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Bajaj Bikes in India for 2013

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Bajaj Auto is one of India’s top three motorcycle manufacturers, and is probably the most innovative amongst all of them. Bajaj is always on the forefront of technological development on Indian motorcycles, with several technologies such as Digital Twin-Spark Ignition (DTS-i), ExhausTEC, Triple-Spark technology and so to their credit. The company’s line up has an interesting array of products encompassing all the segments in the Indian motorcycle market, right from entry level 100cc commuter bikes to 220cc sport touring machines. For 2013, Bajaj has plans to launch bikes in the entry-level commuter segment and the high-capacity performance bike segment.

 

 

BAJAJ PLATINA 100

Overview

·         Category – Entry level commuter

·         Engine Capacity – 99.27cc air-cooled single-cylinder, carburetor

·         Power – 8.2 bhp @ 7500 rpm

·         Torque – 8.05 Nm @ 4500 rpm

·         Transmission – 4-speed manual

·         Mileage – 77.1 kmpl (SIAM)

·         Dimensions – 1990x770x1090mm (LxWxH), 113 kgs

 

Price – Rs 32,900 (ex-showroom, New Delhi)

 

Highlights

·         Throttle Response Ignition Control (TRICS III) and ExhausTEC – for improved low-end torque and decreased fuel consumption.

·         Ride Control Switch - helps the rider to maintain the optimum engine speed for maximum fuel efficiency.

·         Other features include 125mm-travel telescopic front forks and SNS shock absorbers for ride comfort on all terrains

 

Who should buy one?

Those looking for a bike primarily for commuting short distances (lesser than 40 kms per day) within the city

 

Competitors

TVS Star City, TVS Max 4R, Hero HF Dawn, Hero HF Deluxe, Yamaha Crux

 

 

BAJAJ DISCOVER 100

Overview

·         Category – Entry level commuter

·         Engine Capacity – 94.38cc air-cooled single-cylinder, carburetor

·         Power – 7.5 bhp @ 7500 rpm

·         Torque – 7.85 Nm @ 5000 rpm

·         Transmission – 4/5-speed manual

·         Mileage – 91.1 kmpl (SIAM)

·         Dimensions – 2040x760x1087mm (LxWxH), 115 kgs

 

Price – Rs 43,058 (ex-showroom, New Delhi)

 

Highlights

·         Technological innovations such as ExhausTEC, Digital Twin-Spark Ignition (DTS-i), Throttle Responsive Ignition Control System (TRICS III), and a pent-roof design combustion chamber, all of which improve power output, throttle response and mileage

·         Ride Control Switch - helps the rider to maintain the optimum engine speed for maximum fuel efficiency.

·         Other features include a 5-speed all-down gearbox, gas-charged rear-shock absorber, auto-choke, battery charge indicator, alloy wheels, LED tail-lamps, pass light switch, and a low-maintenance battery

 

Who should buy one?

People who want a bike primarily for commuting short distances (lesser than 40 kms per day) within the city

 

Competitors

TVS Star Sport, Hero Passion Pro, Hero Splendor NXG, Hero Splendor Plus, Hero Splendor Pro, Yamaha YBR110, Suzuki Hayate, Honda CB Twister, Honda Dream Yuga

 

 

BAJAJ DISCOVER 100 T

Overview

·         Category – Premium entry level commuter

·         Engine Capacity – 102cc air-cooled single-cylinder, carburetor

·         Power – 10.12 bhp @ 9000 rpm

·         Torque – 9.2 Nm @ 6500 rpm

·         Transmission – 5-speed manual

·         Mileage – 70 kmpl

·         Dimensions – 2038x714x1045mm (LxWxH), 121 kgs

 

Price – Rs 50,500 (ex-showroom, New Delhi)

 

Highlights

·         ExhausTEC, Digital Twin-Spark Ignition (DTS-i) - technological features that offer improved torque output and fuel efficiency

·         Other features include 5-speed gearbox, gas-charged rear-shock absorber, auto-choke, alloy wheels, LED tail-lamps, flicker-free DC headlamp, and a pass light switch

 

Who should buy one?

People who want a premium, feature-loaded 100cc commuter bike that offers a good balance of power and fuel efficiency

 

Competitors

Bajaj Discover 125, Hero Super Splendor, Honda CB Shine, TVS Phoenix, Suzuki Slingshot, Yamaha YBR125

 

 

BAJAJ DISCOVER 125

 

Overview

·         Category – Mid-range commuter

·         Engine Capacity – 124.6cc air-cooled single-cylinder, carburetor

·         Power – 11 bhp @ 8000 rpm

·         Torque – 10.8 Nm @ 5500 rpm

·         Transmission – 5-speed manual

·         Mileage – 81.7 kmpl

 

Price – Rs 48,000 (ex-showroom, New Delhi)

 

Highlights

·         ExhausTEC technology, for improved torque output

·         5-speed gearbox – offers increased fuel efficiency while cruising.

