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Bajaj Chetak: The Iconic Scooter Returns In its Electric Avatar Gets Incredible Design And Features

 Bajaj Chetak

Price in Different Metro Cities

₹ 1.47 Lakh
₹ 1.52 Lakh
₹ 1.54 Lakh
₹ 1.52 Lakh
₹ 1.52 Lakh
₹ 1.47 Lakh

Latest Updates on Bajaj Chetak

  • Bajaj Auto launched Chetak exclusively in Bangalore and Pune in January 2020.
  • In mid-July 2021, the company began bookings for the electric scooter in Nagpur for a down payment of Rs 2,000. Towards the end of the same month, bookings opened in three new cities—Aurangabad, Mangalore, and Mysore.
  • The company proposes to open bookings in 22 new cities by 2021-end and 40 cities by March 2022.

Introduction of Bajaj Chetak

Bajaj Chetak is a sleek, stylish, elegantly designed high-speed electric scooter from the Bajaj Auto family, one of the largest two-wheeler manufacturers in India.

Before the automaker became famous as the maker of high-end bikes such as Pulsar, Dominar, and Avenger and affordable bikes including Platina and CT-100, it was worldwide renowned for its iconic scooter, Bajaj Chetak, produced from 1972 to 2006.

After the scooter phased out, the Pune-based two-wheeler company developed a new variant that would run on electricity. After almost 15 years, it has resurrected the celebrated two-wheeler.

The design of the electric scooter takes inspiration from its gas-powered predecessor but with entirely modern and spectacular looks. After seeing the new Chetak, one can confidently say that it does complete justice to its forerunner’s evergreen charm.

Offering an exquisite touch include the sheet metal body panels. A classic LED headlamp and side indicators with flashing signs add to its freshness.

The company’s first electric scooter, the two-wheeled vehicle, gets available in two variants—Urbane and Premium—where the former is available in two colours and the latter comes in four colours. The first variant bears Rs 1.42 lakh, while the other gets priced at Rs 1.44 lakh.

Key Highlights

  • Max Power
    4,080 W
  • Riding Range
    85-95 Km
  • Top Speed
    70 Kmph
  • Kerb Weight
    132 Kg
  • Battery Capacity
    3 kWh
  • Seat Height
    740 mm

Pros and Cons Of Bajaj Chetak

Pros Of Bajaj Chetak

  • Offers good riding range
  • Ultra-modern Instrument cluster
  • Encompasses a reverse gear

Cons of Bajaj Chetak

  • A little expensive
  • Available only in a few cities
  • The company hasn’t yet installed any charging stations.

Specifications & Features

Power & Performance

  • Fuel Type
    Electric
  • Max Power
    4,080 W
  • Rated Power
    3800 W
  • Max Torque
    --
  • Transmission
    Automatic
  • Riding Range
    85-95 Km
  • Gradeability
    --
  • Top Speed
    70 Kmph
  • Battery charging time
    5 Hrs
  • Fast charging time
    4
  • Carrying capacity
    50.4 V/60.4 Ah
  • Battery capacity
    50.4 V/60.4 Ah
  • Battery type
    Lithium Ion
  • Motor type
    BLDC Motor
  • Charger output
    --

Brakes, Wheels & Suspension

  • Braking System
    CBS
  • Front Brake Type
    Disc
  • Front Brake Size
    --
  • Rear Brake Type
    Drum
  • Rear Brake Size
    --
  • Calliper Type
    --
  • Wheel Type
    Alloy
  • Front Wheel Size
    12 inch
  • Rear Wheel Size
    12 inch
  • Front Tyre Size
    90/90
  • Rear Tyre Size
    90/100
  • Tyre Type
    Tubeless
  • Radial Tyres
    No
  • Front Suspension
    Leading-link Suspension
  • Rear Suspension
    Monoshock

Dimensions & Chassis

  • Kerb Weight
    132 Kg
  • Overall Length
    --
  • Overall Width
    --
  • Overall Height
    --
  • Wheelbase
    --
  • Ground Clearance
    --
  • Seat Height
    740 mm
  • Chassis Type
    Clad With Steel Metal

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Battery warranty
    3 Year
  • Motor warranty
    7 Year

