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Bajaj is looking at introducing five new motorcycles till FY17 for the Indian market. The Chakan-based two-wheeler manufacturer has already introduced five new products this year with two being in the 100cc commuter segment (CT100 and the Platina ES) and the others being in the premium segment with the AS150, AS200 and the RS200.

Bajaj will now be de-focusing from the 100cc commuter segment, as it has already crowded this segment with its best possible bikes. Now, the focus will be to introduce new Executive and Premium bikes. The first launch is likely to be an Adventure Sports version of the 180cc engine. This falls under premium category below 200cc and will be launched in the first half of FY16.

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After this, Bajaj will be getting a Super Sports version of the 200cc Pulsar as well. This will be different from the RS200 in styling and will be more track focused. The Super Sports version will also make 400cc as well in the near future, but the 200cc is scheduled for launch in the first half of FY16.

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In the second half of FY16, Bajaj has plans to get the Cruiser Sports version of the 400cc engine. The company had showcased the CS400 at the 2014 Auto Expo and this will be launched as the first 400cc bike.

So, far all the bikes that we have spoken about are a part of the Pulsar brand. Bajaj will also be introducing a new Executive brand and the Discover will become Executive Premium brand. One bike from this brand will be rolled out in FY16. This will cater to 125-150cc bike buyers.

The second new brand will be in the leisure segment. This will be competing with the Royal Enfield bikes, and it is the same bike that we called it as Avenger 400 in our previous story. This new brand will be launched in FY17 and is likely to be displaced at the 2016 Auto Expo.

Scooters?

Bajaj has re-registered the Chetak brand, but the company has no plans to introduce a scooter again anytime soon. Previously Rajiv Bajaj had stated, “Great brands are built on the foundation of sacrifices. Making more scooters doesn’t mean making more money. We are a specialist motorcycle company; we won’t venture out of that easily.” Bajaj’s export success story has been overshadowed by no presence in the scooter segment in India. The company has plans to enter 50 new export markets of which about 28 it will enter in the next two years.

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New Bajaj Chetak Scooter – Chetak will make a comeback

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We were the first to state that Bajaj has been working on new scooters. We were first to get the news that Chetak will make a come back with a MotorOctane Exclusive last year, when we got the leaked images of the New Bajaj Chetak Scooter. The Chetak was initially offered as a geared scooter, however this time it will be non-geared, automatic CVT scooter. Bajaj has been working on motorcycles seriously, as they dominate the two-wheeler segment across the globe. But scooters are also important (more…)

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Bajaj CT 100: Commuter bike icon

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Starting its life as Bajaj Boxer, this bike had a name change as the Bajaj CT 100. Bajaj stopped production in 2006 to give way for the Bajaj Platina. But in 2015 due to nostalgic feel and demand Bajaj launched this evergreen bike again. This Bajaj CT 100 has had a career longer than that of the Undertaker and has been unbeaten. Built to rival tanks, loved in rural and urban markets and passed by many fathers to their son’s. Are just a few traits of the CT 100. I was not fortunate enough to learn on the Bajaj CT 100 but I surely learnt on the Bajaj Chetak. Now in 2017 just two years after the re-launch let’s have a look at how this bike is doing.

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Bajaj Dominar 400 gets more expensive

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The price of the Bajaj Dominar 400 has gone up by Rs. 2000 (ex-showroom). This is the second time the price of the bike has gone up in quick succession. The Dominar was launched with new colour options for 2018. There were three colours that got added and additionally the alloy wheels also got a new gold colour.

Bajaj Dominar 400 has won the ‘Bike Of The Year’ award at the MotorOctane 2W Awards 2018. India’s only exclusive two wheeler awards were held in January this year and comprised of several categories of two wheelers. The Dominar 400 has won the most coveted trophy, which is the Bike of the Year. Team MotorOctane got the opportunity to present the trophy to the entire R&D team of Bajaj Auto, who are the real individuals responsible in bringing this bike to life from the drawing board, in the avatar that it is.

The Bajaj Dominar 400 was the unanimous choice of the jury, who had weighed the motorcycle on several parameters which included Styling and Design, Performance, Ride and Handling, Safety, Features and also the price vs value equation. The Dominar 400 had to beat a variety of motorcycles to win this award. The trophy was presented to Team Bajaj Auto at their Akurdi plant.

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Bajaj Avenger 400 in the works

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We were the first to bring you news about the new Bajaj Avenger 400. Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director, Bajaj Auto had also confirmed about more action within the Avenger series. The Dominar 400 has taken Bajaj to a new level and the company wants to offer this engine is a differently styled bike. Bajaj Auto is looking at offering the same engine in a new cruiser. The Avenger comes with a 150cc and 220cc engine.

