Bajaj Auto has launched a new motorcycle variant in the so called ‘value segment.’ The XCD 135 DTS-Si, Bajaj’s new offering, is priced at Rs 45,000 ex-showroom, and packs a 135cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled carburetted engine that makes 10.5 horsepower. This engine also features Bajaj’s ‘swirl induction’ technology, which the company first released on the XCD 125.
While the very first batch of the XCD 135 DTS-Si will roll out from Bajaj’s plant in Aurangabad, the bike will subsequently be built at the company’s Pantnagar facility, in Uttarakhand. Apart from domestic sales, Bajaj also plans to export the bike from April 2009 onwards.
According to a Bajaj press release, the XCD 135 DTS-Si is a ‘sports commuter bike’ that rides like ‘a Pulsar junior.’ Indeed, with bits like a five-speed gearbox, gas-filled Nitrox shock absorbers, digital speedometer, LED tail lamp, electric-start and front disc-brake, the new variant could be a popular choice with entry-level bike customers.