Bajaj Auto’s entry-level Pulsar model, the Pulsar 125 is available in two variants in the Indian market. The two models are very similar to each other, although the more premium variant gets a few extra styling elements and it retails are a premium price tag. Here we explain the differences and the similarities between the Bajaj Pulsar 125 single-seat and Pulsar 125 split-seat variants.
Both variants pack a similar design that is inspired by the bigger Pulsar models. Thus, the Pulsar 125 range gets a body-coloured headlight cowl, a tinted visor, a muscular fuel tank with bolted shrouds, five-spoke alloy wheels, and a side-slung exhaust. The base version uses a single-piece seat and a one-piece pillion grabrail. The premium variant, on the other hand, gets split-style seats and a sportier pillion grabrail. This version also gets an engine cowl with matching graphics. Both variants get a halogen headlight with LED DRLs, an LED taillight, and a semi-digital instrument cluster.
The differences are limited to the styling changes mentioned above. Everything else is identical on both variants. Thus, the Pulsar 125 single-seat and Pulsar 125 split-seat variants carry similar paint options. The colour choices include three options – Solar Red, Neon Silver, and Neon Green.
The hardware on both variants include telescopic front forks and gas-charged twin rear springs to handle the suspension tasks. Both variants are available in drum and disc variants. The disc variant brings a disc brake on the front wheel. The safety net comprises combined braking system. The 17-inch alloy wheels get matching stripes and tubeless tyres.
The Pulsar 125 series is powered by a 124.4cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine. Linked to a five-speed gearbox, the motor is tuned to produce 11.64bhp at 8,500rpm and 10.8Nm of peak torque at 6,500rpm. While the power and torque output is identical, the single-seat variant is two kilogram lighter than the split-seat version (140kg vs 142kg - kerb weight).
The split-seat variant carries a marginal price premium over the single-seat version. Check out the complete price list (as on March 2022) below:
Pulsar 125 Drum: Rs 80,090
Pulsar 125 Disc: Rs 83,578
Pulsar 125 Split Seat Drum: Rs 82,701
Pulsar 125 Split Seat Disc: Rs 86,432
All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi