Bajaj RE 2S Review from India

2005 Bajaj RE 2S 3 seater 145.45 cc 2-stroke air cooled

Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 145.45 cc 2-stroke air cooled Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance12000 miles
Previous carTATA Safari

Summary:

Rocket on 3 wheels

Faults:

Oil leaks.

Welded steel sheets & sections broke off causing the vehicle to flip.

Transmission 1 reverse broke. Got it fixed for 200 rs.

Leather seats ripped.

Exhaust pipe ripped off.

Fuel leak.

Head gasket blew at 1000, 2000, 5000 and 11000 miles.

Windshield got stolen, replaced for 1000 rs.

General Comments:

This is the best car I have ever owned in India. Very fast 145.45 cc motor. It is 2-stroke and air-cooled. It comes with 6.25 horsepower fastest auto rickshaw ever produced. 4.63 torque lets me pull a cart of milk or hay from one place to another. I used this car for my sisters wedding. Perfect car for wedding purpose. Very big fuel tank, 8 litres. It only uses leaded petrol and diesel fuel. My front and rear suspension are Helical coil spring and hydraulic double acting shock absorbers. Maximum speed is 35 km per hour - the rocket of the road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th May, 2006

18th May 2006, 18:54

Is the Bajaj made in India?

28th May 2006, 00:57

Four blown head gaskets in 11K is pretty abysmal.

3rd Jun 2006, 18:32

AHAHAHAHAHA, rocket of the road at only 35km/h for max speed? Oh dear... oh dear...

4th Jul 2006, 23:13

Is turbo-charging an option?

19th Aug 2006, 06:08

Ideal transport for those who don't want a brown Datsun Bluebird...

29th Sep 2006, 00:20

Is this some kind of joke? What exactly is being reviewed here? Car? Scooter? Or an auto rickshaw?

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review