The nineties witnessed the birth of the 'AND' generation. Work hard and party hard, Western influences and Indian values. This young Indian was cool, masculine, stylish and deserved to be different.
But all they got were 100cc commuter bikes.
In 2001 that changed, forever.
The first generation Pulsar was a runaway success. It not only introduced a new category in motorcycling, but created a new dimension - performance. When families were discussing mileage, Pulsar riders were already talking torque, pick-up and power-to-weight ratios. With Pulsar, bikes were no longer just a mode of transport, instead a relationship between man and machine was beginning to get forged.
The Pulsar was launched in two variants; 150 cc and 180 cc and was "Definitely Male"
Power of 15 and 12 PS for the 180 and 150 respectively
Front Disc Brakes
Round headlamps and a muscular fuel tank
India's first true sports bike