Bajaj Auto has updated its Indian portfolio with the launch of the new Pulsar P150 in our market. The motorcycle is available in two variants and it has been priced from Rs 1,16,755 onwards. This new Pulsar P150 will rival the likes of Yamaha FZ-Fi in our market and here we list its top five highlights.
Variants and Prices
This motorcycle is available in two variants – single disc and twin disc. The single disc variant gets a disc brake at the front and a drum unit at the back to perform the anchoring tasks. Further, this version comes with a single-piece seat, a flat handlebar, and a single-piece pillion grab rail. In comparison, the twin disc version, as the name suggests, gets disc brakes on both wheels, a split-style seat, a clip-on-style handlebar, and a split-style pillion grab rail. The base version has been priced at Rs 1,16,755 while the twin disc version is available at Rs 1,19,757.
Styling and Colours
The styling cues are inspired by higher-displacement Pulsar motorcycles like the N250 and N160. Thus, the new Pulsar P150 gets a single-pod headlight with LED DRL, tinted visor, fuel tank shrouds, engine cowl, underbelly exhaust, and split-style LED taillight at the back. Meanwhile, both variants feature a step-up design for the saddle. However, as said earlier, the twin-disc version gets a sportier looking split-style seat. The seat height of 790mm should make it easily accessible for shorter riders as well.
Bajaj Auto has launched this motorcycle in five colours for both variants, namely Racing Red, Caribbean Blue, Ebony Black Red, Ebony Black Blue, and Ebony Black White. All paint themes feature a colour-matched front fender, headlight mask, engine cowl, and rim stripes. The colour options do not affect the prices of the motorcycles.
The feature list comprises a projector-LED headlight with an LED DRL at the front, a semi-digital instrument cluster with an analogue tachometer and a distance to empty readout, a USB charger located near the tank, and a single-channel ABS. The console also shows the gear position indicator.
The mechanical specifications on both variants include a 149.68cc, single-cylinder engine. Linked to a five-speed gearbox, this motor is tuned to deliver a maximum output of 14.5bhp at 8,500rpm and a peak torque of 13.5Nm at 6,000rpm. Bajaj Auto claims that 90 per cent of the torque is available across the usable RPM range.
The suspension tasks on both variants are handled by telescopic front forks and a preload-adjustable rear mono-shock. The anchoring setup on the base version includes a 260mm disc brake at the front and a 130mm drum unit at the back. Meanwhile, the twin disc version gets a 260mm front rotor and a 230mm rear disc to handle the braking duties. The safety net, as aforementioned, includes single-channel ABS on both versions. The base model also gets a relatively slimmer tyre profile than the twin disc version.
This motorcycle has been launched in Kolkata for now. However, it will be rolled out across the country in the coming weeks.