pulsar 220 dtsfi launched in pune

Boy-o-boy, .. a long wait (well more than a year) has finally come to an end. The Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-FI is available at the Bajaj Probiking outlet near Ruby Hall in Pune. A colleague of mine was planning to buy it, so we dropped by the showroom to check it out. Sadly, the bikes there were only for display and test rides weren't allowed. The representative said that more were to arrive next week and it's only then that they would allow people to test ride the bike. At 83K odd rupees this is all too tempting a buy. The 220 has many firsts (first in India) to its credit, .. Rear disk brakes, projector headlamps, etc, to name a few..

What I expect this bike to be is a sports-tourer satisfying the essential needs of a touring enthusiast in India. A leaping step after the first launch of the Pulsar 180 and the Hero Honda Karizma. I'm all fingers crossed.