Bajaj Pulsar 125 is strongly speculated to be launched in India, this Festive season and we evaluate its price expectations and power figures.
Bajaj has confirmed that it will launch a new motorcycle in the 125-150cc segment. This indicates that either a new 125cc motorcycle will come or a brand new Pulsar model. We can confirm now that it is indeed Pulsar 125.
Bajaj Pulsar 125 is reportedly launching in India in this festive season and we expect its price to be around Rs 60,000. If this is a confirm model, Bajaj can report much higher sales with the most affordable Pulsar.
Some two years back, Bajaj had the LS135 as the most affordable Pulsar. It was a hit in its early months, not bigger than the Pulsar 150, but was seen very often. Later, it was discontinued due to its higher pricing and growing competition.
With an expected price of Rs 60000, the Bajaj Pulsar 125 could actually be a hit. Competing against the likes of Honda CB Shine, Yamaha Saluto RX and Hero Achiever. CB Shine is the leader of the 125cc motorcycles, clocking over 70000 units monthly.
Pulsar 125 might use the engine of the Discover 125, but definitely delivering more power figures and better in acceleration as well. The 124.6cc air-cooled engine will produce around 12 BHP and 11 Nm of peak torque, mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
Reports suggest that the 125 will look very similar to the Pulsar 150. Of course, in India, the 150cc pulsar is the best selling and keeping the same body of the Pulsar Neon for the 125cc engine, would make sense.
For suspension, it will use telescopic forks at the front and twin shock absorbers at the back. For braking, it will come with a front disc brake and rear drum brake with CBS (Combi Braking System) as standard.
Features onboard could include split seats, halogen headlamps, a digi-analogue speedometer (one on the Pulsar 150), high-placed clip-on handlebars, and most importantly, a BS-6 compliant engine.
Expect it to be launched next month itself, or max by the start of Festive Season 2019.