Bajaj Pulsar AS150 vs rivals: Specifications comparison

Bajaj Pulsar AS150 vs rivals: Specifications comparison

16th Apr 2015 10:54 am

We take a closer look at the specs of the Bajaj Pulsar AS150 and compare them on paper to that of its rivals – the Yamaha Fazer V2.0 and the Hero Impulse.

Displacement

The powertrains on all three motorcycles here, namely the Bajaj Pulsar AS150, the Yamaha Fazer V2.0 and the Hero Impulse displace almost the same cubic capacity — a smidgen below 150cc. All three motorcycles also have single-cylinder and air-cooled engines. The new Bajaj Pulsar AS150 although is the only motorcycle here that has a four-valve per cylinder layout; two valves for intake and two for exhaust duty.The Fazer V2.0 and the Impulse use two valves per cylinder, one for exhaust and one for intake.

MotorcycleDisplacement
Bajaj Pulsar AS150149.5cc
Yamaha Fazer V2.0149cc
Hero Impulse149.2cc

Power

Making good use of its 149.5cc, single-cylinder engine, the Bajaj Pulsar AS150 produces 16.8bhp at 9,000rpm, making it one of the most powerful motorcycles in the 150cc segment. The Yamaha Fazer V2.0 is tuned to return good fuel efficiency figures, which is why its fuel-injected motor produces only 12.9bhp at 8,000rpm. The Hero Impulse offers a mix bag of all worlds, producing 13bhp at a more accessible 7,500rpm.

MotorcyclePower
Bajaj Pulsar AS15016.8bhp at 9000rpm
Yamaha Fazer V2.012.9bhp at 8000rpm
Hero Impulse13bhp at 7500rpm

Torque

A motorcycle’s torque is what determines how easy or strong its initial pull will be and how comfortably it will pull away from standstill to cruiser-friendly speeds. In this area, all three motorcycles are at par, but to be fair, the Hero Impulse does make just a bit more than the rest, at 1.4kgm and at a much more accessible 5,000rpm only. The Yamaha Fazer V2.0 makes 1.3kgm at 6,000rpm and the Bajaj Pulsar AS150 makes 1.3kgm further up, at 7,500rpm.

MotorcycleTorque
Bajaj Pulsar AS1501.3kgm at 7500rpm
Yamaha Fazer V2.01.3kgm at 6000rpm
Hero Impulse1.4kgm at 5000rpm

Suspension

All three motorcycles use telescopic front suspension and monoshock does duty at rear. The difference lies in the details.The Hero Impulse has long travel suspension that along with its knobby tyres. 19-inch wheels upfront and monoshock at rear, makes absorbing pot holes a casual affair. The Bajaj Pulsar AS150 uses telescopic suspension up front and a gas-filled shock absorber at rear which makes the ride plusher.The Yamaha Fazer V2.0 uses thicker front shocks that definitely inspire more confidence when on the go, while absorbing undulations without much drama. Its rear suspension is seven-step adjustable too.

MotorcycleFront suspension Rear suspension
Bajaj Pulsar AS150Telescopic forksMonoshock, box-section swingarm
Yamaha Fazer V2.0Telescopic forksMonoshock, box-section swingarm
Hero ImpulseTelescopic forksMonoshock, box-section swingarm

Fuel tank capacity

A 12-litre tank is decent enough to travel long distances, especially when fuel stations are easily accessible nowadays. The Bajaj Pulsar AS150 and the Yamaha Fazer V2.0 have 12-litre fuel tanks; only the Hero Impulse falls behind here – just a bit though – due to its visibly small tank that also accommodates a portion of the seat onto it.

MotorcycleFuel tank capacity
Bajaj Pulsar AS15012 litres
Yamaha Fazer V2.012 litres
Hero Impulse11.1 litres

Brakes

The Yamaha Fazer V2.0 is equipped with the largest diameter disc brake upfront at 267mm, with a drum brake doing duty at rear. The Bajaj Pulsar AS150 and the Hero Impulse each use 240mm disc brakes up front and a drum brake at rear.

MotorcycleFront BrakeRear Brake
Bajaj Pulsar AS150240mm discDrum
Yamaha Fazer V2.0267mm discDrum
Hero Impulse240mm discDrum

 

Weight

The Hero Impulse weighs the least among the trio at 134kg. Its low weight also contributes to a relatively light-footed ride, even off the road. The Yamaha Fazer V2.0 weighs 137kg, and the Bajaj Pulsar AS150 weighs the most at 143kg.

MotorcycleWeight
Bajaj Pulsar AS150143kg
Yamaha Fazer V2.0137kg
Hero Impulse134kg

Dimensions

The Hero Impulse is the longest in this comparison, and also the widest, but the tallest is the Bajaj Pulsar AS150. The Yamaha Fazer V2.0 is the most compact motorcycle here, with its conservative dimensions, even though it is equipped with a transparent visor for wind deflection.

MotorcycleDimensions
Bajaj Pulsar AS1502070/804/1205mm
Yamaha Fazer V2.01990/760/1115mm
Hero Impulse2100/820/1160mm

Price

Bajaj has priced its newest Pulsar AS150 at Rs 79,000 and it comes loaded with a good amount of features and an updated look to match its sporty intent. The Hero Impulse also costs about the same but is off-road enabled and has dated looks. The Yamaha Fazer V2.0 is the most expensive here at Rs 83,850 (All prices ex-showroom, Delhi).

MotorcyclePrice
Bajaj Pulsar AS150Rs 79000
Yamaha Fazer V2.0Rs 83,850
Hero ImpulseRs 76,000

SpecificationsBajaj Pulsar AS150Yamaha Fazer V2.0Hero Impulse
PriceRs 79000Rs 83,850Rs 76,000
On saleNowNowNow
L/W/H2070/804/1205mm1990/760/1115mm2100/820/1160mm
Wheelbase136313301360
Fuel tank capacity12 litres12 litres11.1 litres
Kerb weight143kg137kg134kg
Engine layoutFour-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooledFour-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooledFour-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled
Displacement149.5cc149cc149.2cc
Power16.8bhp at 9000rpm12.9bhp at 8000rpm13bhp at 7500rpm
Torque1.3kgm at 7500rpm1.3kgm at 6000rpm1.4kgm at 5000rpm
Specific output112.4bhp per litre86.6bhp per litre88.5bhp per litre
Power to weight 117.5bhp per tonne97.7bhp per tonne98.5bhp per tonne
Gearbox5-speed, 1-down, 4-up5-speed, 1-down, 4-up5-speed, 1-down, 4-up
Front suspension Telescopic forksTelescopic forksTelescopic forks
Rear suspensionMonoshock, box-section swingarmMonoshock, box-section swingarmMonoshock, box-section swingarm
Front brake240mm disc267mm disc240mm disc
Rear brakeDrumDrumDrum
Wheels10-spoke5-spokeWire spoke
Rim size17 inches17 inches19 - 17 inches
Tyre size80/100 x 17 - 110/80 inches100/80 - 140/60 x 17 inches90/90 - 19 x 110/90 - 17 inches

All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi. 

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