Bajaj Auto, the second highest selling motorcycle manufacturer in India is all set to launch a new 100cc commuter bike in January 2013. The new bike will not be the run of the mill commuter motorcycle. Bajaj Auto boss Rajiv Bajaj has claimed that the new bike will be the most technologically advanced bike in the segment.
The new Bajaj 100cc bike is expected to be launched within the first half of January. Reports say the bike will not only be the most advanced commuter motorcycle in the segment but also the most expensive too. Bajaj auto has never tried to be the rat race of pricing and it will continue to do the same with the new bike.
Commuter motorcycles are generally 100cc bikes that are built to be reliable, fuel efficient and as inexpensive as possible. These bikes provide manufacturers huge sales volumes and help build the brand across the country. In fact the bulk of the motorcycle in the market is captured by low cost commuter bikes.
The new Bajaj bike will at least be different when it comes to pricing. Bajaj Auto is trying to break an industry practice of keeping the price of commuter motorcycles low by launching the new bike. We have to wait and watch on how much this new bike from Bajaj will be priced.
Bajaj already builds two 100cc motorcycles in the form of the Platina 100 and the Discover 100. The Platina 100 is priced at INR 39,000 and the Discover 100 costs INR 42,000. (both prices-ex-showroom Delhi).
The new bike might not carry any of the engine technology found in the above mentioned bikes. We can only speculate that Bajaj Auto has borrowed some technology from Austrian subsidiary KTM for the new bike. This will warrant the new bikes status of being the most advanced and expensive 100cc motorcycle in the market.
Drivespark will be posting the latest updates on this new bike. Watch this space to know more.