Bajaj Pulsar 150 BS6 vs Pulsar 150 BS4: Which One To Buy?
Confused between the BS6 and BS4 versions of Bajaj’s popular sporty commuter? We help clear things out!
Bajaj has finally launched the BS6-compliant version of its most loved motorcycle, the Pulsar 150. Priced from Rs 94,956, the Bajaj Pulsar 150 BS6 is dearer by Rs 8,998. So, should you go green with the BS6 model or will you be better off with the BS4 Bajaj Pulsar 150? We help you decide:
Buy Bajaj Pulsar 150 BS6 for its easier cold-start ability and crispier throttle response:
Thanks to a fuel-injected engine, the Bajaj Pulsar 150 BS6 should offer hassle-free cold start ability and sharper throttle response compared to a carburetted bike. Also, while it makes the same amount of power at 14PS, it arrives at 8500rpm, which is 500rpm later compared to the BS4 bike. Even the peak torque has gone down a bit - from 13.4Nm at 6000rpm to 13.25Nm at 6500rpm. The kerb weight has also been increased from 144kg to 148kg.
The Bajaj Pulsar 150 BS6 costs Rs 94,956 for the standard model and Rs 98,835 for the Twin Disc variant (both prices, ex-showroom Delhi). At this price point, it seems to be a very expensive proposition, especially considering the fact that it compromises slightly on outright output figures; and the fact that there are no additional features other than the fuel-injected engine.
Buy Bajaj Pulsar 150 BS4 for its value-for-money proposition:
Bajaj Pulsar 150 BS4 will set you back by Rs 85,958 for the standard variant and Rs 89,837 for the Twin Disc model (ex-showroom Delhi). It is not only almost Rs 9,000 more affordable, but is also slightly torquier. Even the peak power (18PS) and torque (13.4Nm) come 500rpm earlier down the rev range compared to the BS6-compliant version. This coupled with a 4kg lighter kerb weight (144kg) should make the bike a little more sprightly, at least theoretically.
Overall, the Bajaj Pulsar 150 BS4 feels like a better deal because you don’t lose out on performance and at the same time save up a lot of money over the BS6-compliant model. Moreover, there’s a good chance of getting good deals as a part of stock clearance by certain dealers. That’s because the BS4-compliant model can technically be sold only until March 31, 2020, post which the Indian two-wheeler industry will upgrade to BS6 emission norms.