With the Pulsar 135LS now discontinued, the Pulsar 150 at Rs. 74,074 has become the entry point into the family.
Bajaj recently announced a hike in the price of all its motorcycles, with the single exception of the Pulsar 135LS. In fact, the 135 has also been pulled down from Bajaj’s official website.
The Pulsar 135LS was first introduced in 2009 as the stepping stone into the Pulsar family. While the intention to make the Pulsar family more affordable was right, the 135LS never really tasted the kind of success that Bajaj had intended it to have. In 2017, along with the BS IV update, Bajaj had brought in other minor updates to the model to make it a bit more commuter-centric. The split seat from the older model was replaced by a single-piece unit. Bajaj also fitted the motorcycle with a heel-toe shifter. The windscreen, grab rails and the graphics were revised too.
Even with these changes, there wasn’t much of a spike in the sales numbers of the Pulsar 135LS, forcing Bajaj to pull the plug on the Pulsar 135LS. The company will, however, continue to produce the motorcycle at their facility in Chakan for the export market. With the 135 now discontinued, the Pulsar 150 has once again become the entry point into the Pulsar family. The Pulsar 150 is priced at Rs. 74,074 (ex-showroom). Meanwhile, with the launch of the Avenger 180, Bajaj also discontinued the sale of the Avenger 150 last month.