The Bajaj Pulsar 150 is the highest selling 150cc commuter bike in India. Despite it being long in the tooth, the combination of style, good fuel efficiency and value for money have made it extremely popular.
The Bajaj Pulsar 150 is the highest selling 150cc commuter bike in India. Despite it being long in the tooth, the combination of style, good fuel efficiency and value for money have made it extremely popular. Read more
The styling might not have been updated for a long time, save for new paint schemes and decals, but the engine was overhauled last year to meet with the BS-lV emission norms. The air-cooled single-cylinder engine still displaces 149.5cc, although the output has changed. It delivers 13.8bhp and 13.4Nm of torque, which is 1bhp lower and 1Nm higher than before. It is mated to a five-speed transmission. The power delivery has been revised to make it more usable in the city.
It rides on telescopic front forks and dual springs with adjustable preload at the rear. The brake setup consists of a disc brake at the front as standard and the choice of a drum or a disc brake at the rear. Bajaj has also launched a top-end variant, called the Pulsar 150 Twin Disc ABS, which gets a single channel ABS system. It also benefits from a split seat to give the bike a sportier appeal. A new variant has been added to the range, called the ‘Classic’. This is a pared-down version of the standard Pulsar 150, but with a few deletions that target a lower entry price for the Pulsar 150. The Classic has no tank extensions or graphics, and is available only in an all-black paint scheme.
The Pulsar 150 is offered in seven paint schemes – eight actually, if one includes the Classic. The ‘Neon’ series, for 2019, offers neon red or yellow highlights with a matt black or silver base. The Bajaj Pulsar 150 competes against executive 150cc commuter bikes like the Honda CB Unicorn 150, Hero Xtreme Sports, Yamaha SZ-RR V2.0 and the TVS Apache RTR 160.