Here is a complete list of upcoming new 150cc bikes and scooters to be launched in the Indian two-wheeler market in 2016, 2017.
Gone are the days when buyers opted for 100cc and 110cc bikes for commuting. With increase in purchasing capacity, Indian consumers are now looking at 150cc two-wheeler segment for their daily commute. Bikes like Yamaha FZ, Bajaj Pulsar 150 and TVS Apache RTR 160 have seen a tremendous response from buyers in India. If you are planning to buy a new 150cc bike or scooter, here we bring you a list of upcoming new bikes and scooters in the country in 2016, 2017.
Buoyed by positive response for Pulsar RS200, Bajaj Auto is now planning to upgrades its entire Pulsar range in the country. The company will launch the 150NS, 180NS and new Pulsar 220 towards the end of this year. The 150NS production has already been started. In fact, the Bajaj has started exporting the bike to select international markets including Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Turkey, Thailand and Finland.
The new Pulsar 150NS will be more powerful than the current model. It is propelled by a 149.5cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder air-cooled engine that is capable of producing 17bhp of power at 9,000rpm and 13Nm of torque at 7,500rpm. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels via a 5-speed gearbox. It looks quite identical to the 200NS featuring similar styled fuel tank design, split-seat unit, instrument cluster and underbody exhaust. Based on the lightweight perimeter frame, the bike gets large fuel tank cowls, clip-on handlebar, new indicators, split tail-lamps and rear mud-guard extends. Instrument panel comprises of a digital speedometer with temperature and fuel gauge, analogue tachometer and trip meters. This 150cc motorcycle rides on 17-inch wheels. It measures 2,105mm in length, 800mm in width and 1220mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 1,363mm.
Expected Price- Rs 75,000 to Rs 80,000
Expected Launch Date – End Of 2016 Or Early 2017
Competition – Yamaha FZ, Honda CB Hornet 160, Suzuki Gixxer