Comments on: The ride’s over for Bajaj scooters http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/12/18/the-rides-over-for-bajaj-scooters/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Nainam http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/12/18/the-rides-over-for-bajaj-scooters/comment-page-1/#comment-12610 Sun, 10 Jan 2010 06:09:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2372#comment-12610 Re: The ride’s over for Bajaj scooters

Bajaj Auto should explore the European and South American markets also

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By: Nainam http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/12/18/the-rides-over-for-bajaj-scooters/comment-page-1/#comment-12609 Sun, 10 Jan 2010 06:06:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2372#comment-12609 Re: The ride’s over for Bajaj scooters

Bajaj Auto Ltd’s decision to stop scooter production is hasty. Scooters are now hot selling items in USA because of a)economy b)gasolene price c)concern over global warming . Bajaj auto should hire a good business CEO to explore the US market.

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By: Vendorofsorts http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/12/18/the-rides-over-for-bajaj-scooters/comment-page-1/#comment-12490 Sun, 20 Dec 2009 03:59:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2372#comment-12490 Yes the bajaj scooter is really a symbol of India moving forward. I remember the time when my classmate’s parents would book two bajaj scooters with different addresses in remote cities. That too, the booking has to be done in Post Offices. The booking amount was Rs.500/-, very pricey in those days. After a wait of nearly 7-8 years both the bookings would mature, and your child would have reached ‘driving licence’ age. You could sell one allotment, and get funds enough to buy the second. So high was the premium. Then came the NRI quota booking for Bajaj Chetak Scooter. You would have to cajole your thrice removed cousin of yours to open a NRE Special Deposit account worth about Rs.12k in the name of Bajaj Scooters Pimpri, Pune. Then too the wait was of 12 months.Well………..those were the days. This was mainly due to the Red Tape. Bajaj was refu;sed expansion licence……..so says the senior Bajaj in an interview.

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By: Soubhik http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/12/18/the-rides-over-for-bajaj-scooters/comment-page-1/#comment-12487 Sat, 19 Dec 2009 10:46:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2372#comment-12487 Nostalgia will never be able to override considerations affecting the ‘bottom-line’….it was good till it lasted, now time to move on for Mr Bajaj. But one feels sad at fading away of such an iconic symbol of out time…

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By: Mayan http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/12/18/the-rides-over-for-bajaj-scooters/comment-page-1/#comment-12482 Fri, 18 Dec 2009 15:18:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2372#comment-12482 Nice read. The real demise of bajaj scooters actually began the time when they stopped the production of their flsgship model, Chetak, shortly after launching a four-stroke version. Also, a huge investment of the company, The Legend, which was claimed to be the world’s first four-stroke scooter, failed to impress the buyer and the company was forced to launch a two-stroke version of Legend, which failed abysmally. All this while, the Calibers and the Pulsars were gaining popularity and for the forst time, Hero Honda’s dominance in the motorcycle market was being challenged. As someone who has had the privilege of riding a Chetak for th past 9 years (of which, I drove four years illegally ), I must say that in terms of sturdiness, they can easliy challenge the best automobiles in the world. So what if they always swirled to the right (due to the unequal weight distribution)…they were the wheels on which even today, a lot of small town boys rev their way to glory, with dhoom songs buzzing in their head.
Thank you Nivedita Bhattachajee and Anurag Kotoky for a beautiful bolg on a true legend, and bringing back memories when the Chetaks reigned supreme.

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