Bajaj might reintroduce the new CT100 commuter motorcycle in the Indian market, with a price tag of Rs 35,801. The Pune-based manufacturer has started the dealer despatch of the first batch of the new CT100, and deliveries are expected to commence in the second week of March.
While mechanically the motorcycle is identical to the old bike, it gets retuned SNS suspension to improve the ride quality. The bike has also been modernised withnew decals, paint schemes and alloy wheels. The new Bajaj CT100 uses the same 99.2cc single-cylinder engine from the Platina. This air-cooled unit produces 8.2bhp and 8.05Nm of torque and is mated to a four-speed transmission.
The old Bajaj CT100 was discontinued in 2006 as the brand decided to concentrate on boosting sales of its Platina range. As the prices of the Platina start at Rs 36,784 (ex-showroom Mumbai) the new CT100 will be positioned below the Platina, making it the most affordable motorcycle in Bajaj’s line-up. It will compete with other entry-level commuter motorcycles like the TVS Star Sport, Hero HF Dawn and the Mahindra Pantero.