Bajaj Urbanite – Maxabout News https://news.maxabout.com Latest Car & Bike News in India Sun, 10 Nov 2019 06:04:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.9 https://news.maxabout.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/cropped-Maxabout-News-Favi-Icon-2017-32x32.png Bajaj Urbanite – Maxabout News https://news.maxabout.com 32 32 Bajaj Chetak Chic Electric Scooter Name Registered; Official Launch Soon https://news.maxabout.com/scooters/bajaj-chetak-chic-electric-scooter/ https://news.maxabout.com/scooters/bajaj-chetak-chic-electric-scooter/#respond Thu, 10 Oct 2019 07:14:40 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=505351 Bajaj Auto is all set to enter the electric scooter market by launching their new brand called Urbanite under which it plans on launching its new range of scooters. According to a recent report, the brand will be unveiling its first-ever e-scooter expected to christened as Chetak Chic Electric under the Urbanite brand. The brand […]

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Bajaj Auto is all set to enter the electric scooter market by launching their new brand called Urbanite under which it plans on launching its new range of scooters. According to a recent report, the brand will be unveiling its first-ever e-scooter expected to christened as Chetak Chic Electric under the Urbanite brand.

The brand has already sent out media invites for an upcoming launch event happening on October 16, 2019, which will see Nitin Gadkari, minister of road transport and highways and Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog, as the chief guests.

The reports also suggest that the brand has registered the Chetak Chic Electric name for its upcoming scooter considering Chetak was one of the torchbearers of the brand’s scooter portfolio and had a good run for decades in the Indian market.

The camouflaged test mules of the upcoming electric scooter from Bajaj has been in the news since long. In terms of the design, it looks sleek and features an attractive headlight (probably all-LED). The Urbanite scooter seems to be highly inspired by the retro design theme of the Piaggio Vespa.

Though Bajaj has not confirmed anything about their upcoming scooter, it is expected that it would get modern features which will include an all-digital instrument console and it will probably also get e-SIM embedded connectivity feature, which will allow the users to keep a check on various details about the scooter via a smartphone app.

One of the spy photos of the Chetak Chic Electric also reveals that it would feature a DRL tube around the main LED headlight, and we must say that it looks quite interesting. Also, it is rumoured that the front of the scooter will get a single-sided suspension and the recent spy shots did confirm it to an extent.

Bajaj Urbanite Scooter Front 3-Quarter View

Mechanically, the scooter is expected to be powerful enough that one can cruise at a speed of 80 kmph on the highways. It can feature driving modes too like the already available electric scooters in the market by Ather Energy.

Earlier in January this year, Rajiv Bajaj, the Managing Director of Bajaj Autos said that they would also be launching electric 3-wheelers under the same Urbanite brand name. Mr Sumeet Narang will head the Urbanite unit dedicated to electric vehicles in assistance of Mr Amit Nandi, head of Probiking business unit.

Bajaj Urbanite Scooter Rear View

In the coming years, most of the companies would be shifting their focus towards electric vehicles, the reason being that from the year 2025, the Indian government is planning to ban the sale of sub-150cc bikes and scooters to make way for the electric 2-wheelers. You can click here to know more about it.

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Bajaj Urbanite Electric Scooter India Launch Likely on October 16 https://news.maxabout.com/scooters/bajaj-urbanite-electric-scooter-india-launch/ https://news.maxabout.com/scooters/bajaj-urbanite-electric-scooter-india-launch/#respond Wed, 09 Oct 2019 14:56:42 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=527877 One of the leading automakers, Bajaj has sent out media invites for its upcoming launch event which is supposed to take place on October 16, 2019. The recent reports suggest that the brand will be launching the much-talked-about Bajaj Urbanite electric scooter at the forthcoming event. To jog your memory, the Bajaj Urbanite is a […]

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One of the leading automakers, Bajaj has sent out media invites for its upcoming launch event which is supposed to take place on October 16, 2019. The recent reports suggest that the brand will be launching the much-talked-about Bajaj Urbanite electric scooter at the forthcoming event.

To jog your memory, the Bajaj Urbanite is a separate venture that has been specifically developed to introduce sustainable mobility in the country. The brand will be unveiling electric vehicles under the Urbanite moniker.

