Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTS-i
- Engine: 149 - 149.5 Cc
- Mileage: 65 - 68 Kmpl
- Power: 13.8 - 15.06 bhp
- Weight: 144 Kg
- Good Style
- Good Engine Performance
- Outdated Design
- Engine Vibrations
- Less Dynamic
Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTS-i Overview
Bajaj Pulsar was the first motorcycle which started the trend of powerful commuters in our country. The Pulsar 150 was launched in 2001 and was a hit in the market due to its sporty design and very powerful engine for that time. After the huge success of the Pulsar 150, Bajaj introduced the Pulsar 180 and 220 which was named as the “fastest Indian”. Bajaj set the benchmark by selling many bikes in the Indian market and Pulsar had one of the highest market shares. The design of the Pulsar 150 still looks quite attractive even after not being heavily updated after so many years. Pulsar 150 showed that there is a market for performance bikes in India also.
Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTS-i Styling & Comfort
Bajaj Pulsar 150 design has always been striking and still is. The front comprises of Bajaj’s signature wolf-eyed headlamps with pilot lamps. It really is the side profile where the aggressive stance of the Pulsar comes into shape. The muscular fuel tank with side shrouds, 3D pulsar logo, alloy wheels with pinstriping and the angular tail section really enhances the look of the motorcycle. At the rear, there is an LED taillamp and a wide rear tyre. The overall appeal of Pulsar is enhanced due to the blacked-out engine and the engine housing has been finished in grey. Bajaj has also used striking graphics with a protective belly pan which really compliment the overall design of the Pulsar. The instrument cluster comes with analogue-digital displays and is housed within the carbon fibre texturing. The clip-on handle-bars enhances the sporty look and the handles themselves come with icon illumination and self-cancelling turn indicators. The seating position along with well-cushioned seats provide ample support and comfort for riding the motorcycle.
Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTS-i Performance and Handling
Pulsars have always been great handlers due to their chassis and performance and Pulsar 150 is no different. The acceleration from the engine is linear with a screaming top-end, the engine loves to be revved. The handling of the Pulsar is very good around the corners and increases the confidence of the rider. The telescopic suspension in the front along with the 5-way adjustable Nitrox shock absorber at the rear absorbs most of the bumps and potholes and offer a comfortable ride to the pillion and the rider.
Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTS-i What we think
Pulsar has now become an icon in the motoring world and is still a hit in the Indian market. It is comfortable, reliable and offers good performance. It totally is a good value for money motorcycle.
Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTS-i Mileage
According to ARAI Bajaj Pulsar 150 mileage is 65 kmpl. Having said that the mileage of the motorcycle depends on the maintenance and the driving habits of the rider.
Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTS-i Engine & Transmission
Bajaj Pulsar 150 specs come with a 149cc air-cooled engine which is powered by DTSi. This twin-spark engine is capable of producing a max power output of 14bhp at 8,000rpm and a peak torque output of 13.4Nm at 6,000rpm. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTS-i Braking & Safety
Braking duties are handled by disc brake in the front. The front disc can either be of 240mm or 260mm depending on the variant you get. Similarly at the rear, there is a 230mm disc or a 130mm drum brake. The Anti-lock braking system along with tubeless tires enhances safety while driving.
Bajaj Pulsar 150 DTS-i Competitors
Bajaj Pulsar 150 competes with TVS Apache RTR 160, Honda CB Unicorn 150 and Yamaha FZ.
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