Fresh reports say that Bajaj will be launching the Pulsar 125 next week itself. It will be the most affordable Pulsar, looking like the 150cc model.
Various media reports have confirmed that Bajaj is indeed launching the Pulsar 125 in India. It will take the place of Pulsar LS135 as the most affordable Pulsar. However, it would look very different from the 135cc version.
The report says that the Pulsar 125 could be launched next week itself. This would be a good time to launch since the festive season is just around the corner. The bike has already been spied testing near Pune.
We expect the price of Bajaj Pulsar 125 to stay around Rs 60,000 (ex-showroom). The 150 Neon goes for Rs 71,000, which recently saw a price hike of Rs 7,000 for the ABS. The 125cc model will come with CBS as standard.
Bajaj uses KTM’s 200cc and 373cc engine for the RS200 and Dominar 400. However, for this model, Bajaj will use the 125cc engine from Discover and not from the Duke 125. The 124.6cc air-cooled DTS-i engine produces 13.5 BHP and 12 Nm of peak torque. A 5-speed gearbox will be offered onboard.
The styling of the Pulsar 125 will be very similar to the Pulsar 150 Neon. So, it is likely to get the same colour treatment, with yellow accents on the Pulsar logo, side panel and headlamp cowl.
The suspension will be handled by telescopic forks at the front and a twin shock absorbers at the back. Since it is a 125cc motorcycle, Bajaj will equip it with a disc brake at the front, a drum brake at the back, paired to Combi-Brake System (CBS).
Features offered will be the same that come on the Pulsar 150. The single comfortable seat, analogue-digital instrument console, high-placed clip-on handlebars and the pilot lamps at the front.
At the expected price of Bajaj Pulsar 125, it will face some competition from other 125cc models like the Honda CB Shine and Hero Glamour 125. As of now, CB Shine is the best selling 125cc model, which can clearly see a stiff competition from the Pulsar.