Bajaj Pulsar 150 vs Bajaj Pulsar N150? Finding the perfect 150cc Pulsar

Bajaj Pulsar 150 vs Bajaj Pulsar N150? Finding the perfect 150cc Pulsar

Reviews by Team Drivio | 23 Apr 2024

On paper, the Pulsar N150 is definitely the more modern of the two 

  • In terms of design, the Pulsar 150 does look a bit dated now
  • The N150, on the other hand, looks sharp and quite aggressive
  • That said, it looks way too similar to both the N150 and the N250 

For riders seeking more power than what 125cc bikes offer, the natural inclination is towards 150cc motorcycles. With premium options like the Yamaha R15 and MT-15 becoming increasingly pricey, it's worth revisiting the iconic 150cc bikes of India - the Pulsars. Today, we compare two stalwarts: the Bajaj Pulsar 150 and the Pulsar N150. Which one aligns better with your needs? Let's delve into that question.

Bajaj Pulsar 150 vs Bajaj Pulsar N150: Designs

The Bajaj Pulsar 150 has maintained its timeless design essence, marked by its bold front fascia, muscular fuel tank, sleek rear profile, and a vibrant selection of colour options. This design language radiates a dynamic and spirited vibe. Equipped with a semi-digital instrument cluster showcasing essential readouts like speedometer, odometer, tripmeters, fuel gauge, mileage indicator, distance-to-empty metre, and standard tell-tale lights, the bike ensures comprehensive monitoring. 

Backlit switchgear enhances visibility, while the inclusion of single-channel ABS enhances safety standards. While the headlight employs halogen bulbs along with two pilot lamps and blinkers, the tail lamp adopts efficient LED technology. In its 2024 update, the Pulsar 150 welcomes a new LCD instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity, akin to the Pulsar N150. The twin-disc variant now offers dual-channel ABS for heightened safety measures.

Bajaj Pulsar 150 vs Bajaj Pulsar N150: Engines

SpecificationsBajaj Pulsar 150Bajaj Pulsar N150
Engine149.5cc air-cooled engine 149.68cc air-cooled engine
Maximum power14PS @ 8500 rpm 14.5PS @ 8500 rpm
Maximum torque13.25Nm @ 6500 rpm13.5Nm @ 6000 rpm

Under the hood, the Bajaj Pulsar 150 houses a robust single-cylinder, 149.5cc, air-cooled, fuel-injected DTS-i engine mated to a 5-speed gearbox. This powerhouse churns out a respectable 14PS of power and 13.25Nm of torque. Suspension duties vary between the twin-disc and single-disc variants, with the former featuring a 37mm telescopic front fork and the latter sporting a 31mm unit. Both iterations benefit from twin gas-charged rear shock absorbers. 

Bajaj Pulsar 150 vs Bajaj Pulsar N150: Suspension, Tyres & Brakes

SpecificationsBajaj Pulsar 150Bajaj Pulsar 150
Front suspensionTelescopic forkTelescopic fork
Rear suspensionMonoshockMonoshock
Front tyre

80/100-17 (Single Disc Trim)

90/90-17 (Twin Disc Trim) 

80/100-17 (Single Disc Trim)

90/90-17 (Twin Disc Trim) 

Rear tyre

100/90-17 (Single Disc Trim) 

120/80-17 (Twin Disc Trim)

100/90-17 (Single Disc Trim) 

110/80-17 (Twin Disc Trim)

Front brake280/260mm Disc260mm Disc
Rear brake230mm Disc/130mm Drum230mm Disc / 130mm Drum

Bajaj Pulsar 150 vs Bajaj Pulsar N150: Dimensions

DimensionsBajaj Pulsar 150Bajaj Pulsar N150
Seat height790mm790mm
Ground clearance165mm165mm
Kerb weight140kg145kg
Fuel tank capacity14-litres14-litres

The N150 embodies the essence of a modern Pulsar, not only in its appearance but also in its auditory signature. Its exhaust note resonates with a distinct rumble and bass, evoking a sense of engagement and excitement. As you accelerate, you'll notice the motor's profound refinement, tractability, and engaging nature. While it may lack Honda-like refinement, there's a subtle pulsating sensation that adds character to the experience. Vibrations are minimal, typically noticeable beyond 8,000rpm.

Bajaj Pulsar 150 vs Bajaj Pulsar N150: Price

BikePrice (ex-showroom Delhi)
Bajaj Pulsar 150Rs 1,10,419
Bajaj Pulsar N150Rs 1,24,890 

The Bajaj Pulsar 150 offers two distinct variants: the single disc and the twin disc models, with prices starting from Rs 1,10,419 (ex-showroom Delhi). Available in three striking colour options - Sparkle Black Silver, Sparkle Black Red, and Sapphire Black Blue - the Pulsar 150 presents a range of choices for riders.

On the other hand, the Bajaj Pulsar N150 offers a rear drum brake variant priced at Rs 1,24,890 (ex-showroom Delhi) in two captivating colours: Pearl Metallic White and Ebony Black.


Priced at Rs 1.10 lakh onwards, the Bajaj Pulsar 150 presents an enticing value proposition. With a price tag that undercuts the Pulsar N150 by around Rs 6000-10,000 and positions it as a more budget-friendly alternative to the TVS Apache RTR 160 2V, the Pulsar 150 aims to carve its niche. While its ability to outshine competitors remains to be seen, our initial encounters with the P150 have showcased its commendable traits, making it a smooth, comfortable, and enjoyable companion tailored for urban life.

The Bajaj Pulsar N150 presents a compelling proposition suitable for daily commuting, weekend rides, and occasional touring. It strikes a harmonious balance between sportiness and practicality, offering agility, speed, comfort, and fuel efficiency. In essence, it's a versatile and commendable motorcycle.