We have already brought you Part 1 of the list of upcoming scooters that will be launched in 2019. Here’s the Part 2 that includes the Bajaj Urbanite, TVS Ntorq 150, Lambretta V125, Twenty-Two Flow and the Lambretta V200.
Bajaj Urbanite Electric Scooter
Bajaj Auto has revealed that it is working on an electric two-wheeler under the Urbanite brand. A report dated 20 December hinted that Bajaj could launch a Tesla-like electric scooter in the premium segment.
According to the report, the Bajaj Urbanite electric scooter will be positioned at the "very high, prestigious, and luxurious" end of the market. While details are unknown at the moment, Bajaj Auto could leverage technology from KTM.
The Bajaj Urbanite electric scooter will be a premium offering and could retail around INR 1 lakh (ex-showroom). It will rival the Ather 450, Twenty-Two Motors Flow and the Okinawa Praise electric scooters.
TVS Ntorq 150 Maxi-Scooter
A report from July 2018 claimed that TVS Motor Company is developing a flagship 150cc maxi-scooter that will be launched in India before the end of this year. The maxi-scooter scooter will take design cues from the TVS ENtorq 210, which debuted at the Auto Expo 2016.
The scooter is likely to be christened as the TVS Ntorq 150. The Ntorq 150 will be powered by an all-new 150cc single-cylinder, 4-valve, fuel injected motor that will be mated to a CVT gearbox. Power figures are unknown at the moment. The scooter could retail around INR 1 lakh (ex-showroom).
The TVS Ntorq 150 will be a global offering that will form a catalyst for the company to raise its brand value in the global markets. The scooter is likely to receive features like LED headlight, TFT instrument cluster with Smartphone connectivity and single-channel ABS. The Ntorq 150 will rival the likes of Suzuki Burgman Street, Aprilia SR 150 and the Vespa 150 among others.
Lambretta scooters are set to re-enter the Indian market this year. The company is likely to introduce the Lambretta V125 in the country, followed by the Lambretta V200. The company will reportedly showcase an electric scooter in India at the Auto Expo 2020.
The Lambretta V125 features a modern retro design and will rival the Vespa LX 125. The reincarnation of the scooter carries forward the heritage design philosophy with a modern touch, and the signature fixed front fender. The V125 receives LED headlamp and taillight, 12V charging socket, and a semi-digital instrument cluster.
The Lambretta V125 uses a 124.7 cc motor that pumps out 10 bhp of power and 9.20 Nm of peak torque. The engine is paired with a belt-driven CVT gearbox. The scooter will feature a front disc and rear drum setup with CBS.
The Lambretta V200 could follow as a niche offering after the V125 is introduced in India. While it won't have any direct competition, the V200 will rival the Vespa VXL 150. The scooter is similar in design to the Lambretta V125 and is available in two versions (V & V Special) internationally.
Features and equipment list is similar to the V125. However, being a premium scooter, it features ABS as standard. The Lambretta V200 employs a 168.9 cc, fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine that is capable of churning out 12.1 PS of power and 12.5 Nm of peak torque. The Euro 4 compliant motor is mated to a CVT.
The Twenty-Two Flow will be the first smart electric scooter with AI (artificial intelligence) capabilities. The Flow incorporates contemporary design and futuristic styling while offering huge underseat storage. The Flow makes use fibre-glass panels and high-tensile steel for the construction of its chassis.
The Twenty-Two Flow has been priced at INR 74,740 (ex-showroom, Delhi); however, the company is yet to commence deliveries of the e-scooter. The Flow has an electric riding range of 160 km and a top speed of 60 km/h. The electric scooter features dual batteries, which can be fully charged within 5 hours.
The Twenty-Two Flow sources power from a 2.1 kW electric motor that pumps out 90 Nm of peak torque, coupled to a lithium-ion battery. The e-scooter comes with swappable batteries as well, for an extended riding range. Features include LED lighting all around, LCD TFT instrument cluster, and front and rear disc brakes with electronic brake-assist and regenerative braking.