·         Other features include gas-charged rear suspension, electric start, an optional front disc brake, auto-choke, and a pass light switch.

 

Who should buy one?

People whose commute exceeds 50 kms a day, and includes occasional highway riding

 

Competitors

 Hero Super SplendorHonda CB ShineTVS PhoenixSuzuki SlingshotYamaha YBR125

 

 

BAJAJ DISCOVER 125 ST

 

Overview

·         Category – Premium mid-range commuter

·         Engine Capacity – 97.2cc air-cooled single-cylinder, carburetor

·         Power – 13 bhp @ 9000 rpm

·         Torque – 11 Nm @ 7000 rpm

·         Transmission – 5-speed manual

·         Mileage – 65 kmpl

 

Price – Rs 54,200 (ex-showroom, New Delhi)

 

Highlights

·         Digital Twin Spark Ignition (DTS-i), ExhausTEC and 4-valves per cylinder - helps in increasing the power and torque output without reduction in fuel-efficiency and emissions.

·         Standard features include an electric starter, petal-pattern front disc brake, gas-charged rear mono-shock, pass switch and alloy wheels.

 

Who should buy one?

Those who want a premium, feature loaded 125cc commuter that offers the power output of a 150cc and the mileage of a 125cc bike. Recommended for those who commute more than 50kms a  day, and involves riding on the highway.

 

Competitors

Hero Glamour, Hero Ignitor, Honda CBF Stunner, Suzuki Slingshot Plus, Yamaha SS125

 

 

BAJAJ DISCOVER 150 DTS-i

Overview

·         Category – Premium mid-range commuter

·         Engine Capacity – 144.8cc air-cooled single-cylinder, carburetor

·         Power – 13 bhp @ 7500 rpm

·         Torque – 12.75 Nm @ 5500 rpm

·         Transmission – 5-speed manual

·         Mileage – NA kmpl

 

Price – Rs 52,861 (ex-showroom, New Delhi)

 

Highlights

·         Digital Twin Spark Ignition (DTS-i), Throttle Responsive Ignition Control System (TRICS III) and ExhausTEC - technological features that offer improved power output and fuel efficiency

·         Ride Control Switch - helps the rider to maintain the optimum engine speed for maximum fuel efficiency.

·         Standard features include an electric starter, gas-charged rear shock absorbers, alloy wheels, front disc brake, digital/analogue console, LED tail-lights, and auto-choke.

 

Who should buy one?

People who want a powerful bike for regular commutes over 50kms, with occasional highway riding. 

 

Competitors

Bajaj Discover 125ST, Hero Achiever, Hero Ignitor, Honda CBF Stunner, Yamaha SZ-X

 

 

BAJAJ AVENGER 220 DTS-i

Overview

·         Category – Cruiser

·         Engine Capacity – 219.89cc air-cooled single-cylinder, carburetor

·         Power – 19.03 bhp @ 8400 rpm

·         Torque – 17.5 Nm @ 7000 rpm

·         Transmission – 5-speed manual

·         Mileage – 49.8 kmpl (SIAM)

·         Dimensions – 2195x750x1070mm (LxWxH), 154 kgs

 

Price – Rs 77,000 (ex-showroom, New Delhi)

 

Highlights

·         Cruiser style ergonomics with a wide handle bar and forward –placed foot controls – helps in riding long distances comfortably.

·         Low centre of gravity helps for better stability on the road.

·         Standard features include an electric starter and a front disc brake. A wind deflector is offered as an optional extra.

 

Who should buy one?

Those looking for a bike that can be used for daily commutes and for long rides on the highway

 

Competitors

 Royal Enfield Bullet 350, Royal Enfield Bullet Electra

 

 

BAJAJ PULSAR 135 LS

Overview

·         Category – Premium mid-range commuter

·         Engine Capacity – 134.66cc air-cooled single-cylinder, carburetor

·         Power – 13.3 bhp @ 9000 rpm

·         Torque – 11.4 Nm @ 7500 rpm

·         Transmission – 5-speed manual

·         Mileage – 68.1 kmpl (SIAM)

·         Dimensions – 1995x765x1215mm (LxWxH), 122 kgs

 

Price – Rs 58,873 (ex-showroom, New Delhi)

 

Highlights

·         Digital Twin Spark Ignition (DTS-i) and ExhausTEC technology - increases efficiency and reduces emissions

·         Standard features include an electric starter, front disc brake, gas-charged rear shock absorbers, alloy wheels, auto-choke, split seats, and LED tail-lights

 

Who should buy one?

