Bajaj Auto has silently launched the Pulsar 150 in the twin disc avatar at a sticker price of Rs. 78016 (Ex. Showroom, Delhi) in India. Although, the bike with dual disc brakes had gone on sale last month itself, but there was not an official word from the company regarding the same. Besides having the disc brakes at the front and rear, the new Bajaj Pulsar 150 also gets a plethora of updates in form of new colour and design scheme, split seats and split grab rails, longer wheelbase and wider and bigger rear tyres.
Speaking of the braking system, the motorcycle boasts of a 260mm front disc in place of the 240mm unit, which comes with the existing single disc variant. The rear end comes with a 230mm disc brake, while their is no Anti-lock Braking System (ABS). For those asking, the Indian government had made it mandatory for motorcycles above 125cc to have ABS as standard feature from April 1, 2018. But, Bajaj has been able to skip this norm cleverly as the bike had arrived in dealerships and gone on sale in March 2018. In addition to the dual disc brakes, the Pulsar 150 also features a thicker 37mm front fork. The split seat and split grab rail are sourced from the Pulsar 180. The new variant is exclusively available in three colors: Black Blue, Black Red and Black chrome.
Bajaj Pulsar 150 twin disc variant rides on 17-inch matte-black finished alloy wheels. Also, it comes with a new foot peg assembly which is now finished in aluminium as opposed to the previous one, which came with chrome embellishment. Mechanically, the motorcycle is powered by the same 149cc, single-cylinder, two-valve, twin-spark petrol engine which develops top power of 14bhp at 8,000rpm and peak torque of 13.4Nm at 6,000rpm. On the lines of the company's recent launches such as the Discover 110 and the new Avengers, the Pulsar 150 twin disc variant is claimed to carry substantial improvement in NVH levels. The new twin disc variant of Bajaj Pulsar 150 lock horns with the likes of Honda CB Unicorn 160, TVS Apache RTR 160 and Honda X-Blade in the Indian market.