The Pulsar 150 is one of the best selling motorcycles from Bajaj. It is one of the many reasons why Bajaj keeps on updating the bike to keep it relevant.
Recently, the Bajaj Pulsar 150 got a much-needed upgrade in terms of looks and performance.
The latest iteration is compliant with the BS-6 emission norms and a host of other subtle yet functional updates.
Read on to learn more –
Ride and performance
Compared to other commuter Bajaj bikes, the Pulsar 150 CC variant feels more powerful. The reason is simple – its engine.
The bike is powered by a fuel-injected, DTS-i engine. It is a single-cylinder, air-cooled unit. It is tuned to deliver 15 bhp of peak power and 12 Nm of peak torque. The transmission is a 5-speed unit. The gear ratios are revised to ensure maximum performance is delivered to the rear wheel. The clutch pull action is a bit on the heavier side.
The bike has a telescopic front fork suspension unit. It has enough suspension travel to glide over undulations with ease. The rear wheel suspension duties are carried out by twin gas-charged, preload-adjustable suspensions. The rear suspension feels a bit bouncy without a pillion rider. With a pillion rider, the overall performance of the rear suspension tends to be on the softer side.
All trims of the 150 Pulsar comes equipped with ABS for the front disc brake unit. The top trim is offered with twin disc brakes. The ABS is a single channel variant. A dual channel ABS would have been better but production costs would not have been favourable for Bajaj.
Over the years, Bajaj engineers did an amazing job in improving the overall handling of the Pulsar 150. The latest iteration comes with a well-balanced handling that is suitable for urban and rural manoeuvrability
The bike feels planted on the highway, especially at cruising speeds. The braking performance of the bike instils confidence in the rider. The tires are wide and provide ample grip on all weather conditions.
The seating position of the bike is a mix of aggression with comfort. Tall riders might feel a bit uncomfortable to ride the bike for long hours. However, short city commutes are very comfortable with this bike. The seats are well padded, wide and offer ample support to both riders.
The Pulsar 150 gets best-in-class features from Bajaj which is one of the bike’s many selling points.
For starters, it gets an analogue tachometer but a digital speedometer. Secondly, the twin trip meters, as well as the odometer, are also digital.
The mix of analogue and digital in the centre console is a great marketing strategy. It lures bikers who prefer to look at the tachometer as they twist the throttle.
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Colour Schemes on Offer
The bike comes with a myriad of paint schemes and they are as follows –
- Black-grey and black-red are available for the trims with front disc brakes.
- Black-blue and black-red are made available for the trim with twin disc brakes.
- Neon red, neon yellow and neon silver are available for those who want to own the Neon series of the 150 Pulsar.
- Pearl White and Saffire Blue are for those who want to own a Dagger Edge edition Pulsar 150.
The Pulsar 150 is perfect for those who are looking for an entry-level performance bike for daily commutes. It is one of the best bikes from Bajaj that comes with a high value for money factor. It is a fuel-efficient motorcycle that is cheap to maintain. Cycle parts are cheap and the after sales network of Bajaj 150 Pulsar is otherworldly. Hence, buying this bike is a great idea!