Now that the much awaited Pulsar 135 is released by the Bajaj Boss, we had a chance to test drive it with the help of a local dealer to check its mileage.
Before I head into details, let me tell you few things about this latest charm. The first thing I noticed is the resemblance of the Pulsar logo on the tank with Pulsar 180. The looks from sideways are stunning except for the silencer which looks as if it was missing its tail, ending in the middle, much alike the XCD model.
The rear seat is heavily lifted from the wheel to give a sporty look with the same curvy shaped tail lamp that was a super hit with Bajaj bikes exists in this one too, albeit with a few modifications.
If there was one thing that was disappointing to see, in the exterior looks part, it should be the headlamp part. Bajaj 135 headlamp looks like a mixture of Yamaha G5 and Honda Unicorn. That circular head lamp of Bajaj pulsar 150 or 180 was badly missing here. At least the Discover type of head lamp would have been good
Coming to the engine performance, unlike other bikes from Bajaj, this one has a 4 valve engine which tremendously betters the performance by distributing the power equally.
The patented DTS i technology adds to the performance of this beauty. The engine churns out 11.4Nm of torque at 7500 rpm and 13.5Ps of power at 9000 rpm compared to 13.0Nm of torque at 6500rpm and 13.5Ps of power at 8500 rpm for Pulsar 150, not much of a difference, isn’t it?
I drove Pulsar 135LS (Light Sports) for about 150kms in Delhi traffic with most of the drive being in the peak hours between 5 and 9pm. In this scenario, this charm gave a good 61kmpl, which was about 7kmpl lower than what Bajaj claimed it got during the ARAI tests.
If you are unsure how to check the Mileage exactly, refer to this method of testing Hyundai i10 Mileage. Car or bike, that method should give you precise mileage up to decimal points.
Considering the price of Pulsar 135LS being at Rs.51000 in Delhi, this one should definitely woo the enthusiasts.