(photo found at Trivial Matters)
This morning, while chomping away at my daily pancake and sausage dog from the corner 7-11, suckin’ down a Popov/Pace Picante bloody mary and flipping though my copy of the Hindustan Times I caught this little tidbit. It appears that Bajaj Auto, makers of the famous but almost completely unavailable Chetak (Vespa clone… I think they are down to their last 80 here in the USA) are planning a comeback.
Right now, as the title link story states, Bajaj is holding their cards close to their chest for the time being. Maybe it’ll mean something good for BajajUSA.
I’ll be interested to see what their hand looks like, I mean, they WERE the biggest producer of scooters in India producing and selling 1 million vehicles in 1995 and 4th largest producer of 2-wheelers in the world.
My guess is that it will be powered by a KTM 4-stroke 125 or 250cc engine, whatever it is. I just want to see a 250cc AutoRickshaw! (from the looks of it, we will see SOME sort of new Rickshaw from Bajaj). They need to do SOMETHING to pull themselves out of this 10 month slump they’ve been in.