Bajaj Pulsar NS125 vs TVS Raider: Which 125 cc motorcycle should you buy?

Gone are the days when commuter motorcycles used to be boring. People can still buy a normal commuter motorcycle, but people have started to think that by paying a little more, they can get something more fun and equipped. That’s where the Bajaj Pulsar NS125 and TVS Raider come in. Here is a comparison between the two motorcycles.

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December 1, 2022 at 13:08 pm

The Pulsar NS125 is based on the design of the more powerful NS model, while the Raider is an all-new design.

Bajaj Pulsar NS125 vs TVS Raider: Looks

In terms of appearance, the design of the NS125 is inspired by older Pulsar NS models such as the NS160 and NS200. Yes, the design is pretty old now, but it still looks pretty aggressive and striking, mostly because of the angular design and paint scheme.

The Raider is brand new, and its design might be overkill for some. Still, it seems like a good option for commuter motorcycles, usually aimed at appealing to the mass market. The Raider really stands out on the road, especially in the yellow paint scheme, and because of its aggressive design.

Bajaj Pulsar NS125 vs TVS Raider: Specifications

In terms of specs, the Raider is powered by a 124.8 cc single-cylinder engine that is air-oil cooled, has a three-valve setup and is fuel injected. It develops maximum power of 11.22 bhp at 7,500 rpm and peak torque of 11.2 Nm at 6,000 rpm. It is paired with a 5-speed gearbox.

The Pulsar NS125, on the other hand, uses a two-valve air-cooled engine that produces a maximum power of 11.82 bhp at 8,500 rpm and a peak torque of 11 Nm at 7,000 rpm. It also comes with a 5-speed gearbox.

Bajaj Pulsar NS125 vs TVS Raider: Features

The Raider clearly leads the way in terms of functionality as it comes with optional USB ports, Bluetooth connectivity with turn-by-turn navigation, clock, under-seat storage, LED lighting, reverse LCD display or 5-inch TFT screen.

The Pulsar NS125 comes with a semi-digital instrument cluster with an analogue tachometer offered by some. It lacks LED lighting and offers no other features other than the taillights.

Bajaj Pulsar NS125 vs TVS Raider: Prices

The price of Pulsar NS125 is ¥104,000 (ex-showroom).The price of TVS Raider is between ¥85,973 and ¥99,990. The Raider is more affordable and more equipped than the Bajaj Pulsar NS125.

First published date: December 1, 2022 at 13:08 PM CST

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