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Old 16th January 2009, 15:41   #1
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Default New Bajaj motorcycle on 21 Jan, five more later in the year

Just a heads up. Mr. Bajaj was on CNBC some hours earlier, and he discussed the perfromance of his company.

In the course of conversation he confirmed that Bajaj is launching a new bike called XCD-135 on 21.01.2009. The bike is being positioned as a 'sporty-commuter'. Fuel efficiency of a 100 cc and performance of a 135cc motor (according to him!).

He also mentioned that Bajaj are going to launch six new prodcuts this year.
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Old 16th January 2009, 16:09   #2
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I dont know whether to be happy or sad. We are still waiting for news on the baby Ninja. Bajaj , please please do something this year :(
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hopefull they wont launch a series of mopeds oops bikes 122cc...130cc.... hehehe
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wonder what's comming out of their stable this year, avenger seems to be doing good business for them concidering the sheer number of avengers I see on the road everyday , perhaps a more beefed up avenger a 500cc variant ? unlikely
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I dont know whether to be happy or sad. We are still waiting for news on the baby Ninja. Bajaj , please please do something this year :(
Sammy.. I gave up on them and took R15 a couple of months ago.
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this is what Bajaj has been doing

writing down different names for bikes - XCD,PLATINA,DISCOVER,PULSAR etc etc
different displacement options - 100,110,125,135,150,180,220
technology - DTSI, DTS-SI, what next ??

then do mix and match and keep launching bikes !

NEXT WOULD BE DISCOVER 220 DTS-SI -
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I hope that they might launch a 250cc bike, cause at Jan Expo'08 they were talking about making a engine with the help of KTM.
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They may be releasing Pulsar 200 with Fuel Injection.
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maybe we'll go a step backwards with a carbed P220 *rolls eyes*
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Well, of the remaining five products, one is speculated to be a 150cc commuter bike. The Unicorn slayer, if you will. In turn Pulsar 150cc is rumoured to be discontinued. Another product might be the baby Ninja.

Still that's three 'unknown' products.
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Sammy.. I gave up on them and took R15 a couple of months ago.
Oh man, cant Bajaj see whats happenning ? Good for you Sriram, COngratulations man, the R15 is the closest one can get to performance riding. I will continue to hope some more. Guess its been about 10 years and counting :(
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Now I am sure Bajaj is confused about their product line up.
What they first need is a new 150cc fuel injected bike, then a 200/180 ( Let there be only one ) FI bike.
In the lower segment, they need a proper 100cc bike, without which they will not be able to survive in this market. And a better, bigger 125cc machine.
This will help them come out of trouble.
Or else, they will one day come to fourth from the third position they are in.

Interchanging the 135cc engine with XCD chassis is not a good idea. Although I doubt it will be as powerful as in Discover, but it confuses any one standing in the showroom. I hope this does not happen.
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They already have slipped to the fourth position behind TVS in December sales. Bajaj desperately need a product, which can pull them back, like Pulsar!
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They already have slipped to the fourth position behind TVS in December sales. Bajaj desperately need a product, which can pull them back, like Pulsar!
!!!!

Where did you get this information?! If true, situation is serious for Bajaj. Bajaj said they will witness a marketshare drop -but a rise in profitability- because of their 125cc strategy. But I don't think they were prepared for this!

Essentially Bajaj will have to refresh their entire bike lineup this year.
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it doesnt look like bajaj is going to refresh their lineup soonenough. all we hear is the launch of xcds, discovers and the platinas these days. bajaj needs to understand that they are losing on the 100 cc as well as 150+ cc fronts together due to the lack of strong products. pulsar has become too old indeed. the baby kwacker could do good to bajaj but the launch date is itself not cleared yet. seems like bajaj is going the 220 launch way with the ninja too. god help them
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