Bajaj Freedom 125, the first CNG Bike Launched in India.

When Bajaj introduced the Bajaj RE autorickshaw in 1999, it was the first OEM to offer a CNG-powered three-wheeler. This was a turning point in the automobile industry. Now the Bajaj Freedom is the first petrol-CNG motorcycle in the world which is introduced by Bajaj Auto. Bajaj Freedom reservations are now available at both its dealerships and on its website. 

In Pune, Managing Director of Bajaj Auto, Rajiv Bajaj, unveiled the CNG bike in the presence of Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari. Maharashtra and Gujarat will be the first states to receive deliveries. At the launch, Bajaj announced that it had completed eleven tests on the Freedom, including impact tests and a truck-runover test, and that the CNG tank had passed all of them. 

The Bajaj Freedom's design is still quite different from other commuter motorcycles. The top two variants have an LED headlight, a fuel tank that resembles a dirt bike, a seat that Bajaj says is the longest in the market, and a sleek tail section. The bike has a unique look, and this might be attractive to some people. A digital instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity is another notable feature. Since the Bajaj Freedom does not have a standard fuel tank housing, it has been able to accommodate the 785 mm long seat that is considered the longest motorcycle seat in the world. 

Engine and Gearbox
Under the Freedom seat, hidden within the trellis frame, Bajaj has ingeniously integrated a 2 kg CNG cylinder. A two-litre auxiliary petrol tank is located directly ahead of the seat. The 125cc single-cylinder engine produces 9.4 bhp and 9.7 Nm of torque. The bike can run at 90.5 kmph on CNG and 93.4 kmph on petrol. Petrol and CNG refuelling ports share a flap. Riders can choose to use CNG or petrol by pressing a switch on the left handlebar cube.

Freedom will cover up to 102 km/kg of CNG when running exclusively on CNG, according to Bajaj. The Freedom's CNG-only range is 200 km, but it can go up to 330 km with a petrol tank. Compared to a pure-petrol 125 cc motorcycle, the Freedom will run on CNG, which will reduce daily running costs and allow owners to save up to Rs. 75,000 in fuel over five years.

The Bajaj Freedom 125 has Bluetooth functionality, digital speedometers, and LED headlamps. CNG tank is compactly packed in a trellis chassis for greater security. The CNG combustion causes about 26.7% less CO2 emissions than petrol, which helps reduce climate change.

Suspension and Brakes
The motorcycle has a traditional telescopic fork with wearing sleeve protectors, a linked-type mono rear shock, and a top-spec front disc brake. As standard, the motorcycle comes with a combined braking system. The Bajaj Freedom 125 has a 17-inch front wheel and a 16-inch rear wheel. The base drum variant has 120/70-section rubber. The rated seat height is 825 mm.

There are seven colour options available: Carribean Blue, Pewter Grey/Black, Cyber White, Ebony Black/Grey, Racing Red, Cyber White, Pewter Grey/Yellow, and Ebony Black/Red.

Price and Variants
The Bajaj Freedom is available in three different variants: NG05 Drum which is priced at Rs. 95,000, NG04 Drum LED which is priced at Rs. 1.05 lakh and NG04 Disc LED which is priced at Rs. 1.10 lakh (all prices ex-showroom). 

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