Bajaj has launched a new variant of the Chetak electric scooter in India, the Chetak Urbane. Priced at Rs 1.15 lakh for the standard and Rs 1.21 lakh for the Tecpac-equipped variant (all prices, ex-showroom), the standard-spec Chetak Urbane is priced at par with the Chetak Premium, though it does get some noticeable differences under the skin.
To start with, the Chetak Urbane can be had with drum brakes at the front compared to the disc set-up on the Premium. And although the Urbane comes with the same 2.9 kWh battery, also gets a lower range: 113 km compared to the IDC's 126 km. The Urbane also gets a lower-power charger (650W to the Premium’s 800W), upping the charge time to 4 hours and 50 minutes from the latter's 3 hours and 50 minutes.
On the performance front , the standard Chetak Urbane has the same top speed of 63kmph as the Chetak Premium, although this can be increased to 73kmph with the Tecpac. The standard Urbane model also only gets a single ride mode and limited app-based functions, while the Tecpac-equipped model gets the addition of a sport mode, hill start assist, a reverse mode and greater app-based functions. However, the sequential turn signals remain exclusive to the Chetak Premium.
The Chetak Urbane is available in four colors: Indigo Metallic (Blue), Brooklyn Black, Coarse Grey, and Cyber White.