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Bajaj Pulsar NS125: All Attributes of the Punchy Performance Motorcycle

Bajaj Pulsar NS125

Price in Different Metro Cities

₹ 1.05 Lakh
₹ 1.04 Lakh
₹ 1.05 Lakh
₹ 1.05 Lakh
₹ 99,987
₹ 1.05 Lakh

Latest Updates on Bajaj Pulsar NS125

  • Bajaj assures the new iteration to Bajaj’s NS family, gets a culmination of the latest, and provides the sport biking thrill to sport biking novices.
  • Pulsar NS125 got launched at 93,690. But recently, Bajaj has revised the price of its 125cc street naked bike. The revised cost got into effect from 1st July 2021. So, after the price hike, the new price of Pulsar 125 gets Rs. 98,234. The price hikes made Pulsar NS 125 Rs. 4,544 gets more costly than before.

Introduction of Bajaj Pulsar NS125

The all-new addition to Bajaj’s NS series, Pulsar NS 125, suffices your needs without squeezing your wallet.

It’s the first choice of many budding riders that get affordable without compromising on performance.

Pulsar 125, the latest entrant to Bajaj’s iconic family, makes NS number counts three and Pulsar to ten. The new entry-level iteration in the NS range of naked streetfighter got launched a few months ago.

When it comes to cosmetic appearance, the bike looks identical to NS160. So, it gets the same signature elements including, the signature wolf-inspired headlamp cluster with twin pilot lamps and a muscular fuel tank. The powerplant gets a five-speed gearbox.

As the bike gets 144kg kerb weight, it’s easier for entry-level riders to ride a motorcycle, regardless of surface. Its powerful engine gets the best in its segment.

Borrowing the resemblance from its larger siblings, NS 125 comes with the same smooth-flowing naked bike lines. Even it shares some of the body panels with the larger models.

Because of the same styling as elder sibling (Pulsar NS160), Bajaj Pulsar NS125 tends to be one of the sportiest-looking 125cc motorcycles in the Indian market.

Though the new addition of NS is the smallest displacement bike in the series, the value-for-money makes it premium in the 125cc segment.

Key Highlights

  • Displacement
    124.45 cc
  • Mileage
    49 kmpl
  • Top Speed
    103 Kmph
  • Kerb Weight
    144 kg
  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    12 litres
  • Seat Height
    805 mm

Pros and Cons Of Pulsar NS125

Pros Of Bajaj Pulsar NS125

  • Despite 125cc, churns good power
  • Provides good city ride
  • Cheap maintenance
  • Identical looks from NS200 and NS160
  • Punchy Performance
  • Better Hardware
  • Competitive Price

Cons of Bajaj Pulsar NS125

  • Slightly weight for 125cc segment
  • Lacks LED headlight

Specifications & Features

Power & Performance

  • Fuel Type
    Petrol
  • Max Power
    11.6 bhp @ 8,500 rpm
  • Max Torque
    11 Nm @ 7,000 rpm
  • Emission Standard
    BS-VI
  • Displacement
    124.45 cc
  • Cylinders
    1
  • Bore
    56 mm
  • Stroke
    50.5 mm
  • Valves Per Cylinder
    2
  • Compression Ratio
    10.3:1
  • Ignition
    DTS-i
  • 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
    12 litres
  • Reserve Fuel Capacity
    2.6 litres
  • Riding Range
    588 Km
  • Mileage - ARAI
    49 kmpl
  • Mileage - Owner Reported
    45 kmpl
  • Top Speed
    103 Kmph
  • Engine Type
    4 - stroke, SOHC 2-Valve, Air Cooled, BSVI Compliant DTS-i, EI Engine

Brakes, Wheels & Suspension

  • Braking System
    CBS
  • Front Brake Type
    Disc
  • Front Brake Size
    240 mm
  • Rear Brake Type
    Drum
  • Rear Brake Size
    130 mm
  • Calliper Type
    Dual Piston
  • Wheel Type
    Alloy
  • Front Wheel Size
    17 inch
  • Rear Wheel Size
    17 inch
  • Front Tyre Size
    80/100 - 17
  • Rear Tyre Size
    100/90 - 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
    Mono shocks

Dimensions & Chassis

  • Kerb Weight
    144 kg
  • Overall Length
    2,012 mm
  • Overall Width
    810 mm
  • Overall Height
    1,078 mm
  • Wheelbase
    1,353 mm
  • Ground Clearance
    179 mm
  • Seat Height
    805 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)
    Yes
  • 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
    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
    Bulb and Reflector
  • Brake/Tail Light
    LED Tail Lamp
  • Turn Signal
    Yes
  • Pass Light
    Yes
  • Additional features
    Split Grab Rails

What’s new in Pulsar NS125?

