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The Bajaj Pulsar saga continues with the new P150

The Bajaj Pulsar is one of the most recognisable names when it comes to motorcycles in India. Within the Pulsar range, it is the Pulsar 150 that’s been dominating sales for years as it provides a good combination of affordability, premium quotient, and sportiness. Now the Pune-based bike maker has launched the all-new Pulsar P150 […]

The Bajaj Pulsar is one of the most recognisable names when it comes to motorcycles in India. Within the Pulsar range, it is the Pulsar 150 that’s been dominating sales for years as it provides a good combination of affordability, premium quotient, and sportiness. Now the Pune-based bike maker has launched the all-new Pulsar P150 in the market, which, in its words, has been reimagined with a modern, sporty design and been re-engineered to deliver superior performance and maneuverability.

Design

The Pulsar P150 is built on the next-gen Pulsar platform that was introduced in October 2021. After the 250cc twins (N250 and F250) and the N160, this is Pulsar’s third offering on this all-new platform. According to Bajaj, the new design language makes the Pulsar P150 sportier, sharper, and lighter. The bi-functional LED projector headlamp is new, and along with LED tail lamps with glitter patterns, looks quite catchy. The Infinity display console retains the “badge of thrill”—the tachometer needle—as a nod to the golden age of performance motorcycling. You also get useful readouts like a gear position indicator and a distance to empty readout. Apart from this, the bike also gets a USB charging port and a split seat.

Engine

The Pulsar P150 is powered by a new 149.68 cc air-cooled engine, which delivers a peak power of 14.5 PS @ 8500 rpm and a maximum torque of 13.5 Nm @ 6000 rpm. Significantly, 90% of the torque is available across the usable rpm range, something that aids in a faster pickup and lesser gearshifts. The bike gets a 5-speed gearshift. You also get a damper for better NVH management, which helps with refinement. All these factors promise to make the Pulsar P150 a more user-friendly bike, especially in city traffic. Along with a 790mm seat height, there is a 10-kg reduction in weight (for the twin-disc variant), which means an 11% increase in the power-to-weight ratio on the bike. This Bajaj says, enhances the sporty credentials of the bike even further.

Ride and Handling

With a new mono-shock rear suspension and an underbelly exhaust positioned near the bike’s centre of gravity, the design, according to Bajaj, ensures better balance and handling. The single-disc variant allows a more upright stance, while the twin-disc variant has a sportier stance and comes with a split seat. The bike gets a 260 mm front brake with single-channel ABS and a 230 mm rear disc brake on the more expensive split-seat variant. The single seat variant carries 260 mm front brakes with single-channel ABS and 130 mm rear drum brakes. The bike gets 17-inch tubeless tyres on both the front and rear, though the split seat model gets a better profile for improved grip on any terrain. You get a wheelbase of 1,352 mm and a ground clearance of 165 mm.

Price

The Pulsar P150 is priced starting at Rs 1.16 lakh (ex-showroom) for the single-disc variant, while the twin-disc variant is priced at Rs. 1.19 lakh. It will be available in 5 colours for both variants – Racing Red, Caribbean Blue, Ebony Black Red, Ebony Black Blue and Ebony Black White. The motorcycle will be rolled out all over the country in the coming weeks. 

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