After a long span of 9 years, Bajaj has re launched its entry- level commuter bike, Bajaj CT100 which targets at the rural population who want low maintenance bike with high fuel efficiency. This bike was discontinued in the year 2006 in the domestic market but was continued to be exported. The new launch has got some cosmetic updates along with few prominent changes.
IN DEPTH ANALYSIS:
The looks of the bike is almost same as it used to be once but the new graphics has made a difference and gave this bike a complete fresh look. The other hardware of the bike is almost same with a few changes here and there. The major difference apart from the graphics is the optional Alloy Wheels and new exhaust which was picked up from Patina 100.
The bike has got a basic looking instrument console with switch gears which are very simple in nature. There is no auto return switch for the blinkers and the push button cancellation for the blinkers is also missing. The overall looking of the bike is average which can be considered good for an entry level bike.
POWER AND PERFORMANCE:
If we take a look at the engine and transmission of bike, then it is powered by a 99.3 cc 4 strokes, single cylinder, 2 valve engine which can easily produce a power output of 8.1 bhp at 7500 rpm and a maximum torque of 8.05 Nm at 4500 rpm. The torque of the bike now comes 1000 rpm earlier than the previous model. The bike is paired with a four speed transmission which is very smooth.
The bike is a perfect product for city conditions as it has an excellent agility due to its lower weight. Riding this bike in city traffic is fun where the bike acted in a planted manner, thanks to the CEAT Secura tires. The tires are against the new Platina 100 ES which has Metro Continental Tires. CT 100 will give you a comfortable riding experience with its front set foot pegs mated with high raised and straight handle bars providing a relaxed riding stance.
There is a plush suspension setup in Bajaj CT 100 which can efficiently soak the bumps on the road. In the front, the duty is done by the conventional hydraulic suspension and at the rear, the SNS dual spring suspensions are playing their role. The braking system of the bike is also good with 110 mm drum brakes at both the ends which will do their job very efficiently.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY:
Company claimed that the bike will give mileage of 89 kmpl and is priced at Rs. 36,828 making it the cheapest bike in the Indian market. CT 100 is available in two color schemes- electron blue and ebony black.
Bajaj CT 100 is quite appealing to youths but has few unique things which will surely appeal to larger section of the society, including you. This bike is for common Indian riders who are always in search for optimum mileage and also do not want to compromise with the power and performance. Bajaj CT 100 has nominal features and can give a promising and satisfying riding experience. Follow the ride and go for it. It has everything a common street racer of India wants in bike. You can go to a nearby showroom of Bajaj and have a test drive of this cute bike. It has unleashing riding experience. Good mileage and superb riding experience is promised by this bike. Wear all safety gears before riding.
Have a great and safe Biking Experience!!