Why is the Bajaj Pulsar 150NS not ready for India?
Bajaj introduced the Pulsar back in the day when commuter bikes ruled the market. They spent money on R&D and took a risk launching the bike back then when the only competitor was the Hero Honda CBZ.
The Pulsar went on and became one of the most iconic bikes to ever be created on Indian soil. Today there are a number of variants with different engine capacities being sold. They are doing extremely well in numbers and are still a consumer favorite in spite of a number of competitors in the market. The 150NS variant of the Pulsar is the latest offering from the Bajaj stable. The bike had been spotted testing numerous times, but unfortunately the bike hasn’t been released yet.
It’s been reported that the bike has already been dispatched to dealerships in overseas locations, hinting at the fact that the bike might be completely ready for the Indian Automobile market too.
The bike is powered by a 149.5cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, 4-stroke petrol motor producing 17 BHP of power and 13 Nm of torque and will give competition to the Suzuki Gixxer & Honda CB Hornet 160R when launched!
Bajaj has also discontinued the Pulsar 200NS from the Indian market.
In times where more customers are now eyeing the premium (performance) motorcycles, it is odd that Bajaj is keeping away from the market. On the other hand, the brand is trying hard to push the Pulsar AS150 & AS200 models.