Editorial Review of the Bajaj Pulsar 150 bike

The Bajaj Pulsar has been one of the legendary motorcycles Indian soil has ever witnessed. Back in 2001, the original Pulsar created an all new creed of 150cc motorcycle lovers, due to its beefy appearance and raw power. The motorcycle, still carrying much of the silhoutte of the original version, continues to set the sales chart on fire even after being too long in the tooth. It was, and still for many people, is a door to upper performance segments, without sacrificing on the traits of usability and fuel efficiency.

In the present form, one particular thing which still exists even after so many years is the big and chiseled fuel tank, with a crease running in the middle of it to provide a comfortable contour for your knees. The bike features a menacing front end look which has become tad too familiar, with twin pilot lamps at both the upper ends, which Bajaj likes to call 'wolf-eyed headlamp'. The rear body panels are pointed upwards, incorporating a set of vertically stacked LED tail lamps within it. Overall design is now a bit dated if compared to the its other present day rivals, but still carries the butch stance needed for a bike of this segment. The Pulsar 150 was the first 'Made-in-India' to feature a combination of a digital-analog instrument panel, and still carries on the same unit, which includes a digital LCD showcasing a digital speedometer, fuel gauge, odometer and trip meter, coupled up with an analog tachometer. The clip on handlebars look great and are an evolution over the previous generation model. The fit and finish of the motorcycle is decent but do not match that of typical Honda and Yamaha machines.

The Pulsar has always been known as a tractable machine, which has enough power on offer to quench your appetite of performance. To start with, the motorcycle still carries the same 149.2cc motor of that of its previous generation model, though with some minor as well as major tweaks, and is now able to deliver the maximum power and torque ratings of 15.06 PS and 12.5 Nm respectively. The engine may have a gruff note on its operation and refinement levels may not be on par with its rivals from Honda and Yamaha, but the power delivery is punchy enough to give the rider oodles of confidence. The mid-range performance of Pulsar 150 is brilliant enough to be equally confident in both city commuting and highway jaunts.

The ride quality is where the Pulsar 150 still manages to outshine many motorcycles available out there. The suspension setup of telescopic front forks and gas charged rear springs give out a stress free plush ride, even over some big bumps. It is this aspect of the motorcycle which has undercut every other competition of it. Though the front end is a bit heavy, but handling this 150cc commuter from Bajaj is not that ponderous amidst the city traffic. Braking is also on a better side, though a rear disc could have done wonders for it. Overall, at the end of the day, it manages to bring a smile on your face, rather than sweat on your forehead, owing to its comfort and ride factors.

To sum it up, Bajaj Pulsar 150 can be billed as a premium commuter which accomplishes the daily commuting from point A to point B with a quicker pace and comfort as compared to basic commuters positioned below it, without sacrificing much on the fronts of fuel efficiency and maintenance. Its a trustful machine which has made a rock solid reputation in its run for more than one and a half decade, and it is still going strong, even after facing such a stiff competition from its modern day rivals which are far better equipped than it.

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all guys purchased only pulsar 150 only. new model looking vey good and dashingh keep it up enjoy
by Posted on Jun,17,2014 at 21:48 PM

Pros great looks

Cons ugly interiors

good comfortable bike and good mileage good looking all guys purchased pulsar 150 only

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good
by Posted on Jun,15,2014 at 00:58 AM

Pros 55-60

Cons 55-60

good excellent very good millege and pikeup super good bike

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8 out of 10 for me
by Mohsin Posted on Jun,10,2014 at 10:30 AM

Pros 8 out of 10 for me

Cons Re-sale

Hi everybody, I have been using a Pulsar 150 since Jan 2012 and in the last 2.5 years, my bike and I have done over 55000km. I stay in Mumbai and have been using this bike for my office and travel when I like on weekends. I am sharing my feedback on this bike. It is very true that the Pulsar is a very common bike and there are issues with the bike from time to time but thankfully the spares are very cheap. The performance and fuel economy combination is also nice and on my travel rides I get over 50kmpl as I dont like going over speed of 90 in 5th gear. I also travel on the bike with my wife and she is happy with the rear seat and comfort. What has happened now is that I want to sell the bike and upgrade to the new 200SS but re-sale of the Pulsar brand is poor which I realize now. But overall it is a good bike and has served me well in the last 2.5 years. I will give it 8 out of 10.

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Overall a good 150cc bike
by Posted on May,21,2014 at 16:20 PM

Pros Good bike in the segment

Cons Too common

I just bought this bike sometime back - its a common bike on the road but has good performance and excellent fuel economy. It also easy on the pocket when it comes to service. A must have if you ride a lot and want good performance

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light performance
by Posted on Apr,25,2014 at 15:35 PM

Pros look is good but mileage is not very poor, & his front light is very very poor

Cons bike riding time is grip is good but create the back paid at the time of jumper

I purchase the Pulsar 150 in 2010 & i face the problem of front side of light this is very poor look like a candle light in compression to another bike, need check the company regarding this.............

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By amit jangir Posted on Jul,24,2014 at 12:09 PM

on bay bajaj pulsar 150


By MANIKANDANMSM Posted on Jul,18,2014 at 23:08 PM

The bike is very nice but old modal 2003 for good life so same life for the modal increes the mylage


By siddharth pandey Posted on Jul,18,2014 at 01:08 AM

very nice bike...I love it


By Iniyan Posted on Jul,04,2014 at 10:47 AM

Excellent bike for the youngsterzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.......:) Though the bike is sooo common &othr too many new vehicles has
arrived.. pulsar stands single among them! feeling proud to be a pulsarian :)


By madan lal Posted on Jul,01,2014 at 02:53 AM

bike purcheges


By madan lal Posted on Jul,01,2014 at 02:53 AM

good bike


By shifin Posted on Jun,28,2014 at 09:17 AM

wand the price of all 150 pulser


By I ANIL Posted on Jun,27,2014 at 17:45 PM

GOOD BIKE IN INDIA


By A vijay kanth Posted on Jun,17,2014 at 21:01 PM

i purchased bike on 09/02/2014. light performance is very poor, please modify the light & intensity of light because it
is looking like candle light


By r.b.s.v.prasad Posted on Jun,13,2014 at 15:08 PM

bike is very good