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Bajaj is ploughing the field for the electric boom.

Bajaj is ploughing the field for the electric boom.

Codenamed “Urbanite", the company is planning to build a hot of EVs by 2020.

The Pune based manufacturer has been in the news for a lot of reasons, and most often than not, it is a good one. With the latest being the eyebrow-raiser Triumph-Bajaj global partnership, Bajaj is making the right moves to get ahead of the competition soon enough.

Now, fresh information from the industry sources is pointing out at the firm’s newfound love for alternative fuel powered vehicles, most probably being electric. Coined as "Urbanite", the new project will aim at developing upmarket products in the electric vehicle segment.

September 12, 2017 07:15
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Bajaj is all vocal about the Dominar 400 stamping on Royal Enfield

Bajaj is all vocal about the Dominar 400 stamping on Royal Enfield

They say: Don’t own an elephant.

When Bajaj launched the Dominar in 2016, it was highly pitted against the mighty Royal Enfield Classic 350. It was supposed to gorge away the sales of the RE and leave it hanging dry. I, for one, was actually very confused at this conjecture made by both Bajaj and the moto fraternity on how they interpreted this rivalry. There wasn’t any in the first place if you ask me.

To veer off loyalists from sticking onto Royal Enfields, Bajaj has started a Bulldog battle aiming straight at those RE purists and urge them to chuck the elephants and take onto the Dominar 400.

August 15, 2017 05:02
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Triumph and Bajaj enter into a global partnership

Triumph and Bajaj enter into a global partnership

Both the companies will be keen to capitalize on each other’s offerings in their respective operations.

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.

August 8, 2017 10:14
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Looks like Bajaj-KTM are gunning for buying out Ducati.

Looks like Bajaj-KTM are gunning for buying out Ducati.

Volkwagen is on the heels to sell the Italian brand, and everyone is prying.

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.

July 26, 2017 10:40
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Its official. Bajaj will get Husqvarna into the country sometime in 2018.

Its official. Bajaj will get Husqvarna into the country sometime in 2018.

Bajaj will manufacture the 401 series in the Chakan plant and sell them alongside KTM bikes.

Since the time Husqvarna showcased its ‘Real Street’ Vitpilen 401 and the Swartipilen 401 concepts at the 2016 EICMA, the industry is abuzz to see some bonkers design unlike anything seen before on the streets. Ready to bring in the Swedish company’s name on the world stage, there were still speculations of where they will be made since Husqvarna is owned by KTM - a company that has Bajaj Auto as a shareholder.

Clearing the air, both Bajaj and KTM have released a joint press release and have confirmed that they intend to make the 401 models right here in India sometime in 2018 and sell them worldwide. Until then, however, the bikes will be made back home in Austria. But the Duke’s 390 engines that will run on these Huskies will be built right here in India by Bajaj.

July 4, 2017 03:06
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Bajaj Pulsar NS 160

Bajaj Pulsar NS 160

This baby Pulsar takes on the sporty DNA of its elder sibling.

In the past fifteen years, the ‘Pulsar’ nameplate has become one of the most versatile brands in the field of motorcycles. The name has spawned a variety of bikes, ranging from 135cc to 200cc naked streetfighters, a 220cc semi-faired sports tourer and recently, a 200cc fully faired supersport motorcycle. Talking about the current range, it was the Pulsar NS 200 which turned out to be the model which opened up doors for an all new generation platform, engineering and design philosophy. It was this bike that came with new underpinnings rather than being based on the first generation Pulsar 150, upon which all the other Pulsar models were built before its arrival.

In 2017, that bike made a grand comeback and put Bajaj on the streetfighter map again. Calling it as the ’Pulsar 200 NS 2017 Laser Edged edition’, Bajaj is set to take the performance biking to a whole new level. Now, there is another sibling for the NS200 and it is heading our way very soon. The Pulsar NS 160 rumbles on. The model has already gone on sale in some of the international markets, with an Indian launch scheduled next month. Here’s our comprehensive review of the all new Pulsar NS 160:-

June 29, 2017 07:52
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The Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 gets modified to break the top speed shackle.

The Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 gets modified to break the top speed shackle.

Takes the top speed to a colossal 178 kph mark!

In 2015, Bajaj Auto launched the first of a new-generation design philosophy in the form of the NS 200, an acronym for ’naked sport’. Then in 2017, it received a major update that included upgraded engine, a bunch of cosmetic changes and a couple of mechanical upgrades. It came in to take performance biking to a new state of adrenaline and Bajaj themselves termed it as “an adrenaline pumping beast”.

Now, there is a guy who has taken this very seriously and has taken his NS 200 to new performance levels that takes the manufacturer top speed of 140kph and make dinner out of it.

June 26, 2017 07:30
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Feature – List of 15 bikes which got discontinued due to BS-III shutdown.

Feature – List of 15 bikes which got discontinued due to BS-III shutdown.

Manufacturers took them off the shelves to make way for new models.

As you all know, starting from April 1st, 2017, the Supreme Court has ordered all manufacturers to stop registering and selling vehicles still running on BS-III engines. To clear them before the deadline all dealers who had stock started levying massive discounts on their products, and some even lost money in this process. The industry took a ₹ 600 crore hit due to the three-day discount fest.

Then there were few motorcycles that just did not sell despite the discounts. This was the cue for the manufacturers to take them off the shelves completely and get a new replacement machine for the same ones. While some of them have been replaced, few others just could not manage to burn the midnight oil and live up to expectation. They were just phased out of the assembly lines. Here is a list of those who couldn’t make it to the party this year:-

May 18, 2017 08:30
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Bajaj's Chakan plant has an all-women assembly line.

Bajaj’s Chakan plant has an all-women assembly line.

The Bajaj Dominar is all kitted up by all-women workforce.

Breaking stereotypes across the industry, automakers in the country are increasingly seeing the advantages of having women manning their production machines. Getting into what has traditionally been a male stronghold, needs some acts of courage and self-confidence and also the company’s work limitation.

Luckily at Bajaj’s Chakan plant where the Dominar 400 is currently made, it would be surprising for you to know that the entire motorcycle has been assembled by an all-women workforce manning the assembly work stations.

May 13, 2017 04:30
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The wackiest mod ever done on a Pulsar

The wackiest mod ever done on a Pulsar

This NS 200 is a discotheque in its own term

Character. It’s a hard-to-define quality but when it comes to motorcyclists, this compelling argument for the immeasurable is a no-brainer. Take a look at his bike and then you will understand everything about that person. Maybe even which song he sings in the shower. The whole story.

This Bajaj Pulsar NS 200 tells you one such story. A story of full show and lights.

April 8, 2017 21:30
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Bajaj and Kawasaki have now officially split

Bajaj and Kawasaki have now officially split

Starting April 1st, you wont find any green in the Pro biking showrooms.

Back in 2009, our very own ‘Hamara Bajaj’ and the Japanese green team Kawasaki joined hands to market motorbikes globally across developing countries, including Asia and South America. This tie-up not only helped Bajaj spread its wings, Kawasaki too started selling and servicing their 650cc and below products in the Bajaj operated pro-biking showrooms in the country. Kawasaki also assembled their CKD motorcycles, at the Bajaj Auto’s facility in Chakan.

Now, eight years after this successful partnership, both Bajaj and Kawasaki want to part away. With Bajaj making an official statement, it is safe to think that the Indian must have initiated this brink. With KTM doing very well for Bajaj, they want to indulge more in operating the Austrian orange into sharing spaces in their Pro-Biking showrooms.

March 27, 2017 04:00
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This video tells you why ABS for motorcycles is so important

This video tells you why ABS for motorcycles is so important

This neat piece of tech can save many lives.

There has never been a rider comfortable in a situation where his wheel got locked due to aggressive braking. This is where ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) comes into the picture.

