World's first CNG two-wheeler Bajaj Freedom 125 launched at Rs 95,000 – Bike News

In CNG mode, the Bajaj Freedom 125 offers a mileage of 102 km/kg and has a combined range of 330 km on a full tank.

Bajaj has launched the world's first CNG two-wheeler Freedom 125 in India. Available in three variants, the CNG bike is priced at Rs 95,000 and goes up to Rs 1.10 lakh (both ex-showroom). It is available in seven colour options namely Caribbean Blue, Pewter Grey/Black, Cyber ​​White, Ebony Black/Grey, Racing Red, Cyber ​​White, Pewter Grey/Yellow and Ebony Black/Red.

The Bajaj Freedom 125 is powered by a 125cc single-cylinder engine that can run on both petrol and CNG. The CNG tank is neatly placed under the seat. The engine produces 9.5 PS and 9.7 Nm of peak torque. Transmission duties are performed by a 5-speed gearbox. Other highlights include contemporary styling, a sturdy trellis frame, and a linked monoshock.

Freedom 125 unveiled: A first look

Freedom 125 unveiled at the much-awaited launch event in Pune, name hints at IndiaA journey towards cleaner fuel options. This bike is powered by a 125cc engine that is aimed at the popular commuter segment in India. One of the most distinctive features is the inclusion of a 2 kg CNG tank that is placed under the seat for optimal weight distribution. The conventional 2-litre petrol tank is above the CNG tank, allowing riders to choose their fuel.

Bajaj Freedom CNG Tank
Bajaj Freedom CNG Tank (Image: Express Drives)

The Bajaj Freedom 125 comes in three variants: Freedom 125 Drum, Freedom 125 Drum LED and Freedom 125 Disc LED. The base variant has drum brakes on both wheels, while the high-end model has disc brakes at the front for better stopping power. The Drum LED and Disc LED variants get an LED headlamp, which improves visibility at night

Preparing for Savings: Efficiency and Cost

Bajaj has emphasised the fuel efficiency of the Freedom 125 as a major selling point. The company claims an impressive mileage of 67 kilometres per litre on petrol, however, the real game-changer is in the CNG mode. With a claimed mileage of 102 kilometres per kilogram, the Freedom 125 promises significantly lower running costs than its petrol counterparts. This means a combined range of 330 kilometres on a full tank.

Bajaj has first launched the Freedom 125 in two Indian states, Maharashtra and Gujarat. This strategic rollout will give the company a chance to assess the market feedback, troubleshooting any technical issues, and setting up the necessary CNG refuelling infrastructure in these areas. Success in this initial phase could pave the way for a nationwide launch and possibly even export to other CNG-dependent countries such as Egypt, Africa and Bangladesh.,

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