There were rumours that Bajaj Auto will be launching a new 100cc motorcycle in early 2013. Now our friends at Bike India have confirmed that this motorcycle will be launched on 7th January, 2013.
The Indian two-wheeler giant claims that this new motorcycle, when launched, will be the most technically advanced and expensive in its category but will remain a mass market product.
K Srinivas, president, motorcycle business, said that the motorcycle has been aimed at spicing up the commuter class of machines which he said had been filled with motorcycles that had bland features and were bought just for the sake of fuel efficiency. However, he did not specify the price range in which the new motorcycle would launched.
Srinivas’ emphasis on the motorcycle being technologically advanced is a sign that it will provide good competition to Hero Motor’s Splendor. The 100cc offering from the Gurgaon-based manufacturer has been a market leader for the last 17 years but was overtaken by the Discover marginally last month (Splendor-1.21 lakh units, Discover 1.22 lakh units).
We are expecting the new motorcycle to be based on Pulsar 200NS and will feature its triple spark technology along with single rear shock and additional features for the segment.