not really necessary as far as power is concerned as we already know the results, but still you can oblige!!

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    congrats on the new acquisition dude! waiting for a ride update soon..

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    Congrats Vikas!

    THe Delhi Probiking Guy (Basant Lok) told me deliveries all over India start on July 6th.

    @Delhi Pulsar 220 DTSi Guys: Anyone else booked one? When is the delviery date mentioned to you? If its before 7th July, Somebody's gonna get hurt real BAD!

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    Congrats Vikas,

    AHHH!!!! Im feeling so jealous... Stuck with my 125cc( though i love her)... Ride report would be helpful... Always better to know from a xbhpian than mags n tv shows...

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    congrats on the buy dude.

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    Congrats on ur 220 DTS-i Vikas. Do keep us posted as the kms fall by on ur ODO.
    When everything comes ur way, u r in the wrong way ;)

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