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.
Bajaj CT 100 Price
|New Delhi||INR 33,955|
At this price this bike gives some bicycles a run for their money. I remember the MT-80 being the cheapest to use and ride. The CT 100 is the MT-80 of 2017 yet have and carries much more value and durability. I remember an international web site testing the strongest bike of all time and doing drop tests and the no 1 bike was the CT 100. Now that says a lot about its heritage.
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Bajaj CT 100 Top Speed
The Bajaj CT100 achieves a top speed of 90 km/h. Now that is a lot for a 100 cc commuter which started life almost three decades back. Still being able to keep up with modern generation is nothing short of a miracle.
Bajaj CT 100 Dimensions
|Ground Clearance||169 mm|
|Kerb Weight||109 kgs|
|Seat Height||678 mm|
With just 109 kgs this is a super light weight. Whats magical here is the 678 mm seat height which is excellent for an average Indian rider. The handle is broad and easier to maneuver around at 770 mm. The Bajaj CT100 has been the ideal bike and dimensions have been near perfect. The bikes we see today are a result of companies trying really hard to improve and improvise on the Bajaj CT100.
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Bajaj CT 100 Design
The Bajaj CT100 has two headlamps one is an old school round clear headlamp (CT100B) and other is encompassed in a small fairing. There is also a difference in wheels as the 100B is the classic looking one with spoke wheels and the regular Bajaj CT100 has alloys like a modern motorcycle. The tank is the same and has a narrow scoop for the knees for support. The suspension has an added spring that is typical of Bajaj and as we also found on the Platina for added comfort and stability.
Bajaj has tried to add premiumness with a chrome exhaust. The engine casing is a mixture of black and silver and the contrast looks good. The tank has the vintage decals that scream for the Bajaj CT100. This is a bare basic design that is focused on robustness and longevity. The seat has ample cushioning for riders who will ride for long hours and would make the journey a breeze.
Bajaj CT 100 Colours
The colours available in the Bajaj CT 100 are as below.
- Flame Red
- Ebony Black (Red Decals)
- Ebony Black (Blue Decals)
Yes there is a black but with vintage Bajaj CT 100 red and blue decals.
Bajaj CT 100 Specifications
|Power||8.10 bhp @ 7500 rpm|
|Torque||8.05 Nm @ 4500 rpm|
|Top Speed||90 km/h|
Being just 100 cc generating the same power as a 110cc bike the Bajaj CT100 is a marvel. The 4-speed gear box is not one of the smoothest but gets the work done. The bike feels raw but is extremely reliable. The gearshifts are at long intervals hence the shifts are less. This is not a quick bike but has torque for city traffic, rural bad roads or even where roads don’t exist.
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Bajaj CT 100 Mileage
With an excellent efficiency of 89 km/l this is over a month’s running for me. There is enough fuel for places with lack petrol pumps. Long distance is an easy done with the 870 km range. This is an amazing range for any bike now a days. The Bajaj CT100 tries to carry all its old traits and yet try to be the modern bike that it is supposed to be.
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Bajaj CT 100 Ride and Handling
The Bajaj CT 100 has been aimed at daily ease at commute. A commute without hassle, a commute without worries. The wide handlebars make the bike easier to maneuver around in city. The seat height is low making it easy for average Indians and the lightweight is a blessing in disguise. For such a light weight this bike is still one of the most robust and tough bikes around. I wish it came with disc brakes at least optional, but at the minimalistic price what else can you expect.
The Bajaj CT100 is a simple bike personified to do the daily runs and to be passed on to the next generation. For fathers to teach their sons and daughters who love to ride. Because there is not much that can damage this bike. Small things like a fall would merely scratch the decals. The dual spring suspension makes for a plush ride along with the really soft seat. If any softer I would go to sleep.
This is by far the cheapest engine on two wheels you can buy. And it has been around for decades to prove its metal. Still winning hearts and now almost a living legend the Bajaj CT 100 has achieved it all. Bajaj has set a very good example that durability need not be expensive. This is one of those bikes that makes me an emotional fool to buy and have in my stable.
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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…)
Bajaj Dominar 400 gets more expensive
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.
Bajaj Dominar 400
Bajaj Dominar 400 looks appealing and the best bit is the pricing with its features on offer. It gets the best in class features at a highly affordable price.
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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…)
Bajaj Avenger 400
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Bajaj V15 Review
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
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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2017 Bajaj Pulsar 135LS Review
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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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, 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 Platina ES Review
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RE Himalayan and other BSIII two-wheelers now available in Delhi
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Bajaj V15 spotted at dealership, bookings start
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