Bajaj XCD 135 DTS-Si: Road Test / Review by Zigwheels

Thursday, March 12, 2009 Leave a Comment

XCD 135 Review by Zigwheels
Even though we gave our 2008 ZigWheels 125cc Bike of the Year award to the Honda Stunner, we're quite sure that had this bike (XCD 135 DTS-Si) arrived on the scene last year (2008), it would have really given a tough fight to the Stunner for that award.

- Zigwheels



Zigwheels is so impressed with the XCD 135 DTS-Si that it has said that the XCD 135 "sets a new standard for stylish commuter motorcycles" (in India).


"Zigwheels" is the publication from "Times Group" dedicated to covering the automotive scene in India. It is headed by non other than Adil Jal Darukhanawala (Ex-Editor, Overdrive and Bike India), one can therefore be assured of the quality of articles published by this publication.


Adil Jal Darukhanawala

Their website: www.zigwheels.com, is one of the best Indian site (from a reputed and wellknown publication house) which brings the fastest and uptodate automotive related news/reviews from India.

To read the complete review of the XCD 135, just click here


Posted below are a few highlights from the review:

"..at first glance, the bike really caught our fancy. Immediately, it became apparent why Bajaj refers to this bike as a "sports commuter", thanks to its "junior Pulsar" good looks inspired from its larger cousins."


...the 11.58Nm of torque its 135cc DTS-Si mill produces makes it the undisputed leader in its class. All this torque manifests itself in the bike's roll-on acceleration figures, which are significantly better than any of its competition. Even in outright acceleration, the bike managed to get from a standstill to 60km/h in 6.81seconds, which is again, among the best in its class.


The long single bench seat is perfect for two-up riding and even some of our large sized staffers (yours truly being the largest of the lot) had absolutely no problems sitting pillion for extended periods of time.


The extra fifth cog is really a blessing in the way it is tall enough to allow effortless cruising once out of stop-and-go traffic, and also a top speed of 102.03 km/h.


Bajaj XCD 135 DTS-Si Rear Quarter



8 comments »

  • Frank said:  

    well today .. i just reached 106 as top speed on my xcd 135 dts si ..
    feels good.

  • Anonymous said:  

    i touch 102....feels good too...

  • Anonymous said:  

    Very interesting post. Bajaj XCD 135 is the best bike in its segment and much better in comparison to its rivals. Am planning to buy it soon.

  • Anonymous said:  

    i reaCH 113 KM/H..on expressway..noida-gr noida..
    may be this is because of my weight . im not too heavy...

  • Anonymous said:  

    I REACHED 110KMPH AS MY WEIGHT IS JUST 55KG ON NATIONAL HIGHWAY 1

  • Ranjeet Verma said:  

    I REACHED 115 KMPH AS MY WEIGHT IS JUST 60 KG ON NATIONAL HIGHWAY 2.
    It is Mind blowing....

  • Anonymous said:  

    I reached 113kmph as my weight is 70 kg. on NH 5.
    Its simply awesome to ride it...........

  • Xavier said:  

    I had an issue with gearbox and annoying chain noise. but bike is amazing.. It carries me with pillion (150kgs) normally on heights normally.

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