Bajaj CNG Bike: What will it be called?

Bajaj CNG Bike: What will it be called?

Featured Stories by Team Drivio | 19 Apr 2024

Recent patents have shown that Bajaj has patented the name ‘Bruzer’

  • We think powering the Bruzer could be Bajaj’s 150cc platform from the N150
  • If not that, it will likely be the N160’s lovable 160cc engine
  • As for its launch, it will likely be later this year after the NS400’s launch

Bajaj is on the verge of introducing a groundbreaking innovation to the world of motorcycles: a CNG-powered bike, a first of its kind. Amidst the flurry of spy shots circulating, it appears that the brand is gearing up to unveil its latest creation in the form of a CNG bike. However, in the midst of anticipation, speculation runs rampant regarding what the bike will be named. As we eagerly await its official launch, let's delve into what to anticipate from the upcoming Bajaj CNG bike.

Bajaj CNG Bike: Will it be called Bruzer?

Now while Bajaj recently patented the word ‘Bruzer’, we are not very sure if that is the same that Bajaj’s CNG bike will get. And that is mainly because the word Bruzer sounds quite muscular and strong, something that Bajaj might not want to put on a puny CNG bike. So this could be a coincidence. 

What we think the Bruzer could be, is Bajaj’s upcoming adventure bike. Bruzer sounds something muscular, something that could just go anywhere so it does make sense for Bajaj to put it there. Especially since we do know how Bajaj is actually working on an adventure bike based on the Dominar 400’s 373cc engine. Heck, even KTM has the new generation 390 Adventure in the pipeline and Bajaj could use that too. 

Bajaj CNG Bike: Which engine will it have?

SpecificationsBajaj Pulsar N150
Engine149.68cc air-cooled engine
Maximum power14.5PS @ 8500 rpm
Maximum torque13.5Nm @ 6000 rpm

For starters, we think the Bruzer (or whatever it may be called) could be powered by the N150’s 149.68cc engine. The engine of the N150 draws inspiration from its predecessor, the Pulsar N160, while undergoing adjustments to align with the bore x stroke specifications of the previous generation Pulsar 150. Although its power output of 14.5PS and 13.5Nm of torque may not lead the pack, its strength lies in its torque delivery. Impressively, around 95% of peak torque is accessible within the 3500 to 8500rpm range.

This torque-centric design enables the N150 to achieve seamless acceleration even from speeds as low as 25kmph while cruising in fifth gear. In urban settings, it's entirely possible to sustain fifth gear for extended periods. Shifting gears, when necessary, is effortless thanks to the smooth gearbox and light clutch action. While it excels in city commuting, its performance on highways is less exceptional, with engine noise becoming perceptible at higher speeds.

SpecificationsBajaj Pulsar N160
Engine164cc engine
Maximum Power16PS
Maximum Torque14.65Nm

If not that, the engine could be that of the N160, another bike we quite love. The engine of the N160 follows a long-stroke configuration, featuring a straightforward two-valve head and delivering 16hp and 14.7Nm of peak torque. While these figures may not place it at the forefront of its class, they remain closely competitive with the top motorcycles in the segment.

Among its peers, only the RTR 160 4V and the NS160 boast higher claimed engine output figures than the N160. However, it's essential to consider that, at 154kg, the N160 holds the title of being the heaviest bike in its segment. On paper, this might suggest a disadvantageous power-to-weight ratio of 103.89hp/tonne compared to the RTR's 119.86hp/tonne. Yet, real-world performance paints a different picture.

In practice, the engine operates remarkably smoothly, delivering ample torque and commendable top-end performance. Notably, the low and midrange, particularly between 4,000 to 7,000rpm, exhibit exceptional strength. In city traffic, cruising comfortably in 5th gear at speeds of 30-35kph is effortless, with no signs of engine strain. 

Bajaj CNG Bike: Features 

We think Bajaj will likely keep it plain and simple with its CNG bike in terms of features. The bike could get a simple LCD console, maybe something from the 204 Bajaj Pulsar N160’s full LCD console with smartphone connectivity. And that will be to keep costs low. 

Bajaj CNG Bike: Suspension

SpecificationsBajaj Bruzer
Front suspensionTelescopic fork
Rear suspensionMonoshock
Front tyre17-inch wheels
Rear tyre17-inch wheels
Front brakeDisc Brake
Rear brakeDrum Brake

Bajaj will likely keep the bike simple in terms of underpinnings too. Suspension will be handled by a telescopic fork and a monoshock along with 17-inch, light wheels for high mileage. There will be a disc brake at the front but a drum one at the rear and we doubt it will get ABS. 

Bajaj CNG Bike: Expected Price and Launch Timeline

Bajaj BruzerExpected Price (ex-showroom Delhi)
 Rs 80,000 

For it to sell well, Bajaj will definitely have to nail the pricing. We think the CNG bike’s price could be around the Rs 80,000 mark, ex-showroom Delhi.