A brand new Bajaj electric scooter with retro design theme could spring up a major surprise when it goes on sale
Rajiv Bajaj, the Managing Director of Bajaj Auto, has always been content with his brand’s motorcycle sales and thus it comes as an irony that we are talking a whole lot about a scooter associated with Bajaj in recent days. The homegrown manufacturer will mount a huge assault with the likely standalone Urbanite sub-brand from next year and the first traces have come up on the internet.
The spy shots of the front portion of the Urbanite electric scooter stand in accordance with the leaked images we saw a few months ago. Previously, we informed you of the possible return of the Chetak nameplate and thus the comeback could happen under the Urbanite banner with an electrified powertrain.
The next generation Chetak does have a retro styling with a pentagon-shaped headlamp unit and a lively curvy design emphasising an authentic charm we have already known from the nameplate. It is expected to be offered with LED lighting tech for the headlamp as well as tail lamp and turn signals.
The test mules also reveal the presence of front disc brake and the mandatory CBS technology will be provided as standard. The rear end features split LED tail light assembly and a prominent grab rail while the instrument console is predicted to carry the retro theme with a circular shape as seen in the leaked patent.
However, an all-digital display with connectivity features like Bluetooth and smartphone integration cannot be ruled out. Another key feature noted on the electric scooter is the single-sided front suspension with anti-dive function while the rear view mirrors have taken a retro triangular shape.
As the leaked sketches do indicate an obvious exhaust system, we wonder whether it could come under Urbanite or there is a surprise in store. Resultantly, the conventional petrol engine powered Chetak may also be added to the Bajaj banner. No clear details of the electric drivetrain and its range have been known yet.