I wonder what is with Bajaj these days! The popular Indian manufacturer seems to be going the Hero Honda way. What with it making its designing team play with crayons on its Pulsar line up. Recently, we saw racing stripes kind of graphics on the flagship Pulsar 220 and the Pulsar 150 & 180 bikes. This cosmetic treatment was christened as the ‘Speed Lines’ and while we are not really hating these ‘lines’, what really annoys is the mix and match Bajaj is playing by assembling the exterior body using differently colored panels.
Close on the heels of the elder siblings, the Pulsar 135 greets the market with the aforementioned speed lines. Bajaj Auto had initially launched the Pulsar 135 with only black and red paint options. Now, with the introduction of the speed lines treatment, the baby Pulsar gets blue-black paint job.
Like with the rest of the Pulsar line up, the 135 gets a gold-silver colored clutch cover and all black finish on the rear grab rails and the clip-on style handlebars. Mechanically, the bike remains the same. The bike’s 135 cc engine still pumps out a healthy power figure of 13.5 PS @9000 RPM and a decent torque of 11.4 [email protected] RPM.It may be noted that 135LS is the first Pulsar to boast 4 valve/cyl engine layout, lightweight characteristic and a styling package that marks a departure from the traditional Pulsar design.
The Pulsar 135 with speed lines is still available for about Rs. 52,000 (ex showroom, Delhi).