The Bajaj Urbanite e-scooter will soon be unveiled in India, as confirmed by Rajiv Bajaj. Now, what are claimed to be design sketches of a petrol-powered Bajaj scooter have been leaked, courtesy Bikewale.
The publication further claims that the Urbanite brand will be the flag bearer to launch electric as well as petrol-powered scooters (pictured) from Bajaj Auto. That said, Bajaj officials have repeatedly denied rumours of plans to introduce a petrol-powered scooter.
If the report stays true, then the company will have three different brands - Bajaj Auto for motorcycles, Urbanite for the scooter among other products (electric & gasoline) and intra-mobility solutions and RE for commercial vehicles. A report dated 6 February claimed that the Bajaj Urbanite electric scooter will arrive within 9 months.
Coming back to the petrol-powered scooter, designers seems to have taken a stylish and elegant approach for the two-wheeler. The looks seem to be inspired by the Vespa range of vehicles. The scooter has an oval headlight and a large front apron with indicators mounted on it. The scooter features a single-sided front suspension with anti-dive, round instrument cluster, curvy body panels and an elongated comfortable seat. The two-wheeler will also feature multi-spoke alloy wheels and a flat footboard. Details about the engine capacity or power figures aren’t available.
In November last year, Rajiv Bajaj hinted that the company is working on a Tesla-like electric two-wheeler. Bajaj Auto could leverage the EV technology from KTM for the development of the Urbanite brand. The Urbanite electric scooter will compete with the Okinawa i-Praise, Ather 450, and the Twenty-Two Motors Flow.