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Friday, May 06, 2005

The Silence Of The Bajaj - Sustrans

Silence_bajaj Philippines have Jeepney, London have the old Morris taxi cab and double-Decker bus, Wuepertal have their 100years Haengebahn monorail, every country every City have their own originally identity that came with the time to be parts of their landmarks.And what happened with Becaks, Andong/Delman in Jogja and other city in Central Java should not happened with us there were terribly sorry from me for the holocaust of becaks over there. (Respice, adspice, prospice - Examine the past, examine the present, examine the future or look to the past, the present and the future)

The Bajaj Still, the first and most terrifying chapter in Bajaj history would not doing by psychopath Hannibal Lecter but probably by us the Homococacolaensis, who search for a peace of modernity and kill an already existed "quot;Hallmarks beauty"quot; of our city transport, who"nbsp; have served us for more than 25 years.
Bajaj were took"nbsp; me from majestics to barito and of course his "quot;brothers in arms"quot; Bemos and Morris Oplet who bring me to the school on route Pasar Jumat - Kebayoran.
I'm also still remember the 1987 Election Campaign, where many of Bajaj have made Jakarta became "quot;Red"quot; for the first time since 1973 and how they make acrobatic attraction to bring the Party supporter to the campaign ground from allover Jakarta.That was the time when Tika sing the song Putih-Putih Melati (White White Jasmine)"nbsp; became popular by The GSP audience Untukmu Indonesiaku or (For You My Indonesia).Time goes by election passing by but the Bajaj still serve us the Jakarta Student to their School and also serve our Moms to take us from School too, as well as he serve the small enterprise in Wet Market in Boplo or Majestics.

Silence_bajaj1_2 Bajaj have also their own stories before he came to us, before we accepted bajaj we have the helicak the one who looks likely a helicopters, of course both of them made in India, but we should also to know that it was originally adopted from Italian Lamberta/Vespa and build it there under licenses too without prior changes in design or engineering. So where are we in past of last 25years ago???
Italians genius was developed it to served the small streets of Rome just liby ke they have developed the Fiat Bambino / italians Gogo cars which was inspired today Mercedes Benz Smarts/Swatch car.

But the success stories of"nbsp; three-wheelers have not already finish because in Europe some of community still used it because of his flexibility or smallest turning radius and dimension that pass with wide of theirs streets landmarks. there is no difference the Wide streets in Amsterdam and streets in Tebet or Depok area, and probably bajaj still have the answer for it.

The design ideal of Bajaj was real come from the hand of Italian Leonardo Davinci followers, the suspension quite look like the grasshopper with extremes high ground clearance that could beat The Jakarta Floods easily, other side it is also extreme stable at any condition, the three wheelers catch the ground just like superglue.
Bajaj could take load until 1/2tons easily that is almost 2 times weight of bajaj self, Could you imagine what kind of Works Horse is he??.

No wonders if I prize him as The Engineering Wonders That Works.

Happy Weekends for all

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