The new Pulsar 125 Neon becomes the most affordable model in the Pulsar family.
Bajaj has expanded its Pulsar product family by launching a new entry-level model, the Pulsar 125 Neon. Launched in two variants, the drum brake derivative is priced at ₹ 64,000 while the disc brake version (front disc only) carries a price tag of ₹ 66,618 (all prices are ex-showroom, Delhi).
Based on the images, the Pulsar 125 Neon features near-identical styling to its elder sibling, the Pulsar 150 Neon and even features like the clip-on handlebars, a counter-balancer (for lower vibrations at high speed), 240mm front disc, telescopic front suspension & dual gas shock rear suspension have been borrowed. However, it is powered by a 124.4cc single-cylinder air-cooled motor which develops 11.8bhp & 11Nm of torque and is mated to a five-speed gearbox.
Commenting on the launch, Mr Sarang Kanade, President at 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.'
The sub-125cc engine also allows the Pulsar 125 Neon to comply with the safety regulations with a Combi-Brake System (CBS), instead of the more expensive ABS unit found on the Pulsar 150. Further, due to a smaller motor, the Pulsar 125 Neon weighs around 4kg less (140kg) than its elder sibling but both models feature an identical 165mm ground clearance. Apart from the Neon Blue (Matte Black Base), the Pulsar 125 Neon will also be available in Solar Red and Platinum Silver.