After the launch of multiple electric scooters in India, the electric motorbike segment of the country is also starting to witness the entry of a ton of new models. Recently, one of the newest entrants in the EV race – the ingenious electric vehicle startup Svitch MotoCorp announced that it will be launching its new CSR 762 electric two-wheeler in India by the August of this year. The company announced that its upcoming offering CSR 762 has completed its internal testing and is currently in the certification stage and is pending approvals from the authorities.
According to the manufacturer, CSR 762’s design has been inspired by the Asiatic Lions of Gujarat. The EV motorbike sports a futuristic-looking design and looks extremely modern and unique. It features a large squared-off lower body with a huge air intake for internal cooling. The Svitch CSR 762 appears to be equipped with a simple suspension system that includes a telescopic fork and a mono-shock. For the braking, it seems like the model will come with disc brakes at both ends.
The Gujrat based startup revealed that the Svitch CSR 762 is propelled by a 3 KW motor that produces 10 kW at 1,300 rpm. A 3.7 kWh lithium-ion battery powers the PMSM motor with a central driving system. The electric bike, according to Svitch, would have a peak speed of 110 km/h and a range of 120 km per charge, depending on the riding mode.
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There will be a total of six riding modes on the e-bike: reverse, sports, parking, and three driving modes. The electric bike has a curb weight of 155 kg and can carry up to 200 kg. The wheelbase of the CSR 762 is 1,430 mm, while the seat height is 780 mm. In addition, the company intends to deploy Battery Swapping Stations in accordance with government rules.
Rajkumar Patel, Founder of Svitch said, “We aim to revamp the Indian automobile sector with electric change and encourage Indians to re-think our way to commute, luxury, and recreation because we believe in precision and quality. The CSR 762 packs in a complete on-road riding experience which lays out a very strong notion that it is indeed a luxury for the layman. The vision to create CSR 762 is aimed at providing luxury, style, and altogether for the biking enthusiasts,”
Speculations are that the company is planning to launch the CSR 765 electric bike at roughly Rs 1.65 lakh. However, with all the state and central government incentives and subsidies that add up to Rs 40,000, the price of the bike could down to around Rs 1.25 lakh. Once launched, the CSR 765 could be rivalling the likes of the Tork Kratos and the Revolt RV 400. Although not directly but the bike could compete with the upcoming Ultraviolette F77.
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