2004 Bajaj Pulsar 180 DTS-i from India - Comments

11th Nov 2006, 08:40

Highly unrecommended bike for short people. Poor handling. Too high. Don't go for it.

19th Dec 2006, 01:23

Hi Boss...

Can you tell me, what is the minimum height for having a smooth ride in Pulser 180cc...

And, please any one can recommend to me the really best bike on indian roads?

Goutam

18th Jan 2007, 08:36

I like to use this bike for my daily use.

19th Jan 2007, 00:10

Got my Pulsar on 27th of Sep 2006. It gives 55km/lit in city.

It is the youth bike. No other bike is like this bike.

19th Jan 2007, 05:24

Hi, I bought a Pulsar 180 DTSi in October 2006. Great bike!!!. Gave it to my wife about 3 weeks ago, she is short, but has no problem with the bike.

Bought myslef a Honda CBR600, so I did not ride the pulsar for some time. Got back on it a week ago. I enjoyed the ride better than the Honda. And the funny thing is, I did not have a day's problem with it.

2nd May 2007, 01:05

Hi. Please guide me, as I am confused between a Pulsar 180 and a TVS Apache. I want to buy one for fun rides, as I own a Toyota four wheel. Can some one suggest me which one of the above two is good in style, handling, comfort, with less technical problems. I am not that worried about the mileage and the cost.

7th May 2007, 20:45

I agree with the general sentiment here that Bajaj service leaves a lot to be desired. The bike runs fabulously on factory settings, it's those service people who royally screw it up. I have a Feb '05 150 DTSi.

The service centres (almost all of them) are always overbooked and understaffed. My bike produces a clunking noise from the front, which is due to a loose con-set I am told. They work on it (free of cost, thankfully) but the problem always reappears.

14th Jun 2007, 18:57

I bought my pulsar 180cc DTS-i with digital cockpit in Nov-2006.

The bike is awesome and I like to take a ride every day, but it gives me some kind of engine noise; I don't know what it is. I am not getting a proper response from the service people.

I am happy with the mileage it gives me; 45-50 in city riding.

But only problem is service; I have to go 15km for my each and every service.

But I still love my bike.

16th Jun 2007, 09:00

I really agree with it. The Pulsar 180 is a marvelous bike, but at the same time the service is horrible. I had my bike in Pune initially, and did a trouble free 27000 kms in almost a year and a half. But once I've got it to NCR, I don't even feel like riding it now!! Pathetic service. You tell them about engine noise and vibrations, and the guys tells you the whole list that needs to be changed, from brake shoes to clutch plate to chain sprocket!! I believe Bajaj should take care of this if they are serious of "boasting" about Pro-biking brand.

27th Jun 2007, 02:36

Hello.

Could any one suggest me a good bike among the following.. I'm a bit confused.

Bajaj Pulsar 150 CC or Bajaj Pulser 180 cc...

Which is best... do mail to dineshmohan_r@yahoo.com

2nd Jul 2007, 07:12

The Bajaj Pulsar 180 is a super bike. No other bikes are as good as a Bajaj Pulsar. It's definitely male, so I suggest buying only a Bajaj Pulsar 180 for a sexy look.

9th Aug 2007, 06:46

Hello.

I have just seen the Honda CBZ Xtreme and Pulsar 200cc.

I like 200cc bikes, but I am confused about the engine's life and performance after 1 year. I have heard good reports of Hero Honda engines, but I have very bad experience of Kawasaki Bajaj.

I have to change all parts of engine in first 8 months LOL.

Now I fear with the name of Bajaj. Even scooters were better..

Please mail me at bryanabhay@yahoo.com

Thank you.

14th Aug 2007, 05:31

Which bike should I go for? A Pulsar 180 or Apache 160cc RTR?

27th Aug 2007, 15:11

Hopefully for a Pulsar 180, which gives you an awesome look, but take it to a proper bike mechanic, not with Bajaj service guys.

All the best.

3rd Oct 2007, 00:42

Hey, can anyone tell me that is it possible to fit a Pulsar 200 rear tyre on Pulsar 180, and please guide me about the performance... please it is urgent...

31st Oct 2007, 07:28

Hi all,

I'm very much confused, cause this Diwali I am about to buy a new Pulsar 180cc. I am bothered about its mileage and gear box problems. Please boys, help me with your suggestions.

My ID is :: yoagesh@aol.com

If you have any other bike in this same range, please advise me...

I would really like if you guys could help me.

Thanks a lot

Yogi..

23rd Nov 2007, 12:17

Hi all, I am a pretty short guy - 5'2". Do you think a Pulsar 180 or 150 would be manageable? Do they have adjustable seats?

24th Nov 2007, 10:42

I agree, the Bajaj Pulsar 180 Dtsi is an excellent bike. But there seem to be several problems that come hand in hand.

The engine is really powerful, but the gear system needs a lot of refinement. Though it has been revamped on each occasion of a new version release, it's still not up to the mark. I'd really like the slick gear system, that the Unicorn boasts of, in the Pulsar.

And after riding it a bit hard, I noticed that there were vibrations from the front end. For a bike with the Pro-biking tag, this isn't very promising. I could literally feel it as I opened the throttle and since the engine was nowhere near to breaking a sweat and the rpm was comparatively lower. I realized that it was coming from the body construction. And it wasn't attended to at the showroom even after I repeatedly told the mechanics there.

The rear nitrox shocks are good, but it doesn't suit the awesome looks of the Pulsar. A mono-suspension would really increase the 'oomph' factor and also improve riding comfort.

So here it is.

The ups -

Best looks and design, powerful and smooth engine, crisp and responsive throttle, an array of assortments like self-canceling indicators and back lit switches.

The required -

A better gear system and body construction, a mono-suspension, and of course better service.

Besides the few problems, it's still a pleasure and an adrenaline rush to ride a Pulsar..

4th Dec 2007, 07:58

I have bought a new Bajaj Pulsar 180cc. I totally agree with the above comments that various people have suggested. The gearbox of the Pulsar 180cc is really AWFUL and needs serious repair, and the chain sprocket loosens itself very often when you rip the bike at high speeds, and starts creating a sound. And the service in the Bajaj Showroom is so bad that I really don't find a difference in the bike before and after servicing. So I would suggest to get the bike serviced in a nearby good garage.

14th Feb 2008, 06:38

I bought myself a Pulsar 180cc, and I love it. I get 50km a litre.

My experience has been great on this bike.

Christelle.

1st Mar 2008, 14:05

I am buying a 2nd hand P180 as I felt it really smooth to drive.. but now am jittery as most people say that the maintenance is too much.. Can anyone shed some light on the 2004 model of 180cc Pulsar which has done 28k on the odometer... This would be very helpful..