Bajaj Pulsar 125 Vs Hero Glamour Vs Honda CBShine

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Recently, Bajaj launched the all-new Pulsar 125 Neon at a price of INR 66,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi). This new bike is mostly based on the Pulsar 150 Neon but gets a smaller engine, which means it now sits in the 125cc commuter segment. The other well-known 125cc commuter bikes in this segment include the Hero Glamour and the Honda CBShine. On paper, the new Pulsar 125 is slightly more powerful than its competition and is priced higher too. Let’s have a look at how the new Pulsar 125 compares against its competitors in the already popular 125cc commuter segment:

Bajaj Pulsar 125 vs rivals


In terms of exterior dimensions, the Bajaj Pulsar 125 is the biggest in length, wheelbase and ground clearance, while the Hero Glamour is the widest and tallest in this segment. On the positive side, the Pulsar 125 also gets the biggest fuel tank, while the Glamour gets the smallest of the three. On the other hand, the Honda CBShine is the shortest and the lightest bike in the segment making it quite agile in city traffic.

Bajaj Pulsar 125Hero GlamourHonda CBShine
Length (mm)205520232012
Width (mm)755766762
Height (mm)106010911090
Wheelbase (mm)132012621266
Ground Clearance (mm)165159157
Kerb Weight (kg)140125123
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)11.51010.5

Pulsar 125 Neon Review front right


Talking about the chassis, the Pulsar 125 gets a double cradle chassis just like the Hero Glamour, while the CBShine gets a diamond type frame. All the bikes are also available with a front drum brake and rear drum brake as standard, however, the top variants of the Pulsar 125 and CBShine get the option of front disc brakes. The front telescopic suspension is also common among these bikes but for the rear suspension, the Pulsar 125 gets a pair of dual gas shocks, while the other two get hydraulic spring set-ups.

Bajaj Pulsar 125Hero GlamourHonda CBShine
FrameDouble CradleTubular Double CradleDiamond
Front SuspensionTelescopicTelescopicTelescopic
Rear SuspensionTwin Gas Shocks5-step adjustable Hydraulic SpringHydraulic Spring
Front Brake240mm Disc / 170mm Drum240mm Disc240mm Disc / 130mm Drum
Rear Brake130mm Drum130mm Drum130mm Drum
Front Tyre80/100 x 1780/100 x 1880/100 x 18
Rear Tyre100/100 x 1790/90 x 1880/100 x 18

Hero MotoCorp – Glamour Side


Mechanically, the most powerful bike in this segment is the Pulsar 125, as it gets the most powerful engine and is also paired with a sporty 5-speed gearbox. On the other hand, the CBShine and Glamour are paired with commuter-friendly 4-speed gearboxes.

Bajaj Pulsar 125Hero GlamourHonda CBShine
Displacement (cc)124.4124.7124.7
Power (PS @ RPM)12 @ 8,50011.6 @ 7,50010.3 @ 7,500
Torque (Nm @ RPM)11 @ 6,50011 @ 6,00010.3 @ 5,500

limited edition cb shine


Talking about price, the most affordable bike in the segment is the Hero Glamour, while the most expensive is the Bajaj Pulsar 125 followed by the Honda CBShine, as the second most expensive in this segment.

Bajaj Pulsar 125Hero Glamour (top-variant)Honda CBShine (top-variant)
Prices (Ex-showroom, Delhi)INR 66,618INR 63,627INR 65,750
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