New semi-faired breeds are rushing into the performance-commuter segment, creating a sub-division in the class. Let’s see the tech specs comparison of Bajaj Pulsar AS 150 vs Gixxer SF and Fazer 2.0.
Dimensions – Bajaj Pulsar AS 150 is significantly larger than the two Japanese rivals, measuring 2070 x 804 x 1205 mm (length x width x height), while Suzuki Gixxer SF reads 2050 x 785 x 1085 mm and Yamaha Fazer V2.0 FI stretches the tape to 1990 x 760 x 1115 mm. This phenomenon extends to wheelbase and ground clearance as well, as the wheels of new Pulsar are set apart by 1363 mm and there is 170 mm gap to escape the obstacles on road.
The Pulsar AS 150 is the only bike in this comparison to be based on perimeter frame, while Gixxer and Fazer are built around more conventional diamond frame. The only specification in the Bajaj that seems inadequate in comparison with the Yamaha and the Suzuki, is the tyre set. Pulsar 150 AS wears just-sufficient 80/100 – 17 upfront and 110/80 – 17 at the rear, but the other two share 100/80 – 17 and 140/60 R- 17 sizes. All three bikes have 12 litre fuel tanks.
Engine – Bajaj Pulsar AS 150 is powered by new 149.5 cc single-cylinder twin-spark air-cooled engine dishing out massive 17 PS max power @ 9,500 rpm and 13 Nm peak torque @ 7,500 rpm. The larger 154.9 cc single-cylinder air-cooled motor in Suzuki Gixxer SF produces only 14.8 PS @ 8,000 rpm and 14 Nm @ 6,000 rpm, and the 149 cc single-cylinder air-cooled mill in Yamaha Fazer FI V2.0 churns out only 13.1 PS @ 8,000 rpm and 12.8 Nm @ 6,000 rpm. The latter is the only machine with fuel-injected engine here, while other two have carbureted motors. Although it has substantially higher power, Bajaj Pulsar 150 AS continues to use same 5-speed transmission which does duty in regular Pulsar 150. Other bikes here have also employed 5-speed gearboxes.
Price – This is where Bajaj Auto has struck a chord. With this-better specs and features, Bajaj Pulsar AS 150 is offered at introductory price of just Rs. 79,000 (ex-showroom Delhi), which is notably lesser than the comparatively under-performing Suzuki Gixxer SF and Yamaha Fazer V2.0 FI, priced at Rs. Rs. 83,439 and Rs. 86,805 respectively.
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