The camouflaged test mule of the Bajaj Pulsar 150 NS has been caught on tape by a Youtube user. The thinner rear tyre and brake drum mechanism near the rear wheel hub are the clear hints of its identity. The motorcycle is on sale in several countries including Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Turkey, Finland, Thailand and the United States but Bajaj is yet to launch it in India.
Colombia is said to be the single largest market for the 150 cc street fighter. Bajaj had already shipped over 20,000 units of the Pulsar 150 NS as of March 2016. In countries where the Pune-based automaker has its own assembly facility, the bike is assembled out of CKD kits. In select markets, it’s being imported as SKD kits (Semi Knocked Down).
The Bajaj Pulsar 150 NS derives its 149 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine from the Pulsar AS 150. The carbureted motor has an impressive 17 PS and 13.1 Nm of torque on tap. Transmission is a 5-speed unit.
Bajaj has temporarily discontinued the Pulsar 200 NS in India owing to capacity crunch at its Chakan plant. The delay in the launch of the Pulsar 150 NS could also be attributed to the same reason. However, the company is working towards expanding the facility. It should have enough room to accommodate both naked models towards the end of this year.