Bajaj Auto has launched the all-new Pulsar P150 in India. The claimed highly agile and manoeuvrable bike comes with a modern, sporty design that complements its powerful and refined 150cc engine giving riders a great-to-look-at, great-to-ride machine. After the 250cc (N250 and F250) and 160cc (N160) versions, this is Pulsar’s third offering on the all-new platform that was launched in October 2021.
2022 Bajaj Pulsar P150 has been engineered to significantly enhance the signature ‘Pulsar rush’ due to improved power delivery, sportier design and reduced weight. In this new avatar, the P150 uses all the enhancements of the new Pulsar platform to inspire a new generation of Pulsar riders by amping up all the things Pulsar is famous for.
The new design language makes the Pulsar P150 sportier, sharper and lighter. It has a new aerodynamic 3D front that embodies sculptural purity and sports a dynamic interplay of metalised, dual colours. The single-disc variant allows a more upright stance, while the twin-disc variant has a sportier stance and comes with a split seat.
A dynamic tank profile is contrasted with a thin waistline that extends to a contoured seat profile. Along with a 790mm seat height, the proportions are made for rider comfort. With a new mono-shock rear suspension, and an underbelly exhaust positioned near the bike’s centre of gravity, the design ensures better balance and handling – making it one of the most manoeuvrable bikes in its class.
Along with these significant upgrades, there is a 10-kg reduction in weight (for the twin-disc variant), which means an 11% increase in the power-to-weight ratio, thus enhancing the sporty creds of the bike even further.
2022 Bajaj Pulsar P150 is powered by a new 149.68cc engine, which gives best-in-class power and instantaneous throttle response. It delivers a peak power of 14.5 Ps @ 8500 RPM and a maximum torque of 13.5 Nm @ 6000 RPM. Most importantly, 90% of the torque is available across the usable RPM range, allowing the motorcycle to deliver the signature ‘Pulsar rush’ and be the first off the block in every situation. Add to that a superior gear shift and a damper for better NVH management, and you have the most refined Pulsar 150 to date that glides through the city streets with ease.
Speaking on the occasion, Rakesh Sharma, Executive Director – Bajaj Auto Ltd., said, “Two decades ago, Pulsar 150 created the genre of sports sporty street motorcycling. With the launch of the all-new Pulsar P150, we have again raised the performance bar! The P150s are a great addition to the new Pulsar platform, which has already seen the launch of the 250s and the dual-channel-ABS-fitted N160. Engineering and design excellence combined with an intimate knowledge of the customer have shaped the Pulsar P150, which is sure to delight its vast customer base!”
2022 Bajaj Pulsar P150is priced at ₹1,19,757 (ex-showroom Delhi) and ₹1,19,565 (ex-showroom Kolkata) for twin-disc variant and ₹1,16,755 (ex-showroom New Delhi) and ₹1,16,563 (ex-showroom Kolkata) for single-disc variant. It will be available in 5 colours for both variants – Racing Red, Caribbean Blue, Ebony Black Red, Ebony Black Blue and Ebony Black White.
Bajaj will continue to push this bike against the like of redundant, but surprisingly, still doing well in a handful market, the Honda Unicorn 160. Targetted against the mature market, the Unicorn appeases people who think changes are not ideal. Something that the Japanese brand is known for too. Hero, Suzuki, and TVS have moved ahead from this segment with no new launches planned at any time in the 150cc space. Yamaha continues its push with the not-so-popular FZ-X and that is what sums up this segment. The motorcycle was launched in Kolkata today and will be rolled out all over the country in the coming weeks.