The Bajaj Pulsar is one of the most popular ranges of Indian motorcycles across the globe
Over the past few months, Bajaj Auto has been busy updating its most demanded products to BS6 emission specifications, ahead of the deadline on 1 April 2020. The new range of BS6 products also includes the Pulsar range, which is easily the most popular name in the Indian brand’s portfolio. Bajaj’s export operations are quite strong and for the same reason, the Pulsar range is one of the most popular ranges of Indian motorcycles available around the world.
Now, the Russian market has received the new Bajaj Pulsar NS 125 in new colours at a starting price of 117,000 rubles or roughly Rs 1.27 lakh. Bajaj Russia is also offering 50 per cent down payment and zero per cent overpayment for a period of nine months. Only limited units of the NS 125 are available. Interestingly, the entry-level sports commuter is not available on the Indian market.
The Bajaj Pulsar NS 125 first made its debut in Poland about two years ago. From then, rumours of it coming to the Indian market have prevailed, but without result. Compared to the Poland-spec NS 125, the Russian model comes in four colours: White, Yellow, Red and Black; each with a grey backing. Poland does not get the motorcycle in yellow.
The Bajaj Pulsar NS 125 is powered by a 125cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine that makes around 12bhp and 11Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The Russian-spec NS 125 is equipped with a 240mm disc brake at the front and 130mm drum unit at the rear. The motorcycle features CBS (Combined Braking System) and has a dry weight of just 125kg. Fuel tank capacity stands at 10.5 litres.
At present, Bajaj Russia has six motorcycles on offer: Boxer (BM125X and BM150X), Pulsar NS125, Pulsar 180, Pulsar NS200, Dominar 400 and Avenger 220 DTS-i (Cruise and Street). In addition to these, Bajaj also sells the Qute quadricycle (which the Russian page has referred to as an ATV for some reason) alongside the Maxima diesel three-wheeler cargo vehicle (dubbed as a tricycle).
Bajaj Russia was formed in 2015 with the Pulsar NS 200 as its first product. The products are distributed in the country by Russian-origin East West Motors which is also an important name in the Chinese motorcycle market. The Bajaj Pulsar is often marketed as the ‘World’s favourite Indian’ due to its prominent presence in over 55 countries across the globe.