After launching NS200 and NS160, Bajaj launched this third member to its NS family.

Bajaj has always balanced the performance in all its additions. The same is with the entry segment NS125 motorcycle.

The Pulsar NS 125 gets to be the repeat of the highly popular Pulsar 125. So, it’s a good option for the riders looking to buy a value for money 125cc bike with amicable performance and sporty styling.

Targeting the budding riders and the young enthusiast, Pulsar NS125 gets performance rich with class-leading features.

As mentioned above, NS125 borrows the design and the style from its elder siblings, so no changes to the looks. The bike looks identical to NS200 and NS160, and that’s why Pulsar NS125 maintains the sporty charisma of the NS series.

The all-new Pulsar NS gets lighter yet powerful. Because of the DTSi engine, the motorcycle offers smoother power delivery and a good throttle response. The super powder delivery is because the bike meets BS6 norms.

Except for power, Pulsar NS125 does not entail any substantial changes. So, focusing on the powertrain, NS125 gets powered by a 124.45cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine, focusing on the powertrain.

The bike churns the power of 11.6 Ps and 11Nm of torque. The transmission includes a five-speed gearbox. Suspension duties get performed by conventional telescopic forks at the front and a rear mono-shock. Regardless of speed, the Nitrox mono-shock absorbers provide considerable stability to the rider.

Pulsar NS125 gets equipped with a comfortable seat height of 805 mm and weighs the scales at 144 Kg.

Like the earlier NS models, NS125 gets a semi-analogue digital instrument cluster.

Bajaj added a novel shade to NS125- orange. The colour gets new in the whole NS series. There’s no orange colour option available in NS200 and NS 160. Below you will get more details of the colour option available for Pulsar NS125.

Highlights of Bajaj Pulsar NS125

Design Of Pulsar NS125

Looking like a twin to its elder siblings, Pulsar 125 looks like NS 200 and NS160, except for a smaller engine, some different graphics, skinner tyres and a more slim swingarm.

Perhaps, the biggest compliment for the design could be the fact that it goes with time. Within the price range and the segment, no other bike look as sporty as the Pulsar 125.

The single headlight and twin-pilot lamps still look contemporary. Pulsar 125, though smallest in the range, the split grab rail and sharp-looking belly pan add to its sporty appeal.

The motorcycle gets equipped with a distinctive wolf eyed headlamp, a muscular 12-lite fuel tank, chunky body, split seat setup, and twin LED tail lamps.

The skinny tyres and slim telescopic fork proportions do not go right with the body of the bike, but it’s not the deal-breaker. The updated graphics on the bike has done their job to make it go with time.

The wheels design with a neat tail section is the biggest highlight of the NS’ look to make NS125 stand out in the crowd. A decent fit and finish and the tight panel gaps across the NS125 make it more appealing.

Getting positioned as an entry-level 125cc bike in the NS segment, its design grabs the attention of young enthusiasts.

Combining above all points, the Pulsar NS125 gets a mind-blowing streetfighter look without getting overly muscular or flamboyant.

Colour Options and Variants for Pulsar NS125

NS125 comes in four colours-

  • Pewter Grey
  • Beach Blue
  • Fiery Orange
  • Burnt Red

Fiery Orange is the new addition shade to the NS series. You will not get orange colour in NS125’s elder siblings- NS200 and NS160.

All the available shades get matching rim strips on the alloy wheels.

There’s only one variant for Pulsar NS125:

  • Bajaj Pulsar NS 125 STD

Engine and Transmission Of Pulsar 125

According to Bajaj, Pulsar NS125 gets the most powerful bike in its segment, barring the KTM 125 Duke (which is almost 75% costly than NS125).

Pulsar NS125 gets powered by a 124cc, four-valve air-cooled engine housed in the bike’s perimeter frame.

The motor churns out 12bhp power at 8500rpm and 11Nm torque at 7000rpm. This figure gets minutely higher than Bajaj’s regular 125’s figure of 11.8bhp and 10.8 Nm, but slightly less than KTM’s pair output (15bhp and 12Nm)

NS125 gets a similar engine casing as that of NS160. The single-cylinder air-cooled engine doesn/t feature fuel injection. The engine employes the electronic carburettor that keeps cost in check.

