Bajaj Chetak

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Chetak
Bajaj Chetak 1996 2 stroke.jpg
Bajaj Chetak 1996 2 stroke
ManufacturerBajaj
Production1972―2006
SuccessorBajaj Classic
ClassScooter
EngineBefore 2002, 150 cc two-stroke 2002 - 2005, 110 cc four-stroke
Top speed85 km/h
Power7.5 BHP@ 5500 rpm
Torque10.8 NM @ 3500 rpm
Transmission1972 - 2005, 4 speed, manual with shifter in the left hand grip
SuspensionSwingarm
BrakesDrum
Tires3.50-10
Wheelbase1230 mm
DimensionsL: 1770 mm
W: 670 mm
H: 1080mm
Fuel consumption75 km/L (210 mpg‑imp; 180 mpg‑US)
RelatedBajaj Legend, Bajaj Classic, Bajaj Bravo

The Bajaj Chetak is an Indian-made motor scooter produced by the Bajaj Auto company from 1972 to 2006.[2] The Chetak is named after Chetak, the legendary horse of the Indian ruler Maharana Pratap.

History[edit]

Originally based on Italian Vespa Sprint, Chetak was an affordable means of transportation for millions of Indian families for decades and is lovingly called Hamara Bajaj (Our Bajaj).[3]

Around 1980, the Vespa-licensed design was replaced with an all-new in-house design that shared the same general appearance and style. During its heyday its chief competitor was LML NV made by LML India as a licensed copy of the Vespa PX 150. In the face of rising competition from bikes and cars, Chetak lost ground in India, and production was discontinued in 2005 as Bajaj Auto stopped manufacturing scooters altogether.

Chetak Electric[edit]

On 16 October 2019, Bajaj Auto re-entered the scooter space by unveiling a new electric version of their Chetak scooter under the Urbanite EV sub-brand.[4] The production of the Chetak Electric started on September 25, 2019, at the Chakan plant of Bajaj Auto. It was initially launched in Pune (4 dealerships) and Bangalore (13 dealerships) in January 2020 and was sold through select KTM dealerships.[5][6]

Chetak Electric
ManufacturerBajaj
Production2019―present
ClassElectric scooter
Engine4 kW BLDC electric motor
Top speed60 km/h (37 mph)
TransmissionAutomatic
Suspensionfront: single-sided trailing arm
rear: single shock absorber
BrakesDisc, Drum
TiresTubeless 12 inch
Range95 km (59 mi)/charge [7]
Footnotes / references
[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BAJAJ CHETAK 2S TECHNICAL SPECS". Archived from the original on 7 June 2007. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Bye bye Bajaj: Sun sets on India's beloved scooter". The Seattle Times. 14 March 2010. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  3. ^ Kumar, Anuj (16 December 2009). "Bye bye Bajaj". The Hindu. Chennai, India. Retrieved 5 April 2010.
  4. ^ "Chetak – A Brand new electric scooter | The Future of Mobility". Bajaj Auto. Retrieved 24 January 2020.
  5. ^ "Bajaj Chetak Electric Scooter Unveiled in India, Launch in 2020". News18. Retrieved 18 October 2019.
  6. ^ a b Bajaj Chetak Electric - Price, Top Speed, Range, Charging Time | First Look Review | ZigWheels, retrieved 24 January 2020
  7. ^ "Upcoming Two wheelers In 2020". Caringly Yours. 24 February 2020.

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