The mystery surrounding the new NS based smaller capacity bike is pretty much solved. The new bike will be called the Pulsar 150NS and like we knew earlier will be very similar looking to the Pulsar 200NS. The main changes it has from the bigger sibling will be of course with the engine, the tyres, drum brake at the rear, a kick start, small styling changes in the rear section – basically the mudguard is from the older Pulsars and it gets a massive saree guard. The engine is air cooled and not oil cooled as suspected earlier, the 200NS was liquid cooled. The oil cooling we are referring to are the ones that were there on the earlier Pulsar 200 and the current 220. The engine specifications of this new Pulsar 150NS is what really takes the game forward in this segment. The four valves remain on this 150NS and the engine produces 17 PS of power at 9000 RPM. Those numbers put it right on top in the 150cc segment at par with the R15. Torque numbers are kinda disappointing especially considering that that it comes in a rather high 7500 RPM, 13 Nm does not inspire. Then again, it is a 150cc mill and the four valves have enabled it to rev freely and generate a lot of power. The 144 kg kerb weight is a bit on the higher side, especially since it has a fuel tank capacity of only 12 litres. Either ways the bike promises to really put pressure on the other popular 150’s like the Gixxer, FZ and even the R15 too for that matter. And for sure Bajaj will price the new Pulsar 150NS much lower than these machines. What that leaves us with is a machine that really portrays Bajaj’s philosophy, good power at affordable prices. No word yet on a launch date, but should be very soon.