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Pulsar 125: Economical Bike to Meet Your Needs

Bajaj Pulsar 125

Price in Different Metro Cities

₹ 82,477
₹ 81,389
₹ 80,717
₹ 84,909
₹ 83,245
₹ 82,477
₹ 83,968
₹ 84,000
₹ 84,320
₹ 87,200
₹ 86,368
₹ 83,968
₹ 87,117
₹ 87,149
₹ 87,469
₹ 90,093
₹ 89,389
₹ 87,117
₹ 89,971
₹ 90,003
₹ 90,323
₹ 92,947
₹ 92,243
₹ 89,971

Latest Updates on Bajaj Pulsar 125

  • Bajaj has recently revised the price of Pulsar 125. The price got a push of over Rs. 4,000-5,000. Though the bike got no mechanical or cosmetic changes, all four variants of Pulsar 125 have received a price hike.
  • Now, the base price of Bajaj Pulsar 125 gets Rs. 77,491 (Standard Drum Variant). So, it’s the most affordable pulsar to buy in India. The price of top-spec Pulsar 125 Disc Split-Seat trim extends up to Rs. 87,181 (a hike of Rs. 4,416). The new pricing of Bajaj Pulsar 125 got in effect from July 1st, 2020.
  • Pulsar 125 with single-seat disc brake got a price hike of Rs. 4,416. So, its current price gets Rs. 83,885.

Introduction of Bajaj Pulsar 125

Pulsar 125, the smallest yet powerful member of the Bajaj’s iconic Pulsar family, stays true to the Pulsar’s ethos. The vibrant colours, stylish design, and split seats make it more appealing to the youths.

The popularity of Pulsar 150 was because of muscular styling and boisterous appeal. So, Bajaj has attempted to deliver the same qualities in a more budget-friendly and smaller-displacement package.

The affordable performance bike to satisfy your needs does a splendid job as an everyday commuter. The suspension of the bike offers a plush ride. Adding to it, both rider and pillion seats give comfortability while riding.

Bajaj Pulsar 125, sensible addition to the existing Pulsar motorcycles, comes in various engine displacements. Though it entails an engine displacement of 124cc, its stylish features make it a perfect roadster bike.

The premium positioning and brand distinction of the bike add to its sale. In addition to it, four distinct variants of the Pulsar 125 come with unique features.

New Pulsar 125 provides more comfortability, and all the variants have some worthy upgrades in the engine. The inclusion of the BS6 engine makes it match the industry standards, regulations and stand up to the competition.

When you have a strict budget, Bajaj Pulsar 125 gives an upgrade to your motorcycle.

Key Highlights

  • Displacement
    124.4 cc
  • Mileage
    57 kmpl
  • Top Speed
    100+ Kmph
  • Kerb Weight
    140 kg
  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    11.5 Liters
  • Seat Height
    790 mm

Pros and Cons Of Bajaj Pulsar 125

Pros Of Bajaj Pulsar 125

  • Comfortable with awesome body structure
  • Stylish neon accent
  • Good mileage
  • Powerful engine
  • Great value for money
  • Entails Clip-on handlebars (first in its segment)

Cons of Bajaj Pulsar 125

  • Looks dated
  • The seat cushions feel a bit hard
  • Drum brakes instead of disc brakes
  • Less compatible for offroading

Specifications & Features

Power & Performance

  • Fuel Type
    Petrol
  • Max Power
    11.64 bhp @ 8,500 rpm
  • Max Torque
    10.8 Nm @ 6,500 rpm
  • Emission Standard
    BS-VI
  • Displacement
    124.4 cc
  • Cylinders
    1
  • Bore
    56 mm
  • Stroke
    50.5 mm
  • Valves Per Cylinder
    2-Valve
  • Compression Ratio
    10.22 +/- 0.3 :1
  • Ignition
    Digital Twin Spark Ignition
  • Spark Plugs
    2 Per Cylinder
  • Cooling System
    Air Cooled
  • Transmission
    5 Speed Manual
  • Transmission Type
    Chain Drive
  • Gear Shifting Pattern
    1 Down 4 Up
  • Clutch
    Wet Multi Plate
  • Fuel Delivery System
    Fuel Injection
  • Fuel Delivery System
    Fuel Injection
  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    11.5 Liters
  • Reserve Fuel Capacity
    2.5 litres
  • Riding Range
    575 Km
  • Mileage - ARAI
    57 kmpl
  • Mileage - Owner Reported
    50 kmpl
  • Top Speed
    100+ Kmph
  • Engine Type
    DTS-i Engine

