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Redefining the tricycle

The versatile Bajaj RE

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Bajaj RE hopes to overhaul your perception of tricycles with its durable, long-lasting vehicle designed for public transportation and personal use.

Typical tricycles, whether for public transportation or private use have traditionally been built from a standard backbone motorcycle paired with a backyard-built sidecar cab to enable transport of goods or additional passengers. However, with no set standards for their construction or use, there’s very little guarantee with regard to their safety, efficiency and environmental friendliness.

Bajaj RE hopes to change all that with more durable, efficient and reliable tricycles that have been in production for over 50 years. These vehicles are purpose-built three-wheelers, specifically designed to haul people and goods.

The Bajaj RE tricycle promises commuters a safer and more comfortable ride to and from home, thanks to its cabin-type design with windshield and roof that protects riders and passengers, including their goods from the elements like the harsh sun or heavy rain. The seats are shaped more like a car and have seat belts for the driver and the passengers, making them safe and returning a comfortable ride. The driver seat is more spacious, giving him more freedom of movement.

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These vehicles are powered by a 200cc, fuel-injected (EFI) engine with more than enough muscle to climb inclines with a full load. Its engine boasts of a dual oil filtration system with a combined screw-on and magnetic filter that removes impurities from the oil, increasing mileage and reducing emissions. In addition, a fan and dust covers offers dual protection. The engine is paired with a larger capacity crank case and camshaft, increasing engine efficiency. Finally, it has a metal gear selector, for reliability for years to come.

The Bajaj RE is 66% more fuel efficient than your typical tricycle. It features a reinforced chassis to carry a higher load capacity. And when parking on inclines, the Bajaj RE has a hand brake lever to keep it from rolling down. Stuck in a tight spot? There’s also a reverse gear.

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Upon purchase, every owner is given a starter kit consisting of a spare tire, two spare seats and a set of basic tools to assist with the upkeep of their units. Bajaj RE dealers also serve as repair and maintenance stations to keep the three-wheelers in peak performance.

Specialists from dealers also offer advice to Bajaj owners in the hopes of teaching them how to repair minor issues with their own vehicles. In the long run, a Bajaj RE is expected to last longer between major repairs compared to traditional tricycles, minimizing down time for owners and passengers alike.

The Bajaj RE is distributed by TriMotors Technology Corporation, with authorized dealers in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. For more information about Bajaj RE, follow Bajaj RE on Facebook.

By Iñigo S. Roces

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