We brought to you the launch of the Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS LIVE from Delhi before everyone else. Now since we have all the pictures and the rest of the details with us, we bring to you every minute detail about the bike that you wanted to know.
The new Pulsar has a new 135cc 4-valve DTS-i engine which produces 13.5bhp of power at 9000rpm and 11.4 Nm of peak torque at 7500 rpm. Bajaj is claiming a 0-60km/h sprint time of 5.1 seconds for the bike. While the power / torque and performance figures may not be something out of the world, we are impressed by the fact that Bajaj have incorporated the 4-valave tech on the new engine. Most of the people who were following the Pulsar 135 news were skeptical about the relevance of the new model as it threatens to dilute the Pulsar brand. However, as Bajaj have introduced a new technology which is documented to enhance performance, the whole idea of a lower capacity Pulsar doesn’t look all that bad. we are quite sure the 4-valve technology will be introduced on the bigger engines too very soon.
Bajaj have priced the bike at Rs 51,000 ex-showroom. We think its a very good pricing for the kind of performance and kit the bike delivers.
The new Pulsar 135 LS will come with a digital speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge and the trip meter. The bike weighs 122 Kg and stands on 17 inch alloys with a ground clearace of 170mm and a wheelbase of 1325 mm. The fuel tank is capapble of holding 8 litres of petrol and 2.5 litres in reserve. That’s quite a disappointment knowing the liberal filling capacities of the earlier Pulsars. Taling of the tank, the design of the new Pulsar’s tank along with the tank scoop is reminiscent of the Hero Honda Hunk’s unit. We also like the pointed treatment given to the blinker at the front as well as at the rear. The headlamp which throws 35/35W (Low/High Beam- Watts) with 2 pilot lamps adopts a new design with a polycarbonate crown over the main unit – something that reminds us of the Suzuki’s 125cc Zeus. The design of the tail lamp on the bike has also been altered, and the new units look sleeker and snazzier than the earlier tail lamps. The bike also features clip-on handle bars and auto choke.
While it has a 240 mm Disc brake in the front, the rear is equipped with 130drum diameter drum brake. The suspension part is taken care by the Co Axial Hydraulic cum Gas filled Shock Absorbers with Triple rate Coil Spring at the rear and at front there is a Telescopic Fork with antifriction bush (Stroke 130). The new Pulsar 135 LS will be manufactured from the company’s Chakan plant and will have a capacity of 35,000 units per month and will come in two colours- Midnight Black and Cocktail Wine Red.
Here is the official Bajaj Auto Limited Press release for the bike
BAJAJ AUTO LAUNCHES THE PULSAR 135LS TO LEAVE TRAFFIC JAMS BEHIND!
First of its kind Light Sports bike launched in India
New Delhi, December 9, 2009: Nothing takes away more from the pleasure of biking, than the biggest bane of urban life – traffic! Unending jams, errant drivers and potholed roads turn every ride into a battle, leaving the rider hassled and exhausted. Wouldn’t it be great to have a light, yet zippy set of wheels, something that would let you carve up traffic like a hot knife through butter? The all new Pulsar 135 LS (Light Sport), the first of its kind in India, is designed to do just that. This bike is designed to add a whole new dimension to the motorcycle market by creating a new Light Sports segment.
The Pulsar 135LS is powered with a state of the art 4-valve DTS-i engine delivering 13.5 Ps power. With its chiseled lines and aggressive stance, a sporty split-seat, aluminum clip-on handlebars and a host of other features this power packed 135cc Pulsar delivers performance comparable to other 150-cc. The light kerb weight of only 122 kg gives it a great Power-to-weight ratio of 110.6 Ps/tonne to make it optimum balance of agility and comfort to maneuver hustle-and-bustle of urban traffic.
Equipped with a light-weight yet rigid frame, aided by gas-charged Nitrox shock absorbers at the rear, the Pulsar 135LS is well up to the challenges thrown by the urban jungle. It delivers class-leading top-end power, due to its 2-inlet and 2-outlet valves and ample pulling power in the low and mid-range. This is possible due to the light-weight character of the four smaller valves (as opposed to two heavier valves), which allow the engine to effortlessly rev to an eye-popping 10,500 rpm (electronically limited). And since safety is paramount on any Pulsar, DC lighting and a 240mm disc brake up front comes as standard.
According to Mr. S Sridhar, CEO 2-Wheeler, Bajaj Auto, “The Pulsar brand has been strongly associated with creating the sports segment in this country and our vision is to make India a country of bikers from a country of commuters. The new Pulsar 135LS is attractively priced and leads the charge in democratizing the thrill of biking and accelerating the growth of sports segment in this country.”
The bike will be manufactured from the Chakan Plant and will have a capacity of 35000 bikes per month.
About superior 4 -valve DTS-i engine in Pulsar 135LS
A 4-Valve engine is designed for better performance than regular a 2-Valve engine. Combined with the revolutionary DTS-i (Digital Twin Spark-ignition) technology which maximizes combustion to deliver enhanced power and superior mileage with low emissions, the Pulsar 135 LS has one of the most efficient production engines ever.
- More power: The 4 valve provides for a greater intake and exhaust area resulting in more power, almost equivalent a 2 valve 150cc engine.
- Sustained top end power: The light-weight character of the four smaller valves (as opposed to two heavier valves), which allow the engine to effortlessly rev to an eye-popping 10,500 rpm (electronically limited)!
- Sporty ride: Given the wider rpm band, the engine can be revved hard and high in each gear resulting in a genuine sporty ride.
- More Mileage: Established superiority of DTS-i blended with 4 valve not only enhances the performance but also returns a very good fuel economy (68.1 km/l certified by ARAI)
- More green: Comfortably meets BSIII regulations.