Those looking for a light, nimble and powerful mid-range commuter bike

 

Competitors

Bajaj Discover 125ST, Hero Ignitor, Honda CBF Stunner, Yamaha SZ-R

 

 

BAJAJ PULSAR 150 DTS-i

 

Overview

·         Category – Entry-level performance

·         Engine Capacity – 149.01cc air-cooled single-cylinder, carburetor

·         Power – 14.8 bhp @ 9000 rpm

·         Torque – 12.5 Nm @ 6500 rpm

·         Transmission – 5-speed manual

·         Mileage –  64.1 kmpl (SIAM)

·         Dimensions – 2055x755x1170mm (LxWxH), 143 kgs

 

Price – Rs 67,019 (ex-showroom, New Delhi)

 

Highlights

·         Digital Twin Spark Ignition (DTS-i), Throttle Responsive Ignition Control System (TRICS III) and ExhausTEC - technological features that offer improved power output and fuel efficiency

·         Standard features include front disc brake, an electric starter, gas-charged rear shock absorbers, alloy wheels, digital-analogue speedo, back-lit switchgear, LED tail-lights, and self-cancelling indicators

 

Who should buy one?

Those who want a bike for long commutes (greater than 70kms) that involves riding on the highways

 

Competitors

Hero Xtreme, Hero Hunk, Honda CB Unicorn, Yamaha SZ-R, Yamaha FZ16, TVS Apache RTR 160, Suzuki GS150R

 

 

BAJAJ PULSAR 180 DTS-i

 

Overview

·         Category – Entry-level performance

·         Engine Capacity – 178.6cc air-cooled single-cylinder, carburetor

·         Power – 16.8 bhp @ 8500 rpm

·         Torque – 14.2 Nm @ 6500 rpm

·         Transmission – 5-speed manual

·         Mileage – 59.7 kmpl (SIAM)

·         Dimensions – 2035x765x1165mm (LxWxH), 147 kgs

 

Price – Rs 70,231 (ex-showroom, New Delhi)

 

Highlights

·         Digital Twin Spark Ignition (DTS-i), Throttle Responsive Ignition Control System (TRICS III) and ExhausTEC - technological features that offer improved power output and fuel efficiency

·         Standard features include front disc brake, an electric starter, gas-charged rear shock absorbers, alloy wheels, digital-analogue speedo, back-lit switchgear, LED tail-lights, and self-cancelling indicators

 

Who should buy one?

Those who want a bike for long commutes (greater than 70kms) that involves riding on the highways

 

Competitors

TVS Apache RTR 180, Yamaha FZ-S

 

 

BAJAJ PULSAR 220 DTS-i

 

 

Overview

·         Category – Mid-range performance

·         Engine Capacity – 219cc air-cooled single-cylinder, carburetor

·         Power – 21 bhp @ 8500 rpm

·         Torque – 19.12 Nm @ 7000 rpm

·         Transmission – 5-speed manual

·         Mileage – 56.5  kmpl (SIAM)

·         Dimensions – 2035x750x1165mm (LxWxH), 150 kgs

 

Price – Rs 81,261 (ex-showroom, New Delhi)

 

Highlights

·         Digital Twin Spark Ignition (DTS-i), Throttle Responsive Ignition Control System (TRICS III) and ExhausTEC - technological features that offer improved power output and fuel efficiency

·         Standard feature include front and rear disc brakes with steel braided brake lines, electric starter, gas-charged rear shock absorbers, alloy wheels, projector headlights, self-cancelling indicators, digital/analogue speedo console, LED tail-lights, and a split seat.

·         Available in two variants – 220F (with half fairing and projector headlamps) and 220S (with quarter fairing and halogen headlamp)

 

Who should buy one?

Those who want a powerful bike that can be used for both commuting and touring long distances.

 

Competitors

Hero Karizma R, Yamaha Fazer

 

 

BAJAJ PULSAR 200NS

Overview

·         Category – Mid-range performance

·         Engine Capacity – 199.5cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder, carburetor

·         Power – 23.2 bhp @ 9500 rpm

·         Torque – 18.3 Nm @ 8000 rpm

·         Transmission – 6-speed manual

·         Mileage – 58 kmpl

·         Dimensions – 2017x804x1195mm (LxWxH), 145 kgs

 

Price – Rs 84,096 (ex-showroom, New Delhi)

 

Highlights

·         33mm carburettor, Triple-Spark and ExhausTEC technology - improves combustion efficiency, offers a high power output and quick throttle response, without affecting fuel efficiency

·         Twin-spar type chassis – More rigid than tubular frame, and helps in high-speed handling and cornering stability

·         Standard features include front and rear petal pattern disc brakes, gas-charged monoshock rear suspension, digital-analogue multifunction speedo, blue-backlit switchgear, and a gear shift indicator light.

 

Who should buy one?

Those looking for a sporty, powerful and nimble bike for city commutes and for short weekend rides

 

Competitors

KTM Duke 200, Yamaha R15, Honda CBR 150R, Hero Karizma ZMR, TVS Apache RTR 180 ABS

 

By Jaichandran Jayapalan

 

 

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