Bajaj Boxer 150: First Ride
After a successful stint with the CT Boxer motorcycle which went on to become one of the best-selling products to roll out of the Bajaj factory, the Pune-based bike maker is back again into the commuter game with the new Boxer 150 which aims to lure the Splendor-crazy populace of rural India with its capacity hike and long-standing legacy of the Boxer brand. We got our hands on the latest offering from Bajaj Auto, the Boxer 150 and took it for spin around the countryside. Here is how comfortable it was and our first impression of the Boxer 150!
Practical and functional are the first words that come to the mind looking at the new Bajaj Boxer 150. No frills styling with a mishmash of the previous generation Boxer and the Splendor overtones are clearly visible on this new budget Bajaj. The large-ish fairing upfront keeps the air out of the rider’s way while the curvy tank is neatly drawn to accommodate short or lanky riders alike. The centre panel is bulbous yet does not look out of place flaunting the ‘BM 150’ moniker. The only eyesore that we found on the new Boxer was the chrome-doused rear carrier but then it certainly makes up with its utility for the lack of flamboyance. For the rural public the utility of the carrier is of significant value than the need for something that looks good but doesn’t serve much purpose. Although the round and neatly drawn indicators do add some sort of pizzazz to the simplicity of the Boxer 150 and so does the tastefully done saree-guard.