Nano of Indian Bikes - Xenitis Rock 100

By Divya Sai on 2/10/2008

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Xenitis Rock 100

The Tata Nano version in bikes went all un-noticed ?
So here's the bike fulfiling most of the Indian common man's needs.
A 100 CC bike giving a mileage of 125 Km/l (company estimated) & priced at just 19,990, with equated monthly installments (EMIs) fixed at Rs 490. Xenitis is the same company which first released its computers at below INR 10,000 (5 years ago) tagged price & laptop below INR 20,000. Xenitis set up its two-wheeler manufacturing plant in West Bengal in April last year at an investment of Rs 300 crore and an installed capacity of 90,000 units per month.
Already, 10,000 units of Xpression have been sold out and the plan is to export bikes to Middle East, Russia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and some African countries.
The new bike Rock100 already has an advance booking of 1,60,000 units and will be available with around 350 motor dealers. The bike is equipped with attractive features like 4-stroke engine, electronic self start and kick start facility, tachometer, gear indicator, aerodynamic headlight with halogen bulbs.
Technical Specifications :
Type                                                       4-Stroke, Single cylinder
Displacement                                           97.2
Compression                                            Ratio 8.6 : 1
Max. Engine                                             Output 5 kw @ 8500 rpm
Max. Torque                                            6.5 Nm @ 6000 rpm
Type size and ply rating                            Front - 2.50 - 18 4 PR /
Rear 3.00 - 176 PR
Wheel Base                                              1200 mm
Over all Width                                          740 mm
Over all Length                                        1930 mm
Over all Height                                         800 mm
After reading all this we can call this as Nano of Bike's World !
Their another Bike  at the higher end :
Xenitis Xpression 125CC
Technical Specifications :

Engine                       4 stroke, Single cylinder air cooled
Bore x Stroke             56.5 X 49.5 ( mm )
Eng. Displacement     124 cc
Compression Ratio     9.0 : 1
Max. Net Power         10.5 Bhp at 8500 rpm
Max. Net Torque        8.4 Nm at 7500 rpm
Ignition System          CDI
Spark Plug                  MICOXR5DC
Lubrication                 Wet Sump , Splashed
Transmission              5 speed constant mesh rotary gear
Front Brake                Hydraulic ventilated discbrakes
Rear Brake                  Mech. Expanding shoe & drum type
Fuel Tank Capacity     Full 15.0 ltr., Reserve 2.5 ltrs.
Dimensions :

Length                                  2040 mm
Width                                   780 mm
Height                                  1130 mm
Wheel Base                          1280 mm
Min. Turning Radius               2165 mm
Ground Clearance                 140 mm
Tyre Size : Front : 2.75 - 18, 4PR  Rear : 3.00 - 18, 6PR
Electrical System                 12 Volts AC + DC
Head Lamp                          35 / 35W Halogen
Turn Signal Lamp                10W
Neutral Indicator Lamp        3W
High Beam Indi. Lamp         3W
Turn Signal Indi. Lamp         3W x 2
Meter console Light             3W
Horn                                    12 V DC Type 2A
Battery                                12 V - 5 Ah
Vehicle Kerb Weight            127 Kg.
Gradeability.                       7.2°

Price: Rs 39,000 ex-showroom


The bike comes with five speed rotary gear transmission , 125 cc 4 Stroke all aluminum engine, Die Casted rear grab rail , Ventilated disc brake, Self start, Masculine 15 liters capacity fuel tank, CAT Megaphonic silencer with heat shield, Aluminum die casted pillion foot rest & a Five step adjustable rear shock absorber.
The company has released the bike with a joint venture between Xenitis and China's automobile giant Guangzhou Automobile Industry Group (GAIG).
Now the only point to consider before going for these bikes is the popularity of the brand, and also one need to consider its partner Chinese company - second largest two-wheeler company in China.

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