Pune-based Tork Motorcycles launched India’s first electric motorcycle, the Tork T6X, in September 2016, priced at INR 1.25 lakh (ex-factory). Deliveries were expected to commence from March 2017. However, according to the company CFO, the shipments are delayed indefinitely.
Replying to a potential customer on Quora, Premanand Risbud, CFO – Tork Motorcycles, said that the company is working towards making the Tork T6X production and sale ready. He further revealed:
“It’s a very long process. We have to undergo many tests to ensure safety and quality. Hence, we request you to be patient till we become ready for release.”
The Tork T6X is powered by a 6KW electric motor that churns out 8 bhp of maximum power and 27 Nm of peak torque. The electric powertrain is mated to a single-speed gearbox that transfers drive to the wheel via a final chain drive.
The motorcycle has an electronically limited top speed of 100 km/h and a maximum riding range of 100 km on a single charge. The battery pack can be charged 80 per cent within an hour, while it takes two hours to fully charge the battery.
Features list include a 4.3-inch TFT instrument cluster with Smartphone connectivity and GPS Navigation. It features the Tork Intuitive Response Operating System (TIROS), which monitors the motorcycles’ stats, while it also allows the rider to switch between the Sports and Economy drive modes.
The Tork T6X features a storage area for a helmet and a mobile charging port in place of the fuel tank. Braking power comes from disc brakes at both the ends along with dual-channel ABS as standard.
The bike has a ground clearance of 160 mm and a saddle height of 785 mm, while the kerb weight is 130 kg. The company plans to install 100 charging points in cities like Pune, Bangalore and Delhi.