When it comes to scooters, Bajaj Chetak is probably the only scooter that takes the top spot in the scooter list. The iconic Bajaj Chetak scoter has its special place in the history of Indian automobiles.
The scooter’s name was inspired by the horse ridden by Maharana Pratap at the battle of Haldighati in the 16th century. The name of the scooter played a vital role in its popularity.
Even today, many of us remember the famous advertisement of the Bajaj scooter with a tagline ‘Hamara Bajaj’ (Hindi for Our Bajaj). The scooter popularity reached a point where it commanded a premium of nearly double the price of the showroom price. There was a time when the waiting period of the scooter was 10 years, which might possibly be a world record.
The much-loved scooter has featured in lots of movies like Day After Tomorrow (2004) , The Guru( 2002), Rab ne bana di jodi (2008 ), No one killed Jessica( 2011) , 3 Idiots ( 2009).
The latest movie where the Bajaj Chetak features is the upcoming Love Aaj Kal which is scheduled to be released on 14th February 2020.
The lead pair of the movie – Kartik Aryan and Sara Ali Khan can be seen riding the Bajaj Chetak scooter at the beginning of the song titled “Shayad”. The scooter is used to depict the love story form the 90’s era where the Bajaj Chetak scooter was the popular choice to commute around.
Although the scooter is no longer into production, but still, the scooter has millions of fans following in the country. Let us have a close look at the glorious scooter from the past.
Bajaj Chetak Specifications:
Bajaj chetak scooter measured 1770 mm in length, 670 mm in width, and had a height of 1080mm.
The Bajaj Chetak specifications included an air-cooled,2-stroke 145.45 cc engine that pumped out 7.5 bhp of power at 5500RPM and 10.8 Nm of torque at 3500RPM. Although the scooter had a small tank capacity of 6.50 Litres, with 1.4 L in reserve but with an excellent fuel efficiency of 60km/l the small tank capacity did not deter the buyers. The scooter was equipped with CDI electronic ignition system along with a manual kick only start system. The scooter had drum brakes that provided a decent stopping power while being able to reach a top speed of 70km/hr.
Bajaj Chetak Suspension and Transmission:
The scooter sported a four-speed, constant mesh transmission with a wet multidisc clutch which makes the engine powerful. The suspension duties were handled by a variable rate coil spring and double acting shock absorber for both front and rear areas.
Bajaj Chetak Mileage:
The fuel efficiency of the bike plays a crucial role that impacts the mind of the buyers. For good, the Bajaj Chetak was able to give a fuel efficacy of 60kmpl on an average.
Although discontinued from the year 2005, the scooter still holds the charm of the golden era of the 80s and 90s.
Don’t be surprised if you get to see this glorious scooter in yet another movie soon!
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