2017 Bajaj Boxer X150 features some off-roading elements that differentiate it from the regular Boxer.
2017 Bajaj Boxer X150 is powered by a 144.8cc engine that makes 12bhp of peak power and 12.26Nm of torque.
Bajaj Auto has been quite busy in expanding its product line up in the Indian market. In the last few months, the Pune-based bikemaker rolled out a handful of new models including new Pulsar NS200 ABS, Platina Comfortec and CT100 ES. The company had announced its plan to bring in seven new models by the end of this year. Bajaj also aims to foray into electric bike segment by 2020.
Besides this, the company is also testing the 2017 Bajaj Boxer X150 motorcycle in the country. Recently, a prototype of the Boxer X150 has been recently snapped around Lonavala and Pune. However, there is no clarity whether bike will be launched in India or not. Since its India’s most exported two-wheeler, it could be tested for new components.
Just to jog your memory, Bajaj Boxer BM 150, popularly known as ‘Bharat Bike’, was discontinued in India in 2012. Launched at Rs 43,000, the BM 150 was the most affordable 150cc commuter from the Pune-based bikemaker that served the rural markets. However, the sliding demand of the bike forced the company to phase it out within a year of its arrival in the country. Read – Bajaj Dominar 400 – All You Need To Know
The Pune-based two-wheeler manufacturer is already selling the Boxer X150 and its cross version in global markets including Zambia and Kenya. If media reports are to be believed, the company might reintroduce the 2017 Bajaj Boxer X150 in India with a BSIV engine. However, there is nothing official about the product and its launch details.
If launched in India, the new Boxer X150 will take head-to-head against the Hero Xtreme Sports, Suzuki Gixxer and Yamaha FZ-S FI V 2.0. It could be priced between Rs 73,000 – Rs 83,000 (ex-showroom). Check Out – Upcoming Bajaj Bikes in India
The 2017 Bajaj Boxer X150 is essentially the adventure version of the 150cc Boxer, and recently launched in Malaysia. The bike offers practicality of a commuter and off-road capabilities of an adventure bike. Some of its off-roading elements include mud-grip type tyres and raised front mudguard. It also wears flashier body graphics, black alloys wheels and black rear carrier.
|Max Power||12bhp @ 7,500rpm|
|Max Torque||12.26Nm @ 5,500rpm|
At the heart of the bike is the same 144.8cc engine that makes 12bhp of peak power at 7,500rpm and 12.26Nm of torque at 5,500rpm. This motor has been borrowed from the Discover 150, which is now phased out from the Indian market. Transmission duties on the bike are performance by a 4-speed gearbox unit.
Suspension system of the new Boxer X150 includes telescopic front forks with gaiters and Bajaj’s patented Spring in Spring unit at the front and rear axles respectively. Stopping power is derived from front and rear 130mm drum brakes. The bike also gets a bigger single saddle, a heavy pillion and a rear rack. It comes with an electric and a kick start system.
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