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    Default Bajaj Chetak coming back?

    Bajaj Chetak is rumored to be back soon, in gear-less avatar.
    Mr Bajaj said sometime back that the scooter market doesn't have anything for BAL, but is the current 2 wheeler scene in India making him eat his words?

    Read here - SCOOP! Bajaj Chetak to make comeback | Bike News | Scooters over 110cc | Autocar India

    OT:
    Luna is re-registered by Mahindra, Chetak maybe back, Vespa is back already. What next? Premier Padmini or Kiny Blaze? (No offence, I love Padmini/Blaze)

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    If chetak can make a re-entry, why cant RD ? Yamaha is no less to Bajaj....
    OT: Is this chetak going to be 4-stroke ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheArcher84 View Post
    If chetak can make a re-entry, why cant RD ? Yamaha is no less to Bajaj....
    OT: Is this chetak going to be 4-stroke ?
    Exactly. India is still eagerly waiting for the successor of RD!

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    Quote Originally Posted by krishna77 View Post
    Exactly. India is still eagerly waiting for the successor of RD!
    Not the successor. The Legendary RD itself
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheArcher84 View Post
    If chetak can make a re-entry, why cant RD ? Yamaha is no less to Bajaj....
    OT: Is this chetak going to be 4-stroke ?
    RD with a modern age 350cc engine...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Naveen1985 View Post
    RD with a modern age 350cc engine...

    No gizmos or anything...the plain old RD but a 4 stroke...we'll loose the 2-stroke fun though
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    Default Re: Bajaj Chetak coming back?

    I hope its cheap, so that I can buy one on an impulse.

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    It is very much possible to have a recreated RD, if you're not so crazy about the low end torque. If Duke 390 can make the same outright power, but with not so much of low end torque, then a 2 cylinder 350cc RD will not be a bad idea... (read on)
    ...except for the name "RD" itself....


    What looks will it sport? What tyres will it have? Alloys or spokes? Disk brake or drum? Naked? Faired? Half Faired? And if its going to be faired or half faired, what component of the bike, will remain of the legendary RD? Will it just be a RD on paper? If not, what will be similar to the old RD, once the 2 stroke engine is gone??
    There are a tremendous amount of questions unanswered.


    And that's the reason why I can't understand such decisions. Chetak's strengths were pulling power, gearbox, rough-tough construction, its reputation of durability & endurance, etc.
    And with a 4 stroke automatic version of Chetak, I don't see these benefits. I only see people getting sad with old memories recalled. Of times that aren't coming back.

    If Bajaj can have a 2 stroke engine with Fuel injection or something, then I do see a hope. But, if a 4 stroke automatic is all that is, then why did Krystal fail?
    Same for Yamaha RD350, what's the point in insulting a legend, when you know that today, its anyways going to be a 4 Stroke?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Samarth 619 View Post
    If Bajaj can have a 2 stroke engine with Fuel injection or something, then I do see a hope. But, if a 4 stroke automatic is all that is, then why did Krystal fail?
    Same for Yamaha RD350, what's the point in insulting a legend, when you know that today, its anyways going to be a 4 Stroke?
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    What is the insult done here. Everyone in this world would love to see a RD back to life. We were just hoping that it could be revived, knowing that 4 stroke will deprive us of the fun what a 2-stroke will give. Whether it happens or not , its all together a differnt story.

    No offense meant for "The Legend". We dont want "The Legend Killer" under the same name back, rather let it rest in peace.
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    Slight OT on the topic of revival.
    Quote Originally Posted by TheArcher84 View Post
    What is the insult done here. Everyone in this world would love to see a RD back to life. We were just hoping that it could be revived, knowing that 4 stroke will deprive us of the fun what a 2-stroke will give. Whether it happens or not , its all together a differnt story.

    No offense meant for "The Legend". We dont want "The Legend Killer" under the same name back, rather let it rest in peace.
    Well, not specifically an insult, but more like 2 identities, with the older one being superior in minds of real bikers. We know 4 stroke will mostly never get the same low weight & spread-out powerband.
    So, People will talk like this, "Yes, I have a RD... No no dude, not that new trash, the damn original older one. The punchy one. The one from 1987".
    That's why the name should not be the same. Plus, if I was the new RD's designer for Yamaha, I would have no clue what all should be retained from the older RD, while keeping it modern at the same time.

    Agree with you about the legend killer part. (You didn't mean "Bajaj Legend", did you?)

    As far as hope for revival is concerned, I believe the YZF R3, with a 321cc twin cyl. engine, combined with a suitable aftermarket exhaust, should be an excellent product for today's times.
    If you name it RD, your call. What's in a name anyways, buddy?
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