The 2017 Bajaj Pulsar 150 comes with a host of mechanical upgrades that make it a better bike.
Late last year, Bajaj Auto started updating the complete Pulsar range, giving its bikes BS-IV compliant engines. While the Pulsar 150 was updated with a new ‘Laser Edged’ colour scheme, the engine remained BS-III. Due to heavy volumes of the Pulsar 150 and thus higher inventory, Bajaj took slightly longer to update the Pulsar 150 to comply with the upcoming BS-IV emission norms.
However, the 2017 Pulsar 150 BS-IV just doesn’t get a BS-IV compliant engine, it gets more changes, including mechanical updates which make it a better commuter bike. The 149.5cc single-cylinder 2-valve engine of the Pulsar 150 gets a shorter bore and longer stroke, resulting in a reduction of power by 1 PS, it now produces 14 PS at 8000 RPM, down from 15.06 PS. Torque output has gone up by 1 Nm and the bike now belts out 13.4 Nm at 6000 RPM.
Other changes include new engine mounts, 5 CDI mappings (earlier bike had 2), lighter clutch, plusher suspension, revised intake and exhaust and a bigger muffler. The Pulsar 150 gets AHO (Auto Headlamp On) and thus the headlight on/off switch has been removed. The motorcycle is available in three colours – black, red and blue. The motorcycle is priced at Rs. 74,603/- (ex-showroom, Delhi) with the BS-IV model commanding a Rs. 1090/- premium.
2017 Pulsar 150 BS-IV
– The Pulsar 150 is the last of the Pulsars to be updated to BS-IV
– Delay was due to existing inventory as the Pulsar 150 sells in high numbers
– The bike is much smoother than before
– Bajaj has discontinued the AS 150 and has no plans to launch the 150/160 NS