Bajaj Freedom CNG bike launched in seven colour options

Bajaj Auto has launched the world’s first CNG motorcycle, the Freedom

Bajaj Freedom CNG bike launched in seven colour options:

– Prices start from Rs. 95.000 (ex-showroom)

– Available in three variants

Bajaj Auto has launched the world’s first CNG motorcycle, the Freedom. While it boasts a lot of interesting traits, the seven colour options it is available in are worth taking a look at.

Bajaj Freedom Left Side View

The Pewter Grey and Ebony Black trims are visually understated with a majority of their body panels and cycle parts finished in black topped by subtle dashes of white. The rest of the colour variants including Racing Red, Cyber White, and Caribbean Blue look more vibrant. What’s interesting is the overall styling of the motorcycle which looks like a nice combination of a commuter, a scrambler, and a motocross bike.

Bajaj Freedom Left Side View

Looking at the technical specifications, the Freedom is powered by a horizontally-placed, 125cc, air-cooled engine that produces 9.3bhp and 9.7Nm and comes mated to a five-speed gearbox. The CNG tank, which sits under the seat, has a capacity of 2kg while the auxiliary petrol tank can hold 2 litres of petrol. The combined range is claimed to be over 330km. It is underpinned by a trellis frame and rides on an unconventional 17-16-inch alloy wheel combination. Damping duties are handled by telescopic forks and a monoshock while a disc-drum combo delivers stopping power. It can also be had with a drum brake at both ends.

Bajaj Freedom Left Side View

The prices of the Bajaj Freedom start from Rs. 95,000 and it competes against the likes of the TVS Raider 125Honda SP 125, and Hero Glamour.

Bajaj Freedom Left Side View

The booking for the new bike is open and can be done via the company’s official website and authorised showrooms. The Freedom 125 has been launched in three variants: NG04 Disc LED, NG04 Drum LED and NG04 Drum. The LED variants are available in five colour options and the non-LED Drum variant is available in two colours. 

Here’s the detailed pricing (ex-showroom): 

NG04 Disc LED: Rs 1,10,000 
NG04 Drum LED: Rs 1,05,000
NG04 Drum: Rs 95,000

The introduction of the Bajaj Freedom 125 could significantly influence the two-wheeler market. CNG technology offers the potential to reduce fuel costs and lower emissions, both critical factors for Indian two-wheeler owners.

The bike has a relatively small petrol tank capacity of just two litres, likely serving as a reserve fuel. Reports suggest the Bajaj Freedom 125 offers a mileage of 213 kilometers per kilo of CNG, making it a highly efficient option for commuters.

The bike has undergone 11 safety tests as demonstrated by the company in a video during the launch. The bike underwent a ‘truck rollover test’ which found that despite being crushed under the truck tires, the CNG tank was intact and the pressure was unchanged. 

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, who was present at the launch event, emphasised the importance of reducing India’s crude oil import bill and promoting alternative fuels. Highlighting the growth of India’s automobile industry, Gadkari noted its role as both a wealth and job creator. He expressed pride in India overtaking Japan to become the third-largest automobile market and reiterated his goal to transform India into a five trillion-dollar economy.

Author: naruv

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