Bajaj Freedom CNG – 5 Quick Details

We talk Bajaj Freedom price, variants, concept, fuel economy and in fact the overall product in a quickie! Is it a disruptor…?

At a grand event on 5th July, Bajaj launched the Freedom CNG motorcycle in India – in the presence of Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways of India. The Freedom happens to be the first in the world motorcycle to run on this fuel and hence it bears a lot of significance. Here are 5 Quick details about the potential disruptor!


The Freedom has been crafted from the scratch which means it is a grounds-up development and it is not that Bajaj took bits and pieces from CT, Platina and plonked a CNG tank to make it an offering for our market. This is significant because it is not a petrol motorcycle that is made to run on an alternate fuel. Right from the very inception this had to be a CNG motorcycle and everything is designed around that framework.

Bi-Fuel Motorcycle

It would have been easy for Bajaj to simply replace the petrol periphery with CNG and that would have meant that Freedom would have been a pure CNG motorcycle. But that is not the case. The Freedom can run on both CNG as well as petrol. It has a 2 kilogram capacity of CNG along with a 2 liter petrol tank.

The idea is to run the motorcycle on CNG but in case you are not able to find a CNG station while on the run (or if there is a long queue), you can simply fill petrol and continue your journey (till you find the next CNG).

Freedom Engine

Freedom comes with a horizontally mounted engine that we have not known Bajaj for. This is again due to the placement of the cylinder and other CNG parts. It displaces 124.58cc and churns 9.5 PS of peak power at 8000 rpm and 9.7 Nm of max torque at 5000 rpm – which is paired with a 5-speed gearbox.

Bajaj freedom price

Freedom Mileage

The whole idea of a CNG motorcycle that Bajaj is presenting is to reduce running costs. Bajaj claims that with Freedom you can reduce your running costs by massive 50 percent and you can save about Rs 75,000 in a span of 5 years.

In terms of numbers, the motorcycle comes with a CNG tank capacity of 2 kilos that can run a claimed 200+ km and 2 liters of petrol that has claimed fuel economy of 65 kpl – resulting in a total range of over 300 km on both fuels combined.

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Bajaj Freedom Price & Variants

Bajaj is offering the Freedom in three different variants and here are the respective prices..

Freedom drumRs 95,000
Freedom drum LEDRs 1,05,000
Freedom disc LEDRs 1,10,000
*price ex-showroom

There are five colors on offer – Ebony Black, Caribbean Blue, Cyber White, Racing Red, Pewter Grey.

What are your views about the Freedom CNG motorcycle? Do you think Indian commuter class needs such a product?