The Bajaj Pulsar introduced in 2001 has 5 variants of different capacities. The 150 cc DTS-I Pulsar launched in 2009 is a popular Bajaj product. The Yamaha FZ16 launched in 2008 based on naked bike design has become popular immediately. The Pulsar 150 DTS-I with kick and self start options has a combo console with digital speedometer and fuel gauge and an analogue tachometer with low fuel and low oil indications. The all digital console of Yamaha FZ16 has an additional trip meter and a kill switch and has electric start option only.
The Pulsar DTS-I is powered by a 149 cc, 15 bhp, 12 NM torque engine with carburetor type fuel system and twin spark ignition. The more powerful Yamaha has a 153 cc, 13.8 bhp, 13.6 NM torque engine with carburetor and CDI ignition. The twin spark plugs ensure proper burning of the fuel. The Bajaj Pulsar has better mileages of 68 kmpl than the 50 kmpl of the Yamaha FZ16. The Pulsar takes 5.6 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 kmph and has a top speed of 110 kmph. The FZ16 takes 5.2 seconds and has a top speed of 107 kmph.
The Bajaj Pulsar comes in colours of plasma blue, cocktail wine red and midnight black where as the FZ16 comes in absolute black, brute blue and storming red. The 2055 mm long Pulsar weighs 143 kg and the 1973 mm long FZ16 135 kg. The wheel base and ground clearance of the Pulsar is 1320 mm and 165 mm and those of the FZ16 1334 mm and 160 mm. The Chassis of the Pulsar is double cradle type with telescopic suspension with anti-friction bush at the front and nitrox shock absorbers at the rear. The diamond type chassis of Yamaha bike has telescopic suspension at the front and swing arm at the rear.
The Pulsar has pilot lamp headlights and the FZ16 multi reflector type. The 17" alloy wheels and tyres of the Pulsar have240 mm disc and 130 mm drum type brakes. The 17" tubeless tyres of the YZ16 has 267 mm disc and 130 mm drum type brakes.