First Bajaj Pulsar P-Series Model Launched in India at Rs 1.17 Lakh
Bajaj has introduced the Pulsar P150 at a price of Rs 1,16,755 (ex-showroom, Delhi). It sits between the more modern Pulsar N160 and the ageing Pulsar 150 in the company’s lineup.
An air-cooled, 149cc single-cylinder engine with a 5-speed transmission system powers it. Pulsar P150 generates a max power of 14.5 hp at 8,500 rpm and a peak torque of 13.5 Nm at 6,000 rpm. This engine is not the most advanced on the market even with 2-valve architecture and a kick-starter.
The fuel tank capacity is 14 litres, the P150 weighs 140kg, which is 10kg lighter than the current Pulsar 150. The seat height is a manageable 790mm, and the ground clearance is 165mm.
A 31mm telescopic fork and a mono-shock handle suspension duties. A 260mm front disc and a 230mm rear disc (which changes to a 130mm drum on the single disc variant) provide braking.
The Pulsar P150 is available in two configurations: single seat and split seat. The single-seat variant features a rear drum brake and a single-piece handlebar. Whereas the split seat variant features a rear disc brake and clip-on handlebars. The front and rear tyres on the single-disc variant are 80/100-17 and 100/90-17. While the front and rear tyres on the twin disc variant are 90/90-17 and 110/90-17.
The P150 has quite a few features for an affordable model in the Pulsar line-up. It employs the same semi-digital ‘infinity’ instrument console as the Pulsar N160. It displays the gear position and includes a range indicator. A full-LED projector headlight is available along with LED DRLs and an LED tail-lamp. The presence of a USB charging port is another useful feature.
The single-disc variant of the Pulsar P150 costs Rs 1,16,755, while the dual-disc variant costs Rs 1,19,757. Pulsar offers P150 in five colours for both variants. It will compete with Hero Xtreme 160R, TVS Apache RTR 160 2V, and Yamaha FZ-FI in the Indian market.