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Bajaj Pulsar 150 vs. Competitors

Bajaj Pulsar 150 was launched in India, and it is a new contender in the 150cc-160cc motorcycle segment. As of now, it is one of the most popular 150cc commuter bikes in India. The Pulsar 150 is a popular street bike known for its stunning design, powerful performance, and reliability. It has new styling and an all-new engine that gives more power and much less weight than the old Pulsar 150. 

Today, through this post, we will compare the Pulsar 150 with its rivals in terms of engine, dimensions, features, and price. The competitors of the Pulsar 150 are the Honda SP160, TVS Apache RTR 160, and Yamaha MT 15 V2.

Let’s understand in brief.

Bajaj Pulsar 150 vs. Competitors: Engine and power

The Honda SP160 is powered by a 162.7cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, fuel-injected engine that produces 13.2bhp and 14.59Nm of torque. The TVS Apache RTR 160 gets a 159.7cc motor that develops 15.8bhp and 13.8Nm, and the last one is the Yamaha MT 15 V2 motor that powers the 155cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engine. 

When comparing the Bajaj Pulsar 150 vs Honda SP160, the former has a larger fuel tank capacity and higher power output. However, all of them come with a 5-speed gearbox.

Specification Bajaj Pulsar 150 Honda SP160TVS Apache RTR 160 Yamaha MT 15 V2
Engine149.5cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled 162.71cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled 159.7cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled155cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled 
Power13.8bhp at 8500 rpm 13.2bhp at 7500 rpm 15.8bhp at 8730 rpm.18.1bhp at 10,000 rpm
Torque13.25bhp at 6500 rpm 14.59Nm at 5500 rpm 13.8Nm at 7000 rpm 14.2Nm at 7500 rpm 
Gearbox 5-Speed 5-Speed5-Speed5-Speed

Bajaj Pulsar 150 vs. Competitors: Dimension 

The fuel tank capacity of Honda Sp 160 and TVS Apache is 12 liters, while the fuel tank capacity of Yamaha MT 15 is 10 liters. However, the fuel tank capacity of this bike does not match the 15 liters of the Bajaj Pulsar 150.

When we compare the Pulsar 150 vs Apache RTR 160, it shows that the Apache RTR 160 has a more powerful engine, whereas the Pulsar 150 has a larger fuel tank capacity and comfortable seat height.

Specification Bajaj Pulsar 150 Honda SP 160TVS Apache RTR 160 Yamaha MT 15 V2
Length   2055 mm  2061 mm  2085  mm     2015 mm 
Width   765 mm   786 mm     730 mm     800 mm 
Height   1060 mm   1113 mm    1105 mm    1070 mm
Wheelbase   1320 mm  1347 mm   1300 mm     1325 mm 
Ground Clearance   165 mm     177 mm     180 mm    170 mm
Seat Height    785 mm     796 mm     790 mm    810 mm
Kerb Weight   148 kg 139-141 kg   137 kg   141 kg 
Fuel Tank Capacity   15 liters   12 liters   12  liters     10 liters 

Bajaj Pulsar 150 vs. Competitors: Features 

Both the Honda SP 160 and TVS Apache RTR 160 get a fully digital instrument cluster with a revised user interface, LED taillight, and an engine stop switch. Bajaj Pulsar 150 and Honda SP160 both have single-channel ABS, while other bikes, TVS Apache RTR 160 and Yamaha MT 15 V2, have dual-channel ABS.

Apache’s RTR 160 all-digital cluster has Bluetooth connectivity with navigation. The Yamaha MT 15 V2 has front and rear disc brakes, while the Apache RTR 160, Honda SP 160, and Bajaj Pulsar 150 have front disc and rear drum brakes.

Bajaj Pulsar 150 vs. Competitors: Pricing 

The ex-showroom price of the most expensive bike, Yamaha MT 15 V2, is Rs 1,67,700, and the price of the cheapest bike, Bajaj Pulsar 150, is Rs 1,10,752. The prices of Bajaj Pulsar 150 and its competitor bikes are as follows –

Competitor BikesPrices (ex-showroom) 
Bajaj Pulsar 150 Rs 1,10,419
TVS Apache RTR 160 Rs 1,19,420
Honda SP 160 Rs 1,17,500
Yamaha MT 15 V2Rs 1,99,450

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