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Bajaj Pulsar P150 vs rivals: specs comparability | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The Bajaj Pulsar P150 is extra highly effective than its predecessors, but additionally the heaviest bike in its class.

Bajaj just lately launched the Pulsar P150 in India, its latest contender within the 150-160cc bike house. It will get new styling, a model new engine that makes extra energy and it weighs considerably lower than the getting old Pulsar 150. This is how the Pulsar P150 stacks up in opposition to the competitors: the TVS Apache RTR 160 2V, Hero Xtreme 160R and the favored Yamaha FZ.

Bajaj Pulsar P150 vs rivals: engine and output

Engine and output
Bajaj Pulsar P150 TVS Apache RTR 160 2V Hero Xtreme 160R Yamaha FZ-FI
Engine 149.68cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder 159.7cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder 163cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder 149cc. air-cooled, single-cylinder
Energy 14.5hp at 8,500rpm 16.04hp at 8,750rpm 15.2hp at 8,500rpm 12.4hp at 7,250rpm
Torque 13.5Nm at 6,000rpm 13.85Nm at 7,000rpm 14Nm at 6,500rpm 13.3Nm at 5,500rpm
Gearbox 5-speed 5-speed 5-speed 5-speed

The P150’s new air-cooled single-cylinder engine makes barely extra energy and torque than its predecessor, nevertheless, it nonetheless is not near the section greatest, the Apache RTR 160 2V. Whereas the Bajaj makes 14.5hp, the TVS’s mill develops 16.04hp. 

The Hero Xtreme 160R slots between these two bikes, with its engine creating a little bit over 15hp. The Yamaha FZ, in the meantime, languishes on the backside of the horsepower chart, making a paltry 12.4hp. As for max torque, the Hero makes essentially the most at 14Nm. A degree value noting is that each one bikes have a 2-valve set-up and their engines are paired with a five-speed gearbox.

Bajaj Pulsar P150 vs rivals: suspension and brakes

Suspension and brakes
Bajaj Pulsar P150 TVS Apache RTR 160 2V Hero Xtreme 160R Yamaha FZ-FI
Suspension (f) Telescopic fork Telescopic fork Telescopic fork Telescopic fork
Suspension (r) Monoshock Monoshock Monoshock Monoshock
Brakes (f) 260mm disc 270mm disc 276mm disc 282mm disc
Brakes (r) 230mm disc 200mm disc 220mm disc 220mm disc
Tyres (f) 90/90-17 90/90-17 100/80-17 100/80-17
Tyres (r) 110/80-17 120/70-17 130/70-R17 140/60-R17

All bikes right here characteristic a telescopic fork and monoshock suspension set-up. Actually, that is the primary time {that a} 150cc-class Pulsar will get a monoshock. 

With regards to braking {hardware}, the Pulsar, Xtreme and Apache might be opted with a entrance disc, rear drum set-up. Nonetheless, within the case of this specification comparability, we have solely thought of the top-spec bikes with a disc brake at the back and front. 

Evaluating the entrance brake disc sizes on every bike, it’s clear that the Pulsar P150 has the smallest disc at 260mm – 22mm smaller than the 282mm disc on the Yamaha FZ. Nonetheless, on the subject of the scale of the rear disc brake, the P150’s is the most important at 230mm, adopted by the FZ, Xtreme and Apache, respectively.

All bikes right here experience on 17-inch wheels, shod with tubeless rubber. The Xtreme and FZ have wider entrance and rear tyres than the remaining, with the Yamaha sporting a 140-section rear, one thing it boasted of because it was launched in 2008. Actually, each the Hero and the Yamaha have radial tyres on the again.

All stated, trying on the P150’s comparatively skinnier rubber, it appears Bajaj has centered on making certain the bike delivers good gasoline effectivity. We will check this as soon as we get our arms on the bike.

Bajaj Pulsar P150 vs rivals: weight and dimensions

Weight and dimensions
Bajaj Pulsar P150 TVS Apache RTR 160 2V Hero Xtreme 160R Yamaha FZ-FI
Kerb weight 140kg 138kg 139.5kg 135kg
Seat top 790mm 790mm 790mm 790mm
Wheelbase 1352mm 1300mm 1327mm 1330mm
Gas capaciy 14-litres 12-litres 12-litres 13-litres
Floor clearance 165mm 180mm 167mm 165mm

The Yamaha FZ has the least highly effective engine, however it considerably makes up for its energy deficit by weighing the least on this quartet. The Apache is subsequent, adopted by the Xtreme that ideas the scales at 139.5kg. The Pulsar P150, regardless of its important weight benefit over its predecessor, remains to be the bulkiest bike on this class, at 140kg.

The Pulsar and FZ have the identical floor clearance at 165mm, whereas the Xtreme’s a tad extra beneficiant at 167mm. Nonetheless, the bottom clearance of those bikes is not any match for the 180mm that the Apache gives.

There is not rather a lot separating the bikes on the subject of wheelbase or gasoline tank capacities, however a commonality is seen within the 790mm seat top.

Bajaj Pulsar P150 vs rivals: options

The Pulsar P150 has an LED projector mild and a neat trying analogue-digital instrument show. Nonetheless, it, and the Xtreme and FZ, cannot beat the TVS Apache on the subject of options. The Apache’s all-digital cluster options Bluetooth connectivity with navigation. It additionally will get experience modes that alter the engine’s energy and torque, a characteristic unparalleled on this section.

Bajaj Pulsar P150 vs rivals: pricing

Bajaj Pulsar P150 TVS Apache RTR 160 2V Hero Xtreme 160R Yamaha FZ-FI
Value (ex-showroom, Delhi) Rs 1.17 lakh-1.19 lakh Rs 1.24 lakh Rs 1.18-1.21 lakh Rs 1.13 lakh

The Yamaha is the least costly bike right here at Rs 1.13 lakh. What’s fascinating is that this bike will get a entrance/rear disc set-up at this worth. In the meantime, the remainder of the bikes have fashions with a single disc set-up that value a couple of thousand greater than the Yamaha. The Bajaj Pulsar P150 and Hero Xtreme 160R are priced within the neighborhood of one another, however the Apache is the priciest of the lot at Rs 1.24 lakh.

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