Cezeta Back to Life with Type 506 Electric Scooter

Cezeta Type 506 10 photos
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Cezeta Type 506
The old scooter Czech brand Cezeta is back with the Type 506 scooter, half a century since the last run of two-wheelers have been manufactured. As expected, the new Cezeta builds on the old Type 501 and Type 502 models, retaining their looks and introducing cleverly-disguised modern technology. However, unlike its grandfathers, Cezeta Type 506 has abandoned gas-powered engines in favor of a modern, electric motor… just like Sarolea, Voxan and other retro names did.
To say that Cezeta Type 506 will turn a lot of heads wherever it will appear is an understatement. Most likely it will blend the sound of dropping jaws and awe with the puzzled, shy approach of people seeing this machine for the first time. Type 506 retains the torpedo-shaped, exceedingly long body, with extreme care for minute details. This scoot looks more like a restored version of an old one, but everything is new, despite the ‘50s shaping.

What may look like an unibody design comprises a front end storage compartment with a luggage rack on the hood, and integrated with the apron and sort-of windscreen, seamlessly blending into the elongated bodywork incorporating the mid-ship and the rear end. The one-piece two-up seat retains the mid-20th century attire, while the streamlined design extends to the turn signals, side covers and massive floorboard with rubber inserts.

The Type 506 accommodates a lithium-ion rechargeable pack with a 5kWh capacity, which Cezeta claims will provide the riders with a range of 75-85 km (46-53 miles), which is a very decent figure for city or even sub-urban use. Still, regenerative brakes, which are optional, could boost the range of the Cezeta Type 506 and it could reach 100 km (62 miles).

One of the cool features is that the new Cezeta has an on-board charger which can be connected to pretty much any power source, including a household wall socket. Battery charging monitoring will cut down the power upon the completion of the process, which takes around 4 and a half hours.

Cezeta’s new scooter has a direct-drive, rear-hub motor which requires no maintenance. A really awesome feature embedded in the Cezeta Type 506 is the full programmability of the motor’s response. Plug in your laptop, run the dedicated software and tune your scooter the way you feel most comfortable.

Alright, how much?

The bike is getting close to the mass production phase, but being a scooter which contains a lot of handmade parts and assembly by hand, it will not come in cheap. Here are the estimations Cezeta has presented officially:

“Final prices aren't yet available until the first production units are made, however as a guide the prices will be approximately as follows:

€9,000 ($11,595) - Type 506 in red and white or blue combinations (as shown in the photos above). 4.8kWh battery pack with use and management system. 5kW electric hub motor. On-board 15A charger. All instruments. Key switch security.

+ €400 ($515) - Add all accessories.... Remote alarm, immobiliser and GPS security. Regeneration braking. Crash safety cut-off. Underbody LED safety lighting. High-quality handlebar mirror. Smartphone holder and power.

+ €600 ($775) - Add special custom style.... Jet black paint, chromed side vents, high sheen logo and front bumper, and white.

+ €300 ($385) - Add Atomium lighting.... Front bar with array of vintage-style headlights and fog lights, in shape of Brussels' Atomium.Switch controlled. LED lights.

Via motorbiker.
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