Say hello to the Bajaj Boxer BM150 Bharat Bike; Price and Specifications inside!
The Bajaj Boxer BM150 is motorcycle that Bajaj Auto hopes will replace the rugged Yezdis and Rajdoots of yore as a robust and rugged motorcycle. Bajaj has looked beyond just a robust chassis to take the trails and travails that the Indian hinterland will throw at the Boxer 150.
For this very reason, the motorcycle maker has outfitted the Bajaj Boxer with a 150cc four stroke heart, that is a lift off from the Bajaj Discover 150 DTSi albeit with some changes. The engine, while retaining the 144.8cc capacity has one crucial change. The second spark plug has been dispensed with, which also means that the Boxer 150 doesn’t get the DTSi system, to make for a more basic engine.
The engine is a two valve, single overhead cam unit good enough for a peak power of 11.8 Bhp@7,500 rpm and a peak torque of 12.26 Nm@5,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a four speed gearbox with the ratios optimized for load lugging rather than top speed chasing. Also making it to the equation is an electric starter.
So, the Bajaj Boxer BM150, while using a very similar engine to that of the Discover 150 has indeed received many changes to make it a motorcycle more suited to India’s hinterland. Stylistically, the Bajaj Boxer is a harkening back to the Boxers of yesteryears and the motorcycle comes with a basic design that, while not being radical or stylish will serve the purpose just as well. A rear metal carrier has also been provided to carry small loads.
Coming to the suspension, telescopic forks up front with a 125 mm travel and twin shock absorbers at the rear with a travel of 100mm suspend the Boxer 150′s 17 inch wheels The rear shock absorbers, being of SNS type(spring inside spring) will offer both a pliant ride as well as be robust enough to support large loads.
Pricing is where Bajaj seems to have pulled another fast one here. The Bajaj Boxer BM150 will sell for INR 42,000, a price that most 100cc motorcycles sell at. Bajaj’s trademark value for money quotient of offering more for less is written all over the Boxer BM150. Whether the market will bite is the question that only time can answer.
Boxer 150 Bharat Bike spec sheet
|Type||Single cylinder, 4 stroke, air cooled|
|Bore (mm) X Stroke (mm)||56 x 58.8|
|Valve per cylinder||2|
|Compression ratio||9.5 ± 0.5 : 1|
|Fuelling||Carburetor – Ucal UVD20|
|Max. Power (Ps @ rpm)||12.01 @ 7500|
|Max. Torque (Nm @ rpm)||12.26 @ 5000|
|Starting||Kick + Self|
|Transmission||4 speed constant mesh|
|Gear shift pattern||All down|
|Gear ratio First||2.833:1|
|Suspension, Brakes & Tyres|
|Suspension Front||125mm fork travel telescopic|
|Rear||100mm wheel travel SNS|
|Brakes Front||130mm Drum|
|Tyre Front||3.00 x 17, 45 P|
|Rear||Tube type, 100/90 x 17, 55 P|
|Fuel tank capacity (lits) Full||11|
|Overall Length (mm)||2016|
|Overall Width (mm)||740|
|Overall Height (mm)||1055|
|Wheel base (mm)||1285|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||190|
|Saddle height (mm)||803|
|Kerb weight (kg)||123|
|Battery||12V / 2.5Ah or 5Ah|
|Head lamp||35/35W, HS 1|
|Tail / stop lamp||5/21W|