Bajaj, as we know, is gearing up to launch a range of new Pulsar motorcycles for the Indian market. There’s the fully faired SS200 and the SS400 all set to worry entry-level performance motorcycles like the Honda CBR250R and the upcoming KTM RC390. And in the highly competitive commuter segment, there’s the new 150NS which is a younger sibling of the current Pulsar 200NS.
Besides the SS200, Bajaj is also actively testing the 150NS which, in all probability, will replace the existing Pulsar 150. The motorcycle sports similar styling as the 200NS except for a few design elements such as the rear drum brake unit, a single piece saddle and kick start. On the other hand, it continues to use the same set of foot pegs, crash guards, alloy wheels and turn indicators as the 200NS.
Power-train details are not known at the moment, but the 150NS certainly will make use of a more powerful engine than the existing 149cc single cylinder unit found in the Pulsar 150 DTS-i. If reports are to be believed, the motorcycle will feature triple spark technology for optimum combustion, just like the more powerful 200NS.
When launched, the motorcycle will be seen competing against the Yamaha FZ and the upcoming Suzuki Gixxer 155. Additionally, Bajaj is also readying the 180NS, the SS200 and the SS400 for the domestic market. Its sister brand KTM, meanwhile, is also set to launch the highly exciting RC200 and the RC390 – both these models are fully faired versions of the already manic Duke 200 and Duke 390 respectively.