After recently launching the rugged-looking CT110X, Bajaj has announced a new member for the NS family. Yes, there’s now a Pulsar NS125, which as the name suggests, comes with a 124.4cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled motor which produces 11.8-bhp of peak power and 11-Nm of torque. Bajaj has priced the youngest member of the NS range of motorcycles, consisting of the NS200 and NS160, at Rs 93,690 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
By the way, that BS6-compliant 125cc DTS-i engine comes mated to a five-speed transmission. It comes with a perimeter frame that makes use of telescopic front forks and rear-monoshock suspension. There’s a 240mm disc at the front and a 130mm drum brake at the rear. Moreover, the ground clearance stands 179mm and the kerb weight at 144 kilograms, making it seven kilograms lighter than the NS160.
Other than that, it has a 12-litre fuel tank and comes in four colours – Beach Blue, Fiery Orange, Burnt Red and Pewter Grey. From a visual standpoint, it looks almost identical to the NS160 and NS200. Apart from the white-matte-finished frame, of course. So, if you had to choose, which one would you pick from the Pulsar NS125, Pulsar 125 or KTM 125 Duke/RC125? Mind you, all three of these motorcycles are quite different from each other in design, price and performance.