Bajaj CNG Bike to be Unveiled on July 5: Here's What You Can Expect

The upcoming offering from Bajaj will also be the world's first production CNG bike, which is expected to be offered in two variants.

By Kanika Sachdeva | on June 18, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

After months of speculation surrounding the first CNG-powered motorcycle, Bajaj Auto has confirmed that its official unveiling will happen on July 5, 2024. The upcoming offering from Bajaj will also be the world's first production CNG bike, which is expected to be offered in two variants. The product name is still under wraps; however, it could adopt either the Bruzer or the Fighter moniker. Union Minister of Road, Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, will mark his presence at the unveiling event hosted by Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director, Bajaj Auto.  

Though the exact displacement of the upcoming bike is yet to be revealed, it will likely be positioned in the 110–125cc space given that Bajaj wishes to target semi-urban and rural markets with this bike. If so, expect the bike to be priced above the Platina (Rs 68,262) and the CT (Rs 69,626). Both are starting prices, ex-showroom. 

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While all of this will be disclosed on the said date, we hope the new CNG bike gets a 125cc motor, for it to achieve performance levels on par with a 110cc petrol bike. This is because CNG-powered models are usually less powerful than the petrol-powered ones.  

Bajaj CNG Bike: Details Revealed Through Blueprints

Based on the leaked design blueprints, Bajaj will place the CNG tank under the bike's flat seat, and it will be held by a tubular steel cradle frame. Bajaj has settled on a sloper engine design to house both CNG and petrol tanks as this layout helps optimise space for all the fuel systems and other ancillaries. Apart from the CNG tank, the CNG bike will likely have a smaller auxiliary petrol tank, which can be used if it runs out of CNG. 

Bajaj CNG Bike: Suspension, Brakes

For suspension, the CNG-powered Bajaj bike will likely get a telescopic front fork and a rear monoshock. Stopping power should come from a disc brake at the front and a drum brake at the rear, likely mounted on 17-inch alloy wheels. It also remains to be seen whether the bike will come with a single-channel anti-lock braking system (ABS) or a combined braking system (CBS). 

Bajaj CNG Bike: Design Elements

The spy shots of the CNG bike have shown an LED headlight, bulb indicators, a small front cowl, knuckle guards, a sleek taillamp (could be an LED unit), and new 5-spoke alloy wheels. The riding position on the bike is a combination of mid-set footpegs, a long, single-piece seat, and a braced handlebar with handguards. Other bits include an upswept exhaust, a compact engine guard, and grab rails. 

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Aiming to cater to cost-conscious buyers, Bajaj is expected to retail this bike at around Rs 80,000. The price is ex-showroom. The bike will have no direct competitors but will serve as an alternative to the Hero Splendor Plus, the TVS Radeon, the Honda Shine 100, and the Bajaj Platina 110.

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