Bajaj Auto has launched its smallest Pulsar yet, the 125. The Bajaj Pulsar 125 price in India is Rs 64,000, ex-Delhi. There are two trims on offer and the front disc unit model costs Rs 4,600 more. This is the first time that the Pulsar family has had a drum brake in the front. Bajaj has already ensured that the bikes reach the showroom and sales start from today. There are three colours to choose from: Neon Blue (on Matte Black body), Solar Red and Platinum Silver with an option of a drum or a disc brake variant.
The Bajaj Pulsar 125 borrows its styling cues from the bigger Pulsars. This means a classic silhouette which frankly speaking has become a bit too familiar sight on the streets. However, there are no tank shrouds while the blue tape on the wheel looks classy. The Pulsar 125 also boasts semi-digital meters from the bigger bikes A clip-on handlebar too has been given to make the bike look sportier. A single piece seat though has been provided. Most of the cycle parts stay identical to the P150.
The disc brake trim gets a 240mm unit in the front while the drum gets a 170mm. The rear tyres makes do with a 130mm drum brake on both versions. Bajaj has linked the brakes through CBS. Now, coming to the engine. It is a 125cc DTS-i unit that churns 1PS more than the Discover at 12PS and delivers the same 11Nm torque. Bajaj has achieved this by increasing the compression ratio of this carburettor-fed motor. A counter balancer has been used to iron out the vibrations at the top end. This engine is still BS-IV compliant and a 5-speed gearbox transfers power.
The Pulsar 125 is expected to boost the 60,000 strong sales each month that the Ps do. Customers should be attracted to the big bike looks but with 125cc frugality.