Bajaj Pulsar 125 split seat has been launched at a price of Rs 79,091 (ex-showroom Delhi). Ahead in the article why was this update necessary. Also, know why Bajaj introduced this variant?
This bike gets a few design changes. The biggest change is the split seat setup with split grab rails. Also, an engine cowl has been introduced. Apart from these changes the only other change is the colour. This bike has to be kept basic because of its price restrictions.
What’s the reason?
The biggest reason for this update is to offer a variant to the 125cc lineup. This variant to the 125cc lineup will sit at the top of the lineup. Now the 125cc lineup has the Neon Edition, the standard variant and lastly the Split seat variant. All these variants give a choice to the customers and choose a product according to their budget while not missing out on the variants that are offered on the higher variants.
So will it cannibalize the higher variants? No, as the variants offered on the higher displacement bikes have the key features that differentiate them. So at Rs 79, 091 (ex-showroom Delhi) This bike is not expected to eat into the sales of the Bajaj Pulsar 150.
Bajaj 125 cc Engine
The Bajaj Pulsar 125 BS6 engine is a 124.4cc engine. It is an air-cooled unit with fuel injection which makes it BS6 compliant. The bike makes a power of 11.6 bhp. The engine has a torque of 11 Nm. This 125cc engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Having a 5-speed gearbox gives it an edge over the other 125cc commuters. But it does fall back when compared with the sporty 125cc bike like the KTM 125.
The braking is managed by a disc at the front. It does not get ABS but has combined braking as standard. The front gets telescopic forks whereas the rear has gas-charged shock absorbers. The bike is offered in 3 colour options – Matte Black Neon Green. Black Silver and the Iconic Black Red. We were expecting Bajaj to offer more colours to this variant but they might have kept it limited to keep the cost in check.