Bajaj Pulls The Plug On Pulsar 125 Neon Drum Brake Variant

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  • Nov 22, 2019
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Low demand for the drum variant compared to the disc version could be attributed to its sudden layoff


Bajaj took the 125 segment by storm with the launch of the Pulsar 125 Neon. The bike was available in two variants - drum and disc - and raked in solid sales figures for the brand despite the slowdown in the auto industry. However, sales since then have leaned more towards the disc variant, and it was only logical to pull the plug on the drum variant. That’s exactly what Bajaj has done behind the scenes. 

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When launched, the drum variant was priced at Rs 64,000 while the disc variant set you back by Rs 66,618. The rather insignificant price difference between the two models drove customers to choose the safer braking option, the disc setup. The sudden change in trend turns out to be quite positive since customers previously avoided bikes with disc brakes because they were perceived as the more dangerous braking setup.

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Our dealer sources suggest that the stockpile for the Pulsar 125 Neon drum variant is nearing its end and aren’t receiving fresh batches from the manufacturer either. The Pulsar 125 looks exactly like the Pulsar 150 and also shares the same mechanicals, barring the engine. It draws power from a smaller 124cc single-cylinder air-cooled motor that churns out 12PS of power and 11Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox.

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