Monday, December 19, 2011

The Bajaj Chetak (1972-2009)

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

Originally based on the Italian Vespa Sprint, the Chetak was an affordable means of transportation for millions of Indian families for decades and termed as humara bajaj. 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, the Chetak lost ground in India, and production was discontinued in 2009.

SPECIFICATION

General information
Model:
Bajaj Chetak
Year:
2006
Category:
Scooter
Rating:
63.8 out of 100. Show full rating and compare with other bikes
Engine and transmission
Displacement:
145.45 ccm (8.88 cubic inches)
Engine type:
Single cylinder, two-stroke
Power:
7.50 HP (5.5 kW)) @ 5500 RPM
Torque:
10.80 Nm (1.1 kgf-m or 8.0 ft.lbs) @ 3500 RPM
Fuel system:
Injection
Ignition:
CDI Electronic
Cooling system:
Air
Gearbox:
4-speed
Transmission type,
final drive:
Chain
Clutch:
Wet Multidisc
Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels
Frame type:
Monocoque
Front brakes:
Expanding brake (drum brake)
Rear brakes:
Expanding brake (drum brake)
Physical measures and capacities
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc:
103.0 kg (227.1 pounds)
Seat height:
830 mm (32.7 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall height:
1,080 mm (42.5 inches)
Overall length:
1,770 mm (69.7 inches)
Overall width:
670 mm (26.4 inches)
Ground clearance:
135 mm (5.3 inches)
Wheelbase:
1,230 mm (48.4 inches)
Fuel capacity:
6.00 litres (1.59 gallons)
Reserve fuel capacity:
2.00 litres (0.53 gallons)






2 comments:

scooter india said...

In India scooters were the first two wheeler which became the common means of transport for Indian families.My father also owns a Bajaj Chetak and it still looks and perform awesome on the road.We still ride it and we just love it.

goerg said...

i love bajaj chetak i want to know more

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