Triumph and Bajaj enter into a global partnership
A few days ago, Rajiv Bajaj, MD of Bajaj Auto said, "We are very close to finalising a very promising alliance, it’s not certain, that it will happen, but if it happens, it will open up enormous possibilities for the company."
Today, however, a press release cleared the air and has managed to lift up all eyebrows. The alliance Bajaj was talking about was a global partnership with the British legendary motorcycle manufacturer, Triumph.
Looks like Bajaj-KTM are gunning for buying out Ducati.
A week ago, rumours filled the news about Harley-Davidson being the top contenders to buy the luxury two-wheeler Italian marquee from Volkswagen. For no fault of theirs, except for them being owned by VW, Ducati could possibly see a change of hands since the German company is in considerations of selling brands under its portfolio.
Now, there could be a new chapter in Ducati’s history books, courtesy, the Volkswagen Diesel Gate scandal. If reports are to be believed, KTM-Bajaj was approached by the German company to buy out the Italian brand, an initiative taken towards the new financial strategy set out by the company post the Diesel Gate scandal.
The new generation Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-has a lot to love. It delivers decent performances, offers a comfortable riding position and is pretty safe as well. Moreover it comes with a sporty design language a set of tasty wolf-eye headlamps, modern looking fairings and wider tubeless tires. It’s also worthy of being mentioned that the rider is greeted by a modern digital speedometer a comfortable seat an and ergonomic handlebar.
On the technical side of things, the motorcycle features wider front fork, a high tech engine and dual hydraulic disc brakes (260 mm front and 230 mm rear). The 220 cc 4-stroke, DTS-i, air cooled, single cylinder engine delivers a maximum power of 21.04 Ps @ 8500 rpm and 19.12 Nm of torque @ 7000 rpm.
The ride quality is assured by front telescopic suspensions with anti-friction bush and a rear 5 way adjustable Nitrox shock absorber.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Bajaj Pulsar 220 DTS-i.
Bajaj revealed the 2013 version of the Pulsar 135 LS motorcycle. The bike has become a pioneer in the twin sparkplug technology and 4-valves, because it is the first and only model in its class equipped with this technology.
Thanks to its innovative technologies the Pulsar 135 LS rewards its rider with top notch performances and superior handling abilities. At the heart of the Pulsar 135 beats a DTS-I 135 cc engine which develops 13.5 Ps @ 9000 and 11.4 Nm of torque @ 7500. The engine is paired with a reliable 5 speed transmission.
Apart from sporty technologies the 2013 Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS has also received a pretty attractive design language which inspires confidence and dynamism.
The Bajaj Pulsar 135 LS is sold on the Indian market with a starting price of 52 thousand Rupee.
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The Bajaj Pulsar 180 was especially built for the Indian market. Despite the fact that it’s basically a local product, the motorcycle features a pretty good build quality and rewards its rider with capable performances being able to compete with success against its international rivals. Moreover, the Bajaj Pulsar 180 has also a pretty modern design language which helps it get noticed in the crowd.
Apart from its sporty design language, the motorcycle is fitted with a series of useful technologies which improve its ride and handling abilities. Power comes from a strong 4-stroke, DTS-i, air cooled, single cylinder engine with a displacement of 178.6 cc. The engine cranks out a maximum power of 17.02 Ps @ 8500 and 14.22 Nm of torque @ 6500.
To keep the engine’s power under control, the Bajaj Pulsar 180 Dtsi is equipped with a set of reliable brakes which include a front 240mm disc and a rear 130mm drum. Thanks to these capable brakes you can bring the motorcycle from 60 kmph to 0 kmph in only 2.15 seconds.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Bajaj Pulsar 180 DTSi.
One of the newest models launched by Bajaj is the 2012 Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS. The new generation was launched in April 2012 and features a modern design language combined with a host of fresh technologies.
One of the news features available for the 2012 Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS is the new headlamp which is fitted with a 55 watt lamp.
Power comes from a 4-valve 200cc, SOHC engine which features three sparkplug technology. The Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS engine delivers a peak power of 23,17 HP at 9500 RPM and a maximum torque of 18,3 Nm at 8000 RPM. Thanks to its strong engine the Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS is able to hit the 60 kmph mark in 3.61 seconds, while the 100 kmph speed is reached in 9.83 seconds. The company says that the maximum speed is rated at 9.82 seconds.
Hit the jump for more information on the 2012 Bajaj Pulsar 200 NS.
The first Bajaj Discover 100 was launched in 2004 and since then, hasn’t received any major upgrades. Fortunately, the company has finally decided the time has come to give it a small facelift. However there aren’t many significant differences between the two models, as technically they are almost the same.
The 2012 Bajaj Discover is powered by a single cylinder, 4 stroke, air cooled engine with a displacement of 94.38 cc. The engine cranks out Ps at 7500 and 7.85 Nm of torque at 5000 rpm and is one of the most reliable units in its class.
Apart from its reliable engine, the bike features a digital CDI with an 8 bit microprocessor chip which helps to provide optimum ignition timing for any given engine rpm. You also get the throttle ignition control system (TRICS III) which helps to offer an almost perfect ignition spark advance for every throttle opening and engine rpm.
The new generation Discover 100 is available in three color combinations - gold/black, green/black and red/black. It’s also worthy of being mentioned that like the new Bajaj Pulsar, the 2012 Bajaj Discover 100 is equipped with LED lamps at the back.