A 400cc Avenger will give an edge to the company to take on rivals like Royal Enfield. There is no other cruiser, currently in this segment. There are cruiser bikes from UM, they are under 300cc. The new 400cc bike may not carry Avenger branding. There might be a new sub-brand in place. What will the new Bajaj Avenger 400 be like? Will it be worth buying. We share some details. (more…)

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Bajaj V15 Review

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A commuter bike that will have cafe racer type styling. This was a very good concept by Bajaj. Even though this concept was started by Hero on its Splendor Classic Pro. Bajaj got it on a 150cc bike. This will improve the performance and they tuned the exhaust for a good note. To add more value to it, there was the INS Vikrant metal added to it. This attracted more buyers to it. Bajaj as a brand has been innovative with this bike and the company is looking at adding more variants to the Bajaj V15 or as some call it Vikrant bike.

At the moment, it comes with a stylish design and high quality paint job. The 150cc engine churns about 12bhp of power and 13Nm of torque. This engine comes mated to a five-speed transmission. This is the same engine like that on the Avenger, but it has been tweaked for different throttle performance.
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2017 Bajaj Pulsar 220F gets new decals

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Bajaj Pulsar 220F now gets another upgrade. This is in the form of new decals. The bike has earned quite a lot of respect amongst users.  One of the most powerful bikes in its category, the Pulsar 220F had got some upgrades in the 2017 version. This time there is another small update, which are new silver coloured graphics on the bike.   (more…)

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Bajaj V12 launched with disc brake version

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Bajaj has introduced the V12 with a disc brake now. The disc brake is only for the front and it costs INR 3,000 more than the drum brake version. The V12 is more like the stripped down version of the V15, which was launched in early 2016. This also gets the Vikrant metal, which is the marketing strategy of the company. Bajaj is looking at offering front disc brake for those who are looking at better safety on their bike. This is an exciting bike if you look at it from the point-of-view of Indian history.
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2017 Bajaj Pulsar 135LS Review

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The entire Pulsar range has got an upgrade for 2017. This also includes the entry-level Pulsar – the 135LS. The 2017 Bajaj Pulsar 135LS now comes with a refreshed look and a BS-IV engine. LS stands for Light Sport, but the Pulsar 135LS has now been repositioned from an entry level sports bike to more of a commuter bike. It gets a price revision as well. This bike now looks better than before and more premium as well. How is the new 2017 Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS? Read the review.

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2017 Bajaj Pulsar RS200 launched at INR 1.33 lakhs (on-road)

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The 2017 Bajaj Pulsar RS200 has been launched at INR 1.33 lakhs (on-road, Delhi). Bajaj Pulsar range of bikes have been upgraded for the year 2017. New safety norms will be coming in next year, hence the company will be making certain changes to the bike, as the new safety norms will come into being.  The 2017 Bajaj Pulsar RS200 has got certain changes, though not anything major. What does the 2017 Bajaj Pulsar RS200 have? We tell you that.

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Bajaj Avenger 150 Street Review

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Bajaj Avenger 150 Street marked a new segment when launched. The Bajaj Avenger 150 is special because it is the only 150cc cruiser in the country. The best part about it is that this bike is very affordable.  Cruiser aspirants can finally buy what they desire without spending much. Bajaj Avenger 150 Street is in a class of its own. How good is this bike? We share our detailed review.

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Bajaj Pulsar AS200 Review

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Bajaj Pulsar AS200, an adventure sports bike that the company has introduced. With the new range of Pulsar bikes coming in, the AS is a new series that has been introduced. this is made available on the 150cc and the 200cc. So now the Pulsar 200 has NS, RS and even AS. What does the new Bajaj Pulsar AS200 have on offer? We share our detailed review on this new bike. Bajaj had invited us to Lavasa to ride this new motorcycle. Read further to know more about the Bajaj Pulsar AS200.

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Bajaj Avenger 220 Street launched in new colour

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Say hello to the new Bajaj Avenger 220 Street and 220 Cruise! What are they? How are they different? Bajaj had introduced the Avenger 220 after it parted ways from Kawasaki and discontinued the Eliminator. The Avenger has been relaunched with two types of different styling. One is the 220 Cruise, which looks more like a cruiser bike with lots of chrome. The other is 220 Street, which has shorter handle bars and matte black colour. How good are these new bikes? We share out in depth review.
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Bajaj Platina ES Review

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Bajaj Platina ES is the new offering from Bajaj Auto. The company has even introduced the CT100 and technically the old Platina and the CT100 have the same heart. The new ES however, has got an upgrade in a lot of areas. Is this new 100cc bike promising? Or is it just like any another 100cc bike, keeps you happy with its performance and mileage. We find this out while we ride the new Platina ES.
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Bajaj Pulsar CS400 (VS400) to be launched soon

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The upcoming Bajaj Pulsar CS400 (VS400) has been spied testing in Ladakh. The bike seen in the pics is the top end version, with ABS. Instead of upside down telescopic forks, the production version will get a telescopic unit. The rear has gas charged monoshock. Disc brakes are present on both wheels.

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RE Himalayan and other BSIII two-wheelers now available in Delhi

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The recently launched Royal Enfield Himalayan was not allowed to be sold in Delhi, as the transport authorities had put on hold approvals for registering new BS-III complaint motorcycles and scooters since December 2015, without an official order. Delhi’s transport department has now agreed to register new models of two-wheelers compliant with Bharat Stage (BS)-III emission norms launched in the capital prior to April 1.

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