The two-wheeler market has grown many-folds in the last decade attracting global manufacturers to India. While the 100cc and 110cc bikes and scooters account for a huge chunk of the market share, the demand for 150cc two-wheelers is on the rise. Initially, the two-wheeler market in India was dominated by the mundane looking scooters, a preferred choice for daily commuting. But there was a complete overturn as bikes took complete control of the two-wheeler space until the gearless scooters were introduced. Much in demand, the contemporarily styled scooters are back in focus and manufacturers are introducing higher capacity 150cc models to cater to its exponentially growing customer base. Listed below, are some of the eagerly awaited upcoming new 150cc bikes and scooters in India slated for launch in the coming months.
With the launch of Bajaj’s new flagship model Dominar 400 already behind it, the company has now skewed its attention to another highly anticipated model from Pulsar series, the 150NS. In the Pulsar range, the new 150NS will replace the aeging Pulsar 150 model. Based on the revised Pulsar 200 NS platform, the upcoming model will share design cues with its elder sibling. That said the Pulsar 150NS will sport a robust fuel tank, an under body exhaust, instrument cluster and split-seat reminiscent of its 200cc sibling. Other features such as the large fuel tank cowls, new indicators, clip-on handlebar, rear mud-guard extends and split-tail-lamps will also be seen on the new Bajaj Pulsar 150NS. The instrument panel will come with digital speedometer with temperature & fuel gauge, trip meter and analogue tachometer. Sitting on the 17-inch wheels, the 150cc bike measures 2,105mm in length, 800mm in width and 1220mm in height, whereas the wheelbase stands at 1,363mm. Expected Price – Rs 75,000 to Rs 80,000 Expected Launch Date – Last Quarter of 2017 Competition – Yamaha FZ, Honda CB Hornet 160, Suzuki Gixxer