Bajaj Auto recently updated its product portfolio with the launch of the Pulsar 125 Neon – the new entry-level model of the Pulsar family. The new Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon is available in two variants – drum and front disc – which puts it against the likes of Hero Glamour and the Honda CB Shine SP in the 125 cc segment. In this story, we compare the technical specifications of the Pulsar 125 Neon with those of its rivals in this post.
|Model||Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon||Hero Glamour||Honda CB Shine SP|
|Displacement and Type||124.4 cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, 2-valve DTS-i with a carburettor||124.7 cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, 2-valve with a fuel-injection system||124.73 cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, 2-valve with a carburettor|
|Max Power||12 PS at 8,500 rpm||11.69 PS at 7,500 rpm||10.30 PS at 7,500 rpm|
|Peak Torque||11 Nm at 6,500 rpm||11 Nm at 6,000 rpm||10.30 Nm at 5,500 rpm|
|Length||2,055 mm||2,023 mm||2,007 mm|
|Width||765 mm||766 mm||762 mm|
|Height||1,060 mm||1,091 mm||1,085 mm|
|Wheelbase||1,323 mm||1,262 mm||1,266 mm|
|Seat Height||790 mm||790 mm||800 mm|
|Ground Clearance||165 mm||159 mm||160 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||11.5-litres||10-litres||10.5-litres|
|Kerb Weight||139.5 kg||125 kg||123 kg|
|Suspension, Brakes and Tyres|
|Front Suspension||Conventional Forks||Conventional Forks||Conventional Forks|
|Rear Suspension||Gas-charged Twin-sided springs||Twin-sided springs||Twin-sided springs|
|Front Brake||Drum (Disc Optional)||Disc||Drum (Disc Optional)|
|Safety Net||CBS (Mechanical)||CBS||CBS|
|Ex-showroom Delhi||Drum: INR 64,000
Disc: INR 66,618
|INR 69,950||Drum: INR 65,020
Disc: INR 68,938
The Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon brings the styling of the bigger Pulsar models (150 and 180) at a more accessible price. Its muscular styling will appeal to young buyers. The Glamour and the CB Shine SP, too, pack a premium look but aren't this sporty.
The mechanical specifications include budget-friendly hardware, and all three motorcycles in this comparison use a halogen headlight. However, the Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon and the Hero Glamour get a premium look at the back with LED taillight. Other key features include adjustable rear suspension, telescopic front forks, combined braking system (CBS) and front disc brake (standard on Hero Glamour).
In terms of performance, the Pulsar 125 Neon has an advantage over its rivals, but it is also the heaviest bike among the three. The entry-level Pulsar and the CB Shine SP use a carburettor system, while the Glamour comes with a fuel-injection technology. The BS-VI variants will come with fuel injection as standard. The Pulsar 125 Neon and the Glamour also benefit from a five-speed gearbox, while the CB Shine SP uses a four-speed transmission.
The Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon is the most affordable motorcycle in this comparison, with prices starting from INR 64,000*. The Hero Glamour is available in a single variant, and it retails at INR 69,950*. The base version of the Honda CB Shine SP is about INR 1,000 more expensive than that of the Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon. The affordable price tag backed by muscular styling of bigger Pulsar bikes will work in Bajaj’s favour, and we expect to see healthier sales figures from the Pulsar family.
*Ex-showroom Delhi Prices