Last-year with the introduction of new products such as CT 100 and Platina, Bajaj Auto has strengthened its position in the entry-level segment. Barely two weeks into 2016, the company seems to be pretty serious about this segment as it has already geared-up to launch yet another entry-level motorcycle, the CT 100B.
The upcoming motorcycle is called ‘CT 100B’, B stands for Beta. It is a toned-down version of the regular CT 100 built keeping in mind the requirements of the rural customers. Priced at Rs 31,531/-, the CT 100B is the most affordable proper motorcycle on-sale in India. While the standard variant with spoke wheel is priced at Rs 35,648/- and alloy wheel is priced at Rs 38,702/- (all prices ex-showroom, Mangalore).
The new low-cost bike will further help the company increase its dominance in the entry-level segment. This gives an indication that, Bajaj Auto is bullish on this segment share. The CT 100B looks exactly like a commuter motorcycle should – it is a bare bones and zero fuss design language and that just about it. However, the CT 100B will deliver what its made for an impressive fuel efficiency and affordability.
Design-wise, the CT 100B look similar to the Boxer BM100 at first glimpse with the round headlamp and rear view mirrors. It carries all the features of the regular CT 100 and additionally gets black metal front-mudguard, broad flat cushioned seat, heavy-duty metal carrier, re-styled tail lamps and rear fender. The bike will be available in single variant with spoke wheels and kick start.
Other notable features include twin-pod analogue instrument cluster consisting of a speedometer, odometer and the basic indication lights for the the neutral, high beam, turn-signal, however, even a basic requirement like the fuel gauge has been left out by Bajaj. Further gets rugged-built chassis, twin spring SNS (Spring-in-Spring) suspension, body decals, chrome rear brake and black silencer.
The mechanical bits will are taken straight from the CT 100. The CT 100B is expected to feature the same 99.27cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that develops a maximum power output of 8.2 PS at 7,500rpm and a peak torque of 8.05 Nm at 4,500rpm, mated to a 4-speed manual gearbox. Expected it to deliver the similar fuel efficiency of 89.5kmpl, and have a top speed of 90kmph.
The competition better take Bajaj seriously now, as Bajaj will soon be the king of the entry-level motorcycles in sales figures.
Checkout the walk-around video, after a jump.
Bike Courtesy: SUPREME MOTORS, JEPPU, MANGALORE
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GALLERY: 2016 Bajaj CT 100B