Electric mobility solutions provider and the first electric vehicle manufacturer in India to receive FAME II (Faster Adoption and Manufacture of hybrid and Electric vehicles) subsidies; Okinawa is teasing a brand new electric motorcycle called Oki 100 for the Indian market. The concept Oki 100 was also showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo and got an overwhelming response from the customers. The brand also revealed that the Oki 100 electric motorcycle will be put into production and now the teaser image leads us to believe that the brand will finally be launching the product soon.
Design & Styling
The Oki 100 draws its design inspiration from the Ducati Monster and comes with a rounded headlamp with LED lighting technology, upright handlebars, a muscular fuel tank design with faux air intake mesh inserts, steel trellis frame in red finish, stepped-up seats, a completely covered battery compartment, a mid-mounted motor with a belt drive system, upside-down front forks, a monoshock on the rear swingarm, digital instruments cluster, wide rubber tyres, alloy wheels and disc brakes.
While the brand did not reveal any details of its electric motor, except for the top speed of the motorcycle which is 100 kmph and hence the name Oki 100. The e-motorcycle could deliver a range between 120-150 km on a single charge. Powering the concept version at the biennial was a 3.3 HP motor and a 63 Ah battery pack with fast charging capabilities. The batteries on the concept motorcycle can charge in approximately 2 hours. But the production model will come with a different power unit configuration.
The Oki 100 will become a 100% fully localised electric vehicle in the Indian market to promote the government of India’s Make in India’ and ‘Vocal for Local’ vision. Currently, Okinawa is at 88% localization on its electric two-wheelers and with the Oki 100, Okinawa will be manufacturing and sourcing all the components from local vendors to achieve 100% localisation.