With the recent increase in pricing across the Pulsar range, the 150 Neon costs more than Rs. 8,500 over the base Pulsar 125 Neon
Bajaj Auto recently announced a price increase across its Pulsar range between Rs. 998 and Rs. 4,000 while the Dominar 400 flagship motorcycle saw a hike of Rs. 10,000. The entry-level 150 cc motorcycles, the Pulsar 150 Classic and Pulsar 150 Neon, met with the biggest jump as their prices were increased by Rs. 4,000 each in the domestic market.
The regular Pulsar 150 single disc and dual disc versions, on the other hand, faced a hike of Rs. 998 and Rs. 999 respectively. The ex-showroom price of the Pulsar 150 Neon ABS now stands at Rs. 75,200 while the smaller Pulsar 125 Neon is priced at Rs. 66,618 (both prices, ex-showroom Delhi) for the disc brake variant.
Therefore, the price difference between both the models is more than Rs. 8,500. The recent price revision was for all Pulsar models except for the 125 as it is brand new to the market and the second hike for 150 Neon since its showroom entry late last year. The homegrown two-wheeler manufacturer launched the all-new Pulsar 125 Neon in India in August 2019 with starting price of Rs 64,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the drum variant.
With the sizeable price hike for the Pulsar 150 Neon, the 125 sits clearly at the bottom of the range and be more attractive to the customers. It creates a sporty appeal with the popularity of the Pulsar brand more likely helping in its sales prospects during the time when the volumes are needed in high priority. It looks virtually identical to the 150 cc elder sibling as well.
The Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon is made available in Neon Blue on Matte Black body, Solar Red and Platinum Silver colour options. It derives power from a 124.4 cc DTS-i single-cylinder engine which is good enough to produce a maximum power output of 12 PS and 11 Nm of torque. The powertrain is connected to a five-speed transmission.
The motorcycle comes equipped with a telescopic front fork setup and twin gas shock absorbers at the rear. Riding on 17-inch tyres, the front gets either a 240 mm disc or 170 mm drum and the rear sticks with 130 mm drum brakes. Other main features in the Pulsar 125 Neon are colour co-ordinated Pulsar logo and grab rail, 3D variant logo, neon streak on black alloy wheels, clip-ons, etc.