Brakes, Wheels & Suspension

  • Braking System
    Combi Brake System
  • Front Brake Type
    Drum
    Front Brake Type
    Disc
    Front Brake Type
    Disc
  • Front Brake Size
    170 mm
    Front Brake Size
    240 mm
    Front Brake Size
    240 mm
  • Rear Brake Type
    Drum
  • Rear Brake Size
    130 mm
  • Calliper Type
    No
  • Wheel Type
    Alloy Wheels
  • Front Wheel Size
    17 inches
  • Rear Wheel Size
    17 inches
  • Front Tyre Size
    80/100 X 17
  • Rear Tyre Size
    100/90 X 17
  • Tyre Type
    Tubeless
  • Radial Tyres
    No
  • Front Tyre Pressure (Rider)
    25 psi
  • Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider)
    28 psi
  • Front Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
    25 psi
  • Rear Tyre Pressure (Rider & Pillion)
    32 psi
  • Front Suspension
    Telescopic
  • Rear Suspension
    Twin Gas Shock

Dimensions & Chassis

  • Kerb Weight
    140 kg
  • Overall Length
    2,055 mm
  • Overall Width
    755 mm
  • Overall Height
    1,060 mm
  • Wheelbase
    1,320 mm
  • Ground Clearance
    165 mm
  • Seat Height
    790 mm
  • Chassis Type
    Single down tube

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Standard Warranty (Year)
    5 Year
  • Standard Warranty (Kilometers)
    75000 Kilometers

Features

  • Odometer
    Digital
  • DRLs (Daytime running lights)
    No
  • Mobile App Connectivity
    No
  • GPS & Navigation
    No
  • USB charging port
    No
  • Front storage box
    No
  • Under seat storage
    No
  • AHO (Automatic Headlight On)
    Yes
  • Speedometer
    Digital
  • Fuel Guage
    Yes
  • Tachometer
    Analogue
  • Stand Alarm
    Yes
  • Stepped Seat
    No
    Stepped Seat
    Yes
    Stepped Seat
    Yes
  • No. of Tripmeters
    2
  • Tripmeter Type
    Digital
  • Low Fuel Indicator
    Yes
  • Low Oil Indicator
    No
  • Low Battery Indicator
    Yes
  • Pillion Backrest
    No
  • Pillion Grabrail
    Yes
  • Pillion Seat
    Yes
  • Pillion Footrest
    Yes
  • Digital Fuel Guage
    Yes
  • Start Type
    Electric Start
  • Shift Light
    Yes
  • Killswitch
    Yes
  • Clock
    Yes
  • Battery
    12V Full DC MF
  • Headlight Type
    Halogen
  • Brake/Tail Light
    LED Taillamp
  • Turn Signal
    Yes
  • Pass Light
    Yes
  • Additional features
    Split Grab Rails
    Additional features
    Seat Type - Split Seat
    Additional features
    Seat Type - Split Seat

What’s new In the latest Model of Pulsar 125?

  • When it comes to changes, the new entry-level Pulsar 125 split seat gets- a drum brake up front with CBS instead of a front disc brake. So, it became convenient for the manufacturers to sell the bike at a handy price.
  • The Pulsar 125 Split seat disc brake variant costs relatively more than the split seat but is affordable than the disc brake version. So, it can be a convenient option for people with a strict budget.
  • The Split Seat version also got a split grab rail, belly plan, split seat, and contrast red or silver accents on a black base.
  • Along with giving more comfort, the bike comes with some worthy upgrades in the engine. So, to go hand in hand with the industry standards and regulation, the prime change was the inclusion of BS6.
  • Coming to looks, though Bajaj Pulsar 125 without bothering for the demand of time remained unchanged, yet the use of vibrant colour and split seats enhances its looks.

    The Neon detailing on the bike appeals to many youths. But, Pulsar 150 has already come with the neon detailing, so it’s neither new.

    Even when it comes to switchgear and semi-digital instrument console, it’s also from Pulsar 150. So, both the bikes look dated but still give a good impression in the segment.

