Bajaj’s Pulsar 125 BS6 is the most powerful 125cc product in the commuter motorcycle segment
It was only recently that we shared an image of a Bajaj Pulsar 125 BS6 ‘Split Seat’ variant at a dealership in Bihar. The Pulsar ‘125’ is the entry-level model line in Bajaj Auto’s popular Pulsar series and is currently available only in ‘Neon’ avatars at a starting price of Rs 70,000 ex-showroom (Delhi). The Split Seat or dual-seat variant is the highest choice among the ‘Pulsar 125’ line.
Prices of the 2020MY Bajaj Pulsar 125 BS6 Split Seat apparently start at roughly Rs 79,000 ex-showroom, Pune (for the drum variant). Delhi ex-showroom prices, which are mostly taken as reference, could be substantially lower at around Rs 74,000-76,000. Taking Pune pricing into consideration, the new Pulsar 125 BS6 Split Seat is dearer by Rs 9,000 over its BS4 counterpart. It also carries a premium of Rs 4,000 (same difference as before) over the disc-brake BS6 Bajaj Pulsar 125.
The previous 2019MY Bajaj Pulsar 125 BS4 Split Seat was sold only in a few markets such as Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and some Northeastern states. It seems that Bajaj plans to sell the new Pulsar variant in more markets this time. Apart from its graphics and model stickering, the 2020MY Bajaj Pulsar 125 is near-identical to the more popular Pulsar 150 Split Seat variant. Here is a video (in Hindi) by YouTube channel Patna Bikes on the new Bajaj Pulsar 125 Split Seat BS6 in Neon theme:
In comparison to the familiar single-seat Pulsar 125 BS6 Neon, changes in the Split Seat variant extend to an engine cowl, revised graphics, split grab rails and of course, dual-seat configuration. Meanwhile, common equipment includes wolf-eyed headlamps, split-LED taillamp, 6-spoke alloy wheels shod with tubeless tyres (80/100R17 and 100/90R17); clip-on handlebars, 240mm front disc, 5-step Nitrox rear shock absorbers, etc.
It does not come with a single-channel ABS unit (since Indian motor vehicle regulations do not require a 125cc motorcycle to have ABS) but boasts of Anti-Skid braking technology, which is Bajaj’s version of Combi-Braking System (CBS). The Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon BS6 has a kerb weight of 140kg and could be lighter than its Split Seat avatar. Fuel tank capacity remains the same 15 litres.
Powering Bajaj’s current BS6-compliant Pulsar 125 line is a 124.4cc air-cooled single-cylinder DTS-engine, good for 12bhp @ 8,500rpm and 11Nm @ 6,500rpm while mated to a 5-speed transmission. It is the most powerful 125cc offering in India’s commuter motorcycle segment. The most powerful 125cc products in the country are obviously the KTM 125 Duke and RC 125.