Bajaj Pulsar, a bike that has been enthralling the youth of India since the beginning of the era, has been a keen project for many automotive enthusiasts. One such enthusiast, who goes by the name Febin_Zuk has tastefully modified a 2004 Bajaj Pulsar 150 into a whole new cafe racer, and one thing he is constantly being told: “We don’t believe it’s the Pulsar 150!”. So, let’s take a look at the ambitious project that took Febin more than 1 year to complete. Let’s visit the timeline of “THE PROJECT 69”. Why the name though? We’ll find out at the end.
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Bajaj Pulsar 150 | Before it met Febin
This thrill-inducing bike came into existence in 2004. At its core, this Pulsar is or rather was equipped with a 143cc, air-cooled engine capable of producing 14hp of power and 12Nm of torque. It is the same styling that came in the 2004 model, (NO shit SHERLOCK!). Now, without wasting any time, let’s get started with the modifications.
The Ambitious Project 69 | Modifications
Let me tell you, there’s a whole lot of modifications. So, sit tight! First, the chassis of Pulsar 150 was modified to accommodate a bigger engine, a bigger tank, in short, to accommodate the dream Febin saw a year back.
Febin has replaced the 150’s fuel tank with the one sourced from Royal Enfield, seen on the Himalayan. The imported clip-on handlebar is what will keep Febin in control of this racer. The alloys and disc brakes are from KTM. Even the 41mm upside-down fork has been sourced from KTM. The brake callipers are from the bigger brother of Pulsar 150, the Bajaj Dominar 400.
A customised swing arm is accommodating the monstrous tyre (140/90 15-inch) at the rear. At the front is 120/70 17-inch tyres. The seat hump you see right there is made out of fibreglass and a custom seat to match the aura of this cafe racer has been added.
I think, in the beginning, I told you, there is a heavy modification that has been done. But when it was just the 150’s engine, then why those callipers and heavy brakes? Well, even the heart of this project 69 is an engine from Pulsar 220. This engine gives out around 20hp of power and a peak torque of 18.5Nm. Now, that is some heavy modification right there. And to keep the engine air-fed all the time, it has been given a K&N air filter due to which the carburettor has been re-jetted to accommodate the increased inflow.
What’s in a name?
And this is what has resulted in one of the projects I have been astonished by, not gonna lie!
“About the name, well it was just to keep people like you glued to the bike and let you dig a bit more!”
Well, this is all for the modification. Hope you enjoyed the journey! Do let us know about your thoughts in the comments section below.