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Old 26th September 2023, 12:55   #1
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Bajaj Pulsar N150 spotted at dealership ahead of launch

The Bajaj Pulsar N150 has started reaching dealerships ahead of its official launch. It is said that some dealerships have even started taking unofficial bookings.

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The Pulsar N150 has a sporty design similar to the N160. The bike has a bikini fairing that houses a single-pod headlamp, aggressive tank extensions with graphics and a chin fairing. It comes with a single-piece seat, a narrow tail section and a conventional grab rail.

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The Pulsar N150 is expected to be powered by the same 149.68cc single-cylinder engine as the P150. It develops 14 BHP and 13.5 Nm and is paired with a 5-speed gearbox. The bike is equipped with a telescopic front fork and a mono-shock at the rear and comes with disc brakes at both ends supported by dual-channel ABS.

The Pulsar N150 is likely to be offered in at least two colour options – Red and White.

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Old 26th September 2023, 13:55   #2
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Re: Bajaj Pulsar N150 spotted at dealership ahead of launch

Looks like Bajaj is slowing replacing the old design pulsars variants with the new design next gen pulsars. I predict the old design pulsars with various engine capacities will eventually get replaced with the new design.
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Re: Bajaj Pulsar N150 spotted at dealership ahead of launch

Doesn't Bajaj already Have P150 that is similar to N150 here?

I find it quote confusing . Is P150 discontinued jn favor of N150?

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Re: Bajaj Pulsar N150 spotted at dealership ahead of launch

Here we go again! Looks like Rajiv Bajaj wanted to destroy the Pulsar brand just like they did with the Discover series - 100/110/125/135/150/With & without fairing/With monoshock and twin shocks/4G & 5G - 4 and 5 gears/ Old nd new 100 & 125cc discovers selling side by side.

All these confused the heck out of customers thereby leading to the downfall of the brand. IIRC, Discover used to compete with Splendor by breathing down its throat. Now after a decade, we know who stayed put and emerged unscathed!

Doing the same thing by doing permutations & combinations of all available things at the factory - Engine/Plastic parts/Body panels, it almost feels like the customer will get any possible combination. Pulsar NS 200 with 125cc engine - Yes! New Pulsar 160 with the 150cc new engine - Yes! The list goes on!
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Re: Bajaj Pulsar N150 spotted at dealership ahead of launch

Same thoughts here too. A decade ago Bajaj destroyed the brand 'Discover' by this weird strategy of launching numerous models with minor differences and confusing customers. This time the strategy has evolved. Bajaj sells 3 generations of Pulsars at the same time. The 125cc Pulsar gets the old design as well the decade old NS design ' with a different 125cc engine'.

The decade old Pulsar NS series was expected to be phased out following the launch of new N series, but no, instead it was upgraded with USD forks and other tidbits with new graphics. The Pulsar 220 which was discontinued in favour of new 250 series has been brought back.

There were reports that the old Pulsar 150 was discontinued but it still is present on the Bajaj website. The P150 which was launched as new model is not selling well according to some reports, so maybe this N150 replaces that or maybe not. Not communicating with the customer is part of this strategy i suppose. In an interview on Sep 19, Rajiv Bajaj has announced to expand(as if the lineup hasn't properly expanded yet) the Pulsar lineup by launching six new or upgraded Pulsar models this fiscal year. So by the end of this FY2024 we may have around 20 Pulsar models to choose from. Good luck figuring out a Pulsar from the lineup.
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Old 26th September 2023, 21:30   #6
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Re: Bajaj Pulsar N150 spotted at dealership ahead of launch

https://www.autocarindia.com/bike-ne...es-p150-429412

N150 to replace the P150. Seems like the P150 might come back as the next gen pulsar 150 and the old design will be put to rest for eternity (hopefully).
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Re: Bajaj Pulsar N150 spotted at dealership ahead of launch

What a sad state for the brand Pulsar. Once it was the most aspirational badge among the Indian youth, now nobody cares about a Pulsar anymore.

Bajaj milked it so long and diluted the name with so many versions without much upgrades.
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Re: Bajaj Pulsar N150 spotted at dealership ahead of launch

Bajaj Pulsar N150 launched at Rs 1.17 lakh

Bajaj has launched a new variant of the Pulsar, called the N150. The bike is priced at Rs 1,17,134 (ex-showroom, Delhi).

