The export demand of Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS appears to be strong in emerging markets and thus the company might keep it in production
Bajaj Auto removed Pulsar 135 LS from its official website. The Pulsar 135 LS is the entry level Pulsar model in India. Bajaj hasn’t officially announced whether the Pulsar 135 LS is discontinued or not. But some reports suggest that Bajaj removed Pulsar 135 LS due to the lack of demand.
Motorcycles above 125 cc should be equipped with ABS system in India and thus will make Pulsar 135 LS very expensive. This is also one of the reasons behind the discontinuation of Pulsar 135 LS in India. But the export demand of Pulsar 135 LS is strong in emerging markets and thus will keep the model in production.
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Even though Pulsar 135 LS was the entry level Pulsar model, people still prefer to go for Pulsar 150 and the company will soon bring an updated version of Pulsar 150 in India. Last year, Bajaj updated Pulsar 135 LS to meet BSIV emission norms along with some cosmetic updates like bigger visor, single piece grab-handle, single seat instead of split seat and heel and toe gear shifter.
Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS is powered by 134.6 cc single cylinder, air-cooled DTS-i engine producing 13.56 PS of power at 9000 rpm and 11.4 Nm of torque at 7500 rpm. This engine is mated to 5 speed manual gearbox. 0-60 kph in 5.1 sec and the braking duties of Pulsar 135 LS are done by 240 mm disc at front and 130 mm drum at rear.
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The Pulsar 135 LS weights 121 kgs and comes with 8 Liters of fuel tank capacity. Along with Pulsar 135 LS, Bajaj Auto also removed Avenger 150 from its website. But the official announcement is that it has been upgraded to Avenger 180 as it is more powerful and offers better value for the customer. Bajaj Avenger Street 180 is priced at Rs. 84,346 (Ex-Showroom, Mumbai).