Bajaj is a successful bike and e-scooter manufacturer in India. The brand’s market share in India is impressive and it has a strong presence in many nations across the globe.
Bajaj Auto has always been successful in keeping critics and its customers happy by coming up with out-of-the-box product ideas. The brand is also singlehandedly responsible for revolutionizing India’s motorcycle industry. Attractive Bajaj finance loan offers are currently available as Bajaj is trying to sell off the existing stock of the bike.
Bajaj Auto turned the Indian bike market upside down when it introduced the Pulsar 150 in 2001. Motorcycles before the introduction of the legendary Pulsar 150 lacked appeal and technology.
The Pulsar 150 entailed a design language that was never seen before. Furthermore, the bike came with Bajaj-patented DTS-i technology from its second generation. DTS-i is the abbreviation for Digital Twin Spark Ignition. A DTS-I engine is equipped with two spark plugs that enhance the combustion cycle of the motor. An enhanced combustion cycle results in more power and torque followed by an increase in mileage.
The Pulsar 150 also introduced Indian riders to Bajaj-patented ExhausTEC technology. ExhausTEC is a portmanteau for Exhaust Torque Expansion Chamber. A bike with ExhausTEC produces more torque in the low engine RPM ranges. The ExhausTEC chamber is connected to the exhaust pipe of the Pulsar 150. The job of this chamber is to modify the back pressure and the swirl characteristics of the exhaust gas. The outcome is an increase in low-end torque at all low engine speeds.
The Pulsar 150 is still in production and happens to be the best-selling 150 CC bike in India. The bike has received minor cosmetic and electromechanical tweaks over the decades.
However, a new Pulsar 150 is in the works.
What’s to be expected from the new Pulsar 150?
The upcoming Pulsar 150 would entail a more modern design language. Experts believe that the design of the bike would be somewhat similar to the Pulsar N250.
The bike might get a single projector headlamp unit with integrated or topside-positioned DRL. The handlebar of the bike will come attached to the front fork of the bike. The current iteration of the bike comes with a clip-on handlebar.
The instrument cluster of the new Pulsar 150 could be the one that riders have seen on the Pulsar N250. Or all analogue aspects from the instrument cluster might be removed. The digital display will be programmed to show all ride-related information such as the ones mentioned below.
- Fuel level indicator
- Real-time mileage
- Gear position indicator
- Odometer and
- Trip metres.
The engine could be the one powering the P150 or the one offered in the current iteration. It makes no sense to build a new engine from scratch.
Well, Bajaj had already spent a lot of money to make the current Pulsar’s engine BS6-compliant. Hence a new engine might not be a profitable decision.
What does the current iteration of the Pulsar 150 offer?
The current iteration of the Pulsar 150 offers the following to Indian riders.
- The ex-showroom Bajaj Pulsar 150 price for the base trim is Rs. 1, 29,410. The top trim of the bike comes with the ex-showroom price of Rs. 1, 44,032.
- The current iteration of the bike comes with a 150 CC air-cooled single-cylinder fuel-injected BS6-compliant engine. The motor delivers linear performance. The peak power and torque outputs of the engine are 15 bhp and 12 Nm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed transmission and a wet multiplate clutch.
- The current iteration of the bike comes with a traditional front fork and rear dual shock absorbers. The suspensions come with a ‘medium’ setting.
- The latest iteration of the bike comes with single-channel ABS. The base trim of the bike comes with a front disc and rear drum brakes. The top-spec trim of the bike comes with dual disc brakes.
- The latest iteration of the bike also got a revised chassis that enhanced its manoeuvrability factor by many folds. The rear swingarm of the bike is also reinforced that increased its straight-line and cornering stability factors.
- The features list of the current iteration of the bike is basic. It consists of backlit switches, side stand indicators, analogue tachometers, etc.
To learn more, it would be best for one to visit the nearest Bajaj bike dealership.