Bajaj Auto’s most affordable bike CT 100, has been discontinued in India. Since the company stopped production a few weeks ago, dealers have also stopped receiving new stock of bikes. However, this could be a temporary break, and the CT100 could return. The retro-inspired CT 110 X is now the only motorbike in Bajaj’s CT lineup.
Bajaj CT100 has been retired after several years of service without any prior notice. The Pune-based company stopped new production of the 100cc low-cost motorcycle earlier this month, and dealers have stopped getting fresh stock.
The end of the CT100 is likely due to a gradual shift in customer preference for the CT110X’s slightly more premium and retro-styled sister. Bajaj CT 100 was the most cheapest and affordable commuter bike in India starting at 51,000 INR. The Bajaj CT 100 earned its place among the top 100cc bikes in India for its fuel efficiency and reliability. Its affordability and mileage ( up to 70 KM/L) have led Bajaj to rule in the entry-level bike market of India.
CT 100 Key Highlights:
- Price: Rs 51,750
- Engine: 102 cc 1-Cylinder, Air-Cooled, 4-Stroke
- Gearbox: 4-Speed
- Power: 7.9 PS @ 7,500 rpm
- Torque: 8.34 Nm @ 5,500 rpm
- Mileage: 90 km/l
- Front Brake: 130 mm Drum
- Rear Brake: 110 mm Drum with CBS
- Fuel Tank Capacity: 10.5 liter
Bajaj CT100 – We will miss you!
The Bajaj CT100 is a traditional Indian budget commuter motorbike with a tubular frame. Conventional telescopic front forks and SNS twin rear shock absorbers make up the suspension design. The CT100 had front and rear drum brakes as a no-frills mobility option but came with black alloy wheels. The 102cc air-cooled engine produced 7.8 bhp power and 8.3 Nm torque with a 4-speed transmission.
Bajaj CT100 has managed to stay afloat in the Indian 100cc commuter segment is a credit to its cost-per-money quotient, longevity, and better fuel efficiency. The CT100, like its sister model Platina, is renowned for its high mileage of over 70 kmpl. Though the price point of Rs 53,696 is appealing to the customers, Bajaj may find it hard to maintain a reasonable profit margin due to an increase in input prices.
Currently, Bajaj does not have any new 100cc commuter bike that can replace the CT100. So the company’s lineup of commuter bikes now starts with Platina 100 and then Platina 110.