Sep 10, 2007

Bajaj XCD 125: Launch release

As usual, here is the official launch text of the XCD 125 launch

Bajaj XCD 125 with Rajeev BajajBajaj Auto unveils “XCD 125” with the revolutionary DTS-Si engine
  • Launch to drive upgradation of 100cc customers to superior 125cc XCD DTS-Si
  • Bajaj XCD 125 DTS-Si to offer 150cc features, 125cc performance and 100cc mileage
Goa, 9th September 2007: Christened “XCD 125 DTS-Si ”, (Pronounced Exceed 125 DTS-Si) Bajaj Auto has launched its much-awaited motorbike with the all new ‘Digital Twin Spark - Swirl induction’ (DTS-Si) engine. Designed and developed completely by Bajaj Auto R&D, Bajaj aims to upgrade 100cc customers with this revolutionary product.

XCD 125 DTS-Si offers an unprecedented combination of 150cc features, 125cc performance and 100 cc mileage.

150 cc features :

Features hitherto available only in select top end 150 cc motorcycles but present in XCD 125 includes:
  • Digital Speedometer – a first in the mass segment
  • LED tail lamp – another first
  • Headlamp with twin prismatic pilot lamps
  • Zero maintenance non-contact wheel speed sensor.
Other features unique to XCD 125 are :
  • Folding number plate allowing lower front fairing for better aesthetics.
  • A special drive chain cover with a built in noise-damping feature.
  • Full DC electrical system for easy start and constant illumination
  • Unique utility box attached to saree guard
125 cc performance :
With high torque at low engine revs (10.85 Nm @ 5000 rpm) the bike has very high pick-up and eliminates frequent shifting of gears even at low speeds. This makes it ideally suited for riding in stop-and-start traffic conditions.

100 cc mileage :
At 109 kmpl, the XCD 125 DTS-Si is the most fuel efficient motorcycle in the country. This has been achieved through the Digital Twin Spark Swirl Induction technology developed by Bajaj Auto R&D.

Bajaj expects customers to move up from the traditional 100cc products to this superior product.

S. Sridhar, CEO-2 Wheelers Bajaj Auto, said,” We are very excited with the launch of XCD 125 DTS-Si as it offers a huge opportunity to upgrade the 100 cc customers with a bike which offers the best of all worlds – 150 cc features, 125 cc performance and 100 cc mileage. We are going to change the rules of the game with the launch of this new platform by offering customers a much superior value proposition than the currently overpriced and under performing 100cc products ”
The XCD 125 DTS-Si will be produced at the company’s Waluj (Aurangabad) plant initially. Subsequently, the company plans to roll out part of the production from the new Pantnagar plant. The targeted sales is 20,000 units in September, and 50,000 units by November.

Amit Nandi, General Manager (Marketing) said, “Bajaj is the market leader in the top one third and the bottom one third of the market with more than 50% market share in both segments. With the XCD 125 DTS-Si we are targeting leadership in the middle one-third of the motorcycle market”

The Bajaj XCD comes in four colors and has an attractive ex-showroom price of Rs.41000(Pune).

Tech specs
Type: Four-stroke, natural air-cooled
No of cylinders: One
Bore: 54 mm
Stroke: 54.4 mm
Displacement: 124.58 cc
Compression: 9.5:1
Idling speed: 1400 rpm
Maximum power: 9.53 bhp @ 7000 rpm (Bajaj converts PS to bhp at 1:1)
Maximum torque: 1.1 kgm@5000 rpm
Ignition system: Microprocessor controlled, digital CDI with TRICS in Carburettor
Ignition timing: Variable timing with multiple maps
Fuel: Petrol, 87 RON minimum
Spark plug: #2 Champion RG4HC
Lubrication: Wet sump, forced
Clutch: Wet, multi-disc type
Transmission: 4-speed (all-down) constant mesh
Primary reduction (3.47:1 | 66/19)

Type: Single down tube with engine as stressed member. Square section tubes

Front: Telescopic (125mm travel)
Rear: Swing arm with 5-step adjustable shock with dual SNS spring (105 mm travel)
Brakes: 130 mm drum type
Tyres: 2.75-17 (front), 3.00-17 (rear)

Length: 1980 mm
Width: 760 mm
Height: 1200 mm
Wheelbase: 1275 mm
Ground clearance: 170 mm
Turning circle: 1990 mm

Kerb: 112 kg
GVW: 242 kg

Max speed: 90 kph


road-yo said...

No disc brakes. Not even as an option?

Anonymous said...

the bike certainly gives a new prospective to the 100cc segment,BUT WHERE ARE THE DISC BRAKES? OVERALL--8/10......... suyash

Anonymous said...


The Tasfique said...

Its a great bike in its 125CC sigment. But as a advance bike disk break is missing. but its a best bike for the student because of its fuel economy rate.

Anonymous said...

yes.....dics in front r itz birthright....som more improvement can be done @ rear light.....

Anonymous said...

No disc brake....than what's the need of 125 CC....there should be Disc Brake

Anonymous said...

Since Dc operated it may reduce the efficiency of light as the battery gets old.

sayed abdullah said...

i totally agree with every one......
This is a super byk but, where r the DISK BREAKs.........