The upcoming Bajaj Pulsar 125 will be the most affordable Pulsar variant in the lineup; likely launch within the next few weeks
Bajaj is planning to launch their most affordable entry-level Pulsar 125 model within the next few weeks in India. It will reportedly be based on the existing Pulsar 150 model and not the NS 125 that was launched a year ago in Poland.
Bajaj will look at cost-cutting and try to keep the prices of the upcoming Pulsar 125 as aggressive as possible. So in order to keep the prices competitive, the Pulsar 125 should be built on a separate platform and not the NS platform which is comparatively costlier while the cycle parts are also expensive to make.
Moreover, the two-wheeler prices have also increased significantly after the Indian Government decided to make the ABS safety feature as standard. Moreover, the upcoming stricter BS6 emission norms will also increase the prices of the motorcycle by a fair amount from next year onwards.
The main goal of the Pune based two-wheeler behind launching the Pulsar 125 is to target those buyers who want a performance oriented motorcycle with an impressive fuel efficiency figure within a budget. There are no details of the engine available yet expect the upcoming Pulsar 125 to use the same 124.4 cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that powers the NS 125 in the International market.
This unit paired to a 5-speed gearbox produces about 11.8 bhp of peak power at 8,500 rpm and 11 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm. The upcoming motorcycle will rely on a conventional telescopic fork at the front and a twin shock spring absorbers at the rear (the NS 125, on the other hand, uses a monoshock setup at the rear).
The anchorage duties of the motorcycle will be handled by a 240mm disc brake at the front and 130mm drum brake at the rear. CBS will also be offered as standard for the safety of the rider. The soon to be launched Pulsar 125 could stand in place the discontinued Pulsar 135 in the Bajaj Auto lineup. As far as the prices are concerned, the upcoming Pulsar 125 will likely be priced within Rs 60-65 thousand (ex-showroom).