2001 – The First model of Pulsar was launched with a 150 cc spark-ignited four-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled, petrol engine which generated 13 BHP of power.
2003 – Launch of DTSi engine, one of the most powerful engine concept ever introduced in mid-segment bikes.
2005 – Upgrade to 17 inch Alloy Wheels, again first bike to have 17 inches rear profile wheels. Power was increased to 13.5bhp for 150cc model and 16.5 bhp for 180 cc model.
2006 – Bajaj introduced Digital meter, auto-off turn indicator switch, dual-stripe LED tail light, the main headlamp separated from pilot lamps, and many cosmetic changes. The version got massive success in Indian market and gradually became one of the most favorable models.
2007 – Pulsar stepped into 200cc and 220cc segment with some features never introduced in any bike before like rear disc brake, the fuel injection itself and clip-on handlebars. Bajaj introduced Pulsar 220 DTSi which is still the most favorite bikes of all time.
2009 – Launched the upgraded versions of 150cc and 180cc. Changes included all-black theme and 3D pulsar logo. The power was also increased to 14.09 bhp for 150cc and 17 bhp for 180cc model.
2010 – The old Pulsar 220 got a new name – Pulsar 220F, loved by every biker till date.
2012 – Introduced Pulsar 200NS (Naked Sport) with a power output of 23.17 bhp with a top speed of 136 km/hr. The design was proposed by Bajaj lead designer Edgar Heinrich, who later joined BMW as head of Motorrad design.
2015 – Launched Pulsar 150AS and 200AS (Adventure Sport), an adventure version of Pulsar 200NS.
2015 – Launched Pulsar 200RS (Racing Sport) , with all new aggressive looks, HD twin projector headlamps, crystal LED tail lights, ultra responsive front ABS and 200 cc engine with power output of 24.5 bhp.
2016 – Next Big Pulsar – Coded as Pulsar 400VS (Vantage Sport). For the first time ever Bajaj has introduced a 400cc engine in their vehicle. this version of Pulsar is awaited by all amid bikers which is proposed to be launched around late 2016.
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