The all-new Bajaj Pulsar 125 will be positioned aggressively to compete against Hero Glamour 125 and Honda’s CB Shine SP
A couple of months ago, reports emerged on the internet suggested that Bajaj Auto is developing a brand new motorcycle that will sit in its entry-level portfolio. The Pulsar 125 is significant for the homegrown brand’s aspirations to become successful in the base end of the spectrum.
Bajaj has enjoyed success among young customers with its Pulsar range of offering, however, it could not penetrate into the volumes considered as the holy grail by industry leading Hero MotoCorp. The upcoming Bajaj Pulsar 125 is said to kick start a new journey in the premium commuter segment and will act as a stepping stone for the motorcycles to come in the near future.
A latest report goes on to say Bajaj has not endured success as expected in the commuter and commuter deluxe space with the Discover series – leaving more room for improvement. Bajaj is initially targetting the base end of commuter segment and will launch attractive motorcycles reportedly.
The all-new Bajaj Pulsar 125 will be positioned aggressively to compete against the likes of Hero Glamour 125 and Honda’s CB Shine SP in the deluxe commuter segment and will comply with the oncoming safety regulations. The government mandate asks for bikes of up to 125 cc engine capacity to be fitted with CBS (Combined Braking System) and above that single-channel ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) should come in place for increased rider and pillion safety.
With the Pulsar 125 does not have to put up with ABS, the CBS unit is a cheaper system that also enables Bajaj to competitively price the model against rivals. Having Pulsar 135 LS’ design influence is a good start for the Pulsar 125 as it is a recognisable sporty motorcycle.
As for the powertrain, it is expected to utilise a reworked version of the 124.6 cc four-valve single-cylinder twin-spark engine used by the Discover 123 ST that developed 13 bhp of maximum power output at 9,000 rpm and 10.8 Nm of peak torque delivered at 7,000 rpm. It was mated to a five-speed transmission.