Bajaj Auto Ltd (BAL) is the world’s sixth-largest maker of motorcycles and the second-largest in India. It has also been the most popular geared scooter manufacturer until the end of the last century. While geared scooters are no longer in use, the demand for automatic scooters has been on a steady rise. A large number of people today are in search of efficient and economical scooters plus bikes that they can bring in daily use. The Honda Activa, for example, has been such a huge success that its sales numbers are at par with most of the 100-cc motorcycles. So now, apparently, Bajaj Auto Ltd is planning to plunge into the automatic scooter bandwagon as well, with the launch of an all-new scooter. Reports suggest that the company will re-launch the Chetak brand to earn some profit on the well-established brand image of its discontinued geared scooter.
It’s being said that the new version of this super-famous vehicle will be launched sometime next year. It is expected to take on the latest design scooters like Piaggio Vespa and the Aprilia SR150. Many websites are claiming that the new scooter will be put in the 125-cc segment and the new bajaj chetak price will roughly, come around Rs. 70,000. With the name and specifications that come with Bajaj, the new Chetak is definitely a steal deal. At this price point, it will also have to cross swords with the TVS NTorq 125 and Suzuki Burgman. Also, the new-gen Chetak will flash an electric variant at a later stage. The electric model is very likely to be called ‘Chetak Chic Electric’ and will debut in the year, 2020.
In all probability, the all-new Bajaj Chetak will have a retro style design. Also, it will be offering a healthy mix of performance and mileage. Coming to the storage factor, the new version will offer many storage spaces, just like the original Chetak. If the reports are to believed, the upcoming scooter will use a near-125-cc single-cylinder, air-cooled motor. This motor is capable of giving a high mileage and a peak power of roughly 9.5 bhp. Moreover, the list of features will include an all-digital speedo console with a wide Bluetooth connectivity, USB charging port, CBS brakes and so on. CBS brakes are different from ABS such that if you apply pressure at either of the brake levers, a braking force is applied to both the wheels.
Back in 2015, Rajiv Bajaj, MD at Bajaj Auto Ltd had announced that his company has no plans to release a modern automatic scooter anytime soon. He added that Bajaj Auto Ltd was focussed on strengthening its position as a world-class motorcycle manufacturing company and wishes to achieve an even higher popularity in the global market before turning its focus to another segment of the market. Going by the recent report, it seems like the company is finally ready to take a plunge into the highly profitable scooter segment. And the bajajchetak price is undeniably going to allow the company to win at this.