Pulsar 150 History and Overview?
Bajaj launched the Pulsar 150 and 180 way back in 2001 and it created a new segment in India. The first generation Pulsar loved by millions of peoples across India and gained soo much popularity. After that, it continued his journey by adding new products in the lineup. The Pulsar got it first update in 2003 and then in 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2013, and 2016. Now Bajaj introduced the BS6 updated version of Pulsar 150 along with some cosmetic changes and engine updates. Now, this bike looks similar to the previous Pulsar 180 but there are some differences in the mechanical department.
Bajaj introduced the Pulsar with lots of hope and it fulfilled the hope and became one of the best selling bikes in India. Pulsar lineup also wins a dozen of awards through his journey to become the No.1 Sports bike of India. There are one thing we can see from naked eyes is the design of the Pulsar lineup. Every time it only gets some cosmetic updates, they never change the iconic design of Pulsar and peoples loves it the way it is. It only gets a completed makeover in 2005, from the front to the rear. It includes the new sleek designed headlamp unit, plastic fearing around the fuel tank, new instrument cluster, illuminated buttons, and new LED tail lamp assembly.
The Pulsar 150 knows for its identical design and it didn’t change so much in the last decade but some new color schemes and some cosmetic changes added up.
Pulsar 150 design is sleek and sporty. The headlamp setup is the same along with two bulbs on both the top corners creates a night eye look. The windshield placed upon the headlamp unit is a bit transparent and cuts the wind at high speeds. The sharp plastic inserts on the fuel tank are carry forwarded and complete the sleek design character of the bike.
Pulsar is offered in two seating options – one is the single long seat, and the second is split seat. The single-seat option is only available with a single front disc. But the split seat option is available with the Dual Disc option. Which looks similar to the previous Pulsar 180. At the end of the seat, there is a grab handle is placed. Which is helpful for the pillion to sit comfortably at speeds. The tail lamp unit is the same LED one that we saw in the previous variants.
Instrument Cluster and features
The instrument cluster is a digital one and carries forwarded added with some cosmetic and graphic inserts. It will carry features like Neutral gear Indicator, High Beam headlight indicator, Battery Malfunction Indicator, Indicator turn signal, Rev limiter indicator, and a reset button for trips.
The Digital display of the instrument cluster shows all the relevant information like Trip A & B, Fuel gauge, Odometer, and digital Speedometer. Pulsar offers auto stop blinking indicators. Which will automatically stop blinking after you take a turn.
Performance and Handling
The Pulsar 150 carries the same 149.5 cc single-cylinder four stork SOHC (Single overhead cam) petrol engine. Which produces maximum power figures of 13.8 bhp @ 8000 RPM and 13.25 Nm of peak torque @ 6500 RPM mated to a 5-Speed gear shifter. The gear shifter lever works the same – one down-four up and between one and two there is neutral. This 149 cc engine gives a good amount of punch on offers and is sufficient for daily commuting and city rides.
While riding on high speeds and rev. We found some vibrations on the handle bar and near the fuel tank, which is not major but it does feel on high revs. Overall the ride and handling are quite good on double-digit speeds and on triple digits as well.
Mileage on offer?
This 149 cc twin-valve single cylinder petrol engine delivers a mileage of 45 km/l in rear life conditions.
Pulsar 150 Price
The new BS6 updated Pulsar 150 price starts from RS 74,000-1,01,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi)
Bajaj Pulsar 150 Specifications
- Engine:- 149.5 cc single cylinder
- Maximum Power:- 14 bhp @ 8000 RPM
- Maximum Torque:- 13.4 Nm @ 6500 RPM
- Gearbox:- 5-Speed
- Fuel Supply:- Carburettor
- Fuel tank capacity:- 15-litres
- Length:- 2055 mm
- Width:- 755 mm
- Height:- 1060 mm
- Wheelbase:- 1320 mm
- Ground Clearance:- 165 mm
- Height of Seat:- 785 mm
- Kerb Weight:- 144 kgs
Tyres and Suspension
- Front Tyre:- 80/100/17
- Rear Tyre:- 100/90/17
- Front Suspension:- Telescopic
- Rear Suspension:- Nitrox Shock Absorber
- Brake Front:- 240 mm Disc
- Brake Rear:- 130 mm Drum (Disc Optional)