Pulsar Bajaj bikes are perhaps the most popular motorcycles to have come out of the Indian market in recent years, and it’s not hard to see why – they’re excellent value, boasting all-round performance that puts many more expensive models to shame. Two of the best models in this range are the Pulsar 125 and its newer sibling, the Pulsar NS125; which one is better? The answer can be quite complicated, so let’s take an in-depth look at these bikes and their specifications to find out!
Prices and Variants
The lowest priced variant of the bike Bajaj Pulsar 125 price starts at Rs. 80,090 and whereas the highest priced variant of the bike price of Rs. 86,432. The Bajaj Pulsar NS125 price starts from Rs. 99,770 and available in 1 variant. The most affordable variant of Bajaj Pulsar 125 comes with a Digital Twin Spark Ignition and has an air cooled engine, Bajaj Pulsar NS125 has a DTS-i ignition system and comes with an Air cooled engine which helps reduce maintenance cost in comparison to its predecessor’s engine which was air cooled. The Pulsar NS125 model a 1down 4 UP gearbox while the Pulsar 125 model also comes 1down 4 UP gearbox.
Specifications & Features
The Bajaj Pulsar are known to be fun to ride and are very affordable. Bajaj bikes aims to offer a variety of bikes that appeal to different target markets, so there’s a bike out there for everyone. The Bajaj Pulsar NS125 features higher ground clearance, a bigger seat height and a wider handlebar to accommodate riders of all sizes. The new fuel tank design ensures that the rider’s feet do not touch the ground while seated. The diamond-shaped headlight gives it a more streamlined appearance, while providing enhanced visibility.
Bajaj Pulsar 125 Specifications consists of Kerb Weight of 140 kg, Ground Clearance is 165 mm. Wheelbase is 1320 mm with Seat Height of 790 mm, Power (BHP) is 11.6 bhp @ 8,500 and Torque 11 Nm @ 6,500. The Bajaj Pulsar NS125 Specifications consists of Kerb Weight of 144 kg, Ground Clearance is 179 mm. Wheelbase is 1353 mm with Seat Height of 805 mm and Power (BHP) is 11.83 bhp @ 8,500 and Torque 11 Nm @ 7,000.
Bajaj Pulsar 125 features such as – Speedometer is Digital, Electric Start button, Tripmeter is Digital, Engine kill switch Yes, Headlight Halogen type, Alloy wheels and Pass Light. Bajaj Pulsar NS125 features such as – Speedometer is Digital, Electric Start button, Tripmeter is Digital, Engine kill switch Yes, Headlight Bulb and Reflector type, Alloy wheels spoke and Pass Light.
Dimensions and Chassis
The Bajaj Pulsar 125 and Bajaj Pulsar NS125 bikes share the same chassis type which is Single down tube. The wheelbase for Pulsar 125 is 1,320mm and 1355mm for Pulsar NS125. The only major difference between these two bikes models would be their engine sizes as the Baja NS125 has a 124.4cc engine while the Pulsar 124.45 cc engine. If you are looking for more horsepower, then you’ll want to go with the Pulsar. If you’re looking for a more affordable price then go with the NS125 or if your budget is tight then look at used models of either bike model to save some money.
The Bajaj Pulsar 125 Dimensions is 2055 mm in length, 755 mm in width and 1060 mm in height with a wheelbase of 1320 mm, it weighs approximately 140kg. The Bajaj Pulsar NS125 Dimensions are 2012 mm in length, 810 mm in width and 805 mm in height with a wheelbase of 1353 mm, it weighs approximately 144kg.
Suspension and Handling
The suspension of the bikes is different. The Bajaj Pulsar 125 has a telescopic front fork and a Twin Gas Shock at the rear while the Bajaj Pulsar NS125 has telescopic front fork and Mono shocks at rear. It also has a low ground clearance than the other bike. So if you need to speed up quickly, or want to turn sharp corners, then go for the Bajaj Pulsar 125. However, if you would like to ride over irregular surfaces without feeling uncomfortable or getting thrown off balance, then it’s best to go with the expensive but more comfortable and stable option that is the Baja Pulsar NS125.
Fuel Efficiency & Mileage
The fuel efficiency of the Pulsar NS125 is better than that of the Pulsar 125. Bajaj Pulsar 125 mileage is 48.6 kmpl under optimum conditions. The Bajaj Pulsar NS125 has a mileage of 45kmpl. The fuel tank capacity of Bajaj Pulsar NS125 is 12 liters.
The higher fuel efficiency of the latter can be attributed to its lighter weight and smaller engine displacement. If a more economical bike is what you are looking for, then it would be wiser to opt for the Pulsar NS125. While not as powerful as the Pulsar 125, it does offer enough performance for your daily needs.
Having a clear understanding of the features, specifications and price differences between the two bikes should help you decide which bike will be best for your needs. The Bajaj Pulsar NS125 comes with a higher seat height and more power but it also has higher fuel efficiency. The Bajaj Pulsar 125 has a lower seat height, less power and higher fuel efficiency but its brakes are not as strong. It all depends on what your priorities are when looking to buy a bike so do your research and make an informed decision!