The entry level Pulsar gets a host of new features.
Bajaj Auto has launched the twin disc brake variant of the Pulsar 150 at Rs 78,016 (ex-showroom, Delhi), which makes it roughly Rs 4,400 more expensive than the regular single disc brake Pulsar 150.
However, for that additional sum, Bajaj is offering more than just a 230mm rear disc brake on this new model. To accommodate the rear disc, has company has replaced the 150’s swingarm with the one from the Pulsar 180, giving it a wider 120 section rear tyre. The front disc is now also bigger at 260mm. Then, the new model sports beefier 37mm telescopic forks.
The dual disc Pulsar 150 also gains certain aesthetic changes in the form of a new dual-tone blue/black paint scheme with red stripes and new grab rails. Additionally, the bike sports a new split seat setup as opposed to the single seat that’s found on the lower model.
Commenting on the introduction of the new variant, Eric Vas, President Bajaj Motorcycle Business said, “Pulsar 150 is India’s largest selling sports motorcycle in the category, it has always been synonymous to sportiness and masculine charm. While retaining the core, the new twin disc Pulsar 150 will offer contemporary option to motorcycle enthusiasts. The new Pulsar 150 twin disc is targeted at modern youth who gets comfort in performance & mileage of bike but is looking for a sportier option”.
The new variant will continue to churn 13.8bhp of power and 13.4Nm of torque from its familiar 149.5cc, single-cylinder DTS-i engine. This motor comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Competition of the Pulsar 150 includes Honda X-Blade, Hero Xtreme Sports and Suzuki Gixxer.