Bajaj Auto will soon update its Pulsar range based on the Pulsar 250 platform introduced last year. The company recently introduced the Pulsar N160 sporting several upgrades over the erstwhile Pulsar NS160 and we could soon see the Pulsar 150 going the same route. A recent test mule of the Pulsar suggests that the company is working on the new Pulsar N150 that could join the range soon. The camouflaged test mule promises updated styling while the mule on test come with dual-channel ABS.
Given the Pulsar N160 was introduced with single and dual-channel ABS options, we have reason to believe that Bajaj may do the same with the upcoming Pulsar N150, which is likely to get both options as well. On the design front, the new Bajaj Pulsar N150 will borrow heavily from the bigger Pulsar range but could retain some attributes of the classic Pulsar 150 too. Expect to see elements like the projector lens LED headlamp, fuel tank extensions and the butterfly-shaped LED taillight a part of the Pulsar N150’s styling.
Power will come from an updated 150cc single-cylinder DTS-I engine. The motor is expected to be reworked unit of the 250cc block and is likely to produce around 14PS and 14Nm of peak torque. Those would be identical figures over the current Pulsar 150 that develops 14PS and 13.25Nm. The 5-speed gearbox will be retained as well.
The 2022 Bajaj Pulsar N150 is expected to arrive during this festive season priced between Rs. 1.15-1.20 lakh (ex-showroom). The 150cc segment has been a stronghold for Bajaj and we expect the new N150 to continue bringing a good chunk of sales. The model will be competing with the likes of the Honda CB Unicorn, TVS Apache RTR 160 and the Yamaha FZS-FI in the segment. More details will be available closer to the launch.