Bajaj Pulsar N150 : Bajaj has officially introduced the all-new Pulsar N150 to the Indian market, taking inspiration from the successful N160 and positioning itself above the previously launched P150. In terms of pricing, the Bajaj Pulsar N150 is currently available in one variant priced at Rs 1,17,677. This commuter motorcycle combines sporty elements in its design and aims to capitalize on the N160’s 45% market share. The N150 is available in three color options – Metallic Pearl White, Ebony Black and Racing Red, with a Sky Blue variant expected later.
The styling of the Pulsar N150 takes clear cues from its bigger brother the N160, resulting in a sporty and aggressive look. Its straight driving triangle adds sportiness to the overall driving experience. The front fascia has an aggressive design that gives it the look of a sports bike in the budget segment. Other features include a large tank cover, contoured fuel tank, engine cover, strong side panels, underbelly exhaust, partially digital instrument cluster, USB port, LED projector lamp, single seating arrangement for comfortable family riding and close to 50-50 weight distribution.
Under the hood, the Bajaj Pulsar N150 is powered by a 149.68cc four-stroke, air-cooled, fuel-injected single-cylinder engine capable of producing 14.5 bhp of power and 13.5 Nm of torque. Power is transmitted through a 5-speed manual transmission. Suspension duties are handled by a telescopic front fork and monoshock rear suspension that offer 27% more wheel travel.
The bike has a wider rear tire with 120 sections, while the front tire is 90 sections, further improving stability and handling. Safety features include front wheel single channel ABS and rear drum brake. The diameter of the front disc brake is 240 mm and the diameter of the rear drum is 130 mm. Pulsar N150 fuel economy varies between 45-50 kmpl and is about 7 kg lighter than N160. Going forward, Bajaj might introduce a dual disc brake version at a slightly higher price point, giving customers an even wider choice to suit their needs. With this latest addition, Bajaj Auto aims to strengthen its dominance in the highly popular 150cc segment and its reception among buyers is being closely watched. Bajaj Auto will soon introduce the biggest Pulsar of all time, whose engine displacement is said to be close to 400 cc. Rajiv Bajaj, the CEO of the Indian motorcycle giant, hinted at this recently.