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Bajaj’s CNG motorcycle launch delayed to July 2024

Written by News Team

In a surprising turn of events, Bajaj Auto, the stalwart of the Indian two-wheeler market, has announced a postponement in the launch of its pioneering CNG motorcycle. The much-anticipated launch, which was initially slated for June 18, 2024, has now been rescheduled to July 17, 2024.

A Shift in Gears

The delay in the launch of Bajaj’s CNG motorcycle, potentially named ‘Bajaj Fighter’, marks a slight detour in the company’s roadmap. Rakesh Sharma, Executive Director of Bajaj Auto, confirmed the new launch date, citing the need for additional time to ensure the motorcycle meets the company’s high standards for quality and performance.

Eco-Friendly Innovation on Two Wheels

Bajaj’s foray into CNG-powered motorcycles is a testament to the brand’s commitment to innovation and environmental sustainability. The upcoming model is expected to cater to the cost-conscious segment of the market, offering a seamless switch between petrol and CNG. This feature is particularly noteworthy as it promises riders the flexibility to choose between fuels without compromising on the riding experience.

Design and Performance

While specific power figures have not been disclosed, the motorcycle is anticipated to deliver performance comparable to the ‘100-150cc commuter bike’ segment. Spy images and industry buzz suggest an upright riding posture, a unified seat, and a single-piece handlebar with hand guards, indicating a design that marries functionality with comfort.

Safety and Comfort: A Dual Focus

The upcoming CNG motorcycle is expected to feature a double cradle frame that houses the CNG tank, with an auxiliary petrol tank for backup. Safety features are likely to include drum and disc brakes with single-channel ABS, engine-side leg guards, and a sleek black exhaust.

Market Impact and Pricing

With an estimated price range of INR 80k-90k, Bajaj’s CNG motorcycle is poised to compete with popular models like the Hero Splendor Plus and Honda Shine 1005. The company aims to sell around 20,000 units monthly and plans to expand its eco-friendly vehicle lineup with 5-6 new CNG motorcycles by next year.