The Bajaj Pulsar Family of motorcycles has revolutionized the biking scene in India over the years. It has been nearly 14 years since the first Pulsar was launched and they certainly have come a long way since then. The fastest Pulsar yet, the RS200 was launched just a few days ago and they aren’t going to stop at that. Bajaj Auto has hit gold with the perimeter frame and the triple spark technology being used in the 200NS and now the RS200.
The perimeter frame helps greatly in increasing handling and cornering ability, and the triple spark technology increases performance and efficiency of the engine. Now, this combination has been so successful that, Bajaj intends to bring this technology down to the low capacity entry level Pulsars too.
The Pulsar 150AS has been spotted on-test quite a few times and now reports suggest that its launch is scheduled for today. The Pulsar 150AS is based on an all-new perimeter frame designed for the low capacity Pulsars, and will be powered by an all-new 150cc engine with triple spark technology. The exact details relating to the output of this engine is unknown as of now, but it is definitely higher than the current Pulsar 150 for sure, the gearbox though will be a 5-speed one as opposed to the 6-speed in the 200NS and the RS200.
The spy shots show that the Pulsar 150AS will use a petal type disc brake up-front and a drum brake at the rear for stopping power and it will be non-ABS for sure.
The spy shots reveal a few details about the design of the motorcycle. The design of the headlamp seems to be a mixture of the headlamps of the 200NS and the Discover 150F, a projector headlamp has been added to the mix. The visor up-front is pretty sizeable and so is the quarter fairing. The quarter fairing and the visor together make the motorcycle feel bulkier and its presence is felt.
After launching the RS200, the focus has now shifted to the lower capacity 150cc sports segment, but we are still wondering as to when their attention will shift to the high performance 375cc Pulsar 375. A few reports also suggest that the regular Pulsar 150 will also be upgraded to the perimeter frame and the new engine after the launch of the Pulsar 150AS.
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