Bajaj Auto Ltd (BAL) exports the Pulsar NS150 to markets like that of Mexico, Thailand and Turkey. While the manufacturer hasn’t been vocal about the Bajaj Pulsar 150NS launch date in India, our vendor contacts inform us that the new bike will be launched by early-2017. The upcoming new model Bajaj Pulsar 150cc variant shares in plenty with the 200NS. The 200NS is no more on sale in India. However, its re-launch could happen alongside the upcoming 150NS. The new Bajaj Pulsar 150NS will cost roughly INR 75,000. The Bajaj Pulsar 150NS will be a direct rival to the likes of Suzuki Gixxer 155 in India. You can find all the Bajaj Pulsar 150NS launch date and price details in this post here.
The 150NS will be the fourth new Pulsar to launch in recent times. The other three all-new Pulsar models that have been launched in the current calendar year are – Pulsar RS200, Pulsar AS200 and Pulsar AS150. The Pulsar 150NS is almost a Pulsar AS150 sans front-fairing. However, the 150cc segment has always been among the most lucrative market categories. Hence, the advent of the Pulsar 150NS is likely to benefit its manufacturer by a huge margin. A 150cc Bajaj Pulsar that looks like the 200NS and yet has fuel mileage and price of a 150cc motorcycle- that’s the Pulsar 150 NS for you.
|Pulsar 150NS Launch Date||August, 2017|
Bajaj Auto Ltd. hasn’t been too vocal about the Bajaj Pulsar 150NS launch date in India. However, our reliable sources inform us that the 150cc Pulsar NS will be launched in India in by August 2017. The current Pulsar 150 has been the most popular 150cc bike in the country. The 150NS will be sold alongside the current model and will take the fight directly to fresher and more modern rivals. The 150NS will be the third 150cc Pulsar in India, where it will be positioned between the old P150 and the 150AS. In Latin American markets, the Pulsar 150NS is sold alongside the 150AS only.
|Base Model||Rs. 78,000|
|Top Model||Rs. 81,000|
The Pulsar 150 NS is a more upmarket product than the current 150cc Pulsar. Hence, it will be safe t assume that it will command a significant premium over the current model. While the Bajaj Pulsar 150NS price in India will announced only at the time of its launch, there are chances that this bike will cost roughly INR 75,000. The Bajaj Pulsar 150AS has an ex-showroom price of roughly INR 78,000. At this price point, the 150NS will be a direct rival to the Suzuki Gixxer 155, Honda CB Hornet 160R and the updated Yamaha FZ-S.
The Bajaj Pulsar 150NS will become one of the highest value-for-money products in its category. It will have a modern engine, healthy power figures and a long list of features. Powering the bike will be a new-generation 149.5cc, single-cylinder, air cooled engine that will be shared with the AS150. This engine benefits from the manufacturer’s DTSi technology and will come mated to a smooth-shifting 5-Speed Manual Transmission. The engine boasts of a max. power of 17 PS @ 9,000 RPM and a peak torque of 13 Nm @ 7,500 RPM.
|Bajaj Pulsar 150NS Mileage|
As we said, the Pulsar NS150 will get a new-age engine that will be more powerful and efficient than the current P150’s engine. Basically, this is the same engine that powers the AS150. Unlike the Bajaj engines of the yore, this engine is high on refinement and is considerably more fuel efficient as well. The Bajaj Pulsar 150NS could offer a fuel mileage of upto 55 kmpl in real-world conditions.
Features list of the 150NS includes bits like stylish multi-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels, monoshock rear suspension and a 55W headlamp. Other features are-
|Bajaj Pulsar 150NS Specifications|
|Max. Power||17 PS @ 9,000 RPM|
|Peak Torque||13 Nm @ 7,500 RPM|
|Top Speed||121 KMPH|
|0-100 KMPH||15 Seconds|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic Forks|
|Rear Suspension||Gas-filled Monoshock|
|Brakes (Front)||240mm Disc|
|Brakes (Rear)||130mm Drum|
Engine, Transmission and Suspension– Powering the Pulsar 150NS is a 149.5cc, 4-valve single cylinder engine. This engine pushes out a maximum power of 17PS, which is the highest any motorcycle enjoys in its segment. To put things in perspective, the very competent Yamaha R15, which is a hugely capable track machine, too enjoys similar power figure. The torque, however, is bit on the lower side at 13Nm. The new bike offers a mileage of upto 55 kmpl. The true top speed is around 121 KMPH. The 0-100 KMPH figure could be roughly 15 seconds. The bike will have a fuel tank capacity of 12-litres. The bike will get traditional twin-telescopic forks at front and a monoshock rear suspension at the rear.
|Bajaj Pulsar 150NS Dimensions|
|Overall Length||2,105 mm|
|Overall Width||800 mm|
|Overall Height||1,220 mm|
|Weight (Kerb)||144 KGs|
|Max. Fuel Tank Capacity||12-litres|
|Reserve Fuel Tank Capacity||2.4-litres|
|Tyre Size (Front)||80/100-17|
|Tyre Size (Rear) 100/90-17||100/90-17|
The 150NS is dimensionally similar to the 150AS. The bike is built on a new platform, which means the wheelbase, the overall length, everything’s different from the old P150.
The new 2015 Pulsar 150 NS looks pretty aggressive and bold. The 150NS has large cowls on the fuel tank which give it the sporty and masculine styling. The engine is black-painted. Combined with black alloy wheels, it gives 150NS the rugged styling that Pulsars are popular for. The front gets dual hydraulic telescopic suspension while the rear gets a mono-shock suspension for superior handling. The split seats have a large seating area for comfortable ride. The grab handles behind the pillion seat are horn shaped taking the masculine design bit more further. There are sharp rear and front turn indicators finished in sharp and clear styling. The rear mud-guard extents much behind the tail lamp and houses a reflector and license plate. The tail lamps are familiar split lamps that we see on new generation Pulsars.
The fuel lid also seems inspired by the Pulsar 200 NS with a similar Aluminum finish aircraft-type lid. The instrument cluster again reminds you of the 200 NS. The instrument panel sports a large analogue tachometer, a digital speedometer with fuel and temperature gauge. It also houses some warning lamps and trip meters, odo-meters build it. The handle bar is also sporty and has clip on-style handle bars. The drive chain is covered only from top. This gives it a more stylish visual appeal. The Aluminum-finished side foot-pegs and levers have a premium and sporty look.
Four Colour Options will be available on the new Bajaj Pulsar 150NS-
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