Features

  • Odometer
    Digital
  • Regenerative breaking
    Yes
  • Reverse mode
    Yes
  • Touch screen display
    No
  • DRLs (Daytime running lights)
    Yes
  • Mobile App Connectivity
    Yes
  • GPS & Navigation
    Yes
  • Central locking system
    No
  • Artificial sound
    No
  • Parking assist
    Yes
  • Hill assist
    No
  • Anti theft system
    Yes
  • Geo fencing
    Yes
  • Start/stop button
    Yes
  • USB charging port
    Yes
  • Front storage box
    Yes
  • Under seat storage
    Yes
  • Speedometer
    Digital
  • Tachometer
    No
  • Stand Alarm
    No
  • Stepped Seat
    No
  • No. of Tripmeters
    1
  • Tripmeter Type
    Digital
  • Low Battery Indicator
    Yes
  • Pillion Backrest
    No
  • Pillion Grabrail
    Yes
  • Pillion Seat
    Yes
  • Pillion Footrest
    Yes
  • Start Type
    Electric Start
  • Shift Light
    No
  • Killswitch
    No
  • Clock
    Yes
  • Headlight Type
    LED headlamp
  • Brake/Tail Light
    LED Tail Lamp
  • Turn Signal
    Yes
  • Pass Light
    Yes
  • Additional features
    High Quality electronic switches, USB Port built in the glove box, Retractable Luggage Hook, Underseat Storage

What’s new in the electric version of Chetak?

The electric version of Bajaj Chetak has completely new features compared to its forerunner. Except for the brand name and the retro design, almost everything fitted is contemporary and cutting-edge.

Some of the new features are:

  • Horseshoe LED headlamp
  • Digital instrument cluster
  • LED tail lamp
  • Charging socket
  • The inner box that’s fitted with the battery and charging kit

Highlights of Bajaj Chetak

Specifications of Bajaj Chetak

Powering Bajaj Chetak is a 3.8 kW motor that can churn out a maximum power of 4.08 kW. The powertrain gets fed by an IP67 lithium battery pack, which get fully charged by a conventional power socket in five hours.

The scooter comes in two modes—Eco and Sport. The former gets capped at a 40 Kmph speed limit, but the vehicle is optimised to cover a distance of 90 km. In the latter, the scooter can clock a top speed of 70 Kmph but can cover a lesser distance.

The suspension system of Bajaj Chetak consists of a set of leading link suspensions at the front and a mono-shock at the rear. The braking system comprises a disc brake at the front and a drum rear brake.

The scooter incorporates a combined braking system that links the front and rear brakes and enhances the braking performance.

It also gets a front regenerative braking system to convert the kinetic energy generated when the brakes get applied into electric energy and store in the battery.

The curb weight of the scooter is 100 kg, and it can carry up to two people.

Design of Bajaj Chetak

  • Like in all incarnations, the electric avatar of Bajaj Chetak retains the spirit of its predecessor. The scooter comes with a steel frame fitted with several sophisticated features.
  • The most captivating feature is the oval-shaped LED, also called horseshoe-shaped headlamp with a halo of light-emitting diodes (LED) fitted at the perimeter. Between the handles, a pair of attractive rearview mirrors looks stunning.
  • The front nose of the iconic scooter gets replaced by a stunning one. It gets equipped with a pair of leaf-shaped side indicator lights that add an excellent oomph factor to the scooter.
  • Above the mudguard, there are two side indicators, and the chrome-finished logo of Chetak is just below the nose. The blacked-out 12-inch alloy wheel gets equipped with a leading-link suspension system and a disc brake.
  • The flat footboard gives ample legroom for an average rider, and it extends to the rear portion, which enables the pillion rider to place their feet comfortably on it.
  • It also has a pair of adjustable footrests. The premium version has a rear-side footrest that evokes the memories of the good old Chetak.
  • The all-new electric Chetak incorporates a futuristic-looking round instrument cluster; it digitally displays speed, distance covered, and battery percentage, among others. Adjacent to the left and right handles- buttons for the headlamp, horn, and side indicators get fitted.
  • The uniquely shaped seat is mostly flat except for the initial portion in the front and gets ergonomically designed to enable the rider to sit comfortably.
  • The front inner box of the electric scooter opens with a press of a button, and it consists of the battery pack and the charging kit fitted with a charging light. There is also a button to open the boot, with the charging socket and ample boot space. The boot can be closed after fitting the charger in the charging socket.
  • The rear 12-inch wheel gets fitted with a drum brake, and the rear indicators are sleeker and slimmer than the front ones. The silver-coloured grab rail offers extra protection to the pillion riders.

