The Bajaj Pulsar 150 has been the Pune-based automaker’s main seller for the last 10 years and has changed Bajaj’s fortunes since its debut. Launched in November 2001, the Bajaj Pulsar and its larger twin were a revelation for the Indian market which until that time had been populated with commuter motorcycles and the single player called the Hero Honda CBZ in the 150cc segment. Its advanced styling and many modern features further fuelled the demand for premium commuters and set the bike on a course for the history books.
The Bajaj Pulsar’s first appearance included a dome headlight, aircraft type fuel tank lid, full analogue console with side-stand indicators. The current avatar includes the famous domed cowl, side scoops, 3D lettering and full digital console with analogue tachometer. It is offered in three colour options and a single variant.
The engine is a 149cc unit that produces 15bhp and 12Nm of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheel via a five-speed sequential gearbox and a chain drive. Standard features include twin spark ignition and drum brake for the rear wheel. The Bajaj Pulsar 150 competes with Honda CB Unicorn, Hero Xtreme, Hero Hunk, Suzuki GS150R and the Yamaha SZ-RR.