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Bajaj CT 125X vs rivals: specs comparability | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

Bajaj lately launched a bigger model of its rugged CT commuter bike, the CT 125X. At this finish of the market, it competes with established rivals from business mainstays, within the type of the Hero Tremendous Splendor and the Honda Shine. Let’s see how they examine on paper.

Bajaj CT125X vs rivals: engine & output

Engine & Output
Bajaj CT 125X Honda Shine Hero Tremendous Splendor
Engine Air-cooled, 124.4cc, single-cylinder engine Air-cooled, 123.94cc, single-cylinder engine Air-cooled, 124.7cc, single-cylinder engine
Energy 10.9hp @ 8,000rpm 10.6hp @ 7,500rpm 10.7hp @ 7,500rpm
Torque 11 Nm @ 5,500rpm 11 Nm @ 6,000rpm 10.6 Nm @ 6,000rpm
Gearbox 5-speed 5-speed 5-speed

These 125cc commuters aren’t about outright efficiency (by an extended shot), however as a substitute attraction to those that need a frugal and hassle-free using expertise. All bikes right here function near-identical output numbers so efficiency must be inside spitting distance of each other. One factor to notice, nevertheless, is that each one the bikes right here get an all-down gear shift sample versus the extra typical 1-down rest-up seen on bigger machines.

Bajaj CT125X vs rivals: suspension & brakes

Suspension & Brakes
Bajaj CT 125X Honda Shine Hero Tremendous Splendor
Suspension (f) Telescopic fork Telescopic fork Telescopic fork
Suspension (r) Twin hydraulic shock absorbers 5-step adjustable twin hydraulic shock absorbers 5-step adjustable twin hydraulic shock absorbers
Brakes (f) 130mm drum/240mm disc 130mm drum/240mm disc 130mm drum/240mm disc
Brakes (r) 130mm drum 130mm drum 130mm drum
Tyres (f) 80/100-17 80/100-18 80/100-18
Tyres (r) 100/90-17 80/100-18 100/80-18

All bikes right here get pretty fundamental {hardware} with the Hero and the Honda providing preload adjustable rear suspension models. All three bikes additionally get two variants, one with a 130mm drum brake on the entrance and one other with a 240mm disc. One other level of distinction between the Bajaj and the opposite two bikes right here is that it runs on 17-inch solid alloy wheels as a substitute of 18-inch models on the opposite two.

Bajaj CT125X vs rivals: weight & dimensions

Weight & Dimensions
Bajaj CT 125X Honda Shine Hero Tremendous Splendor
Kerb Weight NA 114kg (drum & disc) 122kg (drum) 123kg (disc)
Seat Top 810mm 791mm 798mm
Wheelbase 1285mm 1285mm 1273mm
Gasoline Capability NA 10.5 litres 10 litres
Floor Clearance NA 162mm 180mm

Accessibility is a typical theme right here, with all of them boasting very affordable perches. The Bajaj CT 125X at 810mm has the best seat peak of all of them adopted by the Hero Tremendous Splendor at 798mm and the Honda Shine at 791mm. Bajaj doesn’t checklist kerb weight for his or her entrant, however it’s positive to be heavier than its smaller sibling, the 127kg CT 110X. This makes it at the least 5kg heavier than the Hero Tremendous Splendor and over 13kg heavier than the Honda Shine.

Bajaj CT125X vs rivals: options

The Honda Shine will get a silent starter, engine begin/cease swap, side-stand cut-off and an built-in excessive beam/passing swap. The Hero Tremendous Splendor will get autosail expertise (promising smoother experience in site visitors), a side-stand cut-off and an built-in USB charger. The Hero can also be the one bike right here which will get a digital readout along with its analogue show. When it comes to options, the Bajaj CT125X is essentially the most spartan bike right here that includes solely a USB charger. 

Bajaj CT125X vs rivals: worth

Bajaj CT 125X Honda Shine Hero Tremendous Splendor
Worth (ex-showroom, Delhi) Rs. 71,354 (drum) Rs. 74,554 (disc) Rs. 77,378 (drum) Rs. 81,378 (disc Rs. 77,500 (drum) Rs. 81,400 (disc)

The Bajaj CT 125X is extra reasonably priced than the opposite two bikes right here by a considerable margin which makes an enormous distinction particularly on this value-conscious section. The Honda Shine and the Hero Tremendous Splendor are better-equipped than the extra utilitarian Bajaj. Whether or not that is sufficient to justify the value premium they command is one thing solely time will inform. 

All costs talked about are ex-showroom, Delhi.

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