Friday, February 11, 2011

Bajaj to relaunch Boxer in April


Bajaj Auto, one of the major two wheeler manufacturers in India has announced the relaunch of Bajaj Boxer in India. The glad news was announced by Mr. S. Sridhar, Chief Executive (two-wheeler) Bajaj Auto in an interview given to the Financial Chronicle. It is clear that this step is taken keeping in mind the fact that there is going to be a boom in the commuter bike segment with the continuing hike in the fuel prices. Bajaj Boxer had become famous for its excellent fuel management and lower maintenance cost in the first launch. The production of this 100 cc commuter bike was discontinued by Bajaj in 2007. The launch will most probably in the month of April. Bajaj Boxer As the news spreading about the new engine is still vague, most of the rumors are about a 125 cc engine. But in an Interview given to the NDTV profit channel Mr. Rajiv Bajaj, MD of Bajaj Auto has mentioned the launch of a mighty 150 cc Boxer with a for speed gear box. The new bike is coming as an entry level bike in the market and also to compete with the best seller in the commuter bike segment, Hero Honda splendor. With their super success Bajaj pulsar ruling over the sports bike segment, all Bajaj wants now is to have a strong hand in commuter bike segment. So it seems the Hero Honda break up is a related reason for the re entry of Bajaj Boxer. Though had with drawn boxer from Indian market, it still exports a boxer variant to china and South Africa. Bajaj Boxer There are some changes in the design of body although its not much different from the old model in total effect. The design is circular with a triangular tail lamp and circular headlight. The Fuel tank has a capacity of twelve liters and it has a high mounted design. The design of the seat it some what different and it is longer in the new bike. Boxer also has features like leg guard and sari guard. It will be built with enough strength to carry loads. The old Bajaj Boxer had a 116 cc engine with a maximum power of 7.7 Hp at 7,000 rpm. Let us hope that the new Boxer will have a higher performance. The price of the new boxer will be around 40,000 rupees which is less than Hero Honda splendor. Since the price is lower than the other bikes in the segment, it may lack features like self start disc brakes, alloy wheel etc. But one thing guaranteed and most important is the unmatched fuel efficiency that Bajaj Boxer offers.

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