NS Family Welcomes the NS125
The NS125 is the youngest member of the Pulsar NS family to date
Bajaj launched the Pulsar NS200 in 2013 and within no time, it turned into an icon in the 200cc naked street fighter segment in India. The motorcycle witnessed numerous updates and has been one bestseller in the country. Keeping in mind the passion of youths for the NS200, the Chakan-based Indian manufacturer introduced the Pulsar NS160 for those who craved naked styling but with a smaller motor.
Now, in 2021, Bajaj has stunned the patrons by introducing the NS125. The producer has precisely made the motorcycle for those consumers who prefer to experience the NS but do not wish to devote a lump-sum amount. Priced at INR, 93,690, the NS125 is accessible in four colour variants- each Blue, Fiery Orange, Burnt Red and Pewter Grey. The NS200 is around INR 16,000 cheaper compared to the NS160 but is INR 20,000 costlier than the Pulsar 125.
Styling- The motorcycle looks quite identical with the same headlight, mirrors, tank and split-seat setup. However, the artworks on the 12-litre fuel tank are marginally different compared to its elder siblings. There’s another salient contrast that plenty may not recognize, and that is the colour of the perimeter frame. While the NS200 and NS160 dons a black-coloured perimeter frame, the NS125 has manufactured with a grey-coloured perimeter frame.
Engine- Since the NS125 is the newest of the lot, it is powered by a simple air-cooled, two-valve, 124.4cc engine which is tuned to produce a peak power of 12hp at 8,500rpm and a torque figure of 11Nm at 7,000rpm. The 125cc power train is mated to a five-speed gearbox.
Brakes, suspension and other features- To bring the NS125 to a standstill, Bajaj has equipped it with a 240mm disc brake on the front whereas the rear uses a 130mm drum. The suspension duties of the motorcycle are governed by a telescopic set up on the front, whereas the rear is armed with a mono shock unit. In terms of modern-day features, the NS125 is decorated with a single-channel ABS unit and a semi-digital instrument cluster.
Rivals- Honestly, the Indian market lacks sporty motorcycles in the 125cc segment and therefore, the sole competitor of the NS125 is the KTM Duke 125. However, in terms of costing, the Honda SP 125 comes dear to the NS125 after the Duke 125.