Bajaj has made a video for us to know how this tech works in favour of keeping us safe and prevent any untoward accidents from happening.

March 24, 2017 21:30
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Honda wants to compete with Royal Enfield's middleweight category.

Honda wants to compete with Royal Enfield’s middleweight category.

The Japanese red is trying to pull off what Bajaj wanted to with the Dominar 400.

When Bajaj launched the Dominar in 2016, it was highly pitted against the mighty Royal Enfield Classic 350. It was supposed to gorge away from the sales of the RE and leave it hanging dry. Nonetheless, people did compare them, wrote and spoke sagas about it but it looks like the universe had different plans for them. The sales figures were the scary truth for Bajaj where they understood that they played the wrong card.

Now, the Japanese Red are planning to lock horns with RE to have their go at the middleweight segment and give a stiff fight to the Enfield’s 500-535cc motors.

March 20, 2017 02:00
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What are the most underrated mass oriented bikes of India?

What are the most underrated mass oriented bikes of India?

The list includes a model from almost all the manufacturers from India. We ought to give them some slack.

In our number of stories, we have repeatedly said that the Indian two wheeler market is one tough field to study. The kind of demands we Indians do ask from two-wheeler makers are quite hard to conquer, as we want literally everything in one product.

Keeping in view of such demands from a very competitive market, the manufacturers too are doing a tremendous job by offering products which are offering a good blend of all the traits in one single package. Out of all these products, some do hit the sales charts with massive popularity, while some of them end up being average or low sellers, despite being a brilliant piece of engineering and design.

In this feature story, we are going to throw some light on the latter category of motorcycles and scooters, ones which are not selling as expected despite being wonderful in one way or the other. Here’s a list of all such unfortunate and underrated motorcycles and scooters, and we seriously wish that they do post impressive numbers for their makers:-

March 16, 2017 10:30
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Featured Deciphering the Bajaj Pulsar line-up for 2017. Which is the one for you?

Deciphering the Bajaj Pulsar line-up for 2017. Which is the one for you?

From commuters to the apex knee benders, Bajaj has got it covered to satisfy all strata of riders.

Born in 2001, the Pulsar was destined to be a superstar from the word ‘go’. Not only it spawned a host of motorcycles ranging in versatility and performance, but also introduced a long list of industry-first features and technology, making the Pulsar a pioneer among the performance motorcycles in India.

Now, in 2017, after many generations of updates and many new models added to the line-up down the line, the Pulsar series has got a BS-IV motor running under the belly along with yet another updated edition. Let us have a look at our 2017 Pulsar models. And Bajaj has made one for every kind of rider in the country, be it a commuter or a hard-core street guy.

March 10, 2017 08:10
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Royal Enfield's sales is not disturbed by any competition.

Royal Enfield’s sales is not disturbed by any competition.

Bajaj, together with its Pulsar and Dominar, is not even making a dent. The messers have become the messies.

When Bajaj launched the Dominar in 2016, it was highly pitted against the mighty Royal Enfield Classic 350. It was supposed to gorge away the sales of the RE and leave it hanging dry. I, for one, was actually very confused at this conjecture made by both Bajaj and the moto fraternity on how they interpreted this rivalry. There wasn’t any in the first place if you ask me.

Both the bikes, though not poles apart, are not to be put against each other. Yes, they have similar engine capacity but that does not put them on the same page. It is like comparing cricket and baseball just because of a bat and a ball being in play.

Nonetheless, people did compare them, wrote and spoke sagas about it but it looks like the universe had different plans for them.

March 7, 2017 07:00
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Ever wondered why Bajaj is not bothering with making scooters?

Ever wondered why Bajaj is not bothering with making scooters?

Hear it from Rajiv Bajaj himself using cricket, food, razors, airlines and even Mahabharata as analogy to tell you why.

Do you remember the iconic Bajaj Chetak scooters your uncle used to ride back then? The one that was famous for coining the ‘Hamara Bajaj’ for the entire brand was a household workhorse back in the 80s’ and the 90s’. Along with that, there were also the likes of Wave, Legend, Saffire and Spirit that gave birth to the Bajaj we know today.

