Pulsar The new 150 NS will replace the outgoing Pulsar 150 in Bajaj Auto’s lineup and gets a street-fighter styling based on the bigger 200 NS.
After taking a step back the previous year, Bajaj Auto has catapulted its way back into the Indian two-wheeler market with back-to-back launches of the new Pulsar series. The lineup kickstarted with the Pulsar RS 200 being launched this March which was followed by the 200 AS and 150 AS models in April. Having gained a positive word from the experts and the audience alike, the Pune-based manufacturer is gearing up to launch the next Pulsar in the country. Bajaj will be launching the Pulsar 150 NS (Naked Sport) in June this year with an expected price tag of around Rs. 75,000/- (ex-showroom, Delhi).
This will make the Pulsar 150 NS around Rs. 4000/- cheaper than the 150 AS that comes with a half-fairing, single lens projector headlamp, conventional mudguard and windscreen visor. The 150 NS though will miss out on all these features and instead gets the street-fighter styling inspired from the bigger 200 NS with sharp lines and will also sport a similar three-part instrument cluster. The new 150 NS will replace the outgoing Pulsar 150 in Bajaj’s lineup but not in the immediate future. The bike gets a new perimeter frame that is lighter and offers more agility over the current model.
Coming to the powertrain, the Bajaj Pulsar 150 NS uses a 149.5cc air-cooled, twin-spark, 4-valve, single-cylinder DTS-i engine from the 150 AS that is tuned to produce 17 PS of power at 9500 RPM and 13 Nm of torque at 7000 RPM, paired to a 5-speed gearbox. The bike gets telescopic forks up front with anti-friction bush and a Nitrox monoshock suspension setup at the rear; stopping power comes from 240 mm front disc and 130 mm rear drum. Much like the 150 AS, the Pulsar 150 NS will be riding on 80/100/17 front and 110/80/17 rear tyres.