The Bajaj Pulsar brand has grown over the years but Bajaj is yet to upgrade the original Pulsars – the 150 and the 180 massively and they continue to carry forward the same look but with minor upgrades. Bajaj is expected to do drastic updates to the Pulsars before the safety rules come into place in 2019 but for now, Bajaj will launch yet another cosmetically upgraded Pulsar 150 to keep it fresh in the market. The bike is yet to go on sale but here is a video that completely reveals the upgrades of the upcoming Bajaj Pulsar.
Overall, the shape and design of the Bajaj Pulsar 150 remain similar to the current model but it has been given a few updates in the form of red highlights on the body. The red highlights can be seen in the form of the new-age graphic on the alloy wheels, red painted grille on the battery cover and the pillion handrail. Even the seats get dual stitched red threads that add a very aggressive look to the bike. Other new features include red monikers on the body of the bike and a red highlight on the headlamp cowl. This all-black Pulsar with red highlights looks quite aggressive but we are not sure if the other colours would get the red highlights or will offer a different colour.
Apart from the above changes, the Pulsar 150 remains unchanged. The ABS will be made mandatory on every two-wheeler above 125cc in India from 2019 but the Pulsar seen in the video does not get any ABS or rear disc brake. It continues to offer a front disc brake and a rear drum brake. It is possible that Bajaj will introduce the ABS version of the bike just before the new rule comes into place next year. The standard ABS system is expected to increase the price of the bikes by a good amount, which is why the manufacturers are delaying the features until it becomes mandatory. India is a price sensitive market and even a few thousand difference in the price makes a big impact on the sales of the machines.
The Bajaj Pulsar 150 gets an analogue-digital instrument cluster with orange back-lit and carbon fibre surrounds. The all-black machine looks quite aggressive and takes on the likes of Suzuki Gixxer, Yamaha FZ and the TVS Apache RTR 160. The Pulsar 150 is powered by a 149cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that produces a maximum power of 13.8 Bhp and 13.4 Nm of peak torque. It gets a 5-speed transmission.
Bajaj has launched bikes with such minor updates in the past too. With changes like updated sticker job on the body, Bajaj keeps the products fresh in the market. Bajaj is also expected to launch the all-new Pulsar 125 in the Indian market that will replace the Pulsar 135. The whole Pulsar range is expected to be upgraded before the new rules set-in.