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Check out Bajaj Chetak pics along with an overview of the important pointers of the electric scooter…
Venturing of a major manufacturer like Bajaj Auto is probably one of the most important milestones in our journey into the electric two-wheeler mobility sphere. And what a way to get people notice the development – bring a nostalgic brand like
Chetak in a new avatar!
We have discussed the electric scoot in
this unveil story and in this article let us share a quick overview along with a few pics of the new-age scooter… Bajaj Chetak Pics & Overview
This original Chetak was an immensely popular scooter of its times. Bajaj informs that at its peak, Chetak had a waiting period of an unimaginable 10 years and that its resale value was often higher then its purchase price! Bajaj sold more than 1.3 crore of these overall!
And here is the new Chetak right in front of you! It gets Vespa like rounded curvy retro styling. It also reminds us of Yamaha Fascino a wee bit. That stance is muscular and we do not often use these words for a ‘scooter’!
Chetak sits on a rigid frame and comes with metallic body panels. What makes it look special are those one-sided suspension setup and single-sided swingarm, further accentuated by those 12 spoke funky alloy wheels.
Bajaj defines the front headlamp as ‘hypnotic horseshoe shaped LED light with DRL’. Those side blinkers, also LEDs, have sequential scrolling feature which we have seen on some luxury cars. Also notice those triangular rear view mirrors – let us hope they are functional as well!
Here is the console of the scooter. Though not as smart as Ather’s but it does come with connectivity features. Also visible are the feather touch electronic switches. Bajaj also informs that the glove box also has this ‘soft-open’ feature. There are two ride modes on offer – Eco and Sport
Chetak comes equipped with 12 inch MRF tyres both at the front and rear. There are single disc brakes on both the tyres as well. Those contrast rim stripes also look cool.
Chetak is offered with an IP67 rated Lithium Ion battery with NCA cells. The battery can be charged using regular 5-15 amp electric outlets. Bajaj will also be offering a home-charging power station at a ‘nominal cost’. The braking is ‘intelligent’ and comes with regenerative feature which means the braking heat is converted into kinetic energy which will also help in enhancing the scooter’s range.
Bajaj will offer Chetak in 6 colours and we could spot the Blue, Cream, Grey, Maroon and Golden at its launch. It also comes with a reverse assist feature.
Two of the colours! The scooter was unveiled in the presence of Mr Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Ayog. Pulsar 125 – Five Segment Best Features
To commemorate the launch, Bajaj also flagged off a Chetak Electric Yatra from New Delhi to Pune.