The recently launched Bajaj Pulsar 150 misses out the BS-IV engine yet minor updates are witnessed.
Bajaj has recently stated that the 2017 Pulsar family will receive BS-IV compliant engines. The bikemaker has to render the engine of the entire Pulsar line up owing to the fact that the rule by the government of making all the 2-wheelers complaint of BS-IV emission norms will be operational from April 2017. Contrary to this, a short video review of the 2017 Bajaj Pulsar 150 at a dealership reveals that the motorcycle continues to carry the current BS-III engine.
The all new set of units dropping down at the dealerships remain the same as per the appearance and engine specifications are concerned, a few minor tweaks have been noticed in the new version though. What we have heard is that the new engine of the latest Pulsar 150 is highly refined as compared to the earlier units of the Pulsar. Additionally, the stiffness of the clutch of the previous models has now been softened and a better throttle response could be encountered while riding. The textured seat has been an addition which prevents the pillion from slipping ahead after applying the brakes.
All the other features and specifications of the new Bajaj Pulsar 150 has remained unaltered, a few changes have been done to the stickers though. The expected cool blue lighting has been missed out on this version which was introduced on the new Bajaj Pulsar 220. The motor is able to pump out a maximum power of 14.8 BHP at 9000 RPM and 12.5 Nm of peak torque at 6500 RPM. The new Bajaj Pulsar 150 with a BS-IV compliant engine is probable to come out in January 2017.
2017 Bajaj Pulsar 150
– Contrary to the company’s statement, the Bajaj Pulsar 150 continues to receive BS-III compliant engine
– The clutch and throttle response has been smoothened
– The new BS-IV engine is expected to be introduced by January 2017 in the Pulsar 150
Source – Dino’s Vault