Bajaj Pulsar AS150 to be discontinued temporarily as an updated model could arrive with BS-IV engine, AHO feature and new body graphics
Bajaj Auto is preparing to discontinue one of the models from its Pulsar range. The Pulsar AS150 launched in 2015 alongside its bigger sibling AS200 is expected to be discontinued from the domestic market. But some speculations also suggest that the motorcycle manufacturer will bring the AS150 in a refreshed avatar.
Bajaj Auto launched the AS200 in 2015, which came as an affordable offering in the company’s Adventure Sports lineup. But, as the bike and its bigger sibling AS200 couldn’t fetch a satisfactory sales result, the company introduced the NS200. Interestingly, Bajaj Auto is currently updating all its models with the BS IV emission norm compliant engines.
Several Bajaj Pulsar models have been updated already. The AS150 could be the next model to get the update. In that case, we can expect the sporty looking Pulsar model will come wearing new body graphics and little bit of cosmetic updates. It could also get Auto Headlamp On (AHO) technology. However, the biggest change is expected to be the powertrain with a BS IV compliant engine.
Currently, the Bajaj Pulsar AS150 is powered by a 149.5 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled, twin-spark DTS-i engine capable of churning out 17 PS of peak power at 9,500 rpm and 13 Nm of peak torque at 7,000 rpm. Transmission duty is done by a 5-speed gearbox. The power and torque output in the updated AS150 will probably remain same.
Apart from that, the braking duty in the Pulsar AS150 is done by a disc brake at the front wheel and a drum brake at rear. The same setup is expected to be continued in the updated model also. Suspension setup will also remain same in the updated model.