Bangalore-based two-wheeler startup Emflux Motors is going to launch India’s first electric superbike at the 2018 Auto Expo. This eco-friendly superbike called Emflux Model 1 will compete in the 600-650cc motorcycle segment.
The Emflux Model 1 is powered by a liquid-cooled AC induction motor producing 50kw (67bhp) of power and 84Nm of torque at 8,400rpm, all this through by Samsung lithium-ion batteries, which take less than 36 minutes to charge 80% from a DC fast charger.
The electric superbike features two-channel ABS from Continental, 7-inch touch TFT display, GPS navigation, real-time vehicle diagnostics, auto updates, mobile app and bike-to-bike Connectivity. In terms of performance, the Model 1 can sprint from zero to 100kmph in a mere 3 seconds! It’s claimed to have a top speed of 200kmph too.
The bike is expected to be priced in the range of Rs 5 – 6 lakh. Initially, the Emflux One electric superbike will be available for sale in New Delhi, Bengaluru and Mumbai. The company will setup experience centers in these cities where a customer can visit and know more about this electric superbike. For a customer who wants to purchase the Emflux One, he or she will need to visit the company’s website and make the payments through multiple digital methods.
Emflux was founded in 2016 by Varun Mittal, an IIT-Delhi alumni. He was later joined He was further joined by Ankit Khatry and Gulsan Sharma. The company has already raised an undisclosed amount of funding in its seed round in September 2016. It is further looking to go for the second round of funding post-launch of the Model 1.
The company is also planning to bring a naked version of the bike, which could be called the Model 2, soon. The Model 2 is expected to be available in two variants with a range of 150km and 220km, respectively.