Comparison between Urbane and Premium

VARIANTS/FEATURESPREMIUMURBANE
BRAKES (FRONT)DiscDrum
SEAT FABRIC / STITCHStitched with premium fabricNon-stitched with regular fabric
BODY COLOURMetallicSolid
FLOOR MATDark Grey + SpecklesBlack
BEZELSSatin Silver PlatingSiberian Silver Paint
WHEEL COLOURSlate Grey, Satin BlackMatte Black

Colour Options and Variants Of Bajaj Chetak

The scooter is available in two and Premium.

  • Indigo Metallic
  • Velluto Rosso
  • Brooklyn Black
  • Hazelnut

The Urbane variant offers two colour options:

  • Citrus Rush
  • Cyber White

Features of Bajaj Chetak

Bajaj Chetak gets loaded with notable features to meet every rider’s need when it comes to features. Some of the essential features of Bajaj Chetak includes:

Horseshoe LED light:

The most prominent and attractive feature on which the brand logo get inscribed. It comes with a halo of daytime running lights.

TFT Instrument cluster:

The instrument cluster digitally displays speed, distance covered, and battery percentage.

Alloy Wheels:

The 12-inch alloy wheels make the vehicle lighter and steadier.

LED Indicators with sequential lighting:

The side LED indicators are beautiful to look at, and so do the sequential lighting.

Connectivity:

The scooter is Bluetooth-enabled and can also get connected via Chetak App.

Remote Control Key:

Chetak comes with a remote control key that can unlock, start, and lock the scooter remotely.

Drive Mode:

The scooter comes in two drive modes—Eco and Sport.

Combi and regenerative braking:

The combi braking in the scooter decelerates both wheels simultaneously, while the regenerative braking stores the kinetic energy obtained from braking in the battery.

Top 3 Competitors of Bajaj Chetak

The features and specifications of Bajaj Chetak give tough competition to the following bikes:

  • TVS iQube
  • Ather 450X
  • Hero Electric Photon HX
  • Benling Aura

Price

Bajaj Chetak carries a price tag of Rs 1 lakh to 1.15 lakh (ex-showroom).

The on-road price of TVS iQube ranges between Rs 1.08 lakh and 1.24 lakh. It’s a close competitor of Bajaj Chetak.

Ather 450X comes in the ex-showroom price ranging between Rs 1,13,416 and Rs 1,32,426.

Hero Electric’s Photon HX bears a price tag of Rs. 71,440.

Benling Aura gets priced at Rs 73,000.

Mileage

Bajaj Chetak can travel 90 to 95 km on a single charge.

TVS iQube can cover a distance of up to 75 km in a full charge.

Ather 450X offers a mileage of 116 km/charge.

HX can cover a distance of up to 108kms in a full charge.

However, Benling Aura can cover up to 120 km.

Charging Time

Bajaj Chetak needs about seven hours to get fully charged.

Interestingly, its opponent TVS iQube needs the same time to replenish its battery power.

Ather 450X gets fully charged in 5 hours and 45 minutes.

Photon HX does that in five hours, whereas Benling Aura takes four hours.

Top Speed

Bajaj Chetak can offer a max speed of 78kmph.

TVS iQube can achieve a top speed of 78kmph.

Ather 450X can incorporate a peak speed of 60kmph.

Photon HX can attain a maximum speed of 45kmph.

In addition, Benling Aura can clock 80 kmph.

Battery and Motor

Bajaj Chetak gets propelled by a 3.8 kW electric motor fed by a 3 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

TVS iQube gets propelled by a 4.4 kW motor that gets fitted with a 2.25 kWh lithium-ion battery.

Powering Ather 450X is a 6000 W PMSM motor fed by a 2.9 kWh battery.

Hero Electric Photon HX gets driven by a 1200 W BLDC motor linked to a 76 V, 26 Ah Li-ION battery.

