The Bajaj Pulsar recently was updated to compile with the upcoming BS-IV emission norm. Bajaj has also repositioned the motorcycle as a commuter bike with a hint of performance rather than an entry-level bike in the Pulsar family. The styling has also changed and the new 135cc motorcycle looks more commuterish with a larger windscreen, grab rails and the split-seats have been replaced with a longer single-piece saddle. The Pulsar 135LS has been priced at Rs 60,718 ex-showroom Delhi. The new motorcycle also gets automatic headlamp on (AHO), a safety feature which will be made mandatory from Apr
il 1, 2017 onward.
The Pulsar 135LS also gets three new colour options and the bike employs a semi-digital instrument console. The engine is the same 135cc, air-cooled motor with 4 valves but is now BS-IV emission norm compliant and delivers 13.PS and 11.4Nm of peak torque. Bajaj claims that the Pulsar 135LS can accelerate from 0-60kmph in 5.1 seconds. The Pulsar 135LS is a good option for someone in the hunt for a commuter with a sporty DNA.Read MoreRead Less
Bajaj Pulsar 135LS Overview
Bajaj Autohas passed on the GST (Goods & Service Tax) benefits to consumers and this has resulted in the ex-showroom price of its prooducts being reduced marginally.
Editor's View of Bajaj Pulsar 135LS
Value for money, Good performance, Handling is impressive
Design has taken a back step, Side stand is too low, Unstable at high speeds due to skinny tyre
Bajaj has now positioned the Pulsar 135LS as a commuterish motorcycle rather than a performance oriented bike. As a commuter it ticks all the right boxes but we would have appreciated better mileage.
For 2017, the Pulsar 135 LS trades in some sportiness for commuter friendliness
When launched, the Pulsar 135 LS was the most affordable way to enter the Pulsar club. It was aimed at the younger crowd who wanted more performance from a bike that packed in the dimensions of a 125cc motorcycle. The 135 LS delivered on that count and was a more performance-oriented motorcycle. Sadly, the mantra didn't catch up and Bajaj did not sell as many numbers as they hoped to. This led them to reduce the prices by Rs 5,000 to lure in customers. Now, with the BSIV update, Bajaj has changed its focus for the 135 LS from being a sporty youth-oriented bike to appeal to a wider and more mature audience, and has made changes to the bike to that effect.
Apart from the BSIV engine, there is a host of cosmetic updates aimed towards making the Pulsar 135 LS more commuter-oriented. The new graphics are part of the 2017 line-up update and does make the bike look more premium. The paint shades have changed on all Pulsar bikes now and also feature decals on the wheel rim. Based on prospective customer feedback, Bajaj has increased the height of the headlamp flyscreen. The shift lever now is a heel and toe unit. The split-seat has been replaced...read more »