Launch expected this calendar year.
YouTube user Sikandar Khan has videotaped the Bajaj Pulsar 150NS on test, ahead of a launch which could possibly take place this year. The test mule is identified as a Pulsar 150NS owing to the drum brake setup at the rear and thinner rear wheel.
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The Bajaj Pulsar 150NS is already being produced at the manufacturer's Chakan plant in Pune. Bajaj exports the motorcycle to countries like Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, and even Mexico. Around 20,000 units of the bike have been shipped till date.
As the name suggests, the Pulsar 150NS will be powered by the 149.5 cc single-cylinder, twin-spark, four-valve engine borrowed from the Pulsar AS150. Like in the AS150, this engine develops 17 hp, and is paired to a 5-speed gearbox on the export-spec 150NS.
Aside from sharing engine with the Pulsar AS150, the Bajaj Pulsar 150NS rides on the same Nitrox mono suspension and telescopic front suspension with anti-friction bush as the Adventure Sport model. It is likely based on the same Pressed Steel Perimeter Frame chassis as the Pulsar 200NS.
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Prior to the launch of the Bajaj Pulsar 150NS, Bajaj Auto will introduce the flagship Pulsar CS400 which will be powered by the KTM Duke 390's 375 cc engine.