Here is the official invite sent out by the brand for its launch event which will feature Mr Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways along with Mr Amitabh Kant, CEO of Niti Aayog as the chief guests:

We Wrote History. Now We Will Write the Future
We are Proud to Invite You to HAMARA KAL!
A special launch event that announces we are done waiting for tomorrow…

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Since the brand has sent out media invites for a launch event, one can expect the brand to unveil the Urbanite brand in addition to launching the very first product under its category. The recently surfaced spy shots of a Bajaj scooter somewhat points towards the launch of an electric scooter which will act as the torchbearer of the new electric vehicle venture called “Urbanite”.

Featuring a host of innovative features, the Bajaj Urbanite electric scooter is expected to resurrect the long-gone Chetak scooter though now having an electric powertrain. Expected to be christened as Bajaj Chetak electric, the upcoming e-scooter will feature an overall LED lighting setup with Bluetooth connectivity in addition to getting various AI features.

Taking the styling cues from the Vespa, the front apron of the e-scooter has been offered the same design language. The retro styling of the scooter will be further complemented by the multi-spoke alloy wheels and chrome rearview mirrors. Once launched in India, the Bajaj Urbanite scooter will compete in the market with the likes of Ather 450. One can expect the brand to price the upcoming electric scooter competitively at around INR 1 lakh (ex-showroom).

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Bajaj Urbanite Electric Scooter Spotted Testing Again in India https://news.maxabout.com/scooters/urbanite-electric-scooter-spotted-photos/ https://news.maxabout.com/scooters/urbanite-electric-scooter-spotted-photos/#respond Wed, 31 Jul 2019 04:22:19 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=516362 Urbanite electric scooter, the upcoming product by Bajaj Auto Limited, has been spotted testing yet again in India. Bajaj is a global brand when it comes to manufacturing both two-wheelers and three-wheelers. The company became very popular with scooters like Chetak, Priya, Sunny, and the Legend. But with the growing preference for cars and motorcycles, […]

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Urbanite electric scooter, the upcoming product by Bajaj Auto Limited, has been spotted testing yet again in India. Bajaj is a global brand when it comes to manufacturing both two-wheelers and three-wheelers. The company became very popular with scooters like Chetak, Priya, Sunny, and the Legend. But with the growing preference for cars and motorcycles, the Bajaj scooters lost their influence among the buyers and thus the brand stopped manufacturing the same in 2005.

Bajaj Urbanite Electric Scooter
Bajaj Urbanite Electric Scooter Spotted Testing Again in India

Recently, a new set of images have been touring the internet that reveals a test mule of the Bajaj Urbanite, which is also being rumoured to be named as the Bajaj Chetak electric. These images show the left and the rear side of the upcoming scooter. The spy shots are not very clear but still, they give a closer look at the upcoming two-wheeler.

Bajaj Urbanite Electric Scooter
Bajaj Urbanite Electric Scooter Rear View

The tail of the scooter has flowing side panels and one can spot a comfortable pillion seat. The scooter has a single piece grab rail at the back for pillion’s safety. There is no exhaust canister on the test mule, making it clear that it is an all-electric scooter. On digging deep into these spy shots we noticed that the front suspension gets its strength from the trailing arms.

Bajaj Urbanite Scooter Spotted Again
Bajaj Urbanite Scooter Spotted Again in a New Set of Photos

The Urbanite electric scooter has been given a retro touch as the side panels have a curved design whereas the front apron is wide, making the scooter look quite similar to the Vespa. These detailings have been contrasted with multi-spoke alloy wheels.

Earlier, the sketches of the upcoming model were spotted on the internet but the test mule is a little different from its sketches. The initial sketches had a combustion engine whereas the one you see here is an electric scooter. Bajaj Urbanite is expected to be priced around INR 1 lakh and will prove to be a rival for Ather, Okinawa, and 22Motors.

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Bajaj Urbanite Electric Scooter Spotted for the First Time https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/bajaj/bajaj-urbanite-electric-scooter-spotted/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/bajaj/bajaj-urbanite-electric-scooter-spotted/#respond Thu, 23 May 2019 07:02:18 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=505197 Fully camouflaged test mules of an urban scooter expected to be the new Bajaj Urbanite has been spotted testing in Pune. With Bajaj’s earlier plan on offering urban mobility solutions in the local as well as the International market, the leaked images you see here are most probably of the upcoming Bajaj Urbanite electric scooter. […]

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Fully camouflaged test mules of an urban scooter expected to be the new Bajaj Urbanite has been spotted testing in Pune. With Bajaj’s earlier plan on offering urban mobility solutions in the local as well as the International market, the leaked images you see here are most probably of the upcoming Bajaj Urbanite electric scooter.

