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Bajaj Chetak comeback: 5 things to know

A comeback of the Chetak brand, much-loved and trusted by Indians - could well boost Bajaj Auto's market share in the scooter segment, which it has lost to TVS Motors.

BT Online Bureau | March 17, 2015 | Updated 14:23 IST
Bajaj Chetak comeback: 5 things to know
It was the most affordable two-wheeler for the masses during 70s, 80s and 90s. (Photo: Wikimedia)

Bajaj Auto may soon launch the next generation scooters under the Chetak brand, which made it a household name for decades.

According to an EconomicTimes.com report, the Pune-based two-wheeler maker has re-registered the brand name and is looking to launch scooters under the brand with modern features and specifications.

Bajaj Auto has reported a 21 per cent decline in motorcycle sales at 2,16,077 units in February 2015. The company had sold 2,73,323 units in the year-ago period.

A comeback of the Chetak brand, much-loved and trusted by Indians - could well boost the company's market share in the scooter segment, which it has lost to TVS Motors.

Here are 5 things you need to know:

  1. Bajaj Chetak is named after Indian warrior Rana Pratap Singh's famous horse 'Chetak'.
  2. It was the most affordable two-wheeler for the masses during 70s, 80s and 90s.
  3. Chetak was launched in the year 1979 and continued to rule the two-wheelers market for over two decades. The company ended its production in 2009.
  4. The new 120-125 cc Chetak is reported to sport four-stroke, single-cylinder and air-cooled engine.
  5. The upgraded scooters are speculated to be unveiled in Auto Expo 2016.

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