Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Motorbikes

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 9th February 2016, 10:36   #1
Senior - BHPian
S2!!!'s Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 1,782
Thanked: 8,738 Times
Default Bajaj CT 100B launched at Rs. 30,990

The Bajaj CT 100 gets a new variant called the CT 100B. The talking point of this motorcycle is its price tag of Rs. 30,990 (ex-showroom Delhi). It is cheaper than the CT 100 Spoke by Rs. 4,044. What's more is that the bike is claimed to have a fuel efficiency rating of 99.1 kmpl (vs CT 100's 89.5 kmpl).

This commuter motorcycle shares its engine with the CT 100 i.e. a 97.2 cc single cylinder, air-cooled engine. It is mated to a 4-speed transmission.

The CT 100B gets a large round headlamp, a thick seat and a powder coated rear grab.

This bike comes with a 2-year warranty and is available in 4 colours, across all dealerships in the country.

Name:  ct_100_EbonyBlackwithReddecals.jpg
Views: 1611
Size:  32.2 KB

*Image of the CT 100 for representation purpose only.
S2!!! is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2016, 11:27   #2
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 181
Thanked: 126 Times
Default Re: Bajaj CT 100B launched at Rs. 30,990

The CT 100B is nothing but the older Boxer CT which was discontinued without any long term plans. I happened to see a six months old CT 100 at a garage and the iron cast head, black in color of the engine block in the pictorial here, had rusted. Simply put Bajaj is rolling out model after model the moment the sales are on decline. It seems they are about to stop the entire Discover brand and bringing out the hardly successful "Champion" series of the 90's as a substitute. I guess the Boxer, Caliber, Wind, Aspire, and XCD are next in line to return as a part of their so-called long plans.
PNTLovesNano is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 9th February 2016, 12:59   #3
Viju's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Narita
Posts: 799
Thanked: 1,478 Times
Default Re: Bajaj CT 100B launched at Rs. 30,990

I think Bajaj missed a trick here by not offering the bike for 29,990/- and advertising it in a big way in local newspapers etc. I believe the common man who aspires to own his first brand new motorcycle will definitely be attracted to a price below the psychological barrier of 30,000/-.

I may be wrong, but since anyway the closest competitor is around 6,000/- more expensive, Bajaj might as well have gone ahead and priced it ridiculously cheap! And these commuter bikes don't need expensive marketing either (as in television ads), as they mostly sell through small retailers in Tier 2 and 3 cities and rural areas.

The inflated fuel efficiency figures (99 kpl, 102 kpl etc) are always swords with twin edges. A few people may buy the bikes initially for the F.E., but if the real-world figures don't come anywhere close (usually they don't), it turns into bad publicity through word-of-mouth, and the product dies a premature death.

For reference, the cheapest motorcycles from other manufacturers go for these prices:
TVS Sport - INR 37000
Yamaha Crux - INR 39000
Hero HF Dawn - INR 40000
Mahindra Centuro - INR 43000
Honda CD110 Dream - INR 44000
Suzuki Hayate - INR 54000
(All prices are ex-showroom rounded off to the nearest thousand).
Viju is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Bajaj Bike launched - Pulsar 135 LS Technocrat Motorbikes 102 17th June 2016 18:37
Bajaj RE 'Compact' Autorickshaws range launched in India JayPrashanth Commercial Vehicles 18 4th September 2013 10:05
JVC Launches KD-X40 USB only HU @ 4,990 INR k2max6 In-Car Entertainment 42 22nd January 2013 23:44
2012 Bajaj Pulsar spotted finally. EDIT : Now Launched! e46 Motorbikes 78 30th January 2012 17:57
KTM SuperDuke 990 India Launch?? sids911 Superbikes & Imports 19 18th October 2006 21:39

All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 08:52.

Copyright 2000 - 2016, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks