Bajaj Auto has silently launched the CT110. The 110 cc commuter motorcycle is available in two variants – Kick Start and Electric Start. The base variant is priced at INR 37,997*, while the Electric Start variant retails at INR 44,352*.
The Bajaj CT 110 has the same design as the 100 cc model, although it comes with different graphics that are accompanied by a pair of rubber pads on either side of the fuel tank and a thicker saddle. Several parts such as the handlebar, front fork tubes, rear springs, engine, chain cover, pillion grab rail, alloy wheels and exhaust receive a black colour. The chrome bits on the front forks are hidden with the gaiters.
The exhaust has an upswept design and a brushed silver heat shield. The handlebar comes with a welded brace on the new model of the CT family. The motorcycle is targeted at rural areas and thus its alloy wheels come wrapped in semi-knobby tyres for better grip over the loose surface.
The cockpit includes a twin-pod instrument console, while the switchgear comes with a pass button. The saddle, as mentioned above, gets extra padding that is aimed to deliver a more comfortable ride quality. The black seat cover on the CT110 features contrasting stitching to give it a premium look over the 100 cc model. The CT110 is available in three colours - Gloss Ebony Black with Blue Decals, Matte Olive Green with Yellow Decals and Gloss Flame Red with Bright Red Decals.
The hardware on the motorcycle includes telescopic forks (125 mm travel) at the front and twin-sided spring-in-spring suspension (100 mm travel) at the back. The 110 cc model misses the optional disc brake for the front wheel – a feature that we recently saw on the Platina 110 H Gear. Stopping power comes from 130 mm drum brakes, while the safety net is provided by a combined braking system.
Mechanical specifications are identical to the Platina 110 and the new CT110 uses a 115 cc air-cooled engine that delivers 8.6 PS of power at 7,000 rpm and 9.81 Nm of peak torque at 5,000 rpm. The motor is linked to a four-speed gearbox.
The Bajaj CT110 competes with entry-level models such as the Hero HF Deluxe and TVS Sport among others.