Colombo: Indian auto giant Bajaj is emerging as the leading motorcycle player in Sri Lanka amidst fierce competition from other global players, according to auto experts.
“Bajaj may be competing more fiercely in maintaining its supremacy in the motorbike segments in India than in Sri Lanka, where it is selling like hot cakes due to fuel efficiency and other factors”, the experts said.
“Bajaj Motorcycles, which is catering to all segments of the Sri Lankan market is emerging as a favourite amongst buyers due to its powerful and stylist range of models vis--vis other global players”, they added.
Total exports of Bajaj two wheelers to various countries during the first nine months of 2007-08 financial year stood at 3,58,136 vehicles, Bajaj said in a statement.
Bajaj motorcycles are feature-driven to maximise on power and comfort and are specialising in fuel-efficient performance, the auto experts said.
Designed with state-of-the-art technology and manufactured to perfectly handle local conditions, Bajaj bikes are emerging as the natural choice of Sri Lankans for affordability, fuel-economy and performance and “have grown to become an integral part of Sri Lankan lifestyles”, they added.
The improved performance of the Indian auto giant has also been attributed to timely introduction of the latest models of Bajaj Motorcycles.
Meanwhile, a write up on the Bajaj Motorcycles by ‘The Island Newspaper’ said the new Pulsar bike from Bajaj is performing well in the country.
“It comes equipped with an oil cooler, which helps control engine oil temperatures at sustained high speeds and rpms, thus ensuring more stable engine oil viscosity.
The 200cc DTS-i engine generates 18 Ps of raw pulsating power to provide riding excitement to performance hungry bikers. This makes the Pulsar 200 the most sporty and stylish powerhouse on two wheels to pace Sri Lankan roads,” The Island Newspaper said.
The newspaper said, it is “ also the first bike in Sri Lanka to feature both front and rear tubeless tyres, which besides offering superior stability, are safer than conventional tube types and in sync with the offerings abroad for similar applications. The rear tyre is the broadest in its category to ensure better road grip and stability.”
Another first, it says, is the use of split seats for styling and comfort.
The split grab rail perfectly compliments the new rear chiseled looks. The bike comes with an electric start as the sole means of engine cranking, dispensing with the conventional kick lever. The Pulsar range includes models from 150cc, 180cc,and the 200cc motorcycles.
Among the other variants, the newspaper said the stylish and powerful Discover DTS-I 135cc 4 stroke motorcycle has a maximum power of 13.1ps with a responsive engine output for varying load and speed conditions at different levels of acceleration.
“Armed with digital twin spark ignition, digital CDI unit and TRICS III technology, the Discover DTS-i 135 provides better throttle response with reduced emissions”, it said.