23rd Might 2019 1:00 pm
The Urbanite scooter is anticipated to be powered by an inside combustion engine.
Talks of Bajaj making a comeback within the scooter phase have been making the rounds from as early as 2013. On the time, Bajaj was anticipated to launch a scooter with modern styling. Nonetheless, based mostly new spy pictures of a scooter, which is linked to the Bajaj Urbanite sub-brand, it seems as if the Indian producer has modified its plans and can go down the retro-styled scooter route, like many different producers nowadays. The pictures additionally appear to counsel that the brand new scooter is not going to be an all-electric mannequin and could also be powered by an inside combustion engine as an alternative.
Whereas there was discuss of Bajaj not making an ICE-powered scooter, there was additionally as soon as discuss of the corporate not making a scooter in any respect. Nonetheless, that was just lately dismissed when Bajaj unveiled the Urbanite early this 12 months. The corporate mentioned that it goals to ‘do a Tesla within the two-wheeler area’ with its area of interest Urbanite model. When Rajiv Bajaj revealed that the Urbanite was within the works, he additionally mentioned that he didn’t need to enter the scooter phase with a product just like different two-wheelers within the nation.
This brings us to the retro-looking scooter that was noticed in Pune. Whereas the picture doesn’t present the right-hand aspect of the scooter, it sports activities a retro-modern design, with curvy aspect panels and a large entrance apron contrasted by modern multi-spoke alloy wheels. Sources within the know inform us sketches of this scooter had surfaced on-line with an inside combustion engine, a number of months in the past.
It looks as if Bajaj is emulating Vespa – somewhat than Tesla – with this scooter. Bajaj will take benefit its heritage in advertising this scooter and we may doubtlessly see them convey again the Chetak moniker. We additionally count on Bajaj to energy the brand new scooter with a four-stroke, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine, displacing someplace within the area of 125-150cc. It is going to additionally almost definitely be gearless like its direct rival, the Vespa.
The scooter additionally seems to be production-ready and going by way of its ultimate checks, which leads us to imagine that the primary providing from the Urbanite model shall be a regular inside combustion-powered scooter. There isn’t a official phrase from the two-wheeler maker relating to an all-electric electrical providing, for now.