Now, carbon fibre is a high-strength, lightweight material used in performance machines and race bikes to minimise the overall weight of the vehicle. It’s extremely expensive and that’s why it’s still used in limited numbers and that too when every gram matters. The reason why we must mention this is because Bajaj Auto has launched the new Pulsar 125 Carbon Fibre Edition and contrary to belief, this is not a high-performance version of the 125 cc motorcycle. The new special edition is priced at Rs. 89,254 for the single-seat model, while the split-seat version is priced at Rs. 91,642 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
The new Bajaj Pulsar 125 Carbon Fibre Edition gets carbon fibre graphics instead of the real deal. So no weight savings here. The graphics are a visual upgrade and extend to the headlamp cowl, fuel tank, front fender, tail section, and belly pan. The carbon fibre graphics are complemented by two colour options – Blue and Red.
Power comes from the same 124.4cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine tuned for nearly 12PS at 8,500RPM and 10.8Nm of peak torque available at 6,500RPM. The motor is paired with a 5-speed gearbox. Other hardware stays the same with telescopic front forks and dual shock absorbers at the rear. Braking duties are performed by a 240mm front disc and a drum brake unit at the rear. The bike rides on 6-spoke alloy wheels as standard.
The new Pulsar 125 Carbon Fibre Edition is slightly more expensive than the Pulsar 125 Neon Edition that retails from Rs. 87,149 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The classic Pulsar design still attracts a host of buyers and the new carbon fibre edition will stoke some end-of-the-year sales for Bajaj Auto.