Bajaj Auto has delisted the entry-level Pulsar 135LS from Indian lineup. Now the brand’s famed moniker Pulsar will start with its most selling variant in 150cc segment, the Pulsar 150. The Pulsar 150 is priced at INR 74,074 (ex-showroom).
The Pulsar 135LS elimination has also been confirmed by the authorised dealers as they are refusing to accept bookings for the model. Though, the model will continue to produce for the export market. The idea behind is the continued fall in sales led by lack of demand for this 135cc sporty motorcycle.
The motorcycle was introduced in India in 2009, but it did not get succeed in attaining response like its 150cc sibling in the country. With a good hope, the brand revived the motorcycle last year not only to comply with the BS-4 emission norms but also to offer a refreshing outlook. As a part of updation, the motorcycle got furnished with the fitments such as a bigger windscreen, a revised grab rail, new single piece seat, new toe-heel shift gear lever and a matte black heat shield. Altogether, the company reduced the bike pricing by INR 5000 to pull the audience still the approach did not go in favour.
The Pulsar 135LS discontinuation could be a part of brand’s strategy as they are working on the next-gen UG6 Pulsars which will comply with the upcoming more stringent BS-VI emission norms.
The Pulsar 135LS was the entry level motorcycle in the lineup. Mechanically, it was laden with a 134.66cc single-cylinder, DTS-i air-cooled motor. The engine was capable to generate 13.56 PS of power and 11.4 Nm of torque. The suspension setup on the motorcycle was comprising the telescopic forks up front and twin shock absorbers at the rear. The braking duties on the motorcycle were handled by a disc up front and a drum unit at the rear. In the segment, the Pulsar 135 faced the rivalry with the competitors such as the Hero Glamour and the Honda CB Shine SP.