The sheer popularity of 125cc engines is gaining huge buzz among the bikers. And to be honest there is nothing wrong in the same. Why? Well, it is a segment that formulated to fusion the fuel-efficient manners of 110cc commuters to a bright side of sportiness. And this is possible with better and greater performance.
One of the best examples has to be KTM 125 Duke and also RC 125. It does give you the sporty feel, doesn’t it? And now, Bajaj Auto has introduced its Pulsar 125. The competition is heating up. Pulsar has been close to the heart due to its good performance and handling. It is quite surprising how Bajaj managed to culminate its smallest Pulsar with the 125cc segment. It does look like a risk as people still value money and efficiency.
Powered by 124.5cc, the Pulsar 125 is a single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that presents you with 12 PS at 8000rpm and 11Nm at 6500rpm. The engine is mainly a revision of the Pulsar 150, this time with a shorter stroke for reducing displacement.
It becomes safer for you to call the 125 a derivative of the Pulsar 150. It shares the platform and also the functionalities. The round about price starts with Rs 64,500. The ex-showroom offers for the drum brake through equipped version.
So when the disc brake-equipped version comes to display, you will get the retailing prices of Rs 66,618. The price might vary from one location to the other though.
You already know that Pulsar 125 seems to be a derivative of Pulsar 150. There is a smoother translation to the same styling and building quality, just like you get to see on the other models of Pulsars.
The fuel tank design is just the same. Just that the capacity got reduced to 11.5 litres to maintain the weight in check.
The colour variations are beautiful. The paint finish for blue highlighting on the rear grab handle looks impeccable. Same goes for the outlook when you look for the neon version of the same. But in places, the highlights do not look that great in comparison.
Apart from all the outlook specification, the Pulsar written on the fuel tank is just the same as the one on 150. You will get a black background here though. This means the dust that gets accumulated will be visible now. And you will have to conduct great cleaning regularly.
The overall outlook of the bike is pretty nice. The finish and the final touches are levelled up. Though the mirror stalks are short and acquiring a good view of the same is going to be a bit of a task.
Pulsar 125 boasts the highest power output seen in the 125cc computer segment. The highest kerb weight of this bike is 140 kg which does take away some of the enthusiasm. The bike is nearly 15 kg heavier than its closest rival which is the Honda CB Shine SP. It has got a kerb weight of 123 kgs.
On the contrary, the additional weight seeks for a smoother and planted ride in comparison to a regular 125s which feel a little lighter in that comparison.
As mentioned earlier, this derivative of Pulsar 150 is quite similar to its sibling, when it comes in terms of its acceleration. The Pulsar 125 is a highly engaging ride. It has got enough power to turn up overtakes. The engine’s rev-happy nature takes one step ahead to the great feel. But it tends to get buzzy above 7,000rpm.
The suspension setup is quite firm. The ride quality is pretty comfortable as the suspension take up the undulations. This is one of the most common traits in the Pulsar models. The 125cc engine takes up the legacy forward.
The riding position is just the same as Pulsar 150. Pulsar 125 uses the same 2 piece handlebar to present with an outlook of sportiness. The rider’s triangle is quite relaxed and presents you with loads of room to move around if needed.
The twin downpipe cradle chassis and telescopic front forks present you with decent feedback when riding with all your energy. The Pulsar 125 has got a benediction of over regular 125s in the handling department. It makes use of hardware belonging to a machine from a segment.
On the same segment, Pulsar 125 is only the second 125 for using gas-charged rear shock absorbers. When it comes to Bajaj’s offering, you will be able to see it in their very own Discover 125.
The wheelbase is 1320mm. It offers you with a stable feel where it does not affect flickability. The Pulsar 125’s 100/90 rear type has the widest class. The bike is shod with Eurogrip types. The result does not give a smoother transition rather has a nervous feeling.
There will be a sort of restriction from your end from pushing hard around corners. The 240 mm front disc will present you with a tightened feel. This further helps in shedding the speed progressively and reassuringly.
With that being said, the 125cc motorbike has the combination brakes and not the ABS. What is something that is more an addition to the sensation of the combined breaking with a disc brake in front which you will further get used to.
The price has been specified to Rs 66,618 ex-showroom for the disc brake version. Pulsar 125 has been the right portrayal of the model between Bajaj Discover 125 and Pulsar 150. In and around the same price, it gives a good competition to its competitors Honda CB Shine SP that has gt a retailing price of Rs 68,938 ex-showroom.
Besides the same, the point the Pulsar 125 has got the entry field to the Pulsar family and it forbiddenly has got the DNA. With additional low maintenance cost and well-rooted service network, you will be able to acquire the ownership to the experience that will be a great value for money. The low running cost has always been the specification for Bajaj and in addition to the Pulsar 125 is worth the purchase.
Believe in our words, when we say this new motorbike adding beauty to the Pulsar family. The pricing might vary from one location to the other India. But there is not any harm to look out through the colour specifications of the same without any miss.
Utsha Roy is an aspiring writer who has been gaining knowledge on various genres. Delving into the different cars and gadget news, she has also engaged herself into showcasing latest vehicles and gadgets news and reviews over Autonmobiles.com
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