The braced handlebar, hand guards and sump guard mark this out as a member of the CT lineup.
A new Bajaj commuter motorcycle has been spied testing, and a closer look suggests that it could be an upcoming model in the company’s CT lineup of rugged workhorses. While most of the test mule is covered in camouflage, there are certain key details visible which mark it out as a CT model.
For starters, the overall design approach, with a large circular headlight and a tall, wide handlebar, is very similar to the current CT 125X, which we took a spin on last year and were quite impressed by. And then there are a number of smaller elements as well. The presence of hand guards is quite unusual on commuters, but it’s something that we’ve seen Bajaj do on models like the Platina 110 ABS. The same goes for the sump guard and braced handlebar as well, which one doesn’t usually see in this segment, but the CT 125X gets both, as does this test mule. All this further strengthens the theory that what we see here is an early preview of an upcoming CT model.
There are also factors to suggest that this new model will sit above the existing CT 125X, the biggest among them being the more premium split-spoke design for its alloy wheels. It’s also not quite as utilitarian as the smaller 125, missing out on a rear luggage rack. Perhaps this could be a 150cc iteration of the rugged CT platform, called something like the CT 150X. After all, Bajaj recently discontinued the Pulsar P150, meaning that its only 150cc models are the sporty new N150 (which replaces the P150) and the aged Pulsar 150, leaving space for a basic, rugged commuter motorcycle.