Bajaj has launched the Pulsar NS125 at Rs 93,690. It sits below the Bajaj Pulsar NS160 in the company’s NS range.
The NS125 uses a 124.4cc, two-valve, air-cooled engine
Styling remains identical to the NS160 and NS200
It’s 7kg lighter than the NS160 at 144kg
Bajaj Pulsar NS125: engine and gearbox
With the arrival of the Pulsar NS125, Bajaj’s Pulsar line-up has grown to 10 models, while the NS range now consists of three models. Unlike the higher-capacity NS models, this one uses not only a smaller engine, but a simpler one. Powering this NS is a 124.4cc, air-cooled, two-valve unit that makes 12hp and 11Nm of torque.
The engine capacity and cooling method are identical to the unit on the standard Pulsar 125, but the power and torque figures have slight differences. We believe both bikes share the same engine with different tunes as it would help save costs. While the NS200’s engine shares similarities with the KTM’s 200cc one, that is not the case here. The Pulsar NS125’s engine also comes paired to a 5-speed gearbox.
Bajaj Pulsar NS125: chassis, suspension and brakes
The NS125 uses a perimeter frame that uses a telescopic fork and monoshock for suspension. It also uses a 80/100-17 at the front and 100/90-17 tyre at the rear. Braking, meanwhile, is carried out by a 240mm disc up front and 130mm drum at the rear. Unlike the NS160, the NS125 can’t be optioned with a disc brake at the rear. The NS125 is also 7kg lighter than the NS160 at 144kg. Other dimensions like the ground clearance, seat height and wheelbase are 179mm, 805mm and 1,353mm, respectively.
Bajaj Pulsar NS125: styling
What hasn’t changed is the styling. The NS125 looks identical to its larger siblings when it comes to the design. It sports the same smooth-flowing naked bike lines and most likely shares its body panels with the larger models. The fuel tank, for instance, appears to be the same unit and the spec sheet reveals that it has an identical capacity of 12 litres. The NS125 also features the same split seat. What it misses out on though are the updated colour schemes that have the frame and wheels finished in matte white.
Bajaj Pulsar NS125: price
At Rs 93,690, the NS125 costs around Rs 16,000 less than the NS160. However, it costs Rs 20,000 more than the standard Bajaj Pulsar 125.
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