Tork Motors has revealed the launch timeline of their first production bike, the T6X. According to the latest reports, the bike will be launch by the end of 2019. To let you know, Tork Motors is a Pune-based electric motorcycle company that has been working on electric bikes for a few years now. The T6X will be the first product to be mass produced by the company. This will also make it the first Indian bike maker to launch an electric bike in the country. Currently, almost all of the other players in the two-wheeler industry are focusing more on electric scooters rather than motorcycles, with a couple of electric scooters on sale already,
Talking about the bike, the T6X was spotted testing in January this year which sparked off the rumour of its launch happening soon. It is powered by a 72 Ah Lithium-ion unit which can withstand 1,000 cycles and can regain up to 80 per cent of its charge in just an hour of charge. The bike will have a cruising speed of 100 km/h and a range of aro it weighs 130 kg. The BLDC motor has a peak power of 6 kW and has a single speed transmission. According to Tork Motors, the T6X will have a range of 100 kilometres at a cruising speed of 100 km/h. the BLDC motor of the T6X sends 27 Nm of instantly available torque to the rear wheel of the motorcycle, which ensures quick acceleration of the bike.
It features a trellis frame chassis along with conventional telescopic front forks and rear monoshock suspension setup. The bike weighs 130 Kg, which makes it light on its foot. Braking duties will be done by a 267 mm disc brake up front and a 220 mm unit at the rear which will help bring the motorcycle to a stop quickly. Like many EVs, the T6X also gets the regenerative braking feature. This allows the battery to be charged whenever the bike slows down. The T6X will run on 17-inch alloy wheels on both ends shod on with 80/100-17 front tires and 110/80-17 rear tyres.
According to Kapil Shelke, CEO, Tork Motors, the company will take the organic road to growth. He said :
“Instead of going all out, we will prefer to see the market reception and slowly build it from there,”
The company is currently building a manufacturing facility in Chakan, Maharastra. It will have a capacity to bring out 20,000 motorcycles in a year, the assembly line for which will be set up at a cost of Rs 6-7 crore. Shelke further added
“The assembly will start then. The company will give a touch and feel of the bike through the experience centres,”
Some of the features the Tork T6X will come with include the likes of a digital TFT screen, navigation, utility box, mobile charging, smartphone app support, anti-theft system, Geo-Fencing, and LED DRLs among others. The main competition for the T6X will be the Revolt electric motorcycle which is scheduled to be launched in June. The company recently hired Roy Kurian, as head of sales and marketing. He was previously VP sales and marketing at Yamaha India.