Bajaj Pulsar 125 - Single Disc vs. Neon : Which One is Better?

One of the most popular bikes in the Indian market, the Bajaj Pulsar is not a new name for most bike enthusiasts. The bike recently got a new variant, the Pulsar 125 Neon, that is targeted towards the budget buyers. Although not as powerful as the other bikes in the Pulsar range, the Neon has great features and stylish looks, all packed in a price of INR 66,000* (ex-showroom), making it the most affordable Pulsar.

Now, the company has launched a regular variant of the Pulsar 125, that will be priced at INR 70,618* (ex-showroom) and will be available only in Andhra Pradesh and the North Eastern States. Being just INR 4000 more than the Neon edition, the regular Pulsar 125 has many additional features like an engine cowl and split-seats.

If you are contemplating which bike to invest in, here is a quick comparison between the two.

What Has Changed With Bajaj Pulsar 125 Single Disc?

While the Bajaj 125 Single Disc is almost identical to the Pulsar 125 Neon edition, there are small differences that justify the fact that the new motorbike will be launched at a slightly higher price. Priced at INR 70,618*, the latest bike offers:

  • Split-Seat Layout: While the Neon has a single-seat layout, the new variant of the Pulsar 125 will come with a split-seat, making it a more comfortable bike not just for the rider but also the pillion. The split seat also prevents the pillion from sliding forward each time the rider hits the brakes.
  • Sporty Body Graphics: The split seat single disc variant gets sporty body graphics as opposed to the single colours on the neon variant. These can be seen on the front mudguard, the engine, the engine cowling, tail lamp cowl, and the wheels.
  • Engine Cowl: The Pulsar 125 gets an engine cowl similar to the Pulsar 150 version, which is not available for the neon variant.
  • Split Rear Grip Bars: Providing additional grip to the pillion, the new variant has split rear grip bars as opposed to the single grip bar offered by the Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon.
Additional Read: Bajaj Pulsar All Models, Price & Specifications

What Do You Get With The Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon Or Single Disc?

The Bajaj Pulsar 125 bikes offer great performance and stylish features at an affordable price range. The bikes will typically work best for riders looking for a pleasurable and comfortable riding experience with features that have made the Pulsar a household name.

High Performance

Both bikes are powered by the DTS-i ExhausTEC engine with 9 kW (12 PS) power and enhanced 11 Nm torque. This offers a great pickup for the bikes which also feature 11.5 litres of fuel capacity with single-channel ABS brakes. To make things better, the twin-spark engine is BS-IV compliant.

Comfortable Riding

Although the new variant of the Bajaj Pulsar 125 will have split seats for additional comfort, both the bikes ensure great comfort as the rider is seated in an upright position and are enabled with telescopic front suspension and twin-gas shock rear suspension. The 5-step adjustable Nitrox rear shock-absorbers make the ride joyful, whether in the city or the highway.

Additional Read: Best Comfortable Bike in India

Added Safety

Both the bikes feature a combined braking system, syncing the front and rear brakes giving the bike additional safety and making it less prone to slips and skids. This Anti-Skid Braking technology is matched with a large headlamp and the typical Pulsar tail-lamps, giving it great visibility.

The 240 mm front disc brake ensures the bike comes to a halt immediately while the 1320 mm wheelbase tubeless tyres offer strength and stability.


In summary, both bikes make a great impact in its target segment, offering amazing features and stylish looks at an affordable price. To make matters even sweeter, the bikes can be bought at low-cost EMI or Bike Loans with interest as low as 7.85%*.

So, which Bajaj Pulsar 125 variant do you think you are going to buy?

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