The motor of the NS 125 gets mated to a 5-speed transmission. As per Bajaj claim, a power-to-weight ratio gets 83.3PS per ton that’s one of the best in the segment.

Braking, Suspension, and Hardware of Pulsar NS125

The brakings hardware include a single 240mm petal disc at the front and a 130mm drum setup at the rear.

The suspension duties get performed by a telescopic fork and a preload-adjustable rear Nitrox shock absorber.

Pulsar 125 rolls on 17-inch alloy wheels looking identical to the ones on the Pulsar NS160. But the wheels get skinnier MRF tyres that get 8-section at the front and 100-section at the rear.

NS125 weighs 144 kg. So, it’s lighter than the Pulsar NS160.

The ground clearance of NS125 is 179mm, so it’s perfect for a ride on Indian roads. In addition, with the 12-litre fuel tank capacity, you need not get the bike re-fuelled at short intervals.

The 805 mm seat height and 1,353mm long wheelbase give comfort while riding the bike.

Features Of Pulsar NS125

To favour the sportiness, the Pulsar NS125 get featured with a sleek wolf-inspired headlamp and twin pilot lights, identical to the NS160 and NS200. The taillamp gets LED, whereas the indicators are bulbs.

As Pulsar NS 125 is a sub-125cc bike, so it comes with CBS instead of ABS.

Apart from certain modernities, NS125 lack:

  • LED headlight or a full-digital dash,
  • Range indicator and gear position indicator on the semi-digital console

Some of the essential features of Pulsar NS125 include:

  • Split Seat with Split Grab Rails
  • LED taillamps
  • DTS-i Engine
  • Bikini body fairing
  • Single Down Tube Lightweight Chassis
  • Clip-on handlebars
  • Digital-Analogue Instrument Console
  • 240mm Ventilated Front Disc Brake
  • Single Down Tube Lightweight Chassis
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Electric Starter
  • Digital-Analogue Instrument Console

Top 3 Competitors of Pulsar NS125

In 125cc class, the new Pulsar NS125 stand against motorcycle in the market. With its features, performance, specification, and even built, Pulsar NS125 gets preferred by many riders.

Bajaj Pulsar NS125 gives a tough competition to bikes like:

  • BS6 Honda Shine
  • Honda SP125
  • Hero Glamour 125

Let’s see in-depth how NS125 differs from the other bikes of the same segment:

Pulsar NS125 vs. BS6 Honda CB Shine

Price: Pulsar NS125- Rs. 98,234

Honda CB Shine- Rs. 72,787

Design: Pulsar NS125 look identical to NS200 and NS160. So, it continues to look sporty. The grey coloured alloy wheels makes it unique.

Honda CB Shine gets simple looks. The 3D emblem gives it a premium feel. The chrome bits on the side panel and neat graphics give it a sporty appeal.

Engine: Pulsar NS125 gets a 125cc air-cooled DTS-i engine. The bike generates a power of 12bhp and 11Nm of torque and gets 5-speed gear transmission. NS125 gets equipped with a 12-litre fuel tank.

However, Honda CB Shine gets powered by a 125 cc Honda engine with Optimax technology. CB Shine generates power of 10.3PS and 10.5 Nm of torque. It gets a fuel tank of 10.5-litre capacity.Colours and Variants: NS125 comes in four colours and one variant. However, CB shine comes in Four colours and two variants.

Pulsar NS125 vs. Honda SP125

Price: Pulsar NS125- Rs. 98,234

Honda SP125- Rs. 78,381

Design: As Pulsar NS125 look identical to NS200 and NS160, it continues to look sporty. The grey coloured alloy wheels makes it unique. The headlamps, muscular fuel tank add to its appeal.

Honda SP125 gets a sporty look. The sharp-looking headlamp, muscular tank with extension, and vibrant body graphics with paint scheme add to its sportiness.

Engine: Pulsar NS125 gets a 124.4cc air-cooled DTS-i engine. The bike generates a power of 12bhp and 11Nm of torque and gets 5-speed gear transmission. NS125 gets a 12-litre fuel tank.

Honda SP125 gets a 124cc air-cooled SI engine. It generates power of 10.8
PS and 10.9 Nm torque. CB Shine gets an 11-litre fuel tank.

