The Bajaj CT brand has been a respectable name in the commuter market since its launch in 2004. Bajaj Auto’s target consumers mostly consisted of the rural population in India. Consumers who valued reliability, comfort, and hassle-free maintenance above all else. Bajaj catered precisely to the market demand in the form of the most affordable motorcycle in their portfolio, the CT 110.
Relaunched rather recently in its BS6 version, the CT 110 is still true to the demands of the customers while delivering the same fuel efficiency, performance, and comfort. What’s new in this motorcycle? How is the competition? Is it practical? Read on to find out!
Pros: Comfortable Seating, Impressive Fuel-Efficiency, Peppy Motor, Affordable
Cons: Tube Tyres, Basic Build Quality, Dated Design
Bajaj CT 110 Variants
The CT 110 is available in two variants, each variant differs from the other in a few subtle aspects. They have been highlighted as you read on. The variants are:
- CT 110 KS
- CT 110 ES
Bajaj CT 110 Design
The CT 110 is not big on design, it’s simplistic and quite straightforward. In a way, the design itself conveys the mild nature of this motorcycle. At the front, we have a blacked-out five-spoke alloy wheel and a cool looking fender. The headlight unit consists of a brightly lit DRL and the primary halogen bulb. The headlight dome in itself is elegantly wrapped with stickering accents. The fuel tank is sculpted in a rectangular fashion with stickering details on it and also gets tank pads on either side for better grip. The handlebar and the front telescopic suspension are blacked-out, providing a unique contrast to the aesthetic appeal.
As we move along to the rear, the single-seat and the side panels below it look quite cool against the backdrop of the blacked-out engine area. The side-mounted exhaust equipped with a chromed-out crash/heat guard is also a pretty element. The stickering accents along the length of this motorcycle are pleasantly stylish. The rear indicators and the pillion grabrails complete the essence of this minimalistic motorcycle.
The CT 110 and the younger brother- the CT 100 share majority of the design-defining components between them, making both look highly indistinguishable. What’s different between the two? The CT 110 is big on black, the alloy wheel remains the same, but, is completely blacked out. The engine, pillion grabrail, handlebar, and front suspension also follow suit. The CT 110 further gets rubber bellows for the front forks that the CT 100 misses out on.
Bajaj CT 110 Features
Both the variants of the Bajaj CT 110 get a fully analogue instrument cluster. The odometer, speedometer, and trip-meters are all analogue in nature. The engine bash plate is a unique feature hardly seen on other motorcycles in this segment. The rear-view mirrors provide a good line of sight and look quite good in the black paint job. On the mechanical side of things, the CT 110 is equipped with a 115.45cc, air-cooled, single-cylinder, electronic-injected engine featuring a convenient kick-start option that it shares with the Bajaj Platina 110 H Gear. But, misses out on the class-leading five-speed gearbox available on the premium Platina motorcycle.
The CT 110 KS is equipped with a kick-start mechanism while the CT 110 ES gets a self-start option
Bajaj CT 110 Engine Performance
All variants of the CT 110 are equipped with the same 115.45cc, electronic-injection, air-cooled engine mated to a four-speed gearbox producing 8.48 BHP at 7000 RPM and 9.81 Nm of torque at 5500 RPM. This motorcycle has a peppy and responsive low and mid-range that’s sufficient for commuting duties. On the highway, cruising at the speed of around 60-70 km/h is fairly easy. The top speed on this motorcycle is recorded at 90-95 km/h, but, is heavily riddled with vibrations at that range.
Bajaj CT 110 Mileage (or Fuel Efficiency)
The CT 110 is a highly fuel-efficient motorcycle. In the city, one can expect anywhere between 60-65 km/l. On the highway, you can expect around 65-70 km/l. The fuel tank of 10.5-litres offers a total riding range of up to 650-700 km.
Bajaj CT 110 Handling (or Dynamics)
The CT 110 is quick to respond and agile at handling. Aiding the same are telescopic forks at the front and SNS rear suspension that provides for smooth, grounded, and seamless ride quality. The tube cradle frame does a great job distributing the kerb weight of 116-118 kg across the body of this motorcycle. Interestingly, The CT 110 is equipped with semi-knobby tyres that assist riding in rugged and off-road terrains.
Bajaj CT 110 Comfort (or Ergonomics)
The CT 110 is undoubtedly a comfortable motorcycle, for both, the pillion and the rider. The foot-pegs for both the occupants are front set and wide, resulting in a relaxed seating position. The seat height is 812 mm, a height that is practical for riders of all builds. The seat itself is a single piece, meaning it’s not split and also very soft.
