Handling wise, the Boxer is quite the performer. Now automatically assuming that means the bike can blaze past seasoned sports machines on a race track is plain silly. What I meant by that was that the Boxer can hold its own around a corner, just that you shouldn't push it too hard. This is after all a budget motorcycle that is intended to ferry yourself and a pillion from point A to point B in relative comfort and in as little fuel money as possible, not a canyon carver.
There are a few things that the Boxer could do with, though. One is a disc brake up front. Sure, it might bump up the price a smidgen, but personally, I'd rather pay a little more than have to live with a brake that feels like crushing an over-ripened banana. I do hope that Bajaj does at least offer a disc brake as an optional extra.
Secondly, the Bajaj deserves an engine kill switch. Actually, every motorcycle needs an engine kill switch. Oh, and I don't miss that big blue 'ride control' button that the other Bajajs can't seem to get enough of.
If you want a simple motorcycle that seems to do everything reasonably well, the Boxer 150 is the one for you. It's easy on the eyes, rides well enough to make you want to ride to work everyday, frugal enough to actually allow you to ride to work everyday and reasonably priced to boot. Don't forget about the soul stirring bit though, for that is another reason for you to want this motorcycle.
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