Bajaj Auto has launched the new Pulsar 125 Neon in India in both drum and disc brake versions. Priced at Rs.64,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the Drum variant and Rs.66,618 for the Disc variant, the Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon becomes the most affordable Pulsar in India. It is the entry-level model in the Bajaj Pulsar family, which is power-packed with performance and several ‘Class leading’ features.
Commenting on the launch, Sarang Kanade, President, Bajaj Auto said, “We are excited to bring out the Pulsar in the 125cc variant. The new Pulsar 125 Neon will open up a new segment targeting the premium commuters who have always wanted to buy a sporty motorcycle with outstanding performance, style and thrill at an amazing price point.”
Powering the Pulsar 125 Neon is a 124.4cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, DTS-i engine which delivers a class-beating power of 12PS at 8,500rpm and 11Nm of peak torque at 6,500rpm. The carburetted engine comes paired with a 5-speed Manual gearbox. Braking duties are handled by either a 240mm Disc or a 170mm Drum brake at the front and a 130mm Drum brake at the rear with standard CBS. The bike gets telescopic forks suspension at the front and twin shocks at the rear.
In terms of styling, the Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon looks more or less similar to the Pulsar 150. The Neon treatment is similar to the Pulsar 150 Neon. It does not have the split seat setup that larger Pulsars have and comes only with a single-piece seat.
Whereas, in terms of features, the Pulsar 125 Neon comes equipped with colour co-ordinated Pulsar logo and grab rail, 3D variant logo on the rear cowl and a neon coloured streak on black alloy, conventionally-lit headlamp with twin pilot lamps and an orange-backlit LCD instrument cluster. It gets two class leading features viz., Clip-On handlebars for sharp, sporty appearance and Counter-balancer which helps in ensuring that the engine gives less vibrations even at top speed.
Dimensionally, the bike measures 2055mm, 755mm, 1060mm and 790mm in terms of length, width, height and saddle height respectively. The Pulsar 125 Neon has a wheelbase of 1320mm and ground clearance of 165mm. Its kerb weight is 140kg and fuel tank capacity is 11.5 litres. The bike runs on 17-inch wheels shod with 80/100 tyres at the front and 100/90 tyres at the rear. The colour options include Neon Blue (on Matte Black body), Solar Red and Platinum Silver.