Bajaj claims its new Pulsar 150 with Twin Discs as the biggest, sportiest and manliest Pulsar till now. We bring you some of the important cosmetic as well as mechanical updates and leave the rest on our readers to judge whether the new editions to the do justice to the claims made.
New Monikers & Seating Arrangement:
At first glimpse, the new blue monikers bring in a welcome change from the earlier aggressive laser edged graphics. The Alloy wheels with new blue rim tapes coupled with the bright red stripes on the tank and the front fender are in perfect sync with the subtle blue theme. The new Pulsar 150 with Twin Discs borrows a lot from its more powerful sibling the Pulsar 180. The new additions to the split seat and split grab rails add new feathers to the yesteryears mass favorite sporty design. Also the new pulsar had left the old fashioned kick start system behind and had acceptded the electric start option as a whole.
Enhanced Safety with New Brake Setup:
As the name suggests, the front and rear disk brakes now boast of a serious makeover. In addition to these, the tubeless tires add to the add to the strength and stability of the bike. However, the absence of ABS could still pinch some of the loyal fans. Since regulations will mandate ABS system across all bikes powered by 125 cc and higher engines. In line with the Pulsar 180, the new Pulsar 150 is now equipped with 260mm front disc and additional 230mm rear disc. Staying in line with the Pulsar 180, the new Bajaj Pulsar 150 with Twin Discs will now have 120mm wide rear tires, a welcome change from the standard 100mm wide tires. The tubeless rear and front tires add to the safety and stability.
This appears to be a necessary mechanical change. To fit in the rear disc brakes, the new Pulsar 150 Twin Disc adorns a little longer swingarm borrowed from the Pulsar 180. The slightly longer swingarm means that one of India’s all-time favorite sports bike now rests on a longer wheelbase. The beefier front Telescopic forks and angled leg guard seems to add new dimensions to the front face view. The new Pulsar 150 with Twin Discs gets slightly shorter this time. However, other dimensions get bigger. This may have been done to maintain the same kerb weight of 144 kg.
New meter back light
The new pulsar twin disc also comes with flashy blue color back light on the odometer which further gives a cool and neon look.
Competitors Till Date
Recently Baja Pulsar made an comeback through its most popular bike i.e. Pulsar 150 which everyone loves and relies upon. This time the Bajaj tried some notable changes and made it thorugh for the competition from other bikes in the same segment. Somne of the other bikes to lock horns with Bajaj Pulsar 150 Twin Dics is Suzuki Gixxer Dual Disc, Honda Hornet 160, Honda X blade and most newly introduced TVS Apache RTR 160 4V.
Apart from the above updates, there are little mechanical updates to differentiate between the old and the new models. However, with an export network that has always paid rich dividends to one of India’s biggest two-wheeler manufacturer, the sales graph for the new version with its new cosmetic and safety updates should be a great one.