Bajaj Auto has released a video of the Pulsar 150 NS, the younger sibling of the Pulsar 200 NS. The company has been exporting the Pulsar 150 NS to international markets such as Thailand, Finland, Turkey, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, Colombia and the United States. Anticipation for the motorcycle has been high in India, and emerging reports indicate it will be launched in early 2017. The motorcycle is exported as completely knocked down (CKD) and semi-knocked down (SKD) units, depending upon the assembly facility in the destination countries.
The video compares the agility and handling prowess of the Pulsar 150 NS with a gymnast. The Pulsar 150 NS has already been spotted on Indian roads while undergoing tests under camouflage. It features a styling similar to its elder sibling. The only change is the powertrain. The motorcycle is expected to use the new 149.5cc twin-spark, four-valve air-cooled engine that made a debut with the Pulsar 150 AS, which generates 16.7bhp power at 9500rpm and a maximum torque of 13Nm at 7500rpm.
The numbers are impressive power figures in the 150cc segment. Power of 16.7bhp is second only to the 18.2bhp CBR150R and equal to the Yamaha R15's power. In terms of smoothness, this engine is much more advanced than the current engine in the regular Pulsar 150.
Pulsar 150 NS will be the second naked bike from Bajaj Auto, the first being the Pulsar 200 NS. However, the Pulsar 200 NS has not been on sale for over a year in India. Pulsar 150NS is expected to cost around Rs 85,000 and it will go up against the likes of Suzuki Gixxer and Honda CB Hornet in India.