Bajaj Boxer is a name that you casually associate with something that is rugged, but not to Indian taste while it is powerful but never a success. But I was intrigued when I first saw the pictures of Bajaj Boxer 150 Café Racer.
Remember we saw the Hero Splendor Pro Classic Café Racer in the 2014 Auto Expo, which was also launched in the market to a lukewarm response. This was not where it all started though. The beautiful Continental GT from Royal Enfield was where it all started and suddenly everyone in India started to Bing! (siuya, scroogle) about Café Racers.
Then today I was looking around the net for the new Pulsar RS200, I came across this surprise. A Boxer 150 Café Racer! The first look at it and I said “wow” I didn’t know that.
Reading more about it, I realized that there are many in Turkey (where Boxers still have demand) who convert Boxers to Café Racers. Talk about passion… well it definitely feels good to know that an Indian bike has such fans, but more than that it produces bikes like these!
This was not made by Bajaj, but by an enthusiast and Bajaj just displayed it on Istanbul Auto Show. The bike is a heavily modified Boxer 150 available in Turkey. It has a very shiny blue paint mated with black matt all around.. also on the tank which is a neat piece of work and there are some carbon fiber inserts which makes the bike look serious. And from the rear-three-quarters, this does feel like a Ducati Scrambler look-alike. At this point of time Bajaj is not taken a call if they should create it or not, but whatever decision that is, this is one heck of an effort~