Bajaj Boxer 150 review and test ride
Bajaj finally brought back the classic boxer with a bigger engine! a 150cc Boxer for rural markets.Boxer CT./AT was a success, however how good is the new one? Lets check it out…
Tail lamp and and head lamp are two things which is inherited from old boxer. This bike will look far better if you take this ugly visor off!
Boxer branding comes prominent as the Bajaj logo goes off.
Now what is BM 150? any way unlike the 97cc bikes in India this one does not carry any fancy stickers about technologies.
All down gear shift pattern is like old boxer(4 speed). No twin spark ignition, combustion is taken care by a single plug unlike most Bajaj two wheelers including the tiny crystal dtsi.
Huge Chrome carrier at the rear is one prominent feature of this rural boy.This one is easily the biggest I have seen on any Indian bikes.
RVMs looks like that of pulsars. Instrumentation comes from discover which features a speedo and a fuel gauge (no tacho obviously!)
Bike carries regular Bajaj stuffs like SNS rear suspension. Overall build quality is good.
I have done a short test ride on this rural machine over the urban tarmac. It pulled reasonably well.
However the ride was bumpy. I think the front rubber was over filled. The bike was not in a shape to take a test ride actually – speedo was not working and there was no front brake!
Engine was not that refined. I guess it generates around 11-12 BHP.
Showroom guys don’t have any idea about the spec, what they know is this is 150cc!.Bajaj should have given them some spec info at least. May be Bajaj’s thinking is right that the rural customer will never ask about such numbers, but again I took the test ride from an urban dealer in Pune.
Price: Rs 48700 on road at Pune.
Boxer 150 is around Rs 7000 cheaper than discover 150. However this price tag is not justifiable.
In discover 150 you will get Front disc brake probably a better engine, far better looks and so on.
Then what is really the selling point apart from the rural looks and big luggage carrier ?
May be Bajaj is trying to say that Discover 150 is a great VFM product!!!