Bajaj Auto almost a few months back launched the entry-level 125cc variant of Pulsar with two variants – drum and disc, and now due to low demand, it seems that the two-wheeler maker has quietly discontinued the former variant .
Launched in August this year at an ex-showroom price of Rs 64,000, Bajaj has taken the drum variant of the Pulsar 125 off its website, which now makes the disc variant of the Pulsar 125 the most affordable offering under the Pulsar moniker. Starting price of Rs 66,618 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The slight price difference in both the variants made the buyers opt for the disc variant of the bike.
Moreover, it also seems that Bajaj has discontinued the Solar Red and Platinum Silver paint schemes for the Pulsar 125, which can now only be had with the Neon Blue color option.
Pulsar 125:- The Pulsar 125 is powered by a 124.4 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that makes 12 PS of maximum power at 8,500 rpm along with 11 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm, and comes mated to a 5-speed transmission. . The engine is the only component that differentiates the 125 cc variant from the bigger Pulsar 150 cc Neon.
Bajaj has earlier also confirmed that it will keep the Pulsar 125 using the carburetor even after the BS6 deadline, hence saving on the cost of equipping it with the fuel-injection system. The 125cc engine also means that there is no need to install ABS system in the bike, and it works with a Combined Braking System (CBS), further keeping in mind the cost of the cheapest bike in the Pulsar lineup.
To top it off, the 150cc Pulsar will face further hike in prices considering the fact that it will need to be updated with a BS6-compliant fuel-injected engine. As of now, Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon is up against the likes of Hero Glamor 125, Honda CB Shine SP in the Indian market.