The Pulsar 180 is the best selling motorcycle in its class in India. The bike was debuted in 2001 following the huge success of the first generation Pulsar launched in the same year. The bike was unveiled with electric start as standard. The was powered by 15 Hp of max power. In 2005, the Pulsar 180 got several upgrades. It was mated with a bigger 17 inch rear tire, an 18 liters fuel tank, gas filled nitrox rear suspension and increased 16.5 hp @ 8500 rpm. In 2009, Bajaj launched 4th grade version of the Pulsar 180. It was equipped with digital meter, split seat, wider tires, 3D Pulsar logo, swing arm suspension, 17 hp power and many more. In 2011 Bajaj upgraded the Pulsar 180 to the next level.