With a long list of electric two-wheelers being unveiled at the ongoing Indian Auto Expo 2018, a battery operated superbike was quite the highlight. Bengaluru-based startup Emflux revealed their first production-ready motorcycle, the Emflux One. This bike though is still some time away from a market debut, and deliveries will commence from April 2019.
Emflux revealed that the Emflux One will be limited to 200 units initially for the domestic market, and almost 300 units would be exported worldwide. This electric superbike will be sold online. Pricing is expected to be in the range of INR 6 – 11 lakh. So next year, we could see a homegrown electric superbike on the street for sure.
Powering the Emflux One is going to be a 60 kW motor which produces 84 Nm of torque. The brand claims that this electric superbike can sprint from 0-100 kmph in just 3 seconds. To ride within the city, the bike can offer up to 200 km of range per charge while if you ride at speeds of up to 80 kmph, you can get a range of 150 km. The electric motor also benefits from a liquid-cooled AC induction motor. The battery is air-cooled though.
Another highlight for the speed freaks, the Emflux One will have a top speed of 200 kmph. But if you do this, do remember, riding range is going to be super limited.
With quick charging available, one can get a 0-80% charge on the Emflux One’s lithium-ion battery pack in 1 hour 15 minutes.
Emflux will introduce a total of 3 variants based on the Emflux One. In terms of features, the bike sports a full digital instrument console, GPS navigation, riding diagnostics, etc. It also gets LED headlamps, LED tail lamps, ABS, Pirelli Diablo Rosso tyres and all the features by superbike standards.
So, the question is, would you buy an electric superbike?