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5 changes in the 2017 Bajaj Pulsar 150

Bikewale logoBikewale 15-02-2017 Ranjan R. Bhat

The Bajaj Pulsar 150 has always been one of the highest selling 150cc commuter motorcycles in the country. For 2017, the company has introduced a slew of technological changes along with new paint schemes to give it a fresh lease of life. Here are the five changes in the 2017 Bajaj Pulsar 150 -  

BS IV compliance

With BS IV norms coming into force from April 2017, Bajaj has updated the Pulsar 150 to put a leash on the emissions. A new CDI has five maps in place of the previous model’s two maps, a new EVAP system recirculates fuel vapours back into the tank while a secondary air intake system reduces harmful substance emissions during cold starts. The redesigned exhaust end can also gets a bigger catalytic converter. 

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Revised engine

With the new 2017 Pulsar 150, Bajaj went a step further to revise the engine and tune it for a more commuter-friendly character. The 149cc single-cylinder engine gets a longer stroke and reduced bore size to improve low-end torque. The output has also changed. The engine delivers 14bhp and 13.4Nm of torque, which is 1bhp less and 1Nm more than the outgoing model. 

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Revised instrumentation

While there has been no change in the layout or functionality of the instrumentation, the new Pulsar 150 gets a blue-backlit display. The faux carbon fibre panel around the clocks also give it a fancier look than before.

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Auto headlamp on

Complying with the upcoming government norms, the new Pulsar 150 gets auto headlamp on feature. As such, the right side switchgear misses out on a headlamp on/off switch.

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New paint schemes

The 2017 Pulsar 150 has also been updated with new paint schemes, racy decals and rim tapes. The engine crank case also gets a matte grey treatment. It is now offered in blue, black and red paint schemes.

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