Colours and Variants: NS125 comes in four colours and one variant. However, Honda SP125 comes in four colours and two variants.

Pulsar NS125 vs. Hero Glamour 125

Price: Pulsar NS125- Rs. 98,234

Honda SP125- Rs. 74,900

Design: Pulsar NS125 borrows its look from NS200 and NS160, so it continues to look sporty. The grey coloured alloy wheels makes it unique. The headlamps, muscular fuel tank add to its appeal. The sporty charisma makes it appealing for the budding riders.

Hero Glamour 125 gets familiar with a stylish design. The styling enhancement gets a big headlight cowl with a front cover for the instrument console. The multi-coloured graphics make it sporty and more appealing. The front cowl includes a plastic panel with a 3D ‘Hero’ logo.

Engine: Pulsar NS125 gets a 124.4cc air-cooled DTS-i engine. The bike generates a power of 12bhp and 11Nm of torque. Its motor gets mated with 5-speed gear transmission. NS125 gets a 12-litre fuel tank.

Hero Glamour 125 gets a 124.7 cc air-cooled engine. It churns out the power of 10.72PS and 10.6 Nm torque. Hero Glamour 125 gets an 11-litre fuel tank.

Colours and Variants: NS125 comes in four colours and one variant. However, Hero Glamour 125 comes in seven colours and eight variants.

How Bajaj Pulsar NS125 Differs From Pulsar 125?

Though both the bikes belong to the same 125cc segment of Bajaj, there exist considerable differences between the two. Pulsar NS125 tends to be a more premium offering from Bajaj when compared to regular Pulsar 125.

Price: The premium offering Pulsar NS 125 gets more costly than Pulsar 125. Pulsar NS125 gets priced at Rs. 98,234, whereas Pulsar 125 gets priced at Rs. 77,843 (ex-showroom Delhi). So that’s a massive difference in the cost of both the bikes.

Engine: Pulsar NS125 gets powered by a 125cc BS6 DTS-i air-cooled engine. It churns out a power of 12Ps and 11Nm torque.

Pulsar 125 also gets a 124.4cc DTS-i engine, delivering power of 11.8PS power and 10.8Nm of torque.

Design: There’s much difference between the design of both motorcycles. Pulsar NS125 follows the same design as the NS family. It gets a wolf-eye-inspired exterior design complemented by sharp-looking body panels.

On the other hand, Pulsar 125 follows the traditional; Pulsar styling. It features a basic design with a large headlamp with a minimal bikini fairing and blacked-out components.

Features: Both lack ABS safety features. NS125 entails a rigid perimeter frame and Nitrox mono-shock absorber. Whereas, Pulsar 125 includes a perimeter frame and Twin Gas Shock.

Compare of Pulsar NS125

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  • 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
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  • Pulsar NS 125
  • Pulsar NS125
  • ₹ 1.05 Lakh
    ₹ 1.04 Lakh
    ₹ 1.05 Lakh
    ₹ 1.05 Lakh
    ₹ 99,987
    ₹ 1.05 Lakh
  • 124.45 cc
  • 11 Nm @ 7,000 rpm
  • 11.6 bhp @ 8,500 rpm
  • Petrol
  • 12 litres
  • Air Cooled
  • 144 kg
  • 80/100 - 17
  • 100/90 - 17
  • 49 kmpl
  • Alloy
  • Disc
  • Drum
  • 4 - stroke, SOHC 2-Valve, Air Cooled, BSVI Compliant DTS-i, EI Engine
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  • Honda Shine
  • ₹ 78,031
    ₹ 77,378
    ₹ 78,429
    ₹ 80,291
    ₹ 78,763
    ₹ 78,031
  • 124 cc
  • 11 Nm @ 6,000 rpm
  • 10.59 bhp @ 7,500 rpm
  • Petrol
  • 10.5 litres
  • Air Cooled
  • 114 kg
  • 80/100 - 18
  • 80/100 - 18
  • 65 kmpl
  • Alloy
  • Drum
  • Drum
  • Air Cooled, 4 Stroke, BS-VI Engine
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  • Hero Glamour
  • Hero Glamour
  • ₹ 85,338
    ₹ 84,838
    ₹ 83,888
    ₹ 87,838
    ₹ 86,888
    ₹ 85,838
  • 124.7 cc
  • 10.6 Nm @ 6,000 rpm
  • 10.72 bhp @ 7,500 rpm
  • Petrol
  • 10 litres
  • Air Cooled
  • 122 kg
  • 80/100 - 18
  • 100/80 - 18
  • 55.8 kmpl
  • Alloy
  • Drum
  • Drum
  • Air cooled, 4 - stroke
  • View more
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Expert Reviews for Pulsar NS125

  • Bajaj has applied its NS formula to the 125cc segment and launched Pulsar NS125. By downsizing the engine, Bajaj engineers housed it in the larger perimeter frame of elder siblings.

