Bajaj Auto has unveiled the Cafe Racer, a retro-styled motorcycle at the 2015 Turkey Motor Show alongside the much-awaited Pulsar 200 SS and Pulsar 150 NS. Not many of us know that, Bajaj Auto has silently discontinued the Boxer 150 in Indian market about a year after its launch, but the Boxer 150 is still on-sale in Turkey.
The trend of Cafe Racer’s started in India after the launch of Royal Enfield Continental GT 535 in late-2013. Followed by the showcase of the Splendor Pro Classic by Hero MotoCorp at 2014 Auto Expo held at New Delhi, at the same event Mahindra-2-Wheelers too displayed the Cafe Racer called jcMoto based on the Centuro motorcycle. Recently Bajaj Auto has showcased the Cafe Racer based on the Boxer 150.
Design-wise, the Cafe Racer Boxer 150 is not garnished with chrome like the Splendor Pro Classic. However, the dark-blue-coloured motorcycle does look attractive with matte-black bits everywhere. New circular headlamp, front cowl, blinkers, new handle bar, under-belly exhaust with carbon-fibre coating, and a cafe racer cowl replacing the rear seat are the visual changes. And also note the missing kicker and disc brake on the display model.
Powering the Bajaj Cafe Racer Boxer 150 is a 144.8 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine producing 12 Bhp and 12 Nm torque, mated to 4-speed manual gearbox.
Of course, it’s too early to say yet, but what are your thoughts if Bajaj were to introduce this in India in the near future?
Checkout a video and more pictures, after a jump.
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