Bajaj Pulsar 125 India launch in 2019 - Report
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As per a report from Autocar India, the Bajaj Pulsar 125 is in the works and is likely to be launched in April 2019 or by mid-2019.
Recently, there were speculations about the Bajaj Pulsar LS 135’s future. But the motorcycle is indeed still in production. However, the ABS and CBS norms in 2019 may not be favourable to the bike’s existence in the market as it would need ABS, which would further drive the price up north. The news site reports that to mitigate this issue, the Pune-based brand is working on the smallest Pulsar yet, the Pulsar 125.
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The upcoming motorcycle will reportedly feature the 124.6 cc engine that once did duty in the 2012 Bajaj Discover 125 T & ST. The 124.6 cc single cylinder twin-spark engine produces 13 hp at 9,000 rpm and 10.8 Nm of torque at 7,000 rpm. The mill pairs with a 5-speed transmission. Since the engine capacity is below 125cc, it would only need CBS to comply with the safety norms. ABS is mandatory for motorcycles with engine capacities above 125 cc. The website reports that the upcoming bike will be ‘light and sporty’, but may have a different design compared to the LS 135. It is unclear whether the bike will sport the ‘LS’ moniker. However, it is certain that the product will be a naked motorcycle.
The upcoming Bajaj Pulsar 125 may also reportedly serve in the Latin American and South East Asian markets. In home turf, it would rival the Honda CB Shine SP, Hero Glamour and Yamaha Saluto 125. The upcoming motorcycle will also be the smallest capacity and perhaps the most affordable Pulsar by the time it enters the market. The Indian auto major will also reportedly launch a new variant of the Dominar 400 in 3-4 months.
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[Source: Autocar India]