Highlights of Bajaj Pulsar 125

Design Of Pulsar 125

Though Pulsar 125 tends to be the smallest member in the Pulsar era, Bajaj enhanced it with design and features similar to the Pulsar 150. Both, Pular 125 and 150 have many similarities. So, it’s harder to differentiate the two if kept side by side.

The only visible difference between the two includes the difference in stickers.

The sporty Clip-On handlebars, neon colour, and neon graphics give the motorcycle a peppy look. The bike gets a wolf-eyed halogen headlamp with twin pilot lamps.

In addition to the above features, Pulsar 125 includes:

  • Position lamps
  • An LED tail lamp
  • A semi-digital console
  • An engine kill switch
  • Backlit switchgear

Though the bike’s standard trim has a single-piece seat, it comes in a split-seat variant. The split-seat variant includes split grab rails and an engine cowl.

Colour Options And Variants Of Pulsar 125

To meet the need of mass Bajaj Pulsar comes in six colours in India, namely:

  1. Solar Red
  2. Platinum Silver
  3. Neon Blue
  4. Black red
  5. Neon green
  6. Black Silver

The four variants of Pulsar 125 includes:

  1. Pulsar 125 Neon Drum CBS BS6
  2. Pulsar 125 Neon Split Seat Frum CBS BS6
  3. Pulsar 125 Neon Disc BS6
  4. Pulsar 125 Neon Split Seat BS6

Engine Of Pulsar 125

As the name suggests, the most prevailing aspect of Pulsar 125 includes the 125cc engine. The 124.4cc motor gets the same bore (56.0mm) as Pulsar 150, but the stroke is shorter (50.5mm).

The 4-stroke, 2-valve, and Twin Spark BS6 compliant DTS-i engine give the necessary power to the bike.

The Pulsar 125’s engine behaved very much similar to Pulsar 150 except for the lower top-end performance.

In Pulsar 125, the power delivery gets linear, and at higher revs- the engine gets largely unstressed (which gets common in the bikes of this segment).

The 124.4cc engine develops a power of 11.8bhp and a torque of 10.8 Nm. The Pulsar 125 has a fuel tank capacity of 11.5 litres (the largest fuel tank in its segment). The motorcycle gives a mileage of 51.46kmpl (city).

Features Of Pulsar 125

Pulsar 125, the most powerful of its class, comes with the patented DTS-i technology giving it a power of 11.8 PS and torque of 10.8 Nm. The combination gives an unmatched pick up to the motorcycle.

When it comes to comfort, Bajaj didn’t compromise for it. The smooth suspension and contoured seat give comfort and an upright seating position.

The telescopic front forks with anti-friction bushes, and 5-step adjustable Nitrox rear shock absorbers, enhances the features of Pulsar 125, making a perfect ride for the city or on the highway.

Pulsar 125 entails 240 mm ventilated front disc brakes to ensure quicker and safer braking. The bike offers great day-night visibility. The anti-skid braking technology provides an ultra-safe braking experience regardless of the surface.

1320 mm wheelbase and tubeless tyres with a frame enrich the bike to provide better strength and stability.

Transmission and Braking Duties Of Pulsar 125

Transmission duties of the motorcycle get handled by a five-speed gearbox. Getting underpinned by a single down tube chassis, the bike rides on 17-inch allow wheels at both ends. The wheels get suspended by telescopic forks and dual shock absorbers.

The braking system of Pulsar 125 includes a drum at both ends and entails a front disc as an option. At the front, the bikes give you an option of a 240 disc or a 170mm drum, while at the rear, you have constant 130mm drum brakes. All variants of Pulsar 125 have CBS as a standard.

Top 3 Competitors of Bajaj Pulsar 125

With a perfect balance between performance and practicality, Pulsar 125 gives fierce competition to many bikes in the segment. Pulsar 125 often gets preferred by many youths due to its performance, sportier, economical, and attractive rider interface.

Pulsar 125 stand up strongly against Hero Glamour 125, BS6 Honda Shine, and Honda SP 125. Though these bikes primarily get commuter-centric, Pulsar 125 get to be a performance-oriented learner’s bike.

Pulsar 125 vs. BS6 Honda Shine

Honda Shine gets priced at Rs. 72,787, Rs. 5,056 cheaper than base model Pulsar 125 (77,787). Besides pricing, the two bikes differ in many aspects, whether their mileage, performance or any other paramount.

