Director Kiran Rao Brings Home The Bajaj Chetak
- Kiran Rao's Bajaj Chetak is painted in a special Topaz Blue colour
- The Chetak is powered by a 3.8 kW PMS motor
- The Bajaj Chetak is priced from Rs. 1.42 lakh (ex-showroom)
The Bajaj Chetak is quite the charmer when it comes to its looks, build quality and even ride-ability. And the latest person who seems to be smitten by the electric scooter is Kiran Rao. The director and producer recently took delivery of her new Bajaj Chetak but its the colour that has got us all excited. Rao got her Chetak custom painted in the Topaz Blue colour scheme which is not one of the standard colour options on the model. And certainly, the colour adds a different charm to the offering.
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Barring the custom colour, there seem to be no other changes on the Chetak. The model draws power from the 3.8 kW PMS motor that develops about 5 bhp and 16.2 Nm of peak torque. The scooter uses a 3 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that promises 80 km on a single charge, which can go up to 95 km in the Eco mode. The top speed is around 70 kmph. The Chetak can be charged via a standard three-pin charging socket and takes about six to eight hours for a full charge. It does not get the option of a fast charger.
Other features include an all-metal body, LED lighting, illuminated switchgear, sequential turn indicators, Bluetooth-enabled instrument console and more. The Bajaj Chetak is priced at Rs. 1.42 lakh for the Urbane variant, and at Rs. 1.44 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom) for the Premium variant. The model though is now priced at a premium over rivals including the Ola S1 and the Ather 450X.
On the work front, Kiran Rao is producing Laal Singh Chaddha that stars Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor in pivotal roles. The movie is scheduled to release on February 14, 2022.