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Bajaj Auto Launches World’s First CNG Bike: The Freedom 125

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Bajaj Auto, the renowned Indian two-wheeler manufacturer, unveiled the world’s first CNG-powered motorcycle today in Pune. The history-making bike, christened “Freedom 125,” is expected to revolutionize commuting with its focus on eco-friendliness and affordability.

Freedom on Two Wheels

This motorcycle boasts a 125cc engine and a unique dual-fuel system, allowing riders to switch between petrol and CNG at the flick of a switch. This innovation caters to cost-conscious buyers, promising significant fuel cost savings compared to traditional petrol bikes. Industry estimates suggest a reduction of up to 65% in fuel expenditure.

A Greener Ride

Bajaj highlights the environmental benefits of the Freedom 125. Company officials claim the CNG technology cuts down on harmful emissions like carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons by a substantial margin compared to petrol engines. This translates to cleaner air and a greener commute.

Market Potential of Freedom 125

The Freedom 125 targets the commuter motorcycle segment, a dominant force in the Indian two-wheeler market. Analysts predict the bike will appeal to budget-minded consumers, particularly those with a monthly income range of Rs 30,000-40,000. Bajaj has hinted at an affordable price tag, making the Freedom 125 a potentially attractive option for a large customer base.

Global Debut of Freedom 125

While the official launch took place today, the company anticipates a market launch sometime between April and June of the next financial year. The initial rollout is expected to target the Maharashtra market, with plans for a wider national release to follow. Bajaj also has export ambitions, with talks of introducing this bike in countries like Bangladesh, Egypt, and Tanzania.

The Freedom 125 marks a significant milestone in the world of motorcycles. With its emphasis on fuel efficiency, environmental consciousness, and affordability, Bajaj Auto’s innovation has the potential to redefine the commuting landscape in India and beyond. Bajaj’s commitment to sustainable mobility takes a significant leap forward with the Freedom 125.

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