Keeping the design close to the first rendered sketches of Bajaj scooter under the Urbanite brand that surfaced way back in February this year, the fully camouflaged test mules features twin slanting tail lamps, a wide seat, and a pillion grab handle. As seen in the images, the newly spied scooter also features foldable rear footrest.

Bajaj Urbanite Electric Scooter
Bajaj Urbanite Electric Scooter Spotted for the First Time

As promised earlier by the brand that it will only be launching electric scooters whenever possible, the spy shots do guarantee that the upcoming scooter would be an all-electric product. Though there hasn’t been any confirmation on the transmission, the Bajaj Urbanite is expected to be equipped with a CVT transmission.

According to some of the reports, the Urbanite scooter will be launching in the Indian market by the end of the year 2019. Some of the expected features of the Bajaj Urbanite includes a curvy front profile, stylish alloy wheels, a single-sided front suspension, and a comfortable single piece saddle.

The brand might also introduce a fully digital instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity and navigation features in order to compete in the market with the likes of the upcoming Honda Activa 6G.

Bajaj Urbanite Scooter
Bajaj Urbanite Scooter Spotted Testing in Pune, India

The brand might equip the scooter with an eSIM embedded internet technology that allows the riders to keep track of all the scooter details like the remaining battery, ride measures, location of the scooter and more via their smartphone. In addition to the Urbanite scooter, Bajaj Auto is also working on an electric version of the Qute quadricycle that will also get the Urbanite badging in the coming months.

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Bajaj Urbanite Scooter Sketches Surface Ahead of Official Unveil https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/bajaj/bajaj-urbanite-scooter-sketches/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/bajaj/bajaj-urbanite-scooter-sketches/#respond Wed, 13 Feb 2019 04:50:33 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=393507 Bajaj Urbanite scooter will soon turn into a reality with patent sketches surfacing online for the model. The surprising fact for the upcoming scooter is that it will be available with both an electric and petrol-powered motor for the buyers. As Bajaj announced only an electric scooter for the Urbanite series, the second model with […]

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Bajaj Urbanite scooter will soon turn into a reality with patent sketches surfacing online for the model. The surprising fact for the upcoming scooter is that it will be available with both an electric and petrol-powered motor for the buyers. As Bajaj announced only an electric scooter for the Urbanite series, the second model with an exhaust comes as a surprise for the scooter fans of India. The images seen here are similar to the one beige scooter that was named as 2019 Bajaj Chetak by the fans. The headlight section flaunts retro-modern design lines, leaving behind the concept of either round headlight or edgy headlights for the unique balanced design.

The side profile flaunts decent front seat padding, raised rear seat with floating design and multiple spoke alloy wheels. The body section is highly inspired by retro-scooters with indicators studded within the body at the front and rear getting a neat fender that starts right where the body section ends. The exhaust design is stubby, intentionally left with least amount of sports factor to balance the overall profile. The console is placed within the round glass section while the handlebar and the rear-view mirrors are well-shaped. The section seen around the knee area is highlighted while the fuel filler is placed opposite to the key section.

Bajaj Urbanite scooter brand was earlier expected to flaunt multiple electric vehicles and recent reports confirm that petrol-powered scooters will also arrive parallel to the electric ones in the early days. Also, Bajaj will not mix any of the product from the Urbanite range with their existing range of motorcycles, resulting in an all-new dealership range for the buyers. The chances of naming their conventional scooter Chetak is an all-time high. First, Bajaj Auto thrashed the reports of getting into the scooter market and then, announced a sub-brand for scooters (that too electric as well as petrol type). They have plans for something huge on their mind. Bajaj Urbanite scooter is expected to launch in India by the end of this year.

