Bajaj Pulsar 125 will replace the existing Pulsar 135 LS and will get an affordable CBS braking setup if launched in 2019
Bajaj Auto has recently introduced the Pulsar 125 in Poland and this happens to be the smallest displacement Pulsar made to date. Rumors suggest that the model will most probably make it to India next year as a replacement for the Pulsar 135 LS. If it does then, this will surely be the most affordable Pulsar made till date.
The Pulsar 135 LS has not been the most stagnant motorcycle in the Bajaj lineup. Launched in 2009 the motorcycle surely attracted a lot of attention because it was one of the first bikes to contain 4 valve DTS-I tech. However, at a later stage, Bajaj decided to withdraw the motorcycle from their product portfolio and re-launch it again later with few updates.
As you all would probably be aware of the fact by now that the Indian Government has made a compulsory rule to equip every two-wheeler above 125 cc with an ABS safety feature. According to the rule, the current Pulsar 135 LS which sells in India will also have to be fitted with the same braking setup before April 2019 if they want to keep selling the motorcycle in India.
Now, here is the catch if they fit the Pulsar 135 LS with ABS then it will be an expensive option and will obviously lose the tag of the being the ‘most affordable premium commuter’ of India. So In order to make things beneficial, Bajaj will most probably replace the Pulsar 135 LS with the smaller Pulsar 125 next year.
The Pulsar 125 will come fitted with a combined braking setup or CBS which is a much more affordable option and will also help follow the Government rule of equipping the under 125 cc category of motorcycles with a combined braking system.
The Bajaj Pulsar 125 which is recently launched in Poland, is powered by a 124.4cc, DTS-i fuel injected engine capable of producing about 12 Bhp of peak power at 8,500 rpm and 11 Nm of torque at 6,000 Nm. The engine gets paired with a 5-speed transmission. The motorcycle takes its styling cues from the bigger NS200 and NS160.
It uses a telescopic front forks and monoshock setup at the rear. The Pulsar 125 gets a 240 mm disc at the front and 130 mm drum brakes towards the rear. Bajaj hasn’t made any official announcement yet whether they are planning to launch the Pulsar 125 in India in 2019 or not but if they do then this is definitely going to be the most affordable Pulsar launched in India yet.