Bajaj XCD

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XCD 125 DTS-Si
Manufacturer Bajaj Auto
Production 2007–2009
Engine 125 cc single, twin spark
Power 9.53 PS (7.01 kW; 9.40 hp) @ 7,000 rpm
Torque 10.85 N·m (8.00 lb·ft) @ 5,000 rpm
Suspension Telescopic front fork, dual rear shock
Brakes Drum type
Wheelbase 1,275 mm (50.2 in)
Fuel capacity 2 gallons

The Bajaj XCD 125 DTS-Si was a motorcycle manufactured in India by Bajaj Auto. It was launched in September 2007.[1] It clocked up sales of 18,000 units in its first month and sold around 28,000 units per month.[2][3] On January 2009, a 135 cc version of XCD was launched.[4] Bajaj reported that more than 20,000 units of XCD 135 were sold in its first month of launch [5] Due to reduced sales, the 125 cc version was discontinued by Bajaj on November 2009,[6] followed by the 135cc variant.[7]

Design and styling[edit]

Bajaj XCD was the first 125 cc bike in India to feature LCD instruments in the console. It also features a spring-loaded foldable number plate which prevents damage to the low mounted fairing in case of sudden front fork compression. The 135 cc variant features the same analog tachometer and digital speedometer as the Bajaj Discover[8]

Ride and handling[edit]

Although the XCD provides the right ergonomics for the average Indian, it has been found to be uncomfortable for taller people. The rider has an upright stance and the small wheelbase and the tall handlebar is designed for city riding.[9]

Performance and fuel economy[edit]

Bajaj has claimed that with the digital twin spark swirl induction technology, the bike is capable of giving a mileage of 109 kilometres per litre (310 mpg-imp; 260 mpg-US),[1] but at least one third party review reports a highway mileage of around 82 kilometres per litre (230 mpg-imp; 190 mpg-US), with city mileage being 68 kilometres per litre (190 mpg-imp; 160 mpg-US).[9] The bike has a top speed of around 90 km/h and does 0–60 km/h in 8 seconds.[10]

Awards[edit]

Bajaj XCD has won the following awards in 2008:[11][12][13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "XCD product information". Bajaj Auto. 
  2. ^ "Maruti leads as auto sales, exports look up in Sept". The Hindu Business Line. October 1, 2007. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  3. ^ "Bajaj 125 DTS-Si Platform Growth On Target (press release)". Bajaj. September 2008. Archived from the original on 5 January 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-30. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Bajaj launches XCD 135". The Hindu. 
  5. ^ "Bajaj XCD 135 DTS-Si achieves 20,668 units in February 2009". Bajaj Auto. 
  6. ^ "Bajaj says bye to another bike". Business Standard. November 2, 2009. Archived from the original on 4 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  7. ^ "Bajaj phases out more bikes". Business Standard. 
  8. ^ "Urban warrior". Overdrive. Archived from the original on 9 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  9. ^ a b "Bajaj-XCD : - DTS-Si". Autocar. Retrieved 2009-11-07. [dead link]
  10. ^ "XCD 125 DTS-Si". Bike India. Archived from the original on 23 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-07. [dead link]
  11. ^ "BSM Bike Of The Year 2008". Business Standard. Archived from the original on 28 October 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-07. [dead link]
  12. ^ "BIKE India Awards - Top Honours 2008". Bike India. Archived from the original on 5 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-07. [dead link]
  13. ^ "Driving excellence: Hyundai i10 wins Car of the Yr Award". moneycontrol. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 

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