It was only yesterday, when we reported spy images of the upcoming Bajaj Pulsar 150NS. Today, more clear spy images of the Pulsar 150NS have emerged from Pune. Now, call it a marketing strategy or plain carelessness but these images have come from the Pulsar Stuntmania event in Pune.
Motoroids reader and avid follower, Pankaj Khutwad, snapped these images at the Pulsar Stuntmania event which was organised by Bajaj in Pune last weekend.
The 150-180cc segment, which witnessed the beginning of the Pulsar family, was kept on the backburner for a very long time after the introduction of Bajaj Pulsar 220 and 135LS. But things are about to be changed as the company plans to introduce an upgraded version of the 150cc and 180cc Pulsar motorcycles.
In terms of design, the 150NS will look relatively identical to the 200NS and will shares a lot of the design elements from its 200cc sibling including the under belly exhaust. The conventional dual suspension at the rear will be replaced by a monoshock in the 150NS which, till now, was only seen on the 200NS in the Pulsar family. Keeping the cost in mind, 150NS misses out on the split seat and gets a similar seat setup as found on the current model. The tail light is the same LED setup found on the current 150cc model.
In terms of power, the 150NS is expected to receive more power that the current 150cc version. It is also likely to be quicker and lighter than the current model. Reduction in weight may also witness better fuel efficiency levels. The engine may miss out on fuel injection which is not common in this segment. But, with the application of fuel injection on the upgraded FZ series, other manufacturers will have to consider it (fuel injection) as an option and we don’t expect Bajaj to stay too behind in the race.
The 150NS has been spotted many times and is likely to hit the production line soon. Although there is no official word from the company, expect to see this motorcycle in showrooms by end of this year or earlier next year.
Stay tuned into Motoroids for more updates on the Pulsar 150NS as and when they arrive.