The wait for the baby Pulsar ceases as the new Bajaj Pulsar 125 has been seen at dealerships. However, there are a few changes from the test mule we spotted earlier to the final bike. The major one being the colour scheme as Bajaj has given the Pulsar 125 a neon treatment. It now becomes the most affordable Pulsar in India as it retails for Rs 66,586 (ex-showroom Pune). The Pulsar 150 Neon costs Rs 71,584 (ex-showroom Pune), thus making the 125 a good Rs 5000 cheaper than its 150cc sibling.
As we had reported earlier, the Pulsar 125 was going to arrive in India with the traditional Pulsar look and not the new-gen NS styling seen on the foreign models. While the bike spotted was the Pulsar 125 Neon, we know that Bajaj will also be selling the bike in its standard colours. Hence, you do not see the likes of the gold front caliper or other traditional graphics found on other Pulsars. Plus, this bike arrives with a single-piece seat and not the split-seat setup we were told earlier.
Details regarding the engine’s origins are still scarce but the 125cc mill is likely to produce around 13.18PS and 11.4Nm. We will confirm these figures shortly but we are sure that this motor will be fueled by a carburettor. The engine is unlikely to be BS6-ready as it would have shot up the costs of the motorcycle by a significant margin.
Components like twin gas-charged rear shocks, front disc brake with rear drum and mechanical CBS are likely to be the same as the ones found on the Pulsar 150 Neon. However, we await further confirmation from Bajaj on the same.
The Pulsar 125 is not looking to lock horns with 125cc commuters like the Honda CB Shine SP and Hero Glamour. But what it is offering is a more affordable gateway into the Pulsar family with the styling of the larger siblings but in a friendlier avatar. Bajaj has once again applied this same formula like it did with the Pulsar 180F, which packs in the styling of the famed Pulsar 220F in a more accessible package.