We previously reported that Bajaj was gearing up to launch the split-seat variant of the Pulsar 125. Confirming the same, Bajaj has launched it at INR 79,091 ex-showroom, Delhi for the disc brake version. If we leave the more premium KTM Duke 125, the Pulsar 125 is the sportiest offering in the 125cc category and enjoys popularity which comes associated with the ‘Pulsar’ brand name. It serves as the entry point in the Pulsar family and has now received a minor update.
Besides the presence of a sportier-looking split seat setup, this variant of the Pulsar 125 BS6 also gets other additional elements such as a belly pan, split-type pillion grab rail and edgy graphics similar to the Pulsar 150. And just like other variants, the top-end model will get a 3D variant logo on the rear cowl, neon coloured streak on the black alloy wheels, and clip-on handlebars.
The new Pulsar 125 Split Seat is powered by the same 125cc BS6 DTS-i engine. It is responsible for delivering 11.8 PS of maximum power at 8,500 rpm and 10.8 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. It comes mated to a five-speed gearbox. The suspension setup comprises telescopic forks up front and dual gas-charged shock absorbers at the rear. Braking is taken care of by a disc-drum combination along with a combined braking system.
As of now, the Pulsar 125 will be available at certain select dealerships only, at least initially. The Bajaj Pulsar 125 with split seats is definitely expected to grab attention for customers. The split-seat configuration offers the bike a more sporty stance and style.
Features on offer
In terms of features, Pulsar 125 Neon split-seat variant will come equipped with a semi-digital instrument panel that includes an analogue counter for the tachometer and a digital display for readouts like speed, trip meter, fuel gauge, etc. While the tank shrouds were a feature exclusive to this variant during the BS4 period, they have become part of standard equipment across the Pulsar 125 range with the switch to BS6.
Its braking equipment includes a 240 mm disc at the front and a 130 mm drum brake at the rear. The brakes work in conjunction with CBS for enhanced safety. The suspension kit on the bike includes conventional telescopic front forks and twin gas shock absorbers at the rear.
Commenting on the launch, Mr Sarang Kanade, President, Bajaj Auto said, “We are excited to bring out a new Pulsar 125cc variant offering. Pulsar 125 launched in August last year, soon became one of the fastest-growing Pulsar variants with more than 1 lac bikes sold within 1st 6 months of launch. The new Pulsar 125 Split Seat will attract premium commuter segment customers who have always wanted to buy a sporty motorcycle with outstanding performance, style, and thrill at an amazing price point. While the last few months have been testing times for both the industries and consumers alike, we hope the new Pulsar 125 Split Seat variant will re-ignite consumer interests and receive an equal amount of love, admiration and acceptance such as that of the Pulsar 125.”
Priced at Rs 79 091, the new Pulsar 125 split seat will be available in Neon Green (on Matte Black), Black Silver & Black Red colour options across all Bajaj Auto dealerships in India.