Bajaj Pulsar twins – 150 & 180, were the two motorcycles that have been attributed in bringing performance motorcycling at affordable prices in India. More than a decade later, Pulsar 150 still remains the largest selling 150cc motorcycle in the country.

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However, frankly speaking the game has moved on…The current Pulsar 150 looks a little dated against the competition. And hence, you very well know that Bajaj is preparing their next-generation Pulsar 150NS which will share a lot of traits of the best Pulsar yet – the 200NS!

However, according to what we have learnt, Bajaj will NOT discontinue the current Pulsar 150 and instead, the new Pulsar 150NS should be looked at as an all-new bike in addition and a consolidation in the premium 150-160cc biking space. Simply put, the P150 Naked Sport will be taking over the helm of fighting in the premium 150cc segment whereas the present Pulsar 150 will continue to be sold as before in the conventional 150cc segment.

This is exactly how it is going with the Pulsar 220 and Pulsar 200NS duo. After the launch of Pulsar 200NS, it was expected that Bajaj will discontinue the older 220, because of the very fact that 200NS was a whole generation ahead of Pulsar 220 and is a whole lot better technically than the 220!

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However, it is interesting to note that, despite all the ‘facts‘, Pulsar 220 outsells the naked Pulsar 200NS in monthly figures consistently. And this is, what we believe, is the sole reason why Bajaj wants to continue the older 150 as well. Strategically also, it will give Bajaj two products to play in this volume segment and hence, better chances of slugging it out against the growing competition.

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Major competition like Yamaha already has as many as 4 variants in this segment – the carb FZ16 and FZ-S and their fuel injected twins. Then they also have the SZ series and the Fazer twins. Honda also plays the game with Unicorn, CB Trigger and the upcoming 160cc.

Hopefully Bajaj will manage to pull another surprise with the P150NS and will be able to again shake up the market like it did when the company first came out with the Pulsar brand back in 2001 AD.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. It is good to have options up your sleeve when there is a lot of competition out there.

    Good move by Bajaj to retain the out going model but the have to do some style tweaks so that it looks better since the SZ’s are becoming to look better than Pulsars.

  2. The only similarity between the current Pulsar 150 and the upcoming 150NS is going to be quality and refinement………..in fact all Bajaj products fare very badly in these 2 departments. Pricing may be aggressive but a buyer looking for a durable product will still opt for a Yamaha, Honda or a Suzuki

    • Now a days, Pulsars fare far better in quality dept than Honda, Suzuki n Hero…ride a recent model of Pulsar and you will see the amazingly refined engine and better fit n finish…

      • Well I own a P220F and its a recent model. Its unrefined as hell, even fit and finish isn’t great. Even a 150cc Suzuki Gixxer and Yamaha FZ give better quality

      • i am totally agree with reeto… now a days even we are not giving important to durability .. we are giving important to look only..
        i am owing bajaj discover 100cc and honda CB UNICORN.. I TOOK BY NEW BAJAJ DISCOVER 100 DTSI TWIN SPARK TECH.. NEW WHEN IT WAS LAUNCH
        BAJAJ DISCOVER 100 DTSI LAUNCH IN FEB OR MARCH 2010, WITH TWIN SPARK TECHNOLOGY .. WELL THAT WAS NEW INVENTION, BUT IN REAL SENSE DOES HAS NOT GIVEN BE ANY PROFIT OR ADVANTAGE ..
        COMPANY COMMITMENT WAS THAT THIS BIKE WILL GIVE AVERAGE OF 108 KMPL…. WITH THIS SPARK… NO RESULT.. OVER AND ABOVE VERY POOR BIKE IN TERMS OF SPEED LOTS OF VOBLING ISSUE GOT REPLACE SHOKOBSERVER, REPLACED TYRE STILL AS ON DATE VOBLING PROBLEM.. BUT AFTER YEAR OF RIDE I TOOK ANOTHER BIKE WHICH IS CB HONDA … TRUST ME AND BELIEVE ME HONDA QUALITY CAN NOT BE MATCH WITH ANY BIKE.. SUCH A QUALITY PRODUCT.. I HAVE RUN BOTH THE BIKES .. I GET PLEASURE TO RIDE HONDA UNICORN.. SUCH A SMOOTH GEAR TRANMISSION .. SUCH A SUPERB CONTROL.. LONG LASTING PRODUCT..
        WE ALL INDIAN BIKE MFG UNIT HAS TO INCREASED THE QUALITY.. BUT ALL INDIAN BIKE MFG WANT TO INCREASED SALES FIGURE IN UNIT ONLY NO ONE IS INTERESTED IN QUALITY..
        ONE MORE THING FACT
        HONDA CB WAS LAUNCH IN THE YEAR 2006 OR 2005 .. AS ON DATE THAT BIKE HAS A WAITING PERIOD .. AND AS ON DATE YOU CAN GET EASILY GOOD RESALE VALUE .. SUCH A SMOOTH AND BUTTER BIKE..
        PLEASE IMPROVE THE QUALITY AND MAKE QUALITY SUCH KE ONE BIKE WILL LAST LONG .
        BY KEEP ON CHANGING DESIGN AND PRODUCT WE ARE CREATING MORE WASTAGE . USING OUR ALL NATURAL RESOURCES..
        AND AT THE END WE SAY ITS ECO FRIENDLY …
        WHAT ECO FRIENDLY AND WHAT GREEN REVOLUTION
        I REALLY DONT KNOW WHAT .. MASS PRODUCTION .. MASS PURCHASE MASS PURCHASE MASS WASTAGE .. MASS WASTAGE SO MASS GARBAGE.. NOW SAME WILL BE REUSED .. SO QUALITY WILL GO DOWN … ANY WAY
        I AM NOT SAYING HONDA IS BAD OR BAJAJ IS BAD ..
        UNDERSTAND THE MARKET .. GIVE GOOD PRODUCT
        AND USER
        USE QUALITY PRODUCT.. ITS ONE TIME INVESTMENT

      • i will suggest to get the engine oil changed to Either Motul or Petronas. Dtsi Engine oil Bajaj sells is crap, replacing that should take care of engine harshness. my pulsar isnt in Junkyard as i switched to petronas at 30k kms. beleive me there is hell lot of difference you will feel in engine smoothness.

        now dont compare with Suzuki and FZ, Pulsar has a different Characteristic and you have to be little forgiving to enjoy the bike to it’s full potential.

  3. it would have been stupid to kill their oldest 150cc bike for a NS. it can be done gradually only when new NS is selling in hot numbers

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