Bajaj has reincarnated the iconic name Chetak in India after a long hiatus. Interestingly, the scooter is now future-ready as it has been introduced in the electric form. With a retro-inspired design, it harks back to the Italian scooters of the olden times but comes loaded with a plethora of modern features. The Chakan-based manufacturer has introduced the Chetak in two variants – Urbane and Premium, and we tell you the differences between them.
The differences between the Urbane and Premium variants of the Chetak are majorly on the cosmetic front. Firstly, both are available in separate colour options. While the Urbane trim can be had either in yellow or white paint scheme with glossy finish, the Premium model is available in four shades including blue, black, red and hazelnut with metallic finish.
There are other subtle changes as well. Starting with the Urbane model, it incorporates black coloured floor mat and seat cover with grey stitching along with matte black wheels. On the other hand, the Premium model boasts of plusher looking bits such as dark grey floor mat with speckles accompanied by tan-coloured seat cover with similar stitching. Meanwhile, the wheels can be had either in grey or black shade with metallic finish. Lastly, both models get varying shade on the headlamp bezel.
Different braking setup
The only mechanical difference between the two variants is in the braking setup. While the Urbane model comes equipped with a drum brake up front, the Premium trim features a disc brake. Meanwhile, both of them get drum brakes at the rear. The Chetak rides on 12-inch wheels which are shod with MRF Zapper-K tyres. Damping duties are handled by single-sided suspension on the front and a monoshock at the rear.
Bajaj has priced the Urbane model of the Chetak at Rs 1 lakh while the Premium variant demands a premium of Rs 15,000 for all the fancier cosmetic bits and front disc brake. Bookings for the electric scooter have begun online at Rs 2,000 while deliveries will commence by the end of February. In terms of competition, it goes up against the Ather 450 and Okinawa i-Praise.