  • The smallest yet powerful in the NS lineup, Pulsar NS125, gets an affordable price. The review will help you find why you should and why you should or should not buy NS125.

  • DESIGN: Visually, there’s no substantial difference between Pulsar NS125 and other NS models. It looks like the twin of NS200 and NS160. It gets the same ‘Bumblebee’ style headlamp, edged tail section, muscular fuel tank with split seat, and split tail lamp.

    To distinguish it from the two NS models, Bajaj has added an orange shade to NS 125 with a tint of red which looks cool under sunlight. The bike also carries NS 125 logo.

    The built quality of NS 125 gets better when compared to others of the same segment.

  • COMFORT: Now coming to comfort, firstly it’s a sporty commuter. So, it offers a comfortable riding position. The 805mm seat height adds to the comfort of riding, even for the short height people.

    The soft cushion and high-quality seat material make it comfy. But in longer rides, it starts to feel firm. Despite its heaviest weight in the segment (144 Kg), it can get handled with ease.

    NS125 delivers the best ride quality, even in traffic. This quality of the bike makes it unique. With NS125, you can smoothly filter through traffic.

  • PERFORMANCE: Pulsar NS125 delivers a power of 11.6bhp and torque of 11Nm with a 124.4cc air-cooled engine. The figures aren’t massive, yet it gives you a good performance.

    The motor revs smoothly to 900rpms. NS125 do not get stressed reaching the triple digits. Instead, it gets refined and smooth-reviving with a slight buzz at the footpegs.

    The clutch feel gets light and natural with appropriate gear ratios. The Pulsar NS125 gets slightly low highway fuel efficiency delivery 50kmpl mileage. But, it gets a lot better in cities delivering power mileage of 60kmpl.

    With the 12-litre fuel tank, you can go for a long ride (roughly around 560Km) without needing it to get re-fuelled at regular intervals. The e-carb technology of the bike and the five-adjustable monoshock differentiates it from others in the segment.

    Focussing on braking, the front end with 240mm disc sometimes feel crisp. At the rear, there are no disc brakes, and you have to make up 130 mm drum brakes.

    Despite all pros and cons, Pulsar NS125 makes it stand among the crowd. The real-world performance of NS125 satisfies the need of every rider.

Conclusion

The all-new inclusion of Pulsar NS125 in the NS lineup gets appealing to the budding riders looking for a sporty bike in the segment.

As NS125 combines the aspirational features of NS200 and NS160, it grabs the attention of even first-time sport biking enthusiasts.

Because of the Nitrox mono-shock absorbers, you get significant stability regardless of speed. Though the bike lags a bit in braking hardware and some features, it gets preferred by many riders.

The smooth and energetic engine provides good handling both in cities and highways. You also get great mileage at an affordable price. Unlike traditional commuters, Bajaj Pulsar NS125 gets sharp styling and greater sporty appeal.

So, considering all the plus and minus of Pulsar NS125, it can get concluded that NS125 gives a unique and distinctive experience in the 125cc segment.

FAQs Regarding Bajaj Pulsar NS125?

Is the Pulsar NS125 engine the same as KTM 125 Duke?

No, the engine of both bikes differ considerably. Though both motorcycles belong to 125cc, NS125 gets an air-cooled unit, and KTM 125 Duke gets a liquid-cooled unit.

What’s the on-road price of Pulsar NS125?

Including all the RTO charges and insurance, the on-road price of Pulsar NS125 starts at Rs. 1,15,860 (Delhi).

Is Pulsar NS125, a good buy?

With Pulsar NS125, you have punchy performance, that too in the 125cc segment. The motorcycle gets compliant with a 124.4cc single-cylinder, air-cooled DTS-i engine. Better hardware with essential features make it worth buy.

What’s the start type of Pulsar NS125?

Pulsar NS125 gets both kick and self start.

What’s the tyre type in Bajaj Pulsar NS125?

The tyre type of Bajaj Pulsar is Tubeless.

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