Expert Review of Bajaj Pulsar 150cc Dtsi
Bajaj Auto Limited is an Indian company that produces the popular ‘bajaj’ brand of two-wheelers, and has over the years, grown brilliantly in the Indian market. The company has launched a few commuter bikes and also introduced some entry-level sports bikes to cater to the younger generation. This two-wheeler manufacturer always gives better technology and performance at a reasonable price, which has made it one of the best in its league. The Pulsar series is designed to cater to both, the college-going males as well as the office going men. This bike has flawless built, and comes with flaunting mask and muscular fuel tank. The company has five variants of this bike ranging from 135 to 220cc. The one considered the best for a common person is the Bajaj Pulsar 150cc Dtsi. This bike boasts of all the possible attributes that one craves for namely, the appearance, fuel efficiency and a good re-sale value. The first model of this bike was launched in the year 2001, which went on to earn enormous plaudits when the Indian Army ordered many of its units.
In the present era, the bike has made great advancements in terms of technology as well as looks and features. The engine used in this machine is 4-stroke, Dtsi, air cooled, single cylinder with 149.01cc displacement. This powerful engine produces 15.06cc of maximum power and 12.5cc of maximum torque. The bike sports a telescopic fork suspension at the front and nitrox shock absorbers at the rear. There is a 240mm disc brake present in the front wheel of the vehicle. The bike comes fitted with a maintenance free battery that operates the headlights without switching the engine ON. The bike has commendable features like light sensitive digital console along with an analog tachometer, 12 V full DC headlamp for a better visibility, etc. The bike is built on a double cradle type chassis providing a perfect stability and durability to it. This is an all rounder bike for the price tag it holds and is good for commuting. It exudes great power and torque outcome with an appearance, which is simply awesome.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
Bajaj Pulsar 150cc Dtsi is the most consistent performer in its segment. The mighty engine in this bike is fuel-efficient too. The company claims that the motorcycle will deliver a healthy mileage of 64.1kmpl. While the practical records of the users state that on the highways, the bike will show a mileage of 60kmpl and on the city roads, the mileage of the bike will drop down to 55kmpl. The fuel tank of this bike is quite large for it can keep up to 15litres of petrol including 3.2litres of reserve fuel of which, only 2litres will be usable.
The stylish 150cc commuter bike comes in three vibrant colors that are Midnight Black, Plasma Blue, and Cocktail Wine Red. The chosen colors have covered the cowl, tank, and the fender at the front. The engine of this bike is in chrome and its muffler has a chrome plate. The side panels, grab bars, alloy wheels and muffler are painted in black. The side decor below the side panels comes in chrome. It looks impeccable from all angles, as the color composition is truly splendid.
Acceleration and Pick up
Bajaj Pulsar 150cc Dtsi is loaded with a powerful engine that has 149.01cc of capacity. This is a mono cylinder engine with Dtsi and ExhausTEC technology, which makes the performance of the mill outstanding. The mill generates the maximum power output of 15.06PS attainable at an acceleration mark of 9000RPM and it comes along with the supreme torque value of 12.5Nm, again attainable at an acceleration mark of 6500RPM. This bike does not take more than 6seconds to jump from 0 to 60kmph, in fact, it takes just 5.6seconds to do that. The machine can make this machine attain a top speed mark of 115kmph. The bike weighs 143kg, which is comparatively low, but ultimately leads to an improved pick-up.
Bajaj has put all their concentration and efforts to make this bike look more appealing and magnetic than other bikes of its class. The company has combined the best of its technology and innovation to build this machine. The looks of this bike are killer; when seen from the front, the headlight with twin pilot lamps takes away the focus of a person to it. The aerodynamics factor has been well taken care of with its long and sharp cowl. The wolf-face styled headlights have been a great table turner for this bike as it has enhanced its looking and made a large fan following. The integrated clear lens indicators look stylish with the eye-pleasing front face of the bike. The front fender comes in body color and enhances the show of the bike. The front 6-spoke black alloy wheel with the installment of the disc brake is connected with the handle through the telescopic forks.
The large and muscular tank with the aerodynamic flaps on it and the name Pulsar embossed on it looks enticing. The tank leads to split seats and the integrated grab bars under which it is present on the rear cowl. This rear cowl gets a sticker which displays '150' (the cc of the bike) in its implied colors. Also, the cool and stylish LED tail lights are present on the rear cowl while giving this bike a clear and smooth end. The rear number plate carrier of the bike gets the clear lens indicators attached to it. This bike has the sporty half chain case that gives it a nice touch and its muffler is simple and sober, and fitted with a chrome plate on it. The chrome engine seems to be violent from the side as per its report. For the riders, a digital instrumental panel is sported by the machine which displays speedometer, tachometer, odometer, fuel gauge, and low battery indicator and with this, an analog tachometer is also available.
Bajaj Pulsar 150 Dtsi makes for a comfortable ride. It provides the rider an upright seating position, which makes him ride the bike for a longer duration without going through much pain or discomfort. The suspensions of this bike are smooth and help the rider to sustain its strength to sit on the bike comfortably for an elongated time. The seats of the bike are neatly built, the pillion rider does not feel uncomfortable, but long journeys can be a pain for them since it is a bit tilted downwards. The headlights with a quality bulb provide a superb visibility when it is dark. The maintenance free battery excels in the usage of self-start. With the turn of keys, one can use its headlights as well without burning the fuel. Its instrumental panel tells you about the battery's status and the time when you need to charge it.
The bike has standard body dimensions that are suitable for the people of this country. The length, width, and height of the machine are 2055 mm, 755mm and 1170mm, respectively. The machine comes up with the wheelbase measurement of 1320mm. The minimum ground clearance it has is 165mm. The kerb weight gained by the bike is 143kg.
Bajaj Pulsar 150 Dtsi boasts of a 4-stroke, air-cooled, single cylinder, Dtsi engine with an engine volume of 149.01cc. The engine is quite capable and advanced, for it is incorporated with Dtsi as well as ExhausTEC technology, which makes it, fuel efficient and powerful. The engine is linked to 5-speed manual transmission gearbox, which does a one gear down and four gears up shift pattern. The gearbox is also linked to the wet multi plate type clutch. The engine is robust in nature and the power it generates is really impressive along with the delivery of a healthy mileage.
The bike has been working on the 2.75 x 17 inches tube tyres, which are present at its front and at the rear end, there is a 100 / 90 x 17 inches tyre and both these tyres are of tube types. These tyres are fixed with the 17 inches five spoke alloy wheels that comes in Black color. The front alloy wheel is installed with a 240mm disc brake while the rear alloy wheel is installed with a 130mm drum brake.
Bajaj Pulsar 150 Dtsi has been gifted with telescopic anti-friction bush suspension for its front wheel. The suspension equipped to its rear end is the Nitrox shock absorber, which is 5 way adjustable.
Handling and Control
The handling of the bike is just perfect, giving the youth an edge since they can easily zip zap and zoom on this bike. Its fine weight and body structure helps it steer perfectly with a blazing speed. The front disc brake gives the rider the control over the bike. The suspensions keep the bike run on the tracks. There is no way of losing the control over the machine as it gets a perfect combination of design, technology, and ideas.
Mileage is competitive, features are advanced, and power is impressive
lack of rear disc brakes