The Bajaj Pulsar 150 was introduced by Bajaj Auto in India back in 2001. Before that, Indian motorcycles were dull in terms of design and performance.
Indian motorcycle brands had to go back to their drawing boards. The goal was to make bikes that could compete with the Pulsar 150 in terms of looks and performance. Bajaj then went ahead and added a plethora of technologies to the Pulsar 150. For instance, the Pulsar 150 was the first motorcycle to come with three spark plugs. It was also the first motorcycle in India to sport Bajaj’s patented ExhausTec technology. On top of this, the Pulsar 150 was the fastest motorcycle on Indian roads in the 150CC bike segment. Since Bajaj still offers the motorcycle, it is natural for one to feel nostalgic about the bike. This is yet another reason why the Pulsar 150 remains a best seller. Even after decades of being on the market with very minute technological and design-bases updates, the Pulsar 150 still sells well!
Are there other reasons behind the continued success of the Pulsar 150 in the sales department!?
Yes, there are, and they are mentioned below.
- The Bajaj Pulsar 150 is offered by Bajaj Auto with a traditional fork suspension for the front wheel. The motorcycle’s rear wheel, on the other hand, is paired with two traditional spring-over-damper suspensions. Notably, each rear suspension is also equipped with hydraulic fluid reservoirs. These reservoirs offer additional dampening from each rear suspension unit. Furthermore, the suspension travel factors of both the rear and front suspensions have been increased as well. The increased suspension travel now allows the Pulsar 150 to conquer bad roads seamlessly.
- From the base to the top trim, the Pulsar 150 Neon comes with a single front disc brake paired with ABS. The base trim of the bike is offered with a drum brake for the rear wheel. However, the top-spec trim of the Pulsar 150 is offered with a single rear disc brake. The rear single-disc brake is not connected to the factory-installed ABS of the bike. The overall braking performance of the Pulsar 150 is confidence-inspiring, to state the least.
- The overall performance of the Pulsar 150 is amazing. Compared to other 150 CC bikes, the Pulsar 150 accelerates from a standstill instantaneously. The mid-range of the engine is strong, and the top range of the engine is satisfactory.
- The bike’s overall handling is impressive, thanks to its well-engineered chassis and rear swing arm. The straight-line stability and cornering stability of the bike are also confidence-inspiring.
- Currently, the base trim of the Bajaj Pulsar 150 entails the ex-showroom price of Rs.1,17,440 in Delhi. The top-spec trim of this motorcycle entails the ex-showroom price of Rs. Rs.1,20,442 in Delhi. The Pulsar 150 is currently offered in three colour options. Compared to other 150 CC mini-sport commuter bikes, the Pulsar 150 price is very reasonable. (You can use a two-wheeler loan calculator for calculating EMIs and interest rates on loan schemes designed for this motorcycle).
- The Pulsar 150 is powered by a 150 CC air-cooled single-cylinder fuel-injected BS6-compliant engine. The engine offers a linear performance in terms of power and torque deliveries. The current iteration of the Pulsar 150 is the most powerful 150 CC bike in India. The peak power and outputs of the Pulsar 150 CC engine are 15 bhp and 12 Nm, respectively.
- The engine is paired with a smooth-shifting 5-speed gearbox and a light wet multi-plate clutch.
- The seating position of the bike is very comfortable. The rider can sit with a straight, comfortable stance. The easy-to-reach handle and rear-set footrests help the rider ride the bike for hours. The bike can function both as a city commuter and touring bike.
To learn more about the legendary Pulsar 150, it would be best for the reader to book a test ride today!