Bajaj Pulsar AS150 – Review
The Bajaj Pulsar AS150 is a young adventure sports version that followed the AS200 launch. With the launch of AS150, the Bajaj is now on the track to produce 150 and 200 cc bike of same kind. Bajaj has even planned to launch pulsar 150NS by the end of this year, followed by the availability of AS150 that adds more heat to the 150cc segment.
The AS150 will reminiscent the street fighter Pulsar 150NS looks, which otherwise considered to be the semi faired version of the naked sport ones. Bajaj has now developed to harbour various 150cc bikes under its roof is astonishing, which in the name of Pulsar classic 150, Discover 150, Boxer 150, 150NS, 150AS, V15 and Avenger Street 150. The AS150 can join hands with the 150NS to rock market of its own class and continues to stay on the top.
Bajaj Pulsar AS150-Outlook and design
The Bajaj Pulsar AS150 is just similar to the AS200 with smaller engine potential, comparatively. The appearance of AS150 evokes the AS200 stance which together gets an additional front faring compared to the 200NS body composite.
The Pulsar AS150 shows attitude with an even body colour tone without the point of graphics job. The projected headlamp with the Y shaped front is appealing and appears taller of its rivals. The AS150 looks bony, however, fair for the adventure sporting. The huge fuel chamber, long rear fender, split seat and other bodily components keeps indicating the AS200 version.
The under belly exhaust is interesting yet has cheap outlet pipe from the exhaust like other pulsars. The appearance of the bike may have improved by fixing the tyres wider to match up the current trend.
Dimension of Pulsar AS150
The dimension of the Bajaj Pulsar AS150 is similar to the AS200 and remains almost same on exteriors. The bike is designed with an appropriate dimension measuring an overall 2070 mm in Length, 804 mm in Width, and 1205 mm in Height with a wheelbase of 1363 mm. The 170 mm ground clearance gives great deal about the rides.
The Seat Height of 807 mm gives hassle-free ride every time on the Pulsar AS150. The traffic and short corners are managed well by the AS150 and be 10 kg less compared to the AS200.
Engine and Transmission
The AS150 engine’s technical specifications are same as it is borrowed from the 150NS whose street fighter version is celebrated for its stunning performance.
The commanding 149.5 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke engine of Bajaj Pulsar AS150 produces about 16.8 BHP @ 9500 rpm with 13 NM of torque @ 7000 rpm.
The carburettor fed SOHC, 4-valves engine chamber excels in the value of power and fuel economy, the blend of supremacy and mileage. The engine is mated with a five speed gearbox transmission and gets responsive throttle on every gear.
Mileage and top speed of Bajaj Pulsar AS150
The AS150 Pulsar can reach to a maximum speed of 115 kmph though it is also considered for touring around.
The bike almost clocks 6 Secs to reach from 0-60 Kmph on a drag race. The overall combined mileage of Bajaj Pulsar AS150 on city and highway drive returned 40-44 Kmpl, which is a good mileage figure. The fuel tank capacity of 12 litres manages the pulsar AS150 to be a fun part for longer rides.
The Pulsar AS150 structures an analogue tachometer and digital speedometer, fuel gauge and trip meter together on a single dashboard. The combination of digital and analogue cluster shares the consoles, while the turn indicators, beam indicators and neutral signal go sideways.
The AS150 Pulsar though can look and perform best with the up-side down forks as it is built on the pillar of touring rides, the pricing features to be on the comfortable side, loads the bike with 37 mm conventional telescopic forks in the front and rear Nitrox mono-shock absorber with the gas reservoir for delightful ride even on the off roads.
The braking systems of the Bajaj Pulsar AS150 are supported through the 240 mm single disc with two pot floating caliper in the front and rear 130 mm conventional drum brakes. Rear disk is the missing and expected feature for the best braking of AS150 and Bajaj may get the rear disk as optional version which can get a cost higher up to 4-6k.
The present thickness of the tyres may not look good, but maintains the standard in improved the fuel economy.
The 17 inch diameter alloy wheel can make the 100 mm wide tyre appear broader and compromising for matching the AS150 exteriors. The 150NS feature an 80/100-R17 in the front and 100/90-R17 tubeless tyres in the rear from MRF, and are fair on traction. The 10 spoke alloy wheels of the bike remains as it used to be on the AS200.
Pulsar AS150 Colours
Red, Black and Blue are the current shades of the AS150 being offered as plain shades without any graphic jobs, which may have in the future.