2019 Pulsar 150 ABS launch will be in the coming months… probably around February.
Bajaj has seen a favourable response for its new Pulsar 150 Twin Disc variant. In order to save its 150cc market share, they are now preparing the updated version of the motorcycle.
The motorcycle has been spotted testing again by BikeIndia but this time all camouflaged. There is nothing specifically different that we can notice in the low-light spy pic. The motorcycle was spotted testing earlier as well totally uncamouflaged (pics credit Rushlane).
You can mistake the ABS ring at the rear tyre as a confirmation of a dual-channel ABS unit. But considering Bajaj’s lineup, Pulsar 150 may continue with a single-channel unit. The rear encoder ring may just be a signal transmitter like it is the case with the Pulsar RS200 (which also has an ABS ring at the rear tyre but the motorcycle gets a single-channel ABS unit).
Another change in the 2019 Pulsar 150 will be the inclusion of an underbelly pan, just for aesthetic purposes. Future leaks will reveal if there are any other feature additions, including anything to the increment cluster.
You must remember that all motorcycles over 125cc – new or old – will have to be equipped with ABS from 1st April 2019. And hence manufacturers are hurrying onto this upcoming mandate in order to be able to sell their products after the deadline.
Pulsar 150 ABS Launch
|New Pulsar 150 ABS||Jan to March 2019|
This means that Bajaj has time till March 2019 to launch the new Pulsar 150 ABS in the market. However, what they are likely to do is – introduce it earlier so that sales shift to the safer variant and then gradually phase out the non-ABS trim. This will also ensure timely consumption of the non-ABS version.
Bajaj may also surprise by discontinuing the regular Pulsar 150 from the market. They have already introduced the 2019 Classic version (which will get ABS soon) which can pay in the entry level segment and then this Twin Disc version which can be fielded in the premium segment.
Once launched, Pulsar 150 will join the Pulsar NS200 and RS200 to be the only motorcycles in the lineup to the equipped with ABS. However, it will not be long before we will see spy pics of remaining Pulsars with ABS.
Apart from this, Bajaj is also testing the 2019 Dominar which is equipped with USDs and four other changes. You can check it out here…