Bajaj Pulsar NS 125 vs KTM 125 Duke - Detail comparision

Bajaj Pulsar NS 125 vs KTM 125 Duke – Detail comparision

Bajaj Auto Tuesday unveiled Pulsar NS 125 entry-level sportbike. This bike comes with many features and an efficient power option that directly complete with KTM 125 duke. In this, we give you a detailed comparison between Pulsar NS 125 vs KTM 125 Duke.

Pulsar NS 125 vs KTM 125 Duke: Engine & Specification

The Bajaj Pulsar NS 125 is powered by a 124.45 cc, SOHC, air-cooled engine delivering 12 bhp at 8,500 rpm and 11 Nm at 7,000 rpm. This power plant is available with a five-speed manual gearbox. The KTM 125 Duke uses a cool 125 cc engine, which produces a 14 bhp engine at 9,250 rpm and 12 Nm at 8,000 rpm. This engine is compatible with six-speed transmission.

Engine & SpecificationsPulsar NS 125KTM 125 Duke
Fuel TypePetrolPetrol
Max Power11.83 bhp @ 8,500 rpm14.3 bhp @ 9,250 rpm
Max Torque11 Nm @ 7,000 rpm12 Nm @ 8,000 rpm
Displacement (cc)125124.71
Cylinders11
Bore (mm) x Stroke (mm)54.0 X 58.858 x 47.2
Cooling SystemAir CooledLiquid Cooled
Transmission5 Speed Manual6 Speed Manual
Transmission TypeChain DriveChain Drive
Fuel Tank Capacity (litres)1213.5
Pulsar NS 125 vs KTM 125 Duke - Engine & Specification

These figures show that the KTM 125 Duke is more powerful than the Pulsar NS 125. It also offers more refined performance on a cool liquid engine account and a six-speed gearbox.

Pulsar NS 125 vs KTM 125 Duke: Brakes, Wheels & Suspension

The Bajaj Pulsar NS 125 uses a Nitrox mono-shock telescopic fork while the brake functions are tested with 240 mm brakes with a 130 mm rear brake and a CBS (combi-brake system). The KTM 125 Duke, however, uses high-end hardware; the entry-level KTM bike gets WP converted forks with mono-shock while the stopping power comes from 300 mm front disc brakes and 230 mm rear discs with single-channel ABS.

Key HighlightsPulsar NS 125KTM 125 Duke
Braking SystemCBSSingle Channel ABS
Front Brake TypeDiscDisc
Front Brake Size (mm)240300
Rear Brake TypeDrumDisc
Rear Brake Size (mm)130230
Front Wheel Size (inch)1717
Rear Wheel Size (inch)1717
Front Tyre Size80/100-17110/70 R17
Rear Tyre Size100/90-17150/60 R17
Tyre TypeTubelessTubeless
Wheel TypeAlloyAlloy
Front SuspensionTelescopic ForksTriple rate spring, Inverted telescopic fork (USD), 43mm diameter
Rear SuspensionPreload-Adjustable Rear Mono-ShockDouble rate, Mono shock- 10 steps (Adjuster Slots)
Pulsar NS 125 vs KTM 125 Duke - Brakes, Wheels & Suspension

These figures show In terms of braking KTM 125 duke is better than the Pulsar NS 125.

Bajaj Pulsar NS 125 2021
Bajaj Pulsar NS 125 2021

Pulsar NS 125 vs KTM 125 Duke: Features

The Pulsar NS 125 is available with a semi-digital instrument console that includes an analogue tachometer and digital reading indicator such as speed, odometer, travel meter, clock, etc. The KTM 125 Duke, on the other hand, comes equipped with an LCD instrument that provides all the important readings such as a speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip meter, gear change indicator, fuel gauge, etc.

Key HighlightsPulsar NS 125KTM 125 Duke
OdometerDigitalDigital
AHO (Automatic Headlight On)YesYes
SpeedometerDigitalDigital
Fuel GuageYesYes
TachometerAnalogueDigital
Stand AlarmYesYes
Stepped SeatYesYes
No. of Tripmeters22
Tripmeter TypeDigitalDigital
Low Fuel IndicatorYesYes
Low Oil IndicatorNoYes
Low Battery IndicatorYesYes
Pillion GrabrailYesYes
Pillion SeatYesYes
Pillion FootrestYesYes
Digital Fuel GuageYesYes
Start TypeElectric StartElectric Start
Shift LightYesYes
KillswitchYesYes
ClockYesYes
Electric System12V12V DC
Battery12V Full DC MF12V
Headlight TypeHalogenHalogen
Brake/Tail LightLED TaillampLED tail lamp
Turn SignalYesYes
Pass LightYesYes
Pulsar NS 125 vs KTM 125 Duke - Features
KTM 125 Duke 2021
KTM 125 Duke 2021

Price & Colour Options

The Bajaj Pulsar NS 125 gets a tag of 93,630 while the KTM 125 Duke will take you back by 1,60,448. This means that the Pulsar NS 125 is cheaper by 66,818 than the KTM street fighter of 125 cc. KTM 125 duke comes with 2 colour options whereas Pulsar NS 125 comes with 4 colour options.

Key HighlightsPulsar NS 125KTM 125 Duke
Available ColoursElectronic Orange and Ceramic White ColourBeach Blue, Fiery Orange, Burnt Red and Pewter Grey

Ex-ShowroomRs. 93,690Rs. 1.60 Lakh
Pulsar NS 125 vs KTM 125 Duke - Price and Colours

These figures show In terms of price KTM 125 duke more than Pulsar NS 125 whereas Pulsar NS 125 comes with more colours options.