Pune-based home-grown manufacturer Bajaj Auto is known for making versatile motorcycles, ranging from entry-level commuters to sports motorcycles and even sports-tourers. A few days back Bajaj Auto has launched its first set of BS6 motorcycles in India which included the BS6 compliant Bajaj CT and Bajaj Platina. And now the company has launched its hot-selling sporty commuter and India’s most favorite family sports bike in the budget, Pulsar 125. The 2020 Bajaj Pulsar 125 BS6 has been launched in India with prices starting at Rs 68,700 Ex-showroom.
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Pulsar has been a popular nameplate in the Indian two-wheeler market, and now it meets the new stringent BS6 emission norms. Earlier Bajaj used to offer the 125 Pulsar in two iterations namely Pulsar 125 Neon and Pulsar 125 Split seat, however only the former has been upgraded while there is no news whether the Split seat variant will be continued or not. Bajaj will offer the Pulsar 125 Neon in two variants: Pulsar 125 Standard with front disc and rear drum-drum unit and Pulsar 125 Twin-disc. The bikes have been launched at Rs 68,700 and Rs 73,000 Ex-showroom respectively, which makes it around 7000 rupees dearer than the current BS4 model.
The Pulsar 125 Neon gets a 124.4cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that churns out a maximum output of 12PS of power at 8500 RPM and 11Nm of peak torque at 6500 RPM, mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The motorcycle now complies with the stringent BS6 emission norms, thanks to the switch from a carburetor to fuel-injection technology, and a revised exhaust system.
It gets an 11.5-litre fuel tank and offers a decent mileage of around 50-60kmpl. The suspension duties are handled by telescopic front forks with 135mm of travel and twin rear nitrox gas-charged shock absorbers. The braking duties are handled by 260mm front disc while at the back it gets a 130mm drum brake. It also gets CBS for added safety.