Bajaj Chetak

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Chetak
Bajaj Chetak 1996 2 stroke.jpg
Bajaj Chetak 1996 2 stroke
ManufacturerBajaj
Production1972-2006
SuccessorBajaj Super
ClassScooter
Engine150 cc four-stroke (after 2002), two-stroke (before 2002)
Top speed90 km/h
Power7.5 BHP@ 5500 rpm
Torque10.8 NM @ 3500 rpm
Transmission4 speed, manual with shifter in the left hand grip
SuspensionSwingarm
BrakesDrum
Tires3.50-10
Wheelbase1230 mm
DimensionsL: 1770 mm
W: 670 mm
H: 1080mm
RelatedBajaj Legend, LML NV, LML T5

The Bajaj Chetak was a popular Indian-made motor scooter produced by the Bajaj Auto company.[1] The Chetak is named after Chetak, the legendary horse of Indian warrior Rana Pratap Singh.

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).[2]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bye bye Bajaj: Sun sets on India's beloved scooter". The Seattle Times. 14 March 2010. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  2. ^ Kumar, Anuj (16 December 2009). "Bye bye Bajaj". The Hindu. Chennai, India. Retrieved 5 April 2010.