The Bajaj Pulsar 125 has garnered over 40,000 bookings since its launch in August 2019. The new Pulsar 125 is the entry-level motorcycle under Bajaj’s popular Pulsar umbrella and presents itself as a sporty option to those looking for a 125cc commuter. Bajaj’s idea of introducing the Pulsar brand in the 125cc category seems to have worked well, going by what the numbers suggest.
When it comes to hardware and styling, the Pulsar 125 is largely based on the Pulsar 150 Neon. Everything from the headlamp, fuel tank, side panels, and tail section is identical to the bigger Pulsar. And not just that, even the frame and suspension are the same as on the 150. So, in effect, the Pulsar 125 rides like a 150.
The engine is also the same as the 150, albeit with a reduced cubic capacity that was achieved by shortening the stroke from 60.7mm to 50.5mm. During our first ride review, we found that the Pulsar 125 feels notably sportier to ride than other 125cc commuter offerings, like the Honda CB Shine, for instance.
In addition to the Pulsar 125 Neon edition, Bajaj also sells a higher-spec variant with split seats, tank extensions and a belly pan. This version of the Pulsar 125 also features a regular chrome-finished tank badge and not the neon-coloured one like on the 125 Neon.