Bajaj Pulsar 125 to launch in India soon with styling from Pulsar 150
Bajaj Auto, which is the largest two-wheeler exporter in India is planning to introduce a 125cc version of Pulsar brand. Previously there were speculations that Bajaj Pulsar 125 will be just old Pulsar 135 LS with a 125cc heart. This kind of Pulsar is sold overseas with a name tag of Pulsar NS 125.
When we speak about India, if Bajaj dared to launch Pulsar 135 with a 125cc engine, it won’t sell. So Bajaj is doing what it must be doing, new reports suggest that the Pulsar maker will launch a new 125cc motorcycle with the styling cues taken from the elder brother Pulsar 150. Expect Pulsar 125 to sport Neon like paint scheme or a completely new makeover with graphics. No wait, our guess is that it will be a single paint scheme.
Even in the year 2019, a whole 18 years after the Pulsar brand was launched in India, thousands love Pulsar brand. This muscular design philosophy lies in the eyes of Indian youngsters. It is not just some kind of anticipation, sales figures support this truth.
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Nowadays people who are going to purchase a motorcycle are actually looking only for visual appeal. The focus on the engine is long gone into the wind, no actually care about what is that thing which runs the machine. Same can be suggested by the unpredicted high sales of KTM 125 Duke despite having a staggeringly high price.
However, Bajaj is doing this for a reason. And the reason is the high prices of 150cc bikes due to inclusion of ABS. The Pulsar 125 would fill in the gap when priced at Rs 60,000 to Rs 65,000 ex-showroom. A price tag of Rs 64,000 can be a perfect fit as Discover 125 is priced at Rs 61,750. Bajaj will not launch Drum brake equipped Pulsar as it would kill its sporty appeal.
Bajaj Pulsar 125 to have more power than Discover 125
The international version of Pulsar 125 is powered by a single-cylinder 125cc engine with 4-valve head. This powerplant churns out 13bhp at 9000rpm and 11.4Nm torque at 7500rpm. The engine is rev happy by looking at the power and torque band. It is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. Expect some changes to the engine for the Indian market.
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