Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon vs Honda CB Shine SP vs Hero Glamour: Specification Comparison

Modified On Aug 14, 2019 By Alpesh Rajpurohit for Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon

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It’s the battle of the 125s! Can the Pulsar 125 Neon prove its mettle? We find out 

The Pulsar 125 Neon has brought with it a breath of fresh air in the 125cc segment. On paper, the baby Pulsar is quite tempting, but should you consider buying one for yourself? Well, before you make any decision, we put the Pulsar 125 Neon against the Honda CB Shine SP and Hero Glamour to see which one trumps the others. Let the battle of the 125s begin! 

Also read: Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon: All You Need To Know

Engine:

 

Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon

Honda CB Shine SP

Hero Glamour

Engine

124.4cc

124.73cc

124.7cc

Power

12PS@8,500

10.3PS@7,500

11.7PS@7,500rpm

Torque

11Nm@6,500

10.3Nm@5,500

11Nm@6,000rpm

Gearbox

5-speed

5-speed

4-speed

Despite packing the smallest engine here, the Pulsar 125 Neon produces the most power at 12PS. And even though the power figures between the Glamour and Pulsar 125 Neon are almost similar, the Pulsar might feel a bit sportier than the Glamour. Additionally, the extra cog on the Pulsar 125 Neon and the CB Shine SP should help both motorcycles be a bit relaxed at highway speeds. 

Underpinnings:

 

Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon

Honda CB Shine SP

Hero Glamour

Front suspension

Telescopic

Telescopic

Telescopic

Rear suspension

Twin Gas Shock

Spring load

Adjustable shock absorbers

Front brake

240mm Disc/

170mm Drum

240mm Disc/
130mm Drum

240mm Disc

Rear brake

130 Drum

130mm Drum

130mm Drum

Front tyre

80/100 x 17

80/100-18

80/100-18 

Rear tyre

100/90 x 17

80/100-18

90/90- 18 

On paper, the trio is similarly equipped when it comes to suspension and braking hardware. So it will be quite difficult to judge these bikes before testing them out in the urban conditions. However, the major difference between these motorcycles is the wheel size. While the Pulsar 125 Neon, being a slightly sport-ish motorcycle, rolls on 17-inch wheels, the other two are equipped with 18-inch wheels to suit their commuterish character. 

Dimensions:

 

Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon

Honda CB Shine SP

Hero Glamour

LxWxH (mm)

2055x755x1060

2007x762x1085

2023x766x1091

Wheelbase

1320mm

1266mm

1262mm

Seat height

790mm

NA

NA

Ground clearance

165mm

160mm

159mm

Kerb weight

140kg

123kg (Disc+CBS variant)

125kg

Fuel tank capacity

11.5-litre

10.5-litre

10-Litre

Here’s where things get more interesting. You see, at 1060mm, the Pulsar 125 Neon is the shortest of the three. However, at 165mm, it has slightly more ground clearance than its competitors. So if you live in a locality where huge potholes are a normal sight, the Pulsar 125 Neon could overtake the others on this front. Speaking of lugging around cities, the Pulsar 125 Neon will surely feel a bit more cumbersome to tackle due to its 140kg kerb weight, which is 17kg and 15kg more than its rivals! 

Price (ex-showroom Delhi):

Bajaj Pulsar 125 Neon

Honda CB Shine SP

Hero Glamour

Rs 64,000 Drum

Rs 65,020 Drum 

Rs 69,950

Rs 66,618 Disc

Rs 68,938 Disc 

 

Compared to the CB Shine SP and the Glamour, the Pulsar 125 Neon will surely turn heads with its black and neon yellow/blue paint scheme. Also, if you see, it’s the most powerful of the lot, which makes it quite a tempting deal. So, the question here is whether you should go for the Pulsar 125 Neon or not? Well, we still haven’t tested the motorcycle yet, so we will reserve our judgement. Stay tuned to BikeDekho more updates. 

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