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Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS launched
Bajaj Auto today, launched the Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS, with a 135cc 4 valve (first for pulsars) engine.
Priced at Rs. 51,000 (ex-showroom Delhi), Pulsar 135 LS comes with a 135cc 4 valve DTS-i engine, which produces 13.5Ps of power at 9000rpm and 11.4Nm of torque at 7500rpm.
Speaking at the launch of the new Pulsar, Mr. S. Shridhar (CEO Bajaj Auto Two Wheelers) said, “The Pulsar brand has been strongly associated with the sports segment in this country. The new Pulsar 135 LS leads the change in democratising the thrill of biking and accelerating the growth of sports segment in this country.”
Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS press release
Nothing takes away more from the pleasure of biking, than the biggest bane of urban life – traffic! Unending jams, errant drivers and potholed roads turn every ride into a battle, leaving the rider hassled and exhausted. Wouldn’t it be great to have a light, yet zippy set of wheels, something that would let you carve up traffic like a hot knife through butter? The all new Pulsar 135 LS (Light Sport), the first of its kind in India, is designed to do just that. This bike is designed to add a whole new dimension to the motorcycle market by creating a new Light Sports segment.
The Pulsar 135LS is powered with a state of the art 4-valve DTS-i engine delivering 13.5 Ps power. With its chiseled lines and aggressive stance, a sporty split-seat, aluminum clip-on handlebars and a host of other features this power packed 135cc Pulsar delivers performance comparable to other 150-cc. The light kerb weight of only 122 kg gives it a great Power-to-weight ratio of 110.6 Ps/tonne to make it optimum balance of agility and comfort to maneuver hustle-and-bustle of urban traffic.
Equipped with a light-weight yet rigid frame, aided by gas-charged Nitrox shock absorbers at the rear, the Pulsar 135LS is well up to the challenges thrown by the urban jungle. It delivers class-leading top-end power, due to its 2-inlet and 2-outlet valves and ample pulling power in the low and mid-range. This is possible due to the light-weight character of the four smaller valves (as opposed to two heavier valves), which allow the engine to effortlessly rev to an eye-popping 10,500 rpm (electronically limited). And since safety is paramount on any Pulsar, DC lighting and a 240mm disc brake up front comes as standard.
According to Mr. S Sridhar, CEO 2-Wheeler, Bajaj Auto, “The Pulsar brand has been strongly associated with creating the sports segment in this country and our vision is to make India a country of bikers from a country of commuters. The new Pulsar 135LS leads the charge in democratizing the thrill of biking and accelerating the growth of sports segment in this country, in line with the overall Pulsar strategy of broad basing performance.”
The bike will be manufactured from the Chakan Plant and will have a capacity of 35000 bikes per month. Pulsar 135LS is attractively priced at 51,000 ex showroom (Delhi).
A 4-Valve engine is designed for better performance than regular a 2-Valve engine. Combined with the revolutionary DTS-i (Digital Twin Spark-ignition) technology which maximizes combustion to deliver enhanced power and superior mileage with low emissions, the Pulsar 135 LS has one of the most efficient production engines ever.
Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS Features
More power: The 4 valve provides for a greater intake and exhaust area resulting in more power, almost equivalent a 2 valve 150cc engine.
Sustained top end power: The light-weight character of the four smaller valves (as opposed to two heavier valves), which allow the engine to effortlessly rev to an eye-popping 10,500 rpm (electronically limited)!
Sporty ride: Given the wider rpm band, the engine can be revved hard and high in each gear resulting in a genuine sporty ride.
More Mileage: Established superiority of DTS-i blended with 4 valve not only enhances the performance but also returns a very good fuel economy (68.1 km/l certified by ARAI)
More green: Comfortably meets BSIII regulations.
Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS Specifications:
Engine Type: 4 stroke, air cooled, 4-valve, single cylinder, SOHC, DTS-i
Max Power: 13.5Ps @ 9000rpm
Max Torque: 11.4Nm @ 7500rpm
Starting: Kick + self start
Front Suspension: Telescopic front fork with antifriction bush (Stroke 130)
Rear Suspension: Trailing arm with Co Axial Hydraulic cum gas filled adjustable shock absorbers and triple rate coil spring
Front tyre: Tubetype Unidirectional 2.75 x 17″
Rear tyre: Tubetype Unidirectional 100/90 x 17″
Fuel Tank: 8 liters, 2.5 liter reserve (1.6 liter usable)
Ground clearance: 170mm
Kerb Weight: 122 kgs
Speedometer: digital with tachometer as analog display