Bajaj Auto, India’s leading automaker, has re-launched its most affordable bike, Bajaj CT 100 with some added features. The CT100 was the replacement for Bajaj’s well-liked Boxer; however, it was also discontinued in 2006. Bajaj CT 100 is a 100cc entry-level bike that targets the value-for money-conscious young buyers. Available in two different variants – alloy and spoke, it is a blend of high mileage, excellent design and latest technology.
Bajaj CT 100 has gained a considerable success as a fuel-efficient and reliable bike. With an aggressive pricing, Bajaj is targeting some small cities and buyers looking for fuel-efficient, yet affordable commuter motorcycle.
The bike has not received any new updates on the technical side. Powering the Bajaj CT 100 is a 99.3cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder engine, mated to a four-speed transmission, capable of returning 8.1bhp power along with 8.05Nm torque.
The configuration of its engine block is a squarer, enabling the engine to better burn the fuel in the combustion chamber and to generate better torque and more power.
An important selling point for any entry-level motorcycle is the fuel mileage. Bajaj CT 100 possess a top speed of 90kmph and fuel mileage of 89.5 kmpl, which is more than enough for a bike of such capacity.
The bike delivers a fuel economy o 70 km/l in city conditions and on highway driving, it will give you an additional mileage of 10-15 km/l.
Mated with a 4-speed manual gearbox, the bike has got Bajaj’s patent shock-in-shock suspension setup. It comes with SNS suspension at the rear and conventional hydraulic suspension at the front.
This power bike is blessed with a Ride Control switch that helps in improving the mileage of the bike. The system enables the rider to choose between power and economy mode. The economy mode results in impressive mileage, while the power mode offers excellent performance.
With a ground clearance of 169 mm, the bike weighs 108 kgs.
Design and Styling
Equipped with a bunch of features, the build quality of Bajaj’s CT 100 is excellent. The various new design features gives the bike the appearance similar to a more expensive bike. Available in Ebony Black and Electron Blue shades, the new version of Bajaj CT 100 is decorated with dynamic body graphics, alloy wheels and newly designed front frame that resembles to that of Platina, making the bike look more impressive.
Riding and Performance
Those who had a chance to ride the machine a decade ago know better about its impressive performance and stable riding experience. The ride quality of new Bajaj CT 100 is very dynamic as it has lightweight handlebar and a long seat, giving ultimate joy to ride. With a broader 3-inch tyre, largest in the segment, the bike offers a good road grip over a tough terrain, ensuring maximum safety. Along with a long and wider seat, the shorter wheel base makes it a comfortable ride for the rider.
The new re-launched Bajaj CT 100 will compete with TVS Star Sport and Hero HF Dawn. The automaker claims that the CT 100 has a definite edge over its competition in terms of more ground clearance as well as fuel efficiency, and a broader rear tyre for stability and better road grip.
Bajaj Auto is all set to regain the place in commuter segment. Along with the new model Bajaj CT 100 commuter motorcycle, Bajaj has also launched refreshed new Platina with an electric starter. The launch of these two bikes definitely means that Bajaj Auto is all set to claim its lost share in the market commuter segment that has taken a hit in recent times.