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.
|Bajaj Pulsar AS150||149.5cc|
|Yamaha Fazer V2.0||149cc|
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.
|Bajaj Pulsar AS150||16.8bhp at 9000rpm|
|Yamaha Fazer V2.0||12.9bhp at 8000rpm|
|Hero Impulse||13bhp at 7500rpm|
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.
|Bajaj Pulsar AS150||1.3kgm at 7500rpm|
|Yamaha Fazer V2.0||1.3kgm at 6000rpm|
|Hero Impulse||1.4kgm at 5000rpm|
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.
|Motorcycle||Front suspension ||Rear suspension|
|Bajaj Pulsar AS150||Telescopic forks||Monoshock, box-section swingarm|
|Yamaha Fazer V2.0||Telescopic forks||Monoshock, box-section swingarm|
|Hero Impulse||Telescopic forks||Monoshock, 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.
|Motorcycle||Fuel tank capacity|
|Bajaj Pulsar AS150||12 litres|
|Yamaha Fazer V2.0||12 litres|
|Hero Impulse||11.1 litres|
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.
|Motorcycle||Front Brake||Rear Brake|
|Bajaj Pulsar AS150||240mm disc||Drum|
|Yamaha Fazer V2.0||267mm disc||Drum|
|Hero Impulse||240mm disc||Drum|
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.
|Bajaj Pulsar AS150||143kg|
|Yamaha Fazer V2.0||137kg|
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.
|Bajaj Pulsar AS150||2070/804/1205mm|
|Yamaha Fazer V2.0||1990/760/1115mm|
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).
|Bajaj Pulsar AS150||Rs 79000|
|Yamaha Fazer V2.0||Rs 83,850|
|Hero Impulse||Rs 76,000|
|Specifications||Bajaj Pulsar AS150||Yamaha Fazer V2.0||Hero Impulse|
|Price||Rs 79000||Rs 83,850||Rs 76,000|
|Fuel tank capacity||12 litres||12 litres||11.1 litres|
|Engine layout||Four-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled||Four-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled||Four-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled|
|Power||16.8bhp at 9000rpm||12.9bhp at 8000rpm||13bhp at 7500rpm|
|Torque||1.3kgm at 7500rpm||1.3kgm at 6000rpm||1.4kgm at 5000rpm|
|Specific output||112.4bhp per litre||86.6bhp per litre||88.5bhp per litre|
|Power to weight ||117.5bhp per tonne||97.7bhp per tonne||98.5bhp per tonne|
|Gearbox||5-speed, 1-down, 4-up||5-speed, 1-down, 4-up||5-speed, 1-down, 4-up|
|Front suspension ||Telescopic forks||Telescopic forks||Telescopic forks|
|Rear suspension||Monoshock, box-section swingarm||Monoshock, box-section swingarm||Monoshock, box-section swingarm|
|Front brake||240mm disc||267mm disc||240mm disc|
|Rim size||17 inches||17 inches||19 - 17 inches|
|Tyre size||80/100 x 17 - 110/80 inches||100/80 - 140/60 x 17 inches||90/90 - 19 x 110/90 - 17 inches|
All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.