Pulsar 125 gets powered by a 124.4cc engine and Honda Shine with a 124 cc engine. Pulsar 125 comes in 6 colours and four variants, and Honda shines in 4 colours and two variants.

Pulsar 125 vs Honda SP 125

Honda SP 125 price starts at Rs 78,381, almost Rs 538 than the base model of Pulsar 125 (Rs. 77,787). Talking about technical specifications, Bajaj Pulsar 125 is equipped with a 124.4 cc engine, whereas Honda SP 125 has a 124cc engine.

Pulsar 125 comes in six different colours and four variants, and Honda SP 125 comes in four colours and two variants.

Pulsar 125 vs Hero Glamour 125

Hero Glamour 125’s base model gets priced at Rs 74,900, Rs. 2,943 cheaper than the base model of Pulsar 125 ( Rs. 77,787).

Focusing on mileage and technical specifications, Pulsar 125 gives 51.46 Kmpl and Hero Glamour 60 Kmpl. Pulsar 125 gets powered by 124.4 cc engine whereas Hero Glamour by 124.7 cc engine.

Pulsar 125 has six colour and four variant options available, and Hero Glamour 125 gets four colours and eight variants.

So, Pulsar 125, an affordable option in comparison to highly sophisticated and costly bikes of the same segment like KTM 125 Duke and RC 125, whose price gets upward Rs. 1.50 lakhs.

Compare of Bajaj Pulsar 125

  •  
  • Model
  • Price
  • Displacement
  • Max Torque
  • Max Power
  • Fuel Type
  • Fuel Tank Capacity
  • Cooling System
  • Kerb Weight
  • Front Tyre Size
  • Rear Tyre Size
  • Mileage
  • Wheel Type
  • Front Brake Type
  • Rear Brake Type
  • Engine Type
  •  
  • Bajaj Pulsar 125
  • ₹ 82,477
    ₹ 81,389
    ₹ 80,717
    ₹ 84,909
    ₹ 83,245
    ₹ 82,477
  • 124.4 cc
  • 10.8 Nm @ 6,500 rpm
  • 11.64 bhp @ 8,500 rpm
  • Petrol
  • 11.5 Liters
  • Air Cooled
  • 140 kg
  • 80/100 X 17
  • 100/90 X 17
  • 57 kmpl
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Drum
  • Drum
  • DTS-i Engine
  •  
  • Bajaj Pulsar 150
  • Bajaj Pulsar 150
  • ₹ 1,04 Lakh
    ₹ 1,04 Lakh
    ₹ 1.05 Lakh
    ₹ 1.07 Lakh
    ₹ 1,05 Lakh
    ₹ 1,04 Lakh
  • 149.5 cc
  • 13.25 Nm @ 6,500 rpm
  • 13.8 bhp @ 8,500 rpm
  • Petrol
  • 15 litres
  • Air Cooled
  • 148 kg
  • 80/100 - 17
  • 100/90 - 17
  • 65 Kmpl
  • Alloy Wheel
  • Disc
  • Drum
  • DTS-i FI
  • View more
  • Pulsar 180
  • Bajaj Pulsar 180
  • ₹ 1.13 Lakh
    ₹ 1.17 Lakh
    ₹ 1.16 Lakh
    ₹ 1.17 Lakh
    ₹ 1.12 Lakh
    ₹ 1.13 Lakh
  • 178.6 cc
  • 14.52 Nm @ 6,500 rpm
  • 16.76 bhp @ 8,500 rpm
  • Petrol
  • 15 litres
  • Air Cooled
  • 151 kg
  • 90/90 - 17
  • 120/80 - 17
  • 45 kmpl
  • Alloy
  • Disc
  • Disc
  • 4 - stroke
  • View more
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Expert Reviews for Bajaj Pulsar 125

  • Meeting the zeal of youths, Pulsar 125 gets to be the most affordable version in the Bajaj Pulsar’s family. Bajaj made it very clear that 125 is not a commuter bike, but it stays true to Pulsar’s experience in the commuter segment.

  • You should not get fooled by the prefix ‘125’. The new Pulsar 125’ powerplant generates 11.8PS power and 10.8 Nm Torque (not so less than Pulsar 150).

  • Pillion seats provide enough comfortability, and the suspension offers a plush ride.

