The changes on 2019 MY Pulsar includes new belly pan, split grab rail and new graphics as the company will give ABS braking system next year
Bajaj has officially introduced 2019MY Pulsar 150 in India and the changes are limited to aesthetics rather than mechanical. The Pulsar 150 range includes three variants – entry-level Classic, standard variant and the top-end dual disc model. The aesthetic changes include new belly pan, new graphics, split grab rail and new colour options. Bajaj Pulsar 150 is powered by same 149 cc single cylinder engine producing 15 bhp of power at 9,000 rpm and 12 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm.
This engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox and the top speed of Pulsar 150 is 110 kph. The company has given big 15-litre fuel tank and the entry-level performance is expected to return around 50-55 kmpl. The braking duties are handled by 240 mm disc at the front and 230 mm disc at rear or 130 mm drum brake. We were expecting the company to introduce ABS safety feature with this update but the company has delayed the launch and Bajaj is expected to launch the Pulsar 150 ABS model early next year.
The Pulsar 150 will get the single channel ABS system instead of dual-channel ABS to keep cost down. The company has given telescopic forks at the front and twin-gas charged suspensions at the rear, which is tuned for comfort as well as sporty riding. The 2019MY retained the same analogue-digital instrument cluster combination and the company has improved fit and finish compared to its predecessor. The entry-level model of Pulsar 150 is named as Neon collection and it is offered in three different colour options – Neon Red, Neon Yellow with Matt Black Paint and Neon Silver.
The Neon Collection also gets some special design touches to make it stand out like Yellow or Silver colour on Pulsar logo, grab rail, pilot lamp housing and decals on alloy wheels. The Pulsar 150 Classic edition is available in two different colour options – black with red and black with silver. Bajaj has given 17-inch black alloy wheels for Pulsar 150 with tubeless tyres. The Pulsar 150 Neon Collection is priced at Rs. 64,998 and the dual disc model price starts at Rs. 78,618 (both prices, Ex-Showroom). Bajaj Pulsar 150 competes against TVS Apache RTR 160 and Honda CB Unicorn 150.