We reported earlier that Bajaj Auto is working on a half-faired Pulsar 200 AS (Active Sport), which will be slotted between the 200 NS and recently launched RS 200. Interestingly, the company is also working on a new Pulsar 150 AS, which has been snapped by AutoCar India follower Priyank Chappwale. There are several things which show how different this bike is from the larger 200cc. It has slimmer tyres, drum type rear brakes and it misses out on a radiator ahead of an engine bay. This shows that the new AS will get the next-gen Pulsar 150NS 150cc DTS-i motor.
Report suggests that the Pulsar 150AS features a neatly styled front quarter fairing that extends sleekly back into a clear visor for improved resistance to wind. It is equipped with a projector lamp-powered headlamps and new, completely adapted fuel tank. Also on offer is slim-spoke Pulsar typical-wheels, pillion and rider footrests, and backlit switches. It features a split seat that looks good.
The Pulsar 150AS is expected to share its powerhouse with the Pulsar 150 DTS-i. It will be powered by the same 149.5cc petrol engine that churns out a maximum power output of 17PS at 9000rpm and a peak torque of 13Nm at 7500rpm. This engine will be paired to a five-speed gearbox, with shifting in the one-down, four-up pattern.
The suspension system comprises of telescopic forks at front and monoshock setup at the rear. The front wheel will get disc type brakes, while the rear has drum type brakes. It will ride on the same 17-inch wheels.