The Pulsar NS 125 sits above the Pulsar 125 in Bajaj’s product portfolio. Powering the NS 125 is a 124cc air-cooled motor, which develops 12bhp and 11Nm – marginally higher than that of the Pulsar 125.
Bajaj has just expanded its 125cc product portfolio with the launch of the new Pulsar NS 125. The new naked offering from Bajaj is priced at Rs 93,690. In comparison, the Pulsar 125 carries a price tag of Rs 73,363 for the base trim and Rs 76,045 for the split seat iteration. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.
As the name suggests, the NS 125 has the same design cues as the rest of the NS models. From the V-shaped headlamp, fuel tank, and split seat to the 17-inch alloy wheels, every design detail is identical to the rest of the NS models. Around the back, the new 125cc offering has been fitted with an LED taillamp. Bajaj has launched the NS 125 with four colour options – Beach blue, Fiery Orange, Burnt Red, and Pewter Grey. As far as dimensions go, the NS 125 does have a few differences from its more powerful sibling, the NS 160. Here’s a look at the differences:
Providing firepower to the NS 125 is a simpler 124cc air-cooled two-valve unit, which produces 12bhp and 11Nm. While the displacement is identical to that of the Pulsar 125, the NS produces a wee bit more power and torque. That said, the NS 125 tips the scale at 144kg – that’s 4 kg heavier than the Pulsar 125. The engine comes paired with a 5-speed transmission.
Suspension duties on the NS 125 are performed by telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear. The Pulsar NS 125 sits on 17-inch wheels at both ends, which are wrapped by 80/100 rubber at the front and 100/90 at the rear. The stopping power comes from a 240mm disc at the front and a 130mm drum at the rear.
The NS 125 has now become the entry point into the NS family. The NS 160 is currently priced at Rs 1,11,834 (ex-showroom Delhi), which is roughly Rs 18,000 more than the NS 125. Interestingly, the NS 125, despite being similar in configuration to the Pulsar 125, demands Rs 17,000 more.