Bajaj CT 110 Safety (or Brakes)
The Bajaj CT 110 has two variants on offer. Both of them offer the same braking setup. The two variants come equipped with a 130 mm front drum brake and a 110 mm rear drum brake. While both these variants supply sufficient feel and bite to the rider, the front disc brake as seen on the Platina ES Disc would have contributed immensely to braking. The inclusion of CBS (combined braking system) on the two variants ensures both the brakes are evenly applied for a stable and balanced braking performance.
Bajaj CT 110 Service
Bajaj being a well-established motorcycle brand has stood the test of time and proved resilient in all its endeavours. They offer a wide range of authorised service centres and showrooms across the country where you can buy the motorcycle and get them promptly serviced, at an affordable cost. The average service interval for the CT 110 is anywhere between 6000 to 8000 km, this particular two-wheeler should cost you somewhere between Rs. 500/- to Rs. 1500/- for its service.
Bajaj CT 110 Price
Following is the price of the CT 110 (on-road, Mumbai) –
- Bajaj CT 110 KS – Rs. 68,061/-
- Bajaj CT 110 ES – Rs. 68,918/-
Bajaj CT 110 Resale Value
Bajaj is a brand that promises motorcycles that are easy to maintain, sturdy, and have a respectable build quality. The CT 110 should have a fairly adequate resale value depending on the mileage on the odometer, accidents (if any), and overall maintenance.
Bajaj CT 110 Colours
The Bajaj CT 110 is available in the following colours.
- Gloss Ebony Black
- Matte Olive Green
- Gloss Flame Red
The CT 110 and the Bajaj CT 100 share identical colour options with a few subtle differences in design
Bajaj CT 110 Specs
- Engine: 115.45cc, 2-valve, single-cylinder, air-cooled, electronic-injection
- Power: 8.48 BHP at 7000 RPM
- Torque: 9.81 Nm at 5500 RPM
- Transmission: 4-speed
- Top Speed: 90-95 km/h
- Fuel Consumption: 65-75 km/l
- Fuel Type: Petrol
- Frame: Lower Cradle Tubular Single Down Tube
- Suspension: Hydraulic Telescopic Forks (Front), SNS (Rear)
- Tyres: 2.75×17″ (Semi-knobby) (Front), 3×17″ (Semi-knobby) (Rear)
- Brakes: 130 mm Drum (Front) and 110 Drum (Rear) (KS & ES)
Bajaj CT 110 Dimensions
- Length x Width x Height: 1945 mm x 752 mm x 1072 mm (KS & ES)
- Wheelbase: 1235 mm
- Ground Clearance: 170 mm
- Fuel Tank Capacity: 10.5 litres
- Kerb Weight: 116 kg (KS)
- Kerb Weight: 118 kg (ES)
Bajaj CT 110 Rating
We give the Bajaj CT 100 a rating of 4.5/5.
Bajaj CT 110 vs TVS Sport
The BS4-BS6 transition has been fruitful for the TVS Sport, now, it features a 109.7cc engine over the previous 100cc offering. In addition, this motorcycle is available in seven colour options with a kick-start and electric start variant. Although the TVS motorcycle is lighter by 6-8 kg, both motorcycles showcase similar performance figures on paper.
The biggest differentiator between the two commuter motorcycles remains to be the considerable contrast in pricing. The TVS Sport Kick-Start variant is around Rs. 2000/- costlier than the top-end CT 110 ES variant while the TVS Sport Electric-Start offering is a whopping Rs. 10,000/- in excess.
Bajaj CT 110 vs Bajaj Platina 110 H-Gear
Between the CT and the Platina series, the latter is slightly expensive, but, is more premium in by the looks of it and also has disc brakes. The Platina 110 H-Gear is equipped with the same 115.45cc air-cooled engine mated to a class-leading five-speed gearbox. The CT 110, unfortunately, is available with a four-speed gearbox. However, both motorcycles produce identical power figures.
The Platina 110 H-Gear sounds great so far, but, you may not like what you read next, the CT 110 is cheaper by close to Rs. 17,000/-. Although the Platina is one of the most value-for-money investments out there, the price seems a bit steep in this comparison. What are your thoughts?
The CT 110 is as good a bet as any in the commuter market! In fact, the cheap maintenance cost coupled with the impressive fuel efficiency, the comfortable seating paired with the peppy engine, and the wide range of service centres make this motorcycle a complete package. We hope this article has helped provide some clarity and hopefully aided you before your big purchase. Thank you for reading and ride safely. Cheers!