Bajaj Freedom – World’s First CNG Motorcycle introduced in India

In a move that could reshape the Indian two-wheeler market, Bajaj Auto unveiled the Freedom, the world’s first commercially produced CNG motorcycle. This groundbreaking innovation promises significant cost savings for riders and a potentially greener future for urban transportation.

2024 Bajaj Freedom 125 CNG Motorcycle Drum Front Quarter

Focus on Fuel Efficiency and Affordability

The Freedom’s primary appeal lies in its CNG technology. Compared to traditional petrol motorcycles, the Freedom boasts a claimed reduction in operational costs by up to 50%. This translates to substantial savings on everyday commutes, making it an attractive option for budget-conscious riders and commercial fleet operators.

Power and Performance on CNG

The Freedom features a 124.58cc engine tuned to run on CNG. Bajaj claims a max power output of 9.5 PS @ 8000 rpm on CNG, with a Max Torque of 9.7 Nm @ 5000 RPM. To address range anxiety, the Freedom comes equipped with a 2-liter auxiliary petrol tank, providing a backup fuel source when needed.

Unmatched Comfort and Handling

Bajaj prioritizes comfort and handling with the Freedom. The motorcycle features the segment’s leading seat size for superior comfort and additional passenger space. Riders can conquer uneven roads with ease thanks to the first-in-class mono-linked suspension system, designed to absorb bumps and provide a smooth, stable ride. The Freedom boasts additional comfort and handling features, including:

  • Exposed Trellis Frame: Provides a lightweight and rigid foundation
  • Comfortable Quilted Seat: Enhances rider and pillion comfort
  • 16-inch Tyre with 120/70 profile: Offers a balance between comfortable travel and surefooted handling
  • Wide Handlebar: Promotes a commanding riding position for better control

Bajaj Freedom Price & Variants:

The Bajaj Freedom comes in three variants: Drum, Drum LED, and Disc LED.

The Drum variant is the most affordable, starting at Rs. 95,000 (ex-showroom Maharashtra). The Drum LED is available for Rs. 1,05,000 (ex-showroom Maharashtra) and Disc LED will be sold at Rs. 1,10,000 (ex-showroom Maharashtra).

Color Choices

The Bajaj Freedom CNG motorcycle caters to a variety of styles with five color options: Caribbean Blue, Ebony Black, Cyber White, Pewter Grey, and Racing Red. However, the Drum variant is only available in Pewter Grey and Ebony Black.

Safety and Convenience Take Priority

Safety remains paramount with the Freedom. The CNG cylinder is housed within a robust trellis frame and further protected by additional tank shields. The PESO certification ensures the cylinder adheres to stringent safety regulations. Convenience features include a fully digital speedometer with Bluetooth connectivity for call alerts, missed call notifications, and a battery life indicator.

A Turning Point for Urban Mobility?

The Bajaj Freedom’s arrival marks a significant development in the Indian motorcycle landscape. Its focus on fuel efficiency, affordability, and comfort has the potential to disrupt the market, particularly for budget-conscious commuters and commercial two-wheeler segments. The long-term impact on the environment and broader adoption of CNG technology in two-wheelers will be a story to watch in the coming years.


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