|Engine Displ. :||149 cc|
|Power :||14 PS @ 8000 rpm|
|Mileage :||44.67 kmpl|
|No Of Gears :||5 Speed|
|Fuel System :||Carburetor|
|Head Lamp :||Halogen With AHO|
|Wheels Type :||Alloy|
|Tyre Type :||Tubeless|
|Standard Warranty (Years) :||2|
Bajaj Auto has 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.The Bajaj Pulsar is one of the most influential bikes in India, responsible for the revolution of the Indian biking scene. After ignoring it for a long time, Bajaj has finally launched the updated Pulsar 150 which now adheres to BS-IV emission norms. The 2017 Bajaj Pulsar 150 is priced at Rs 74,603 ex-showroom, Delhi, Rs 800 more than the previous variant. It faces competition from the Honda CB Unicorn 150, Hero Achiever and TVS Apache RTR160.
In terms of styling nothing much has changed except for new colours and graphics while it also features AHO (auto headlamp on). The instrument console gets faux carbon fibre surrounding and the addition of side stand indicator. Implementing BS-IV norms has reduced power by 1PS but Bajaj has compensated it with a 1Nm gain in torque over the older Pulsar 150. The bike now produces 14PS @ 8000rpm and a peak torque of 13.4Nm @ 6000rpm. Bajaj also claims that NVH levels have improved considerably in the new Pulsar 150 while mileage figures stand at a claimed 65kmpl.
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After a long wait Bajaj’s Pulsar 150 has finally received some mechanical updates. Apart from complying with the BS-IV emission norms what else has changed on India’s highest selling 150cc motorcycle?
The Pulsar 150 was a smashing looking bike when it made its debut many moons back. But with the passage of time, Bajaj hasn’t updated the bike and the new model, which was launched earlier this year, looks similar to the older bike. While the older bike featured a dual-tone finish which looked good, the new Pulsar 150 gets revised graphics that makes it a look more like a commuter bike. The new motorcycle is BS-IV-compliant and gets AHO (automatic headlamp on). It also gets reflective tape on the wheels. The instrument console remains a semi-digital unit, but gets a faux carbon fibre finish that looks nice.
The Bajaj Pulsar 150 is powered by an air-cooled, single-cylinder motor that now delivers 14PS and 13.4Nm. Power output is down by 1PS in comparison to the older motor, while torque has increased by 1Nm. The new motor complies with BS-IV emission norms and is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The engine also features Evaporative Emission Control System (EVAP) that recycles fuel that vaporises from the tank and uses it for combustion. Bajaj claims that the new Pulsar 150 will run for 65km on a litre of fuel. The bike employs telescopic front forks and gas charged twin shock absorbers at the rear. Braking responsibilities are handled by 220mm disc brake at front wheel and a 130mm drum unit on the rear wheel.
Honda Unicorn: The Honda Unicorn might not posses the same visual pizzaz of the Pulsar 150, but what it does offer is a bulletproof engine which is frugal as well. The Unicorn 150 is a better bet if you spend most of your time riding in city traffic and the engine refinement offered is still the benchmark in the segment. The only downside is the Unicorn price, which is significantly more than its rivals.
Hero Achiever 150: The Hero Achiever 150 has always been overshadowed by it rivals. But Hero has given it a new lease of life by launching an all-new model. The Achiever 150 is the only bike in its segment to get start-stop technology and boasts the best mileage figures for a 150cc bike. While the styling won’t please all, Hero’s enormous dealership network and killer pricing does make it an interesting option.
The Bajaj Pulsar 150 still remains a great option if you’re looking for an entry-level 150cc motorcycle. The motor offers likeable performance with a hint of brashness which made the Pulsar brand so popular among the youth, and being a Bajaj offering, it has been priced aggressively as well. The styling could have been better and build quality in the long run needs to improve, but it still remains a well-rounded motorcycle.
Bajaj Pulsar 150 2018 is available in 5 Colours :
Bang for buck, Good acceleration, Healthy list of features
Reliability remains questionable, Fit and finish levels need improvements, Design still feels dated
Despite being present in the market for more than 15 years, the Bajaj Pulsar 150 still remains the king of the 150cc segment but design needs an update as the styling is starting to show its age.
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