2024 Bajaj Pulsar N150 Review
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2024 Bajaj Pulsar N150 Review

Reviews by Team Drivio | Feb 24, 2024

The N150 mechanically sees no change and remains the same bike as before 

  • The 150cc air-cooled engine on offer is tuned for 14.5PS and 13.5Nm
  • That said, the 145kg kerb weight makes the Pulsar N150 5kg more than the P150
  • Those wanting the N160’s design language in this 150cc package, here it is!

2024 Bajaj Pulsar N150: Design & Features

The design of the Bajaj Pulsar N150 closely mirrors that of its counterpart, the Pulsar N160. It showcases an aggressive LED headlight design, a tank profile with sharp extensions, a sleek tail section, and an underbelly exhaust, all reminiscent of the N160. The alloy wheel design, single-piece seat, and handlebar adopt the same aesthetic as the Pulsar P150. However, in contrast to the P150, the N150 integrates a single-piece grabrail for enhanced convenience.

Similar to the Pulsar N160, the 2024 Pulsar N150 now boasts a fully digital negative LCD console with smartphone connectivity featuring call and SMS alerts, phone battery, and signal indicators. However, it lacks turn-by-turn navigation, a feature reserved for larger Pulsar models in the future. 

The instrument console also encompasses a speedometer, odometer, tachometer, average mileage indicator, distance to empty, clock, and other essential data. Furthermore, it includes a warning message section at the bottom for details such as mileage, error messages, and low fuel alerts. USB charging ports are conveniently positioned near the tank flap.

2024 Bajaj Pulsar N150: Engine

SpecificationsBajaj Pulsar N150
Engine149.68cc air-cooled engine
Maximum power14.5PS @ 8500 rpm
Maximum torque13.5Nm @ 6000 rpm
Transmission5-speed

Under the bonnet, the N150 is propelled by a 150cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine. Notably, this engine inherits its lineage from the Pulsar N160, with some adjustments made to align with the bore x stroke figures of the previous generation Pulsar 150. While it may not boast the highest power output in its category, delivering 14.5PS and 13.5Nm of torque, its forte lies in its torque delivery. Approximately 95% of peak torque is available within the range of 3500 to 8500rpm.

This torque-friendly design enables the N150 to accelerate smoothly from speeds as low as 25kmph even in fifth gear. In urban traffic conditions, it's entirely possible to remain in fifth gear most of the time. Shifting gears, when necessary, is effortless due to the smooth gearbox and light clutch action. While it excels in city commuting, its performance on the highway is less remarkable, with engine noise becoming noticeable at higher speeds.

2024 Bajaj Pulsar N150: Suspension, Tyres & Brakes

SpecificationsBajaj Pulsar N150
Front suspensionTelescopic fork
Rear suspensionMonoshock
Front tyre90/90 - 17 
Rear tyre120/80 - 17
Front brake260mm disc brake
Rear brake130mm drum brake
ABSSingle-channel

One of the N150's standout features is its lightweight construction, which greatly enhances its handling characteristics. Despite sporting a 1352mm wheelbase, not particularly short for its class, the N150 exhibits exceptional agility when navigating congested city streets or negotiating corners.

However, its soft suspension configuration means it may not be the ideal choice for enthusiasts seeking aggressive cornering capabilities. Nonetheless, it compensates by effectively absorbing mid-corner bumps, thereby ensuring a comfortable and composed ride experience overall.

2024 Bajaj Pulsar N150: Dimensions

DimensionsBajaj Pulsar N150
Wheelbase1352mm
Seat height790mm
Ground clearance165mm
Kerb weight145kg
Fuel tank capacity14-litres

The N150 debuts a new frame, setting itself apart from the N160 and other Pulsar variants. However, at 145kg, the N150 carries an additional 5kg compared to the P150, and this extra weight is noticeable, particularly when pushing the bike through corners.

2024 Bajaj Pulsar N150: Price

BikePrice (ex-showroom Delhi)
Bajaj Pulsar N150Rs 1,17,734 

The Bajaj Pulsar N150 is offered in two variants: a rear drum brake version priced at Rs 1,17,677 (ex-showroom Delhi), and a rear disc brake variant priced at Rs 1,24,096 (ex-showroom Pune). The bike is available in two colour choices: Pearl Metallic White and Ebony Black.

Verdict

At its price point, the N150 comes in slightly cheaper than the N160. While the N160 undoubtedly offers superior performance, the N150 stands out for its affordability. The bike has been priced very competitively, making it an attractive option for budget-conscious individuals.

However, what bothered us was the bike's heavier weight compared to the P150 despite having fewer features. We would have appreciated if Bajaj had offered a rear disc brake, at least as an optional accessory. This would have also allowed the inclusion of dual-channel ABS, which is always beneficial on our roads. Nevertheless, if you can overlook these two compromises, the N150 remains a likeable motorcycle.

In summary, the Bajaj Pulsar N150 impresses with its design, torque-friendly engine, lightweight frame, and competitive pricing. While it may not cater to the most performance-oriented riders, it excels as a stylish and practical option for urban commuters and budget-conscious enthusiasts.