Recently, Bajaj Auto has filed trademarks for two names: Swing and Genie. And we believe they could be possible names for Bajaj's upcoming two-wheelers, which are likely to be electric rather than petrol-powered. Currently, the Pune-based automotive manufacturer offers only one electric scooter in its Indian line-up – the Chetak Electric. Bajaj entered the electric two-wheeler segment in the year 2020 with this premium product. Earlier, the Chetak was on offer in Standard and Premium trims, but it is now available in only the Premium variant.
Thanks to the revised Fame-II subsidy, the Bajaj Chetak is now available at Rs 1.44 lakh (ex-showroom, inclusive of the revised Fame-II subsidy). The price hike is a direct result of the government’s decision to reduce incentives for electric two-wheelers. If some industry reports are to be believed, Bajaj Auto is preparing to expand the Chetak line-up in 2023, and there is a possibility of a higher-spec Chetak in the coming months.
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Bajaj Chetak Electric: Battery, Range & More
Powered by a 3.8kW motor, linked to a 3kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the Bajaj Chetak e-scooter offers a maximum range of 108 kilometres and a top speed of 60km/h. The real-world range of the electric scooter, according to the company, however, is 90 kilometres on a single charge. The motor produces 5.63bhp of power and 20Nm of torque. Moreover, it takes the battery four hours to get fully charged using a standard charger.
Feature-wise, the electric scooter comes with a full-colour LCD display, providing information such as range, speed, etc. Other features include Bluetooth connectivity, tamper alert, geo-fencing, OTA updates, and 12-inch alloy wheels.
Bajaj Swing, Genie Names Trademarked in India: Could it be for 3Ws as well?
Another possibility is that Bajaj Auto might use these names for three-wheelers as well. However, there is no official confirmation with respect to it. If the trademarked nametags – Swing and Genie – will be used for upcoming electric scooters in India, they are likely to rival the likes of the Ola S1, TVS iQube, Okinawa PraisePro, and Hero Electric Flash.
Other than Swing and Genie, the homegrown two-wheeler maker also registered some names in March 2023, including Aura, Hammer, and Racer, according to industry reports.
Upcoming Bajaj-Triumph Motorcycle India Launch Details
Meanwhile, Bajaj-Triumph is gearing up to launch one of its two motorcycles in the Indian market on the 5th of July, 2023. A few days ago, the company released a teaser image hinting that it could be the entry-level Roadster in the Triumph Bonneville line-up. We expect the name to be the Street 400, given the bikemaker's naming convention. Born out of a partnership between the two motorcycle manufacturers, the Roadster will be up for grabs on the abovementioned date, probably along with the Scrambler version. But prior to its launch, it will make its global debut on June 27 in London, UK.
The entry-level motorcycles have also been spotted undergoing testing on several occasions. They are expected to be powered by a 400cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled engine, mated to a 6-speed transmission and accompanied by a slipper and assist clutch. While the power figures haven’t been officially announced yet, the liquid-cooled engine is expected to deliver around 40bhp of maximum power.