Bajaj XCD 125 Self Start India's No. 1 Bike in 125cc Segment
looks quite eye-catching, especially as an upgrade from the 100-110cc bikes we're used to. The XCD
has familiar lines of the present line up of Bajaj Bikes
. The Headlamp, Side-Panels, Tail Lamps reminds you of the bigger Pulsars
and the Discover
The build quality is very good and looks and feels like a well put together motorcycle. The XCD also boasts of a Self Starter which according to be is a delightful feature to have. The XCD also features a Digital Speedometer which I thought looks plain and could have been better turned out. The switches are among the best in its segment and are pretty comprehensive. Push to cancel turn indicator switch is present along with the high beam flasher and the Ride Control switch.
A few people might complain that the XCD doesn't look different from the other Bajaj models. Inspite of its small packaging, the XCD manages to looks sharp and Handsome. On slotting the XCD into the first gear, the gearbox felt a bit notchy. But nevertheless it felt way better than the Pulsar gearboxes. The bike pulled cleanly through the gears and is comfortable to potter around in the top gear. The engine was relatively smooth and devoid of vibrations but it in terms of smoothness Bajaj engine can still improve.