The Bajaj Pulsar 150 has been undoubtedly one of the most successful bikes by Bajaj Auto Ltd. Right from its first launch more than a decade ago, the Pulsar 150 has been a popular choice specially among youngsters. It packs performance combined with great power. It had received updates time and again. However, bringing in the BS4 complaint model was necessary. Thanks to the new mandatory guidelines by the government of India to curb the rising pollution levels in the country. So, finally the Pulsar 15o did come with a BS4 compliant model. However, it took Bajaj just a little bit of more time to get the Pulsar 150 BS4 compliant because the engine of the previous model had to undergo some major changes to make it compliant with the latest emission norms. In this process, the Pulsar 150’s engine received a few mechanical changes as well.
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2017 Pulsar 150
2017 Pulsar 150 – Changes
Here is a list of changes that the Pulsar 150 received in order to become BS4 compliant.
- Engine – The bore of the engine has been made smaller while the stroke is now longer.
- Lower Power – The changes in the engine has resulted in 1 PS of less power. The 2017 Pulsar 150 produces 14 PS of maximum power @ 8000 rpm. The previous gen model used to produce 15.06 PS of power at 9000 rpm. The good thing is that the peak power is produced at a lower rpm.
- Higher Torque – The new Pulsar 150 now pumps out 13.4 Nm of max torque at 6000 rpm, which is approximately 1 Nm more than that of the outgoing model. This torque is also produced 500 rpm earlier.
- Engine reconfiguration – The engine mounts have been redesigned and now the bottom part of the engine has also been changed.
- Bigger Muffler – The new Pulsar 150 gets a larger diameter muffler.
- AHO – The Automatic Headlight On feature is mandatory in all two wheelers now. Hence, this is also an addition to the Bajaj Pulsar 150.
- CDI – The Bajaj Pulsar 150 now comes with a 5-Map CDI as compared to the 2-Map of the outgoing model.
Apart from making the Pulsar 150, BS4 compliant, the mechanical changes have also been made to reduce NVH levels, have a higher refinement and to reduce rattle sounds.
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2017 Pulsar 150 – Price
|Pulsar 150 BS4||Rs 75,604|
*price ex-showroom Delhi
The transition to BS4 combined with the above changes meant an increase in price of Rs 1090 to the ex-showroom price of the Bajaj Pulsar 150. Although it was introduced at Rs 74,604 but, recently Bajaj has increased prices of all Pulsars by one thousand rupees.
The Pulsar 150 is not the only Bajaj motorcycle to have undergone heavy mechanical changes. The same changes could be incorporated to the Avenger 150 as well since it shares the engine with the Pulsar 150.
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