Bajaj was one of the very first companies that re-established how affordability and good performance could go hand in hand. It has been one of the most prevalent, consistent and the most recognized bikes in the Nepali and Indian Market.
The bike's design is actually identical in terms of appearance to the Pulsar 150. The overall structural design, dimensions, equipment, brakes, and even tires are identical to each other. This is why the 125 gets bright accents all around, along with an analogue-digital instrument cluster and clip-on handlebars, which is a feature that was introduced first in the segment. The muscular tank with aerodynamic fairings, twin-tone decals and stickers adds a sporty touch along with the wolf-eyed halogen headlamps, bulb parking lights, alloy wheels and stylish LED tail lamp which further highlights the sporty characteristics of the bike.
ENGINE AND PERFORMANCE
The Bajaj Pulsar 125 is powered by a 124.4cc 4 Stroke, SOHC 2-Valve, Twin Spark DTS-i engine. It has a carburetor engine with an emission standard of BS4 and an air cooled cooling system. It can generate a max power of 11.8PS at 8500rpm and a max torque of 10.8Nm at 6500rpm. Bajaj has reduced its cubic capacity to a bit under 125 by shortening the stroke to 50.5mm from 60.7mm. The bore, on the other hand, is identical at 56.0mm. It is mated to a 5-speed gearbox with an 11.5L fuel tank which gives a mileage of 60 kmpl, considered the highest in the segment. Its top speed goes up to 110km/hr but the engine is the most efficient when operated at 80km/hr.
The dimensions of this beast of a bike includes ground clearance of 165mm and a seat height of 785mm which is comfortable to ride on any given terrain. The bike’s tubeless tyres measure at front tyre 80/100-17 disc and rear tyre 100/90-17 drum. The front tyre is equipped with a mud guard and a mud flag where both the alloy wheels are designed with platinum and silver accents on their rims. Due to its amazing Unified Braking System (UBS), it is categorized among the safe commuter bikes of the market. The Suspension Setup includes a Telescopic With Anti Friction Bush and Twin Suspension with Nitrox shock absorber, offers a plush ride and comfort to both rider and pillion seats.
Similar to the other Pulsar bikes, this 125cc variant also has features such as saree guard, steel silencer cover and a chain cover. That’s why being 15 kgs heavier than other bikes in the segment, it still doesn’t compromise the handling and low-speed maneuverability. Regardless of the light handling as other bikes in its segment, it is still a very easy-to-ride bike.
Bajaj has been the reigning leader of the commuter segment bikes. Always excelling on looks and performance, Bajaj has consistently maintained its pricing to the minimum. It’s a very comfortable motorcycle to ride around town. Unlike the other 125cc motorcycles, it feels more stable while cruising or going over bad patches. Due to these reasons Bajaj’s variant of the 125cc bike is the best among all the competitors in the industry.
Priced at Rs. 2,46,900, this price is value for what this bike has to offer. The Pulsar 125 comes in three color variants of blue, red and silver. A new and refined windshield, attractive 3D stickers and a light switch indicator are some features not available in the pulsar 125. It may not have the most extraordinary propositions but with all the features it has, it is enough to make the Pulsar brand even more popular among the bikes in the Nepali market.