The Pune-based auto maker, Bajaj, has silently rolled out the new most affordable motorcycle- CT 100B in India. The company has not announced the launch, however, the motorcycle is available on sale at various dealerships across the country. This new Bajaj offering costs around Rs. 4,000 lesser than the spoke wheel trim of CT 100 which comes with a price tag of Rs. 35,034 (ex-showroom, Delhi). This makes this new CT 100B the most affordable motorcycle available here with a price tag of around Rs. 31,000 (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Talking about the changes, CT 100B has received a lot of cosmetic alterations for cost cutting, while mechanically it is still identical to its elder sibling- CT 100. The new bike receives a round headlight along with a tucked tail lamp. The rear panels and bikini fairing has been eliminated from the motorcycle and the seat is also a bit different. The rear grab rail has been replaced with a luggage carrier and it is only available with spoke wheels.
Powering the Bajaj CT 100 range is a 99.27cc, 4-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled motor that comes mated to a 4-speed gearbox. With a carburetor type fuel supply system, it has been tuned to deliver 8.09bhp of maximum power and a peak torque of 8.05Nm. The company claims that it returns a fuel economy up to 89.5kmpl (as per ARAI testing) and has a top speed up to 90kmph.
New Bajaj CT 100B runs on 17” wheels with 2.75” wide front and 3.00” wide rear tubed tyres and both the wheels get an 110mm drum type braking unit. The suspension set-up comprises of telescopic forks at the front and dual hydraulic shock absorbers with double coaxial springs (SNS) at the rear. As there is no other motorcycle available in the respective price range, so practically it hardly needs to compete with any available motorcycle in the country.