As bharathautos had reported earlier, Bajaj is all set to launch their 150cc bike under the Boxer brand by next month. In fact, Bajaj Auto has already soft launched Boxer 150 cc in some cities of Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, as a part of the initial feedback drive we reckon. We would like to think that Bajaj would officially announce the launch too very soon.
Bajaj has specially developed Boxer 150 cc for the Indian two-wheeler buyers who reside in rural ‘Bharat’. The bike is expected to have low end pulling power, torque and load bearing capacity as its merits than outright acceleration and speed. It’s tough to visualize a 150cc machine as a rural workhorse from the Indian bike user’s point of view, as anything above 125cc is considered more ‘lifestyle’ than ‘utility’ here.
The Boxer 150 would be tuned for torque, with a 150 cc variant, Boxer will not be able to deliver impressive mileage figures. The Bajaj Boxer should have a tough chassis, strong suspension and enough space and fastening points to carry load along with a rider.
Rumours say that Bajaj has designed the rear seat of Boxer 150 in such a way that it can accommodate 2 adults easily apart from the driver. If there are no pillions, than Boxer 150 cc will easily be capable of transporting heavy loads. However, a 150cc bike, with better load bearing capabilities, more utilitarian design, a reasonably good fuel efficiency figure and a price tag of around Rs. 44,700 should make a lot of rural user stop and think.
Also see – 2011 Bajaj Boxer 150 Launch by this October
Image – Old Bajaj Boxer (We are unable to get new Bharat bike pictures)