New colour options are Sapphire Blue, Pearl Metallic White and Cocktail Wine Red. The colours come in usual tones used in pulsar lineup, highlighting the same style of panels in slightly different areas and strokes.
The 13 year old bike has hardly undergone any major upgrade recently. It is still powered by a 178.6cc air-cooled DTS-i engine and a 5-speed gearbox. Churning out 17.02 bhp max. at 8500 rpm and 14.22 Nm max. torque at 6500 rpm. Front suspension features sports telescopic forks, and five-way adjustable Nitrox shock absorber on the rear. Brakes constitute single disc on the front and drum on the rear.
It is not that the above mentioned specs fail to attract buyers these days, but the Pune based manufacturer is trying to spruce up sales by introducing new colour options, until the 200NS based facelift versions of 150 and 180 come out. Front Tubular suspension, Rear mono shock, new headlamp and clip-on handlebars may be the inspirations to be passed on to 180 facelift, to push its chief rival TVS Apache RTR 180 to a corner.
As of now, Bajaj is testing a couple of new motorcycles. These includes – Pulsar 150 NS, Pulsar 180 NS, Pulsar 200 NS FI, Pulsar 200 SS, and the Pulsar 400 SS and 400 CS. Apart from this, in the discover range, it is also testing a 150 cc variant. Bajaj displayed its Pulsar SS400 and CS400 bikes at the 2014 Auto Expo and launch of Pulsar SS200 is expected to happen in the near future.