Bajaj Auto Limited is a global two-wheeler and three-wheeler manufacturing company. Bajaj Auto manufactures and sells motorcycles, scooters and auto rickshaws. Bajaj Auto is a part of the Bajaj Group. It was founded by Jamnalal Bajaj in Rajasthan in the 1940s. It is based in Pune, Mumbai, with plants in Chakan (Pune), Waluj (near Aurangabad) and Pantnagar in Uttarakhand. The oldest plant at Akurdi (Pune) now houses the R&D centre ‘Ahead’.
Bajaj Auto is the world’s sixth-largest manufacturer of motorcycles and the second-largest in India. It is the world’s largest three-wheeler manufacturer. On May 2015, its market capitalization was ₹640 billion (US$10 billion), making it India’s 23rd largest publicly traded company by market value. The Forbes Global 2000 list for the year 2012 ranked Bajaj Auto at 1,416.
Bajaj Boxer X150 India Launch in Pipeline?
Bajaj Auto Ltd, the popular homegrown two-wheeler manufacturer, could be planning to launch the Boxer X150 Adventure motorcycle in India. There have been already many speculations regarding the India launch of this motorcycle. In the latest development, even some spy pics of the upcoming bike testing on Indian public roads have surfaced online.
The company has been exporing this 150cc Adventure motorcycles to African markets. While there’s currently no Adventure motorcycle in the 150cc segment, the launch of this product could throw open a new sub-segment in the market. Bajaj has already done this before with its V15 motorcycle. It is now looking all set to do the same with the launch of the X150. Here are complete details on the Bajaj Boxer X150 India launch date.
The Bajaj Boxer X150 sports bits like a raised mudguard and off-road tires, all of which work together to make the bike look more rugged. On the other hand, bits like the alloy wheels hint at this bike being meant more for on-road use than off it. Powering the X150 is the same 144.8cc DTSi engine that came with the now defunct Discover 150. This single-cylinder carbureted engine outputs a maximum power of 12 BHP along with a peak torque of 12.26 Nm. It’s worth a mention here that these specifications are for the export-spec model. The India-spec version could offer slightly different figures.
Currently, there is no adventure motorcycle on sale in the mainstream two-wheeler market. The cheapest Adventure model that you can buy yourself right now is the Royal Enfield Himalayan, which has a 411cc engine and costs north of Rs 1.8 lakh. In comparison, the Boxer X150 will become the only product in the 150cc segment to have design and styling typical of an on-off road motorcycle.
Bajaj Boxer X150 India Launch Date
|Launch Date (expected)||Mid-2018|
There are good chances that the Boxer X150 adventure model will launch in India by mid-2018. It may be noted here that the Pune-based two-wheeler has already been manufacturing this motorcycle for export to African markets. Hence, it doesn’t need to come up with an altogether new product, from grounds up, for the local market. Instead, it just needs to tune it for our conditions.
Bajaj Boxer X150 Price in India
|Minimum Price||Rs 50,000|
|Maximum Price||Rs 55,000|
The Boxer 150 became the cheapest 150cc offering in India with an ex-showroom price of Rs 45,000. The Adventure version is likely to cost significantly more due to additional features and a better engine. Expect prices to start around Rs 50,000.
Bajaj Boxer X150 India Specifications
|Maximum Power||12 Bhp @ 7500 rpm|
|Maximum Torque||12.26 Nm @ 5000 rpm|
|No. of Cylinders||1|
|No. of Gears||4 Speed|
|Ground Clearance||190.00 mm|
|Kerb/Wet Weight||122.00 kgs|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||11.20 litres|
Powering the X150 is the same 144.8 cc single-cylinder carbureted motorcycle that powers the Discover 150 and the Boxer BM150. This engine outputs a maximum power of 12 BHp at 7,500 RPM and a peak torque of 12.26 Nm at 5,000 RPM. It comes mated to a four-speed manual transmission. For the India-spec version of this adventure motorcycle. Bajaj might end up re-tuning the motor for slightly additional grunt. Also, while the export-spec model boasts drum brakes at both the wheels, the Indian version could offer an optional disc brake for the front wheel.
Bajaj Boxer X150 India Mileage
|Mileage (City)||49.00 kmpl|
|Mileage (Highway)||58.00 kmpl|
|Mileage (Combined)||54.00 kmpl|
As the engine comes from the BM150 and the Discover 150, we are pretty sure it will be able to deliver around 49.00 kmpl in the city and almost 60 kmpl on the highway. It is worth a mention here that the X150 is basically a budget-end product and hence, it gets really important to offer a high mileage.
Bajaj Boxer X150 India Features
- Electric Start
- Alloy Wheels
- Raised Front Mudguard
- Body Decals
- SnS Rear Suspension
- Rear Carrier
- On-off Road Tires
Bajaj Boxer X150 India Dimensions
|Kerb Weight||122 KGs|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||11.2-litres|
Bajaj Boxer X150 India Design
The Boxer BX150 is nothing but an adventure-styled Boxer 150. It has a strong resemblance with the BM150 that was on sale in India. However, in order to give it a rugged look, the company has modified the design to a significant extent. Basically, the X150 offers the high practicality of a commuter motorcycle along with some of the capabilities of an on-off road motorcycle. Make no mistake, this one isn’t a full-fledged off-roader. However, bits like a high-rise front mudguard and dual-purpose tires do make it sufficiently capable on rough terrain. Also, stylish body decals, black-painted alloy wheels and a black rear carrier help it look more stylish than the bargain-basement BM150.
Bajaj Boxer X150 India Engine and Transmission
The Bajaj Boxer X150 comes with a 144.8cc, single-stroke, air-cooled, carbureted engine that benefits from the company’s DTSI dual-spark technology. This engine produces a maximum power of 12 Bhp at 7,500 RPM and a peak torque of 12.3 Nm at 5,500 RPM. The engine offers both kick-start and electric-start.
Bajaj Boxer X150 India Suspension & Brakes
This motorcycle gets conventional telescopic forks up front and BAL’s patented SnS (Spring-in-Spring) twin shock-absorbers at the rear. The motorcycle gets 130 mm drum brakes on both the wheels. However, Bajaj might end up offering an optional front disc brake.
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Source: carblogindia, And wikipedia.org.