2017 Bajaj Pulsar 150
The updated motorcycle has received few cosmetic but no BSIV engine update yet
Our home grown two wheeler manufacturers Bajaj Auto is perhaps the busiest auto manufacturer this month. They not only are launching the much anticipated Dominar 400 Cruiser which is their flagship offering for the Indian market but at the same time are also updating their current Pulsar range as well. They already introduced the 2017 semi faired Pulsar 220F in India which gets few cosmetic updates and a BSIV engine upgrade. Now they also launched the updated Pulsar 135, 150 and the 180 as well. While reports also states that Bajaj will also update the AS200 variant with the BSIV compliant engine just like the Pulsar 220F and the Avenger range.
Unfortunately Bajaj has decided not to make too many changes to the overall motorcycle and surprisingly the Pulsar 150 hasn’t actually received the BSIV engine upgrade as well so the motorcycle still carried forward the old powertrain.
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Bajaj’s premium commuter motorcycle the Pulsar 150 is definitely one of the most aggressive looking motorcycles of the Indian market but standing on almost at the edge the year 2017 we can certainly say that the motorcycle now started to look a little backdated. Although there are plenty of features to keep you hooked on to the motorcycle take the wolf eye lamp for example which still looks aggressive after all these years. But somehow we feel that compared to its modern looking rivals the Pulsar 150 definitely looks backdated.
Coming to the updated 2017 Pulsar 150 nothing much has actually changed here, the motorcycle still possess the aggressive styling the headlamps cluster too remains unchanged as well and it still features the 35/35 watt headlamp and two separate pilot lamps. The part digital part analogue instrument cluster still gets the orange backlit display. The motorcycle also gets clip on handlebars finished in Black. The fuel tank too looks identical to the old motorcycle as well. Everything else too seems to be carried over from the old motorcycle as well.
What looks new on the motorcycle are these new graphics which has been added to the motorcycle and those new duel tone colour schemes and the matte black paint finish to the engine.
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As far as the powertrain is concerned the updated Pulsar 150 has carried forward the same 4-stroke, DTS-i, air cooled, single cylinder 149 cc engine from the old motorcycle. This engine is capable of producing about 15.06 PS of peak power at 9000 rpm and 12.5 Nm of peak torque at 6500 rpm, the engine is paired to a 5 speed gearbox. The motorcycle still is the same BSIII variant and hasn’t received the BSIV upgrade yet but Bajaj might introduce the updated variant as well soon.
RIDE AND HANDLING
The motorcycle uses telescopic suspension towards the front and 5 step adjustable monoshock Nitrox suspension setup towards the rear. For stopping the motorcycle still relies on the same 240 mm disc brakes towards the front and 130 mm drum brakes towards the rear for stopping.
The updated Pulsar 150 still wears the new MRF tubeless rubbers 2.75 x 17 inch towards the front and 100/90 x 17 inch at the rear which are wrapped around the six spoke black alloy wheels.
The updated 2017 Bajaj Pulsar is priced at INR. 73, 513(ex showroom, Delhi). The new motorcycle is available in Laser Blue colour option as of now which is actually a combination of Black and Blue. We are pretty sure Bajaj will introduce other colour options as well soon.
Hero has launched the completely new Achiever in India recently and this entry level premium commuter motorcycle comes with Hero Motocorp’s new i3s technology. The Achiever 150 is powered by BSIV compliant 150 cc, single cylinder air cooled TOD (Torque on Demand) engine. This engine is capable of producing about 13.6 PS (10 kW) of peak power at 8000 rpm and maximum torque of 12.8 Nm at 5000 rpm, the engine is paired to a 5 speed gearbox. This new technology helps in increasing the overall fuel efficiency of the motorcycle.
The updated 2017 Bajaj Pulsar 150 hasn’t received plenty of updates and this is actually quite disappointing. The updated motorcycle actually received this minimal cosmetic updates which actually comes in the form of this new duel tone colours and graphics while the rest of the mechanicals remains same. Hopefully Bajaj will launch an updated BSIV compliant engine for the Pulsar 150 soon.
- * Updated Graphics and paint
- * No mechanical updates
- * No significant cosmetic updates
- * No BSIV engine upgrade