Bajaj Auto has launched the new Bajaj Pulsar NS125 in India and it is priced at Rs. 93,690 (ex-showroom, Delhi). This is the first 125 cc bike that the company has launched in its ‘NS’ or naked sport range and will be positioned as the entry-level performance model after the NS200 and the NS160. Bajaj says that the NS125 is aimed at young enthusiasts. The NS125 will be offered in four colour options that are Pewter Grey, Beach Blue, Fiery Orange and Burnt Red. Bajaj says that the NS125 is the most powerful bike in its segment, barring the KTM 125 Duke of course.
The Pulsar NS125 gets a 124.45 cc BS6 DTS-i engine that makes 11.82 bhp at 8,500 rpm and peak torque output is rated at 11 Nm at 7,000 rpm. The engine is paired to a 5-speed gearbox. Braking hardware consists of a 240 mm disc up front and a 130 mm drum at the rear. The motorcycle weighs 144 kg, which is on the heavier side for a 125 cc bike.
The new Pulsar NS125 has a ground clearance of 179 mm, which is adequate for Indian roads. With a fuel tank capacity of 12 litres, the Pulsar NS125 will have a decent range, not requiring filling up at regular intervals. The motorcycle gets telescopic forks up front and nitrox monoshock at the rear, similar to the Pulsar 125. The Pulsar NS125 has a power-to-weight ratio of 82 bhp/tonne, which is one of the best in its segments. Bajaj says that the Pulsar NS125 can do the 0-60 kmph sprint in 5.1 seconds.