Then, the industry moved to geared motorcycles and scooters were gradually phased out. Bajaj too started developing this newfound interest in geared motorcycles and phased out their scooter section with the last one of them being the Bajaj Kristal DTS-i.

March 3, 2017 04:35
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Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS launched in Nepal

Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS launched in Nepal

The younger sibling of the 200 NS is making a scene in the land of the Buddha.

In 2015, Bajaj Auto launched the first of a new-generation design philosophy in the form of the NS 200, acronym for ’naked sport’. A streetfighter that was later discontinued for not being able to be compliant to the emission norms for some, gearbox issues for others and few say for braking judders. Whatever they were, Bajaj took it off the shelves.

In 2017, that bike made a grand comeback and put Bajaj on the streetfighter map again. Calling it as the ’Pulsar 200 NS 2017 Laser Edged edition’, Bajaj is set to take the performance biking to a whole new level. Now, there is another sibling for the NS200 and it is heading to Nepal. The Pulsar NS 160 rumbles on.

February 27, 2017 08:15
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Bajaj is not happy about the competition wanting amnesty on BS-IV implementation.

Bajaj is not happy about the competition wanting amnesty on BS-IV implementation.

It wants the authority to penalize those who cannot adhere to the rules

April 1st is the set date by the EPCA (Environment Pollution Control Authority) of India were all automotive manufacturers are said to adhere to releasing products that run on BS-IV compliant engines. Doing so, the Pune based manufacturer, Bajaj, has been the first and only manufacturer who has now switched all their two and three wheeler product line-up with engines that satisfy the new emission norms.

There are however a few manufacturers who are looking out to get an extension to produce BS-IV vehicles by a month or two, only so that they can exhaust their BS-III stocks. And this has infuriated the top heads at Bajaj and they strongly condemn this act.

February 17, 2017 03:30
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The 150 cc commuter segment is spoilt for choice. Which one would you pick?

The 150 cc commuter segment is spoilt for choice. Which one would you pick?

Bajaj Pulsar NS 150 vs Honda CB Hornet 160 R vs Suzuki Gixxer vs Yamaha FZ-S FI. Choose your weapon of choice to ride the streets

The segment of 150cc motorcycles has been completely revived after a very long time, as we can see a prominent presence of almost all the major players of Indian two wheeler motoring in this category of motorcycles. From a segment which was earlier, in initial stages, was believed to have a very niche audience which values performance more over the commonly perceived notions of low maintenance and high fuel economy, the 150cc segment has now spawned into a number of categories within itself. However, the most of the volumes of this segment come out of premium 150cc commuter streetfighters, which are perfectly well spaced between the entry level 150cc commuters as well as 150cc sports tourers and super sports.

Speaking of this segment in particular, it all started when Yamaha launched the very macho looking and attractive FZ-16 back in 2008, which, at the time of its launch, became an instant success, for the motorcycle brought some international levels of design traits, build quality and features, some things which made it look like a scaled-down version of the liter class roadster from Yamaha, the FZ1.

Today, this segment has become more of a single player territory, as almost all the biggies of this industry now have a presence. However, speaking of the favourites, the trio of Japanese makes – Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki – are ruling the roosts with their respective offerings, the CB Hornet 160 R, FZ-S FI Version 2.0 and Gixxer. With their brawny styling, typical Japanese build quality and refinement and adequate performance, all these three motorcycles are the most prominent and one of the best-selling motorcycles for their respective parent manufacturers.

Seeing the success of the Japanese motorcycles, how can Bajaj, the pioneer of the 150cc segment, can be left behind? After having a glorious journey of the very popular Pulsar brand, the manufacturer is all set to unleash its offering in the premium 150cc streetfighter category with the all-new Pulsar NS 150. A lesser powerful and lesser equipped version of the Pulsar NS 200, the Pulsar NS 150 will be positioned above the Pulsar 150 to take on the competition from Japanese rivals.

