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New Bajaj commuter bike spied testing; adopts cruiser body style

New Bajaj commuter bike test mule

The chassis is too low to be a regular commuter but the front fork is too steeply raked to be a regular cruiser.

A new Bajaj commuter bike brand to co-exist with the Discover family has been in the news for quite some time now and finally, the product in question emerged on public roads. These spyshots strongly indicate that Bajaj is set out to create a new category in the commuter motorcycle segment.

While the test mule dons decoy body parts like Pulsar’s bikini fairing, and a twin-pod instrument console, one thing is certain to be carried over to the final production version – the low-slung chassis. We think that the final product would be a hybrid of a street bike and a cruiser, thereby catering to a new segment.

New Bajaj commuter bike test mule spied

The early test mule is dressed in decoy body parts like Pulsar’s bikini fairing.

Bajaj is likely to position the new brand as a fresh alternative to the Discover commuter family with more features and better comfort levels. Bikewale reports that the prototype appears to be powered by a 150 cc mill but like other Bajaj sub-brands (Discover, Pulsar, Avenger) the new product could spawn a family of executive commuters with varying displacements.

The new Bajaj commuter bike is suspended by means of a steeply raked telescopic front fork and twin gas charged coil spring shock absorbers at the rear. The front 17-inch alloy wheel is retarded by a disc while the rear 16-inch alloy wheel makes do with a drum unit.

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The condition of the prototype indicates that production ready version is still several months away. An end-2016 or early-2017 launch looks more like it.

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