2006 Bajaj Pulsar 180 DTS-i Reviews

2006 Bajaj Pulsar 180 DTS-i from India

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired20 kilometres
Most recent distance3000 kilometres

Summary:

Love it

Faults:

My bike touches a top speed of just 110 ks/hr.

The disc brakes which are as not good as they should be.

General Comments:

No doubt this bike is absolutely superb.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th November, 2006

2006 Bajaj Pulsar 180 DTS-i from India

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 5 / 10
Braking marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired15 kilometres
Most recent distance6000 kilometres
Previous motorcycleBajaj Karizma

Summary:

Dangerously powerful

Faults:

The exhaust smells like burning rubber when I drive it over 100 km/h. I was scared that something might be wrong with the engine, but later I discovered that the black paint on the exhaust burns at high temperatures and smells like burning rubber. So not one worry about this smell. I am writing this because every owner of this bike will be in tension because of this smell.

codeexp1@gmail.com

General Comments:

Superb!! Excellent!! But not for everyone!! This bike is only good in good hands. It's a killing machine. Beware.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th October, 2006

2006 Bajaj Pulsar 180 DTS-i from India

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 6 / 10
Braking marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance15000 kilometres
Previous motorcyclena na

Summary:

Amazing

Faults:

Side stand clamp broken.

Tyres just don't hold under heavy braking.

Gearbox needs improving.

General Comments:

This motorcycle is seriously fun without burning a hole in your pocket. I get an average of 48km/ltr on the highway and in the city. For a 180 cc it's amazing. If you're really careful on the highway it even gives 58km/ltr...

Here's a few tips - shift at 4500 rpm, and when it's in top gear, ride between 50-70.

Sure, all you guys who get 30-35 either don't know to ride or always rip the bike..

The worst its ever given was 34 when I was ripping the bike and having a heavy person sitting on the bike.

About the Pulsar v/s Karizma - to me, under normal riding, you wont find any difference. The pickup is the same. Only the Karizma has a better top end and top speed..

Other areas where the Karizma has its advantages are the long wheel base and a superb gearbox. But one thing the Pulsar has got in its favour is a its fuel economy of 48km/ltr against a Karizmas 36!! And not to forget Bajajs cheap spares..

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th October, 2006

13th Nov 2006, 01:09

Comments made by the author are very honest, thanks buddy. It would have been even better if you could throw some light on your own experience on p180, example - kilometers run, specific benefits, comforts.

The rest of the comments are helpful, thanks.

29th Nov 2006, 12:43

I never get an average above 38. In fact on the highway it went down to 35.

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 3 reviews