Bajaj Auto has silently launched much awaited 150cc Boxer variant in India. The new Boxer variant from Bajaj is christened as Boxer BM150 and is available for a price of Rs 42,000 (ex-showroom Pune). The new Bajaj Boxer BM150 is now available across all authorized Bajaj Auto dealerships in the country. This motorcycle costs approximately Rs 7,000 less than the Bajaj Discover motorcycle.
The looks of the Boxer BM150 is pretty simple and basic. Nothing on the bike will excite a young enthusiast but would probably be appealing to the rural customer looking for a simple and rugged bike. The engine block seems very much similar to the ones found on the Discover 150 model but probably doesn’t get the DTS-i tech. as the second spark plug is not visible in the photos.
A 150 cc engine alone doesn’t just mean that it has to be at par with a Yamaha R15 in terms of speed/KMPH. But a 150 cc engine also gives the flexibility of bumping up the “torque” (pulling capability) relatively easily.
Apart from fuel efficiency/KMPL rural folks (the target customer of this bike) also need “Torque” in a lot in the applications, like pulling “doodh/milk” cans, pulling 3-4 adults (not legal but very common everywhere) etc. There has been mention of the Boxer150 by Mr. Rajiv Bajaj as a tractor/tank on 2wheels; none of which are made for speed/KMPH but more for “Torque”.
As seen in the pictures, Boxer BM150 150cc is strictly utilitarian with minimal attention to styling. But functional elements are plenty like the long travel SNS suspension (Spring in Spring). For the sake of cost saving, there are plenty of body parts lifted from Platina. Spoke wheels and round headlamps are back. Basic orange blinkers, closed chain and drum brakes are other examples of cost savings. For better durability and usability, steel grab rails are back. Beneath the large visor, simple instrument panel which houses the speedometer and fuel gauge like in Discover.
With the BoxerBM150 150cc, Bajaj will kickstart its new rebranding strategy selling bikes with their subbrands (Pulsar, Discover and boxer) rather than Bajaj. Nowhere in the boxer BM150, is Bajaj monicker there. Remember, Bajaj sells the boxer already in African markets. While the Pulsar will be Bajaj’s sports bike, Discover the commuter bike and the Boxer the rural bike.
Expected 5 Shades available in New Bajaj Boxer BM150 –
Expected Variants of New Bajaj Boxer BM150 –
- New Bajaj Boxer BM150 kick start
- New Bajaj Boxer BM150 self start
Also see – Bajaj to re-launch Boxer 150cc by next month
More pictures of New Bajaj Boxer BM150 –
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