Review: 2015-2018 Bajaj RE Quad Stroke Rickshaw

15 December 2017, Neil Parkhi


You all may ask, what is a Rickshaw? Rickshaw originally denotes a two or three-wheeled passenger cart, now known as a pulled rickshaw, generally pulled by one man carrying one passenger. The first known use of the term was in 1887. Over time, cycle rickshaws, auto rickshaws, and electric rickshaws were invented. Pulled rickshaws created a popular form of transportation, and a source of employment for male laborers, within Asian cities in the 19th century. Their appearance was related to newly acquired knowledge of ball-bearing systems. Later on, cycle rickshaws were invented as for that, a person would be cycling and passengers would sit in the rear carriage of the vehicle. Their popularity declined as cars, trains and other forms of transportation became widely available. Auto rickshaws have more popular in many cities in India, and some other cities in Asia in the 21st century as an alternative to taxis because of their low cost. Auto rickshaws are three wheeled vehicles which have no doors, which passengers ride in the rear seats and the driver sits in the middle of the front area, which is powered by a motorcycle engine.


Steering and Transmission
Steering Type Manual Motorcycle Steering
Transmission Type 4 Speed Motorcycle Manual
Length (in, mm) 103.7in, 2635mm
Width (in, mm) 51.1in, 1300mm
Height (in, mm) 67.1in, 1704mm
Wheelbase (in, mm) 78.7in, 2000mm
Weight (lb, kg) 849lb, 385kg
Engine Specifications
Engine Type 0.2 liter quad stroke 2 cylinder
Power (bhp, PS, kW) 11bhp, 11PS, 8kW @ 6000RPM
Torque (lb-ft, Nm) 10lb-ft, 14Nm @ 4250RPM
Top Speed (mph, kmph) 31 mph, 50 kmph
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel Type Compressed Natural Gas