Bajaj Pulsar F250 Vs Bajaj Pulsar N250 Comparison - Choose The Best One

The F250 and N250 are the most powerful range of motorcycles from Bajaj Auto for their Pulsar range.

Here is a detailed comparison of the Bajaj Pulsar F250 Vs the Bajaj Pulsar N250 -

Pulsar F 250

 

Category, Price, Variants and Number of Colours

 

The Pulsar F250 is a semi-faired street bike. The base trim is offered at Rs. 1, 71,524* (ex-showroom). The top variant is available at Rs. 1, 85,069* (ex-showroom). The bike is offered in two trims and four colours.

Engine

 

The F 250 is powered by a brand new engine with 249.07cc displacement. It is a single-cylinder, fuel-injected, oil-cooled engine. The peak power and torque outputs of the engine are 24.1bhp (at 8,750rpm) and 21.5Nm (at 6,500rpm) respectively. The transmission unit has five gears and is paired with a shift assist and a slipper clutch.

Styling and Equipment Offered

 

The semi-faired bike comes with a tall windscreen. The 14-litre fuel tank entails a muscular design language. The signature split-style taillight synonymous with the Pulsar range is also present. An exhaust manifold is a side-slung unit with twin-barrel exhaust tips. The bike is offered with full-LED lighting, dual-disc brakes, a semi-digital instrument cluster, and single-channel ABS.

Hardware

 

The bike is built around a tubular chassis made out of reinforced steel. The front suspension is a traditional 37mm telescopic fork unit. The rear suspension is a mono-shock with Nitrox. The front brake is a 300mm disc. The rear brake is a 230mm disc. The bike rides on 17-inch alloy wheels and the bike has a dry weight of 164 KGs.

Ride Quality

 

The F250 offers a plush ride on all road conditions, especially on city streets and rural roads. On the highways, the clip-on style handlebar keeps the rider in a sporty stance. The engine offers a powerful mid-range and also offers impressive top-range performance. However, the engine feels a bit unrefined especially when the engine speed crosses 4,000rpm. In terms of acceleration, the F250 offers commendable results. The best part, the motorcycle continues to pull even when the tachometer is crossing the 8,500rpm mark. Bajaj engineers have electronically limited the top speed of the bike to 140kmph. The 5-speed gearbox has fine-tuned and tall gear ratios. The rider would definitely enjoy the light slipper clutch and the shift assist feature of the bike. The brakes pack a punch and offer the rider the confidence to ride the bike enthusiastically.

Pulsar N 250

 

Category, Price, Variants and Number of Colours

 

According to the official Bajaj bikes price list, the N250 starts at 1, 71,524* and goes up to Rs. 1, 85,069*. Both prices mentioned for the street bike are ex-showroom. The bike entails two trims and four colours.

Engine

 

The engine of the bike is the same one that powers the F250. The engine has a total displacement of 250cc. The engine is fuel-injected and oil-cooled. Bajaj has made sure that the free-revving nature of other Pulsar engines applies to this engine as well. The peak power and torque mappings for the engine are set at 24.1bhp and 21.5Nm respectively. The engine is paired with a five-speed gearbox paired with shift assist and a light slipper clutch.

Styling and Equipment Offered

 

The N 250 is the naked version of the F 250. It is as simple as that. The N 250 has a minimalistic yet aggressive styling. The front section looks menacing, to be honest. Unlike the F 250, the N 250 comes with a single-piece handlebar.

The N 250 comes with a LED projector headlamp unit that is flanked by LED DRLs that resemble eyebrows! The fuel tank extensions are edgy and aggressive. The tail section of the bike is raked and sleek.

The feature list is similar to the F 250. The N 250 gets a revised semi-digital console as well as a USB charging port placed under the handlebar.

Hardware

 

The N 250 is equipped with 17-inch alloy wheels, similar to its semi-faired counterpart. The front wheel is wrapped in a 100/80 section tyre. The rear wheel is wrapped in a 130/70-section tyre. The suspension setup of the N 250 is similar to the F 250 as well. To put things into perspective, the front wheel is paired with a 37mm telescopic fork. The rear wheel is paired with a monoshock with Nitrox. The front wheel and rear wheel are both paired with disc brakes. The bike is available with both single and dual-channel ABS. The fuel tank capacity remains the same at 14 litres.

Ride Quality

 

The single-piece handlebar on the bike has a width that is similar to the clip-on handlebar of the F 250. The height of the single-piece handlebar on the N250 however, is taller compared to the handlebar of the F250. Despite the handlebar height difference, the N250 keeps the rider comfortable and in control of the bike.

Verdict

 

Both the N250 and the F250 are the most powerful Pulsars that ever came out from Bajaj Auto manufacturing plants. Both bikes entail a plethora of mechanical upgrades that promise a thrilling ride every time. Both bikes are priced aggressively and entail killer looks. Hence, both motorcycles are best buys, to be honest. It all depends on whether one prefers a semi-faired or a naked street bike.

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