Bajaj recently launched the Pulsar 125 Neon in the Indian market at Rs 64,000 making it the most affordable Pulsar currently on sale. We got to ride the motorcycle and were impressed by what it had to offer. Here’s a detailed image gallery from our first ride.
The Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon completely borrows its design and body panels from its bigger sibling, the Pulsar 150 Neon.
The only aspect that differentiates the motorcycle is the ‘125’ badging at the rear and the three colour schemes the bike is offered in.
It’s neutral set footpegs, clip-on handlebar, and an 800mm seat height offers an accessible and comfortable riding position.
It uses a double-down frame that houses a 124cc, single-cylinder engine. This unit has a similar bore as the Pulsar 150’s unit although with a smaller stroke.
The motor produces 12bhp of power and 11Nm of torque making it the most powerful and torquey motorcycle in the 125cc commuter class.
Braking duties on the Pulsar 125 is done by the 240mm disc brake at the front which could have done better by offering more bite and feel. For the rear, the bike incorporates a drum brake and gets CBS as standard.
Meanwhile, the telescopic forks up front and twin shocks at the rear make it an easily manoeuvrable and agile motorcycle. And while the ride quality on the Pulsar 125 isn’t plush, it isn’t jarring either.
In terms of features, the motorcycle comes with a part-digital-part analogue instrument cluster that displays all vital information. It also sports white backlit switchgear and a combined braking system.