The P150 sits between the Pulsar 150 and the more modern N160
Bajaj has launched the new Pulsar P150, with prices starting from Rs 1.17 lakh for the single-disk variant and Rs 1.20 lakh for the twin-disc variant, both prices ex-showroom. The P150 slots between the Pulsar 150 and the more modern N160. At a glance, it looks a lot like the latter. Nestled in the frame is a new 149.68cc air-cooled engine that pushes out 14.5PS of power and 13.5Nm of torque which is 0.5PS and 0.25Nm greater than Pulsar 150. According to the manufacturer, this is the most refined 150cc Pulsar to date.
The single-disc variant is focused as a commuter with a more upright stance and a single long seat, while the twin-disc variant bears a sporty stance with a split seat configuration. In the suspension department, the P150 gets a telescopic fork at the front and a mono-shock rear suspension. There is a 10kg reduction in terms of weight which means an 11 percent increase in the power-to-weight ratio, thus enhancing the acceleration of the bike in city traffic.
Being an affordable Pulsar in its range the P150 is loaded with features. For starters, it uses the same instrument console as the N160 which shows the gear position and distance to empty readout. At the front, it gets LED projector headlamps and a USB charging port near the tank flap.
In terms of braking, it gets a 260 mm front disc with single-channel ABS and a 230 mm disc at the rear on the split seat variant. Single seat variant carries a 260 mm front disc with single-channel ABS and 130 mm rear drum brakes.
The P150 will be offered in five colour shades and will compete against the likes of Yamaha FZ v3, Hero Extreme 160R and TVS Apache RTR 160.