Striking a balance between performance and practicality, the Bajaj Pulsar 125 goes up against the likes of the Honda SP 125, Honda Shine, TVS Raider 125, Hero Super Splendor, Bajaj Platina 100, and the Hero Glamour 125. For the same price as the Bajaj Pulsar 125, you can also buy the TVS NTorq 125, Yamaha Fascino 125, Hero Passion Pro or Suzuki Access 125.
Powering the Pulsar 125 is a 124.4cc single-cylinder engine that makes 11.8PS and 10.8Nm, and is paired to a five-speed transmission. It runs a telescopic fork and twin gas-charged shock absorber suspension setup along with a disc/ drum brake up front and a drum at the rear. It rolls on 17-inch alloy wheels with 80-section front and 100-section rear tyres.