BikeDekho claims to have spotted a test mule of the BS-VI compliant Bajaj Pulsar 150 Classic.
Similar to the current Pulsar 150 Classic version, the test mule in the spy photograph uses a single-piece saddle. The graphics on the headlight mask match the design on the current generation model. Similar to the existing Pulsar 150 Classic, the test mule is seen with an engine cowl that adds a sporty look to the package. Bigger changes would come to the engine that, in BS-VI form, will use a fuel-injection system along with an ECU and other hardware to comply with the stringent emission norms.
Styling remains largely similar to the current generation model, and the test mule continues to feature a muscular design. The fascia appears to retain a halogen headlight along with DRLs on top corners. A tinted flyscreen sits above the headlight mask. The instrument console does not seem to get many alterations, and closer inspection reveals a design that matches the current generation models. Thus, the BS-VI compliant Bajaj Pulsar 150 Classic will most likely retain the analogue tachometer along with an LCD screen. The fuel tank retains the bolted shroud design along with a 3D Bajaj logo. The side panel also keeps its mesh grille while the rear panel hangs on to the upward sweeping style. A single-piece pillion grab rail gets a black finish to add a contrast to the monotone paint. The rear section keeps the split-style LED tail light.
Braking hardware includes single disc at the front and a drum unit at the back – a setup identical to the current generation Bajaj Pulsar 150 Classic. The safety net, similar to the current generation model, will use single-channel ABS to keep the prices low. The front calliper on the test mule gets a gold paint (as against a black unit on the current model). Suspension department remains unaltered although the motorcycle uses a reflector on the front fork. Shock absorption tasks are performed by conventional telescopic forks and Nitrox charged twin-sided springs at the front and back respectively.
The mechanical specifications, as mentioned above, will witness the addition of a fuel-injection system, an ECU, closed-loop catalytic converter and a lambda (O2) sensor. The performance numbers are likely to remain in the same ballpark as the current generation model. The BS-IV compliant model, for reference, draws 14 PS of peak power at 8,000 rpm and 13.4 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm from its 149.5cc, SOHC, 2-Valve, air-cooled, single-cylinder, Twin Spark DTS-i engine.
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