The Bajaj Pulsar has been a beloved choice among Indian bike enthusiasts for over two decades. With a range of models available, including the P150, N160, NS250, and more, today, we focus on the Bajaj Pulsar P150, an entry-level option designed for daily commuting. Priced at Rs. 1,20,000 for the top model (ex-showroom), the P150 competes against its biggest rival, the Yamaha FZ-S V4. In this review, we’ll dive into its design, features, riding impressions, and overall experience.
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Looks and Design:
The Bajaj Pulsar P150 boasts an attractive front design with full LED headlamps, including a projector for the main lamp. The LED setup offers excellent visibility during night rides, even in rainy conditions. The DRLs are sharp, while the indicators use halogen units, providing a mixed treatment. The bike features telescopic forks at the front, black-coloured wheels, and a 90-section tire with a 17-inch alloy. The front disc measures 280mm and comes equipped with single-channel ABS. The engine cowl proudly displays the iconic Pulsar badging, contributing to an aggressive riding stance. Additionally, the 149cc air-cooled engine generates 14.5 Ps power and 13.5 Nm torque, making it more powerful than its competitor, the FZ-S V4.
The rider’s position is comfortable and sporty, with well-placed footpegs for daily commutes. The underbelly exhaust, finished in chrome black, adds a touch of elegance and emits a pleasing sound on revving. For the pillion rider, dual grab rails offer added support. At the rear, the bike features all-LED tail lamps with halogen indicators, maintaining the signature Pulsar split setup. The single monocoque suspension ensures a smooth ride, while the 110mm profile rear tire on 17-inch alloys, with a 230mm disc brake, provides reliable stopping power. However, it lacks a TRACTION CONTROL system, making burnout easier.
Switch Panel and Instrument Cluster:
The switch panel includes headlight controls, a pass-by light switch, an engine kill switch, and an ignition switch. The instrument cluster features a combination of analogue and digital displays, providing information such as a trip meter, odometer, digital speedometer, analogue tachometer, gear position indicator, and instant fuel efficiency. While it offers a crisp and clear display, the absence of Bluetooth connectivity means missed notifications for incoming calls and messages.
Riding Impressions and City Ride Quality:
The P150 is equipped with a 149cc air-cooled SOHC engine, delivering 14.5 Ps of power and 13.5 Nm torque at around 7,000 RPM. The engine’s driveability is suitable for city commutes, with linear power delivery and a punchy mid-range. However, the top-end performance beyond 10,000 RPM may leave some riders wanting more. The 5-speed manual gearbox has a light clutch and slick-shifting gears, making it ideal for city riding. The front telescopic fork suspension provides a comfortable ride, though it may transmit harsh bumps to the handle at high speeds. The monocoque rear suspension further enhances ride comfort.
The bike’s braking performance is decent, thanks to the 260mm front and 230mm rear disc with single-channel ABS. However, it lacks a TRACTION CONTROL system, which some competitors offer. Manoeuvring the P150 is effortless, even in heavy traffic, and its sporty nature adds to the overall performance. With a fuel tank capacity of 14 liters, the bike can deliver a mileage of around 45-50 Km/L in city conditions.
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The Bajaj Pulsar P150 is an appealing 150cc commuter bike with a balance of ride and handling. Standout features like the gear shift indicator and real-time range add to its appeal. While it misses out on certain aspects, our overall experience with the bike has been positive. With a competitive price point, the P150 offers a solid option for daily commuting needs.
FAQs ( Frequently Asked Questions)
Q1. What is the price of Bajaj p150cc?
The Bajaj Pulsar P150 comes with a price tag ranging from INR 1.17 to 1.20 Lakh (Ex-showroom Price in New Delhi).
Q2. What is the fuel efficiency of the Bajaj Pulsar P150?
Bajaj Pulsar P150 owners report a real mileage of 45-48 kmpl, while ARAI states an average of 60.2 kmpl.
Q3. What are the competitors of the Bajaj Pulsar P150?
TVS Apache RTR 160 2V , Hero Xtreme 160R and Yamaha FZ-FI are some of the rivals of Bajaj Pulsar P150.
Q4. What is the weight of Bajaj Pulsar P150 ?
The weight of Bajaj Pulsar is 140 Kg.
Q5. What is the Fuel Capacity of Bajaj Pulsar P150 ?
The fuel capacity of Bajaj Pulsar is 15 litres.