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The Bajaj Pulsar 150 is one of the best looking bikes in Bajaj’s lineup and borrows many design cues from the Pulsar 180 and Pulsar 200 models.
The bike is powered a by 4-stroke, DTS-i, air cooled, single cylinder, 149.01cc which rewards you with a maximum output of 15.06 Ps @ 9000 and 12.5 Nm of torque @ 6500. The engine is combined with Digital CDI unit and twin spark ignitions which assure optimum ignition timing for any engine rpm resulting in better throttle response and reduced emissions.
The motorcycle is built on a strong frame which offers a wheelbase length of 1320 mm. Talking about the wheels, they measure 17 inch and are wrapped in 2.75 x 17" front and 100 / 90 x 17" rear tube tyres.
The ride is kept in check by a telescopic front suspension with anti friction bushes and a Nitrox rear suspension.
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Bajaj Auto decided to upgrade its Platina model for the year 2012. The new version features a series of new graphics as well as new technologies. Apart from the new range of colors the 2012 model also features new levers, grips, mirrors and switchgear. Moreover, the new Bajaj Platina borrows some features and design cues from the Bajaj Wind and Bajaj CT 100 models.
At the heart of the bike beats a 124.6cc, 4 stroke, DTS-Si engine which delivers a maximum output of 8.5 bhp at 7000 rpm and 10 Nm of torque at 4000 rpm. As far as dimensions go, the Bajaj Platina is 1990mm long, 770mm wide and 1090mmtall.
The bike is also equipped with the ExhaustTEC system which is basically a small device incorporated in the exhaust system. This device improves engine torque at low revs without compromising anything at mid or high engine revs.
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Bajaj Auto revealed a new motorcycle named the Discover 125. The bike was designed as an economy model and is offered with a very competitive price tag of only $9.000 for the base model and $10.000 for the version equipped with front disc brakes.
Power comes from a DTS-i, 4-stroke, Natural air cooled, engine with a displacement of 124.6 cc and a maximum output of 11 Ps achieved at 8000 rpm. The company says that its engine can run 82 kilometers, burning only a single liter of fuel. This performance was achieved thanks to the new DTSi (Digital Twin Spark-Ignition) technology which has two sparkplugs with different ignition timing. The Bajaj Discover 125 develops a top speed of 100 kmph and is offered with plenty of features such as LED tailamps, rear Nitrox suspensions, tripmeter and also an electric starter.
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The Bajaj Avenger 220 is basically the improved version of the old Avenger 180. The new bike features an elegant design, longer handlebars and a large windshield. You also get a pretty big tank which features an ergonomic design and delivers a pretty generous range.
The engine was borrowed from the Pulsar 220 and Street Fighter 220. It develops a maximum power of 19.03 @ 8400 and 17.5 Nm of torque @ 7000. The engine features digital twin spark ignition for efficient combustion. For increased performances the Avenger 220 is also equipped with the ExhausTEC system which improves engine torque at low revs without compromising anything at mid or high engine revs.
Another interesting feature is the third generation throttle ignition control system. This system allows you to control the ignition by operating the throttle. It also helps in achieving a good balance between driveability and optimum ignition spark advance, resulting in an almost perfect ignition spark advance for every throttle opening and engine rpm.
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India’s Bajaj Company is no stranger to building some of the most popular bikes in the Indian market and their latest offering appears to be no different. The bike is called the Discover 150, and it comes packed with a tidy 144 cc engine that produces around 14 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and 12.74 Nm at 5,500 rpm.
In true Bajaj fashion, the Discover 150 is also the personification of style, thanks to an all-black styling that exudes a premium, sporty, and attractive look. Attractive graphics also highlight the bike’s outstanding design credentials, while LED tail lamps and alloy wheels add a touch of technology and class to the Discover 150’s overall package.
While there isn’t anything about the Discover 150 that stands out from the rest of its competitors, the bike is the kind of everyday ride that a lot of people enjoy. And as far as trying out a new thing, the Discover 150’s stature as the newest product from Bajaj also adds a certain appeal to it.
Find out more about the Bajaj Discover 150 after the jump.
In one of the latest Bajaj video ads, two apparently calm girls but who have clearly seen The Matrix a couple of times engage in a serious fight immediately after barely hearing the exhaust noise of the Indian manufacturer’s latest motorcycle model, the DTS-i. We find the video rather long, but very amusing as well.
Indian motorcycle manufacturer Bajaj is better known for their clever, suggestive and often funny videos rather than for the motorcycles themselves (at least outside India) and they stick to the plan by giving us a flavor of their new Bajaj Pulsar and two Goodbye Traffic videos. All these are part of a special website that Bajaj has created for the occasion and which, of course, has a countdown timer that makes us even more anxious to see the full thing revealed on December 9th. The videos are attached after the jump.
The power to meditate is strongly related to excluding all possible temptations from the life of any young recruit, but as Jackie Chan shows us, even the master itself is allowed to have one temptation…at least when nobody is around.
This ad is for the Bajaj Discover-DTS-i model, but it can very well stand for any other of their models due to the brilliancy of the Marketing & Advertising department.
Indian motorcycle manufacturer, Bajaj, is more likely recognized around the globe for their highly inspired, sometimes exaggerated, but always attractive TV ads rather than for the bikes that they build and sell. We’ve just come across their latest commercial video starring their popular DTSi models and couldn’t believe our eyes. The video shows these things actually transforming in walking, playing, jumping and dancing robots. They’ve also integrated a funny part so it’s all there for you to enjoy.