Before the end of the 90s in India, the joint venture between Bajaj Auto and Kawasaki had launched several entry-level commuter motorcycles in the country, including the Caliber. Let us tell you that the Caliber was launched in the year 1998 and this motorcycle became quite popular among the bike riders in a short span of time. Many of you will also remember the tagline of this motorcycle which was used in TV commercials. The special thing is that this motorcycle is now going to be launched once again in India and it will enter India in a more powerful way than ever before.
Actually, Bajaj Auto has trademarked the name Caliber in India a while back. It will be the entry-level commuter segment motorcycle that will be launched after treatment in design and features. The company wants to capitalize on the tremendous popularity of this motorcycle once again and dominate the commuter bike segment.
In the 90s and early 20s, the Bajaj caliber 115 jointly developed by Bajaj and Kawasaki offered an 111.6cc air-cooled engine that was capable of producing 9.5bhp of maximum power and 9.10Nm of peak torque . This engine was mated to a 4-speed gearbox. The top speed of this motorcycle was 102kmph, which was a big deal for any motorcycle in a commuter segment. Talking about the suspension of this motorcycle, it was given telescopic front forks and a swing arm hydraulic shock absorber at the rear.
Due to these qualities, Bajaj Caliber used to get a tremendous response even so many years ago, but due to the decreasing response with the passage of time, the company had stopped the production of this motorcycle, although now a lot of time has passed and the company has made a difference in the caliber of the caliber. It seems to be making up your mind to repeat the success one after the other. It is believed that the caliber could be launched as an IC engine powered commuter motorcycle offered in the Platina 110 to 115 cc engine or the Pulsar 125 to 125 cc.