Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI) has overtaken Bajaj Auto Ltd as the country’s second-largest two-wheeler maker from the past 3-months up till June 30th, 2012. Bajaj Auto is doing its best to regain back the position in Indian two-wheeler market and get a fair amount of grip in each and every bike segment. This also gives an hint that the company making an entry into the low-cost bike segment.
Recently the guys at BikeAdvice have managed to snap firstever spy pictures of Bajaj Boxer BM100 at Dehu Road in Pune. This gives an indication that, Bajaj is planning to launch the younger sister of 150cc Boxer BM 150, BM 100 which is going to be priced slighty lower than elder sibling and it should be noticed that Bajaj already sells Boxer BM100 in International markets.
Coming back to the Bajaj Boxer BM100, it features a strong frame, swing arm and chassis, metal body parts, twin spring SNS (Spring-in-Spring) suspension which are found in Bajaj’s low cost bikes and a heavy duty carrier. The front visor over the headlamp which is seen in the BM150 is omitted due to cost-cutting. Under the skin, it is powered by a 100cc DTSi mill taken from Discover 100 with a single spark plug which produces the maximum power output of 7.6bhp with a peak torque of 7.5nm.
Bajaj Boxer BM100 is considered as economical bike and is believed to be priced under Platina that means at an on-road price of lesser than Rs 40,000. Boxer BM100 is set to target its nearest rivals like Hero HF Dawn/Deluxe and Yamaha Crux which are currently available in the market at a price around Rs. 40000/- but they don’t have significant sales.
If you remember last year, we reported about TVS Motors aiming to introduce Rs. 25,000 motorcycle, making it the cheapest motorcycle in the country and therefore, the coming days could see a lot of action in a segment that has been relatively quiet, the bike manufacturer’s like Yamaha & Hero will also join the race in these low-cost bike segment.
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Yamaha India to launch low-cost motorcycle priced below Rs. 28,000
Source – BikeAdvice.in