Giving power to Benling Aura is a 2500 W BLDC motor that gets fitted with a 72 V, 40 Ah battery.

Compare of Bajaj Chetak

  •  
  • Model
  • Price
  • Fuel Type
  • Max Torque
  • Max Power
  • Rated Power
  • Battery charging time
  • Fast charging time
  • Riding Range
  • Kerb Weight
  • Front Tyre Size
  • Rear Tyre Size
  • Wheel Type
  • Front Brake Type
  • Rear Brake Type
  • Motor type
  •  
  • Bajaj Chetak
  • ₹ 1.47 Lakh
    ₹ 1.52 Lakh
    ₹ 1.54 Lakh
    ₹ 1.52 Lakh
    ₹ 1.52 Lakh
    ₹ 1.47 Lakh
  • Electric
  • --
  • 4,080 W
  • 3800 W
  • 5 Hrs
  • 4
  • 85-95 Km
  • 132 Kg
  • 90/90
  • 90/100
  • Alloy
  • Disc
  • Drum
  • BLDC Motor
  •  
  • TVS iQube
  • ₹ 1,01 Lakh
    ₹ 93,056
    ₹ 1,10 Lakh
    ₹ 1,08 Lakh
    ₹ 1,05 Lakh
    ₹ 1,01 Lakh
  • Electric
  • --
  • 4,400 W
  • 3000 W
  • 5 Hrs
  • --
  • 100 Km
  • 117 kg
  • 90/90 - 12
  • 90/90 - 12
  • Alloy
  • Disc
  • Drum
  • Hub-Mounted Electric Motor
  • View more
  • Electric Photon HX
  • ₹ 74,240
    ₹ 74,240
    ₹ 74,240
    ₹ 74,240
    ₹ 74,240
    ₹ 74,240
  • Electric
  • --
  • 1,800 W
  • 1200 W
  • 5 Hrs
  • No
  • 108 Km
  • 87 kg
  • 10 x 3 Inch
  • 10 x 3 Inch
  • Alloy
  • Drum
  • Drum
  • BLDC Hub Motor
  • View more
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Expert Reviews for Bajaj Chetak

  • The all-new electric scooter Bajaj Chetak, an excellent tribute to its iconic forerunner, served millions of Indian households in its 33 years of service. So, it built a strong emotion and connection with the brand.

  • The scooter comes with an eye-catching design, gives good power and mileage, and gets equipped with several useful features.

  • The 3.8 kW electric motor of the scooter can generate an impressive power of 4.08 kW, and its 3 kWh lithium-ion battery pack can cover a distance of 90-95 km in a single charge.

  • The scooter’s design and features are among its best things and give it the charisma of a high-end two-wheeler. The alloy wheels cut the overall weight by a few kilos, and the state-of-the-art suspension and braking systems make the ride enjoyable. The LED lights, side indicators, rear side grab, adjustable footrests, and several other features enhance its safety quotient.

Conclusion

Bajaj Chetak, a performance-rich scooter, meets the need of every rider. With good power and mileage, it makes an excellent go with the time.

Its appeal and decent styling accompanied by a premium finish attract many eyeballs.

The features incorporated in Bajaj chetak like- TFT Instrument Cluster, horseshoe LED headlights, enabled Bluetooth connectivity, LED indicators, drive mode, and many more makes it feature-rich.

Considering all the attributes of the electric scooter, one can safely say that it is classic Chetak’s worthy successor. With the rare combination of traditional looks and ultramodern features, it is one of the best electric scooters in the country.

Frequently asked questions about Bajaj Chetak:

Does Bajaj Chetak comes with a warranty?

Yes, it comes with a warranty of three years or 50,000 km, whichever comes earlier.

Will Bajaj Chetak require registration from the RTO?

Yes. The scooter has a top speed of over 25kmph, which mandates it to get registered from the RTO, and a valid license will be required to ride the vehicle.

What is the maximum speed of the scooter?

Bajaj Chetak can attain a maximum speed of 78kmph in the Sport riding mode.

What is the mileage that Bajaj Chetak offers?

Bajaj Chetak gives a mileage of 90-95 km per full charge.

What is the capacity of Bajaj Chetak’s battery?

Bajaj Chetak gets powered by a 3 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.

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