Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon vs. Hero Glamour vs. Honda CB Shine SP - Spec Comparison

14/08/2019 - 18:00 | ,  ,  ,  ,  ,   | Suvil Susvirkar

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.

Bajaj Pulsar 125 Vs Hero Glamour Vs Honda Cb Shine
The Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon is the most powerful and affordable motorcycle in this comparison. The prices of the entry-level Bajaj Pulsar model start from INR 64,000*.

Also Read: Bajaj Pulsar 125 detailed in a walkaround video

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
Gearbox Five-speed Four-speed Five-speed
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)
Rear Brake Drum Drum Drum
Safety Net CBS (Mechanical) CBS CBS
Front Tyre 80/100-17 80/100-18 80/100-18
Rear Tyre 100/90-17 90/90-18 80/100-18
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.

Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon Right Front Quarter
The Bajaj Pulsar 125 is available in three colour options - Neon Blue (with Matte Black body - pictured), Solar Red and Platinum Silver.

Also Read: Bajaj Pulsar 220F Volcanic Red launched in India

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

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