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Bajaj Pulsar 135 for dirt roads?

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i have recently realized that a big cc engine for a Long trip in South America is not necessary; but my question is, if the Bajaj 135 will be able to make it threw around dirt, mud and bad roads.
my idea es to go explore, and avoid at maximum the asphalts roads, so my question is if this model will be able to make the trip (about 15.000-20.000km).




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I am using a 125 for a long trip and think the Bajaj should be capable, I am not sure how the cast wheels will hold out on dirt roads though.
If you have not already bought a bike get the Honda XR125 that will certainly do the job.
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The bajaj will be fine, I've just ridden into the Annapurna up to Manang in Nepal, and local riders use these as motorbike taxis. We all struggled on our bikes up the steep parts (drz400, metisse with 650 triumph engine and the mighty Yamaha rx100 2 stroke).

You will just have to take it slow and steady and not treat it like a dirt bike.

It amazes me to see people riding 2 up with rice sacks and chickens through really technical tricky dirt here in Nepal on pulsars and similar. They must have a right laugh at me in all the gear.
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my preference for the bajaj 135 over other bike is that it make 60km x Liter (probably 50-55) vs. 30 of another 125 like the cgl or de xr 125.
my big concer are the wheels, because of the rims.
fot dort roads is better a spikes wheels?
do yo think is possible to put some spike wheels on the bajaj?

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That is pretty good, my XR does 45 at best which is still good, as Fern has said they stand up to this sort of use in Nepal so the wheels should not be a problem.
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my preference for the bajaj 135 over other bike is that it make 60km x Liter (probably 50-55) vs. 30 of another 125 like the cgl or de xr 125.
my big concer are the wheels, because of the rims.
fot dort roads is better a spikes wheels?
do yo think is possible to put some spike wheels on the bajaj?

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I'd wonder where you are getting those fuel consumption figures. Most of the 125 class bikes I've ridden seem to get similar mileage, most of the differences being due to gearing.

I looked at spec sheets on the Pulsar some time ago, and it's relatively heavy. That's not all bad as it's quite solidly built. They are a good roadbike.

Still, I'd go for the XR, bigger wheels work better in the dirt and you will probably find a bigger selection of knobby tires.

Another 125 that works well on dirt is the YBR125G, not sure if they are still being made there. At least one couple has gone RTW on 2 of them, and they have a strong frame and relatively spacious seating position.
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