Bajaj Scooters to End Production — Motorcycle USA

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Bajaj Scooters to End Production

earlier this month Bajaj Auto would its scooter line made little headlines in the US. The Indian isn’t exactly a big name in the States, but Bajaj is a major in its domestic market and abroad annual two-wheeled sales of than 2 million last Those impressive figures, were generated almost by Bajaj’s small-displacement motorcycle

As such, it is reported Bajaj shutter production of its final model, the Kristal, by the end of March

Bajaj Auto will production of its final scooter the Kristal, by the end of March 2010.

The looks sound on paper. reported sales for April November 2009 show million total two-wheel (Bajaj also sells units). Of those, only were not classified as motorcycles. The off is dramatic from earlier in the

For the fiscal year of 2002-2003, sold 1.25 million units, with 383,776 not as motorcycles.

The current preponderance for Bajaj over scooters was not always the Bajaj scooters were once symbols of Indian social In particular the Chetak — an popular model originally off of Vespa designs before developed an in-house version — be made fast enough to demand.

Bajaj Chetak

Multiple reports in the media have decried the of the Bajaj scooter brand and its association with middle mobility. Most reports to improved economic conditions and new prosperity as the reason for Bajaj’s decline, with a corresponding in taste from utilitarian to motorcycles and automobiles.

The mixed emotions over the announcement extends to within the family itself, as father and son over the decision in the Indian Father Rahul has expressed over the move, while his son who officially took control of the in 2005, maintains it is in the best of the firm.

And those best interests are in as Bajaj set its sights on Honda and retaking its position as the leading manufacturer in India. To this end continues to expand its range of motorcycles like the Pulsar and lines, as well as entering a with Kawasaki to sell 250 in India.

Bajaj also a considerable stake in KTM. to increase its shares of the Austrian from the initial 15% bought in In February of 2009 KTM announced stake would increase 26.22 to 31.72% as the two OEMs together to develop water-cooled 125cc and 250cc engines.

Bajaj’s US distributor, Argo had no comment on the discontinuation of the scooter

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Bajaj Chetak
Bajaj Chetak

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