Bajaj Urbanite Scooter Sketches

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Bajaj Urbanite Electric 2-Wheeler to Launch in India by 2020 https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/bajaj-urbanite-electric-motorcycle/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/bajaj-urbanite-electric-motorcycle/#respond Wed, 25 Jul 2018 07:45:28 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=241489 Bajaj Auto has been making it to the news ever since they partnered up with Triumph Motorcycles from the UK. The partnership aimed at developing new mid-capacity bikes that are sold both in the domestic and international markets. It also opened up countless opportunities for both the companies as it opened up a new category […]

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Bajaj Auto has been making it to the news ever since they partnered up with Triumph Motorcycles from the UK. The partnership aimed at developing new mid-capacity bikes that are sold both in the domestic and international markets. It also opened up countless opportunities for both the companies as it opened up a new category to capture a new clientele. Bajaj had plans to launch an all-new brand, Urbanite, marking the company’s venture into the world of electric vehicles but it was all information in the air until now. The company has confirmed its plans to bring the new business unit to the markets.

The Urbanite Business Unit will be dedicated entirely to creating electric vehicles in addition to their existing Motorcycle Business Unit, Intra-city Business Unit, Export Business Unit, and Probiking Business Unit. This new division will be headed by Mr Sumeet Narang, who will be the person in charge of spearheading the company’s presence in the world of electric motorcycles and scooters. The head of the Probiking Business Unit, Amit Nandi, will be assisting him for the financial year 2019.

Bajaj Urbanite
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Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director of Bajaj Auto said, “Urban electric mobility is an area which is risky because not many companies have ventured there so far but it is even riskier not to be there. There I can definitely confirm that in addition to the electric work we do on three-wheeler and four-wheeler we are working very strongly on electric two-wheelers. It could be an electric motorcycle as we are a motorcycle company. It could be an electric scooter”, leaving the trail of thought incomplete and the public in suspense of what is to come. Elaborating on the aesthetics of the upcoming products, he said, “People are not buying Tesla because of its batteries, they buy because it is beautiful. So our way to approach electric mobility is not to make a battery on two-wheels (but) it is to make the most beautiful two-wheeler in the world.”

The comments of the Managing Director have confirmed their venture into electric vehicles and their product will be a direct rival to Hero, who had already ventured into the electric space years ago. The thing that will set the Bajaj e-motorcycles apart will be the looks, which will be a lot more interesting than the basic ones that Hero has been making. The target of the company is to put the first Urbanite within the next year and a half and even if it gets delayed, it will be available for sure before the kicking in of the BS VI emission norms in 2020.

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Bajaj Urbanite Electric Bike to Launch in India in 2020 https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/bajaj/bajaj-urbanite-electric-bike/ https://news.maxabout.com/bikes/bajaj/bajaj-urbanite-electric-bike/#respond Wed, 06 Jun 2018 03:30:32 +0000 https://news.maxabout.com/?p=164461 If a recent report in the automotive industry is to be believed, Bajaj Urbanite would be the production name for first ever electric sub-brand from the Indian manufacturer. Launch frame for the brand is expected to start from 2020, first making an electric motorcycle and then moving on to an electric scooter with the same […]

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If a recent report in the automotive industry is to be believed, Bajaj Urbanite would be the production name for first ever electric sub-brand from the Indian manufacturer. Launch frame for the brand is expected to start from 2020, first making an electric motorcycle and then moving on to an electric scooter with the same sort of drive-train.

Bajaj’s first preference will be for a premium motorcycle while later in the product development, they will enter the commuter market. Bajaj Auto has the potential to conquer the segment long before it grows and that will give them the same results as Pulsar’s of present day.

Electric vehicles have zero emissions and thus, environmentalist consider them to be the best thing ever to choose as your daily commute. If Bajaj goes this way, it can prove itself as the Tesla of two wheeler market.

Bajaj Urbanite
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Getting an edge over the rivals not just need a good product as buyers will also look for ease of use through availability of charging stations and easy service. The upcoming products will need more user interactive consoles and that will take a lot of time from Bajaj Auto’s present plan of expansion of exports.

Hero MotoCorp and TVS Motors are also working on EVs for 2020. If everything goes right, they will focus first on the commuter market to capture the bigger chunk. Bajaj Auto, on the other hand, plans to bring electric three wheelers to dominate the mass commercial market.

Bajaj Auto is presently one of the largest manufacturers in India in terms of  sales. Pulsars are selling like hot cakes and Bajaj Auto will try embedding the electric motor under same sort of design for maximum benefits. Test mules for the same are yet to be spotted.

Disclaimer: Bajaj Urbanite has not been revealed yet, we have used the image of Bajaj Dominar for representational purpose only. 

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