  • Pulsar 125 weighs 140kg (almost 15kg heavy than its nearest competitor). Bajaj still managed not to compromise the handling or low-speed manoeuvrability. So, the bike gets successful in becoming one of the very easy-to-ride bikes.

  • The front disc-equipped variant gets the better brakes when compared to other models in the same segment. The Euro-grip tyres do not give much confidence to the corners.

  • Compared to KTM 125 Duke (costs nearly double Pulsar 125), Pulsar 125 accomplishes what it set out to do at an affordable price. Pulsar 125 not only gets the most powerful in its segment, but it’s also perhaps the sportiest.

  • Though the bike comes economical, Bajaj has not skimped on the cycle parts. Whether suspension setup, braking hardware, wheels or the looks, get carried over from the Pulsar 150. So, in simple terms, you get Bajaj Pulsar 150 at an affordable price.

  • Talking about looks, Pulsar 125 and 150 get so similar that it’s hard to differentiate the two bikes. The sticker on both the model is what makes the difference between them.

  • Focusing on performance, the Pulsar 125 gets quick, peppy along with a typical Pulsar exhaust note. But, it’s not the swiftest bike in its segment and among its competitors.

    The chunky tyres look cool, but they increase the strain on the engine with higher rolling resistance. So, the baby Pulsar isn’t the quickest.

    Pulsar 125 has a quick-revving engine in terms of feel and swiftness. Pulsar 125 also includes a fun element that makes it above its competitors.

  • The 5-speed gearbox is enough to meet the needs. But, shifting from first to second can get notchy. Pulsar gives an enjoyable ride at 80kph at around 6,500rpm, but above it, you feel strained with minor vibes on the seats, footpegs, and handlebars.

  • Despite the high kerb weight, it’s easy to steer Pulsar 125 in traffic, but it isn’t as agile as its lighter competitors. The ride quality of Pulsar 125 feel supple at city speeds and manages well the speed breakers and bad roads in an effortless manner. The rear gets a bit firm on sharp bumps.

Conclusion

The entry-level offering in the Pulsar family gives you the feel of Pulsar with sportiness characteristics at an affordable price.

Pulsar 125 gets very much similar to Pulsar 150. So, you will not have to compromise on its features. The use of neon colours makes it best to go with the time.

Features of Pulsar 125 gets sufficient to give you a taste of the Pulsar’s sporty DNA in a less intimidating and economical package.

When we talk of numbers, after KTM Duke 125 Duo Pulsar 125 gets the second most robust 125cc bike sold in India. So, it’s not too far from the Pulsar 150 that produces 14PS and 13Nm.

If price, better performance, the safety of a single-channel ABS, fuel efficiency are your priority, then Pulsar 125 makes more sense than any other in the segment.

Overall, Bajaj Pulsar 125 can be a better option for riders looking for a bike in the commuter segment and which stays true to the Pulsar lineage in an affordable manner.

FAQs regarding Pulsar 125

Is Bajaj Pulsar 125 worth Buying?

Pulsar 125 does well in all aspects, whether the exterior appeal or the efficiency or powerful engine. The features of the bike get enough to satisfy the needs of the rider. So its pricing is also an important avenue.

With a big fuel tank, pillion rests, comfortable seat, bright headlamp and many more features, Pulsar 125 stand out in the crowd.

Though the base model needed a disc braking system, the drum brakes offer sufficient safety with the combination of a robust suspension system. The treaded tyres toward perfection help in saving the fuel cost.

So, considering the above features, Pulsar 125 offer great value for money.

What’s the Start Type of Pulsar 125?

It’s both self-start and quick start.

Is Pulsar 125 a good option for Hilly areas?

The Pulsar 125 gets quick and peppy. It feels comfortable to ride at 80kmph at around 6,000rpm, but going above it makes you feel strained and minor vibes can get felt on seat footpegs and handlebars.

The bike gives a good ride quality on city roads, but the rear is firm on sharp bumps. So, it's better to take a test ride before making the final call.

Is Pulsar 125 a good choice for beginners?

Like all Pulsar, Pulsar 125 gives a good balance between comfort and agility. The mid-set footpegs with the comfortable seat and raised clip-on make the bike accessible even for nervous beginners.

Which variant of Pulsar 125 tends to be the best?

All the four variants of Pulsar 125 gets very much similar. The only key differentiator includes the braking assembly. However, the top model with disc brakes and split seating system get ahead of all the other models.

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