2018 Bajaj Pulsar 150 will come with several cosmetic design changes, addition of rear disc brake and flatter telescopic front fork
Bajaj Auto, India’s leading two-wheeler maker is gearing up to launch the updated version of its popular Pulsar 150. The 2018 Bajaj Pulsar 150 will receive several cosmetic updates; however, the mechanics of the car will remain unchanged. In fact, Bajaj has already started dispatching the motorcycle to dealerships for dealer-level training. This suggests that the vehicle could go on sale in the next few weeks.
In terms of changes, the new Pulsar 150 will come equipped with new split seats, new dual-tone paint jobs and fatter front forks. The chassis could have been revised for better stability on higher speeds. It will continue to feature the 149cc single-cylinder petrol engine paired to a 5-speed gearbox. The biggest change is in the form of addition of rear disc brake, which is missing in the outgoing model. For people not in the known, Bajaj had launched the BSIV compliant Pulsar 150 in April 2018. This model had also received changes including new dual-tone colour scheme and matte black finish, BSIV compliant engine and others. Read – Bajaj’s Fastest & Most Powerful Bike – Dominar 400
The new model will come with several changes and feature additions, which will make it slightly more expensive than the outgoing model. The current model is tagged at Rs 73,626 (ex-showroom, Delhi). We believe that the new model could cost around Rs 77,000.
The updated Pulsar has been snapped at one of the Bajaj dealership’s stockyard, which suggests that the bike could go on sale in the next few weeks. We will update you as soon as Bajaj announces its launch date
|Engine||149cc, 4-stroke DTS-i, single-cylinder air-cooled|
|Max Power||14.8bhp @ 9000rpm|
|Max Torque||12.5Nm @ 6500rpm|
At the heart of the new Bajaj Pulsar 150 is the same 149cc, 4-stroke DTS-i, single-cylinder air-cooled engine. This motor is capable of generating a peak power of 14.8bhp at 9000rpm and 12.5Nm of torque at 6500rpm. Transmission, too, is expected to remain unchanged – i.e. 5-speed unit. However, the new Pulsar 150 is likely to be more comfortable and better to ride. The clutch is also likely to be lighter than before. The bike will also come with a rear disc equipped version.
The 2018 edition Pulsar 150 looks aggressive with new body graphics and new premium paint jobs, wolf eyed headlamp with twin pilot lamps, gun metal engine color and color coded alloy wheel decals. Instead of single-seat layout, the new model will come with split seat arrangement for sportier look. The bike gets flatter front forks for better stability on bumpy roads. The bike has carbon fiber accents and stylish graphics for the instrument console. What further enhances its sporty appearance is aerodynamic fairing on the muscular fuel tank. This naked street fighter comes equipped with clip-on handlebar, complete with pass switch, electric start and engine kill switch.
The outgoing model has 240mm disc brake and 130mm drum brake at the front and rear, respectively. However, the 2018 Bajaj Pulsar 150 will also get new rear disc brake. THe motorcycle rides on 17-inch matte black alloy wheels shod with 2.75X17 front and 100/90X17MRF rear tubeless tyres. Dimensions of the new Pulsar 150 will same as the old one. It measures 2,055mm long, 755 wide and 1060mm tall with a ground clearance of 165mm. It carries a kerb weight of 144kg, and has a wheelbase of 1320mm.
Front – Telescopic with anti-friction bush
Rear – 5 way adjustable Nitrox shock absorber
Front – 240mm Disc
Rear – 130mm Drum
Front – 2.75X17
Rear – 100/90X17
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