Bajaj Auto has launched the combined braking system (CBS) version of its popular CT100 commuting bike, conforming to the government’s norm that has set in from 1 April. The road transport and highways ministry have made it mandatory for all sub-125cc two-wheelers to be fitted with CBS.
The new CT100 CBS comes in two variants. The kick start with alloy version is priced at INR36,320, while the electric start with alloy has a price of INR41,971. The two versions are priced at a premium of INR1,000 and INR704 respectively over their outgoings models. The 2019 Bajaj CT100 CBS is available in three colour schemes. These include the red, black with red decals, and black with blue decals. Besides the two new models, the new CT100 is available in the kickstart version with spoked wheels. Bajaj, however, has not yet disclosed the price of the latter bike.
Apart from the CBS unit, the rest of the mechanicals and powertrain of the bike remains unchanged. The two-wheeler comes with two engine specifications. The air-cooled 102cc motor, available only in the electric start model, produces 7.7PS maximum power at 7,500rpm and 8.24Nm peak torque at 5,500rpm. The lower 99.27cc motor generates 8.2PS maximum power at 7,500rpm and 8.05Nm peak torque at 4,500rpm. Both the single-cylinder engines are mated to a 4-speed gear system. The CT100 has a kerb weight of 110kg. Bajaj claims that the bike returns a mileage of 99kmpl.
The 2019 Bajaj CT110 CBS competes with Hero HF Deluxe and TVS Sport in its market segment. The Chakan-based bike manufacturer is working overtime to equip its entire portfolio of two-wheelers with either the CBS or the antilock braking system (ABS). However, the company is yet to add the CBS to the two Platina bikes, the 100ES and V12. The Bajaj Pulsar 150 and V15 have not been fitted with ABS either.