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Bajaj Freedom CNG motorcycle launched in India at INR 95,000

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Bajaj has just launched the world’s first CNG powered motorcycle in India – the Bajaj Freedom at the price starting at INR 95,000 ex-showroom. In addition to this, the brand also announced that the bookings are now open through all Bajaj dealerships across India as well as through the brand’s official website online. Furthermore, the brand has also revealed that the Freedom CNG motorcycle will come with a 125cc Bi-Fuel engine with a combined range of around 330 km.

Bajaj Freedom – Price, Variants & Colours

The Bajaj Freedom CNG motorcycle will be available in three variants – Freedom NG04 Disc LED, Freedom NG04 Drum LED and Freedom NG04 Drum. While the Drum brake model comes with a starting price of INR 95,000 ex-showroom, the mid-spec variant with Drum brake and LED lamps comes with a price tag of INR 105,000 ex-showroom. The top of the line Freedom with Disc Brake and LED lamps comes with a price tag of INR 110,000 ex-showroom. The Bajaj Freedom will also be available in 7 colour options across the range. These are Caribbean Blue, Ebony Black-Grey, Pewter Grey-Black, Racing Red, Cyber White, Pewter Grey-Yellow and Ebony Black – Red.

Bajaj Freedom – Technical Specifications

Powering the Bajaj Freedom is a 125cc air-cooled single-cylinder bi-fuel (Petrol+CNG) engine developing 9.5 PS of power and 9.7 Nm of torque. Bajaj is offering the motorcycle with a 2 kg petrol tank and a 2 kg CNG tank. On CNG the motorcycle claims to offer 102 km per kg and on petrol the bike will return 65 km to a litre of petrol. The brand also revealed that the Bajaj Freedom NG04 Disc LED has a kerb weight of 147 kgs. The bike comes with a telescopic front fork and a segment first link-type monoshock on the rear. The base model features a drum brake on both ends while the top spec model features a disc brake on the front and drum brake on the rear. Bajaj also revealed that CNG combustion produces approximately 26.7% less CO2 emissions than petrol. Also, CNG vehicles emit 85% lower NMHC’s (non-methane hydrocarbons) and 43% less NOx (nitrogen oxide).

Is the Bajaj Freedom CNG Motorcycle Safe?

The Freedom also comes with a trellis frame which encompasses the CNG tank which is placed under the seat from taking a hit during an unfortunate crash making the Bajaj Freedom completely safe on the road. The brand has also thoroughly tested the Freedom CNG motorcycle by putting it through various crash scenarios and has passed 10 stringent safety tests.

  1. CNG Valve Impact Test
  2. Frontal Pendulum Test
  3. Rear Impact Test
  4. Side Impact Test
  5. Front Collision Test
  6. Vertical Drop Test
  7. Truck Runover Test
  8. IS 3224:2002 CNG Valve Impact Test
  9. AIS 028 50 kg Filling Unit Strength Test
  10. AIS 028 20G Pull Out Test

Bajaj Freedom – Design

Design wise, the Bajaj Freedom comes with a quirky yet practical design language striking a good balance between an urban commuter and motorcycle that could go on trails. The CNG motorcycle also comes with a long seat and small petrol tank with tank shrouds. The CNG tank has been fitted under the seat surrounded by the steel trellis frame that acts as a cage protecting the CNG tank. The Freedom also comes with a belly pan protecting its engine when on rough roads and multi spoke alloy wheels.

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