Monday, December 19, 2011

Bajaj Super (1976-2006)

Early models were a licensed reproduction of the Italian-made eight-inch-wheeled Vespa Super. Production continued even after the licence agreement with Vespa expired in 1977. In response, Vespa's parent company Piaggio filed patent infringement suits to block Bajaj scooter sales in the United States, United Kingdom, West Germany, and Hong Kong.

Later model Bajaj Supers appear to have incorporated various features of the Vespas: VNA, VNB, VBB, Super and Sprint. For instance, the 1981 model Bajaj Super has near-identical components: Vespa Super body, VNA/VNB/VBB 8-inch wheels, and Vespa SS180 headlight.

In its early days, there used to be a booking period of at least one year, until it was replaced by Bajaj Chetak.

The Bajaj Super was widely used as a form of dowry in Indian marriages. Rated as status icon, it had a market share of more than 90%. It has a 150cc 12 BHP at 8500RPM of engine, with excellent pick up and a top speed of 100 km/h in standerd testing conditions.


SPECIFICATIONS

Dimension & weight
 Overall height  1080 mm
 Overall length  1770 mm
 Overall Width
 Wheelbase  1230 mm
 Ground Clearance  145 mm
 Kerb weight  103 kgs
 Fuel Tank Capacity  6 litres
 Engine
 Type
 Stroke (2/4)  2 - stroke, forced air cooled.
 No. of cylinders
 1
 Bore x stroke
 Displacement  145.5 cc
 Electrical  12V DC
 Transmission
 No. of Gears  4 - speed (hand shifter)
 Clutch
 Performance
 Maximum Power  7.5 bhp / 5500 rpm
 Max. Torque
 Start  Kick
 Suspensions 
 Front
 Rear
 Brakes 
 Front   
 Rear   
 Tyres 
 Front
 Rear

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