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The Pulsar N150 shares the same sporty design as the N160. The bike has a bikini fairing that houses a single-pod headlamp, aggressive tank extensions with graphics and a chin fairing. It comes with a single-piece seat, a narrow tail section and a conventional grab rail.

In terms of features, the N150 gets an LED headlight, a semi-digital instrument console, a side-stand cut-off sensor and single-channel ABS.

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The Pulsar N150 is powered by a 149.6cc single-cylinder that develops 14 BHP @ 8,500 rpm and 13.5 Nm @ 6,000 rpm. The engine is paired with a 5-speed gearbox.

The bike is equipped with a telescopic front fork and a mono-shock at the rear, while the brake setup consists of a 260 mm front disc and a 130 drum brake at the rear.

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Re: Bajaj Pulsar N150 spotted at dealership ahead of launch

Too boring from the stable of Bajaj. Nothing exciting from the brand nor aspirational for many years now. They just keep refreshing the existing models with no real updates. Bajaj will be the last brand that I will consider if I am considering a bike, irrespective of the segment and style. Looks like their banks accounts are heavy with their partnership with Triumph and KTM and not really concerned about building their own brand.
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Old 27th September 2023, 19:27   #10
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Re: Bajaj Pulsar N150 spotted at dealership ahead of launch

I wonder what is the thinking behind so many models and variants with minor differences.
125/150/160/180/200/220 and 250 cc bikes with either no moniker or P/N/NS moniker.

If you listen to Rajiv Bajaj’s interviews he talks a lot about focus. On saying No to many options and focusing on being best in the few chosen ones. But in the case of the Pulsar they don’t seem to be following their own Philosophy.

This current lineup is completely confusing to a prospective buyer who does not have a PhD in history of motorcycles. It must be a nightmare for Dealers to stock, sell and service such a confusing lineup as well. Also by keeping along old models next to the next 2/3 generations shows you are not willing to bet on moving the game forward

I hope Bajaj takes a scalpel to this lineup and gets rid of the old models and focuses on bringing exciting new motorcycles to the Pulsar with the original unbeatable combo of Great Looks + Exciting drive + Reasonable Mileage at an affordable price.

Their current generation has boring looks + unexciting drive and at a price where many other exciting and desirable motorcycles are a few hundred/thousand rupees extra in monthly EMI.
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Old 27th September 2023, 21:01   #11
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Re: Bajaj Pulsar N150 spotted at dealership ahead of launch

I think Bajaj has demoted the ‘Pulsar’ brand to just a slightly “sporty” but strictly commuter bike. At this point they are only selling the brand. No longer Pulsar has any kind of actual relation to performance bikes since the graph for performance bikes has been pushed up by many manufacturers including them through KTM and now through Triumph. The increased buying power of the average consumer means many people commute on Pulsars, bikes which at a time were considered at second tier performance bikes if not first tier, and at the golden era of pulsar 220s they were at the top too just in terms of speed if nothing else. So you can’t really blame Bajaj for making moves in the upwards segment and at the same time expanding the market too. Sure pulsars sell 1.5-1.7 lakhs units per month and that’s just in India. So there’s definitely moolah being made. You can’t blame Bajaj for just cashing on the brand name they built and sell different models in a much greater price sensitive market where even little monetary differences can make or break a decision. Yes they could trim the model range and they will in all probability. Manufacturing at the end is just getting the maximum profit and I’m sure they have good margins on these pimped up Pulsars.

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At a time Karizma was THE name when it came to performance bikes. Now it’s a meh product. Just 210cc, sure it might not be a bad product at all(in its segment) as a whole. But it’s certainly not even near the top when it comes to simplest definition i.e. engine size and power output which is now at 400cc/40bhp approximately. So honestly IMHO I see it as a disservice to the legendary Karizma brand but honestly looking at their previous generation attempts, it certainly could be worse. Maybe there will be a pro version later on with a 400-500cc engine, maybe a twin (being too hopeful here, I know).

Honestly is it too much asking for a hi tech sports tourer with slight adv characteristics with the mill from the x440? Maybe it is.

Anyway it’s certainly an exciting time for motorcycle enthusiasts in Indian market with options aplenty. And it will only get better.

Too bad Honda and Yamaha are late to the party, they have the best toys honestly.
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