Bajaj Auto is all set to replace the existing Pulsar 150 and 180 models in the series this year and the updated Pulsar 150 NS was recently spotted on test in Lonavala, Maharashtra. The spy shots give a clear perspective of the upcoming motorcycle which takes inspiration from the flagship Pulsar 200 NS. The Pulsar 150 NS looks more like a leaner version of the 200 NS with the headlight design and tank replicating the latter. The rear panel is visibly different compared to the current version and sports an aluminium number plate holder like that on the 200 NS.
The Pulsar 150 NS will get a digital instrument console with an analogue tachometer. The bike on test was spotted with a single seat, split grab rail and gets both self start as well as a kick start. Few components like the swing arm, handlebars, turn indicators, foot pegs were from the 200 NS. The bike is also expected to get 50:50 weight distribution, underbelly exhaust, perimeter frame and a monoshock suspension setup which has trickled down from the 200 NS as well and will improve the riding dynamics of the motorcycle.
The Pulsar 150 NS gets a 100/90 cross section tyre available on the current version as well, and we don’t see any reason to change the same. Triple spark technology as well as 4-valves could feature on the next generation version, which will be launched with an all-new engine. The version spotted was carrying disc brakes at the front, while the rear got a drum brake setup; however, we expect the production model of the 150 NS to come with a rear disc brake as standard.
Expect the next generation Pulsar 150 NS to be more powerful than the current version. It will also be lighter than the current model and a spirited performer with improved fuel efficiency figures. Bajaj is said to be working on a bigger 180 NS that will also make its debut by the end of this year. The models are expected to be priced at a slight premium over the current versions. Bajaj is sure going to make the commuters happy with the next generation Pulsar 150.
Source – Bike Wale