Now which one emerges to be a winner out of this tough battle? Let’s find out:-

February 14, 2017 07:02
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OVERVIEW 2017 Bajaj Pulsar NS 150

2017 Bajaj Pulsar NS 150

The pocket streetfighter rises on the horizon.

In the past fifteen years, the ‘Pulsar’ nameplate has become one of the most versatile brands in the field of motorcycles. The name has spawned a variety of bikes, ranging from 135cc to 200cc naked streetfighters, a 220cc semi-faired sports tourer and recently, a 200cc fully faired supersport motorcycle. Talking about the current range, it was the Pulsar NS 200 which turned out to be the model which opened up doors for an all new generation platform, engineering and design philosophy. It was this bike that came with new underpinnings rather than being based on the first generation Pulsar 150, upon which all the other Pulsar models were built before its arrival.

After the arrival of the Pulsar NS 200 on the block, Bajaj came up with few more all new generation offerings, which included Pulsar RS 200, Pulsar AS 200 and Pulsar AS 150. Now, to make its range even more elaborated, Bajaj has added one more version of the Pulsar in the form of Pulsar NS 150. Now, the Pulsar NS 150 is to Pulsar AS 150, what the Pulsar NS 200 is to Pulsar AS 200, and by that we mean to say, that it is, more or less, a naked version of the already existing Pulsar NS 150, which is already selling in good numbers for Bajaj in India. The model has already gone on sale in some of the international markets, with an Indian launch scheduled this year. Here’s our comprehensive review of the all new Pulsar NS 150:-

February 11, 2017 03:00
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OVERVIEW 2017 Bajaj Pulsar NS 200

2017 Bajaj Pulsar NS 200

Your chance to get your ’stealth-mode’ on.

In 2015, Bajaj Auto launched the first of a new-generation design philosophy in the form of the NS 200, acronym for ’naked sport’. A streetfighter that was later discontinued for not being able to be compliant to the emission norms for some, gearbox issues for others and few say for braking judders. Whatever they were, Bajaj took it off the shelves.

The bike is making a grand comeback in 2017, and we couldn’t have been more excited with Bajaj’s attempt to get back in the streetfighter segment, giving the competition a run for their money. The new edition will see an engine that is BS IV compliant and carries a bunch of cosmetic changes and a couple of mechanical upgrades.

Bajaj calls it the Pulsar 200 NS 2017 Laser Edged edition, and it is all set to take performance biking to a new state of adrenaline. Bajaj termed it as “an adrenaline pumping beast” and we are here to find out why.

February 9, 2017 00:50
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Did You All Watch The New Funny Bajaj Pulsar NS200 TV Commercial: Video

Did You All Watch The New Funny Bajaj Pulsar NS200 TV Commercial: Video

Well how many of you wants to see Sumo Wrestlers performing stunts

Bajaj Auto launched the 2017 Pulsar NS200 in India recently and the new motorcycle is already available on sale across all Bajaj dealerships. Unfortunately, the new NS200 is launched minus the FI and ABS here in India which is a huge disappointment for many Pulsar fans across the country. The ABS is not even offered as an option like the ones they offer in the Dominar 400 or the Pulsar RS200.

For the Indian market, the updated Pulsar NS200 is offered with the same 199.5 cc, single cylinder engine which delivers around 23 Hp of peak power and 18.3 Nm of torque. The powerful unit, as usual, is paired to a 6-speed gearbox. The kerb weight of the motorcycle is 145 kilograms. Apart from the new graphics and colours the only other feature which has been added to the motorcycle is the AHO (Always headlamp on). The motorcycle is offered with three colour options which include Wild Red, Mirage White, and Graphite Black. Surprisingly the same motorcycle is offered with a completely new 194.4 cc, fuel injected unit for the International markets. The new engine produces about 24.5 Ps of peak power and the same 18.3 Nm of torque like the Indian market.

February 8, 2017 09:24
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