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Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS Ownership Review By Munim

Suvro Sen
October 29, 2013

Hi, I am Munim, a proud owner of Bajaj Pulsar 135 ls and I am going to share my Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS Ownership Review regarding my experiences and feelings about my pulsar 135.

Some Back-Stories:

My residence is at Mirpur, Dhaka. I have to travel from Mirpur to my varsity campus (Azimpur) almost every day. Due to the excessive traffic jam of the recent years, I felt the necessity of buying a motorcycle. Before buying the motorcycle, I realize that in Dhaka city a motorcycle is not easy to maintain. There were some points in my brain before buying the motorbike.

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1. It has to be good looking.

2. It has to be Fuel Efficient.

3. Good after-sale service.

4. Availability of spare parts.

5. Good pick-up.

6. Re-sale value, etc.

I chose Honda stunner, Yamaha Gladiator, Bajaj Pulsar 135 ls as my options. I didn’t go for a 150cc bike because they are not usually fuel-efficient, as I have to travel almost 30 km a day in Dhaka city.

After a long 2 months research in net about that three bikes, I made my decision to buy a Bajaj Pulsar 135LS. Me and my father went to Uttara Motors showroom at Mirpur and bought a new pulsar 135 ls from there. It is my first bike. 

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Re-view on Pulsar 135LS: 

Technical Specification: 

Engine: 4-stroke, DTS-i, 4-valve single cylinder air-cooled engine. Max Power is 13.6 Ps and Torque is 11.5 N-m @7500 RPM.

Suspension:

Front suspension: Telescopic, with anti-friction bush

Rear suspension:  5 way adjustable, Nitrox shock absorber

Brake:

Front: 240 mm Disc

Rear:  130 mm Drum

Tyre:

Front: 2.75 – 17

Rear: 100 / 90 – 17

Fuel Tank: 8 L + 2.5 L reserve (1.5L useable).

Battery: 12 V Full DC

Headlamp: (Low/High Beam) 35/35 W with 2 pilot lamps

Dimensions:

Length: 1995 mm.

Width: 765 mm.

Height 1045 mm

Ground clearance 165 mm

Wheelbase 1325 mm

Weight 121 kg (without fuel)

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Outlook:

Definitely Pulsar 135LS has a dashing sporty outlook. The muscular fuel tank, 2-part sporty split-seats, the split rear grab rails, stylish rear LED tail lamps, rear mud-guard, half-covered chain – everything enhance its sporty stylish look.

Here are some key features:

  • Pulsar 135LS boasts of a stylishly designed front headlamp with twin pilot lamps. DC circuit provides a constant light beam at all speeds, thus ensuring clear visibility even at low speeds.
  • The muscular fuel tank has on the side an aerodynamic and stylish front fairing.
  • Nitrox rear shock absorbers with 5 step adjustable ride settings, provide a plush riding comfort.
  • Excellent half-covered mud-guard at back tire.
  • Digital dashboard.
  • LED tail lamp.

Actually the whole bike is a package of sporty outlook. This version is also slightly different from the previous pulsar bikes.

  •  Electric/Kick start and engine kill-switch.

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Riding Experience: 

When you ride a pulsar 135LS, sometimes you may forget that you are on a 135cc engine because of its 4 valves. Just imagine if you have 4 holes in your nose instead of 2. Then certainly you can breathe more. Same thing happens for pulsar 135LS 4 valve engine. It can produce more power than it is supposed to do.

The raw pickup is great – it can achieve 0-60 kmph at only 5.2 seconds which is very much satisfactory for a 135cc engine. It has also 5 sports gears which are very comfortable to change.

I also love the sound of the engine. As it is a heavy-stressed engine, sometimes after 70kmph it roars a lot. But I get use to this and that sound gives me feelings of sitting on powerful engine.

Braking is also good, 100/90 MRF tire adds some grip in braking. At front there is a 240 mm disk which is efficient too.

Handling of Pulsar 135ls is also very good. As it has pulsar-signature handle bar, so cornering becomes easier.

Rear seat is also in a suitable height. So you can ride comfortably with a pillion rider.

Official claim of top speed is 112 kmph. As i haven’t rode in highway yet, so I got highest 96 kmph in Mirpur road at 6 o’clock in the morning. Most of the time, I ride safely and don’t take the speed over 60 kmph.

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There are some drawbacks I have faced-

–        Taking to neutral gear is slightly difficult sometimes.

–        Faulty kick-starter position. Though I always use electric start, but one has to close the foot peg before give kick to the kick-starter.

–        Though the double hydraulic horns are very much effective, there was no indicator horn.  But it is common for today’s bikes- most of them don’t have indicator horn. I bought two indicator horns and set them under my seat.

–        A gear indicator at the dashboard would be much helpful.

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Fuel Efficiency:

The best thing about Pulsar 135ls is, having almost everything like a 150cc engine- it is also very good at mileage. I filled my fuel tank full and reset my trip meter to 0. Then after passing 350 km again I filled my fuel tank and it needs almost 8 liter octane to fill it. So I get almost 44 km per liter in this city of traffic jam.

Bajaj claims that – At standard condition it is expected to have a 68.1 km/L.

Whatever, I am satisfied with the mileage I get (44 km/L). Because I have to pay only 2.27 taka per kilometer.

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Conclusion:

From my experience I can say that – Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS is one of the best in below-150cc segment. It is a combination of power, outlook, control and fuel efficiency. I am very much satisfied with my bike hope you can understand through this Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS Ownership Review. I feel at home whenever I ride on my bike. In a word- for me, it was a great decision to go for it.

 

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