Bajaj to launch Pulsar 150 Facelift and 150NS – Honda CB Trigger, Hero Xtreme and Yamaha FZ – 16 in trouble
Bajaj being the leading two wheeler maker in the Indian market is bringing some exclusive upgrades this year. The manufacturer has already announced about launching a wide range of upgraded variants as well as fresh models this year. Pulsar is the most sold 150 CC bike in the Indian market so far and all updated variants of the model launched so far went successful. This year, Bajaj is likely to launch Pulsar 150 NS, 180 NS, 200 NS FI, 200 SS, 400 SS and 400 CS. We could also expect the new Pulsar 150 Facelift by the end of this year mostly.
The current gen Pulsar 150 is powered with a 149 CC single cylinder four stroke engine with air cooling technology. The respective engine has managed to produce around 15.06 PS power at the peak along with 12.5 Nm of torque. There is no information about the upcoming Pulsar Facelift so far but we could expect few cosmetic changes to the model most probably. The demand for the Pulsar 150 CC is still appreciable and the launch of facelift version could encourage the sales again to the peak. There is no information about the engine configuration so far and we could expect very minor changes to the engine.
Bajaj has announced about launching NS edition of Pulsar 150 CC after experiencing the success of the 200 NS in Indian market. Test mules of the upcoming model have been spotted several times since the announcement has been made. Another test mule of 150 NS has been spied recently and the unit seemed to be almost ready for launch. There was no camouflage at all on its body and we could expect the model to get revealed later this year. From the spy snaps, we could observe that the foot rest on the rear was adopted from Pulsar 135 LS and the rear wheel has been adopted from the current gen Pulsar 150.
We could expect the upcoming Pulsar 150 NS to get powered with a 149 CC air cooled single cylinder engine with DTS–i technology. The price of the model would be under Rs. 70k most probably and it would compete with rival models such as Yamaha FZ, Hero CBZ Xtreme and Honda CB Trigger.
[Source: Rush Lane, Vicky. in]