It took Bajaj some time to get the Pulsar 150 BS4 compliant because, unlike other engines, this older-gen mill needed major changes to bring it to the latest emission compliance.
In the process it has received quite a lot of mechanical changes. We list them all…
2017 Pulsar 150 Changes
- Engine – The bore has been made smaller and the stroke longer.
- Power Down – This has resulted in a reduction of 1 PS of power but it peaks in earlier. 2017 Pulsar 150 produces 14 PS of maximum power at 8000 rpm as compared to 15.06 PS (at 9000 rpm) of the 2016 Pulsar 150.
- Higher Torque – The new Pulsar now churns out 13.4 Nm of max torque at 6000 rpm, nearly 1 Nm more than the outgoing model. It also peaks in 500 rpm earlier.
- Engine reconfiguration – The bottom part of the engine has now been changed. Engine mounts are redesigned.
- Bigger Muffler – New Pulsar 150 also gets a larger diameter muffler.
- AHO – It also gets the necessary Automatic Headlight On feature.
- CDI – It comes with a 5-Map CDI against the 2-Map of the older version.
All these mechanical changes have been incorporated to – one, make it BS4 compliant and two, to offer better NVH levels, higher refinement and to reduce rattle sounds.
2017 Pulsar 150 Price
|Pulsar 150 BS4||Rs 75,604|
*price ex-showroom Delhi
This transition to BS4 and these changes meant a price increment of Rs 1090 to the ex-showroom price of the motorcycle upon launch. It was introduced at Rs 74,603 but very recently Bajaj has updated prices of all Pulsars by one thousand bucks (check latest prices of all Pulsars).
The largest selling Pulsar is the only motorcycle in the range to have gone through some real mechanical changes and we believe similar alterations to the Avenger 150 have also been made since they both share the engine.