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A worker walks beside newly built motorbikes at the Bajaj Auto Ltd. plant in Pune, about 130 km (82 miles) from Mumbai August 9, 2007.Reuters File

After launching its much-awaited Pulsar RS 200, Pune-based bike-maker Bajaj is now reportedly gearing up to launch its next Pulsar offering in India by April.

A new report of MotorOctane, citing reliable industry sources revealed that Bajaj will be launching its Pulsar 150 bike in the Indian market next month. Though the report did not specify which of the Pulsar 150s that have been spied testing on the roads will be launched, sources believe it is going to be Pulsar 150NS that will be first out of the block. The launch of Pulsar 150 is likely to be followed by Pulsar 200AS model.

Bajaj has been testing a series of Pulsar models in India for the past couple of months. Just recently the company launched its Pulsar RS 200 model in India and is looking to expand its Pulsar portfolio in the country in coming months. In the 150 Pulsar segment, the company has been testing Pulsar 150NS and Pulsar 150AS.

Pulsar 150NS

Pulsar 150NS, a smaller sibling of Pulsar 200NS will be powered by 149.5cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine that can pump out a power of 16.3bhp of power at 9,000rpm and a peak torque of 13Nm at 7,500rpm. The engine will come paired to a 5-speed gearbox and the bike will have a fuel-tank capacity of 12 litre. In terms of dimensions, the Pulsar 150Ns will measure 2,105mm in length, 800mm in width and 1,220mm in height with a wheelbase of 1,363mm. In India, the model is likely to come with a price tag around ₹75,000.

Pulsar 150AS

Pulsar 150AS is speculated to get power from the 149.5cc single cylinder air-cooled engine, which is also seen in Pulsar 150NS at Turkish Motor Show. The engine has the capacity to churn out 17PS of power at 9,000rpm and 13Nm of maximum torque at 7,500rpm.