The CT 100 is the most affordable motorcycle in India at present and Bajaj managed to retail 1.5 lakh units in just three months.
Having lost its market share to rivals Hero and Honda in recent years, Bajaj Auto recently shifted its focus back to the commuter segment with the CT 100 entry-level motorcycle that is doing great guns on the sales front. The country’s most affordable motorcycle on sale at present, Bajaj Auto recently stated that the automaker managed to sell over 1.5 lakh units of the CT 100 over the past 100 days in the country. The number is certainly commendable for the motorcycle, which competes against the Hero HF Dawn and Honda CD 110 Dream in the segment.
A popular brand for Bajaj in the early 2000s, the company discontinued the CT 100 in 2006 only to have resurrected the name again earlier this year. The bike continues to carry over the styling and design elements from the older model but gets new features like alloy wheels, body graphics and an updated suspension setup for improved ride quality. The bike is also powered by the same 99.27cc air-cooled, single-cylinder engine that belts out 8.2 PS of power and 8.05 Nm of torque, paired to a 4-speed gearbox.
The 2015 Bajaj CT 100’s biggest markets are smaller towns and rural areas and the low asking price has surely attracted a lot of buyers towards the motorcycle. Recently, Bajaj confirmed that they have not been able to ship the CT 100 to all states in the country but are working to increase the production capacity of the bike. Once everything falls into place, the automaker is optimistic that it will be able to sell 60,000 units of the motorcycle every month from the current average of 50,000 units. The CT 100 is priced at Rs. 35,034 (ex-showroom, Delhi).