Published on October 5th, 2016 | by James Ayre0
Tork T6X Electric Motorcycle For India — Pre-Orders For 124,999 Indian Rupees (~$1,882)
October 5th, 2016 by James Ayre
The India-based firm Tork Motorcycles has begun accepting pre-orders for the Tork T6X electric motorcycle — which will apparently sell for 124,999 Indian Rupees (~$1,882) — according to recent reports.
Pre-orders are, initially anyways, only being accepted by those in the cities of Pune, Bangalore, and Delhi — in India.
While that price means that the T6X is still out of the reach of many in the country, there is certainly a substantial potential market there.
Autoblog provides more: “Freshly launched, the T6X boasts a compelling amount of performance for life in a jam-packed metropolis — a 100-kph (62 miles per hour) top speed with as much as 100 kilometers (62 miles) of range, and, as importantly, the ability to charge to 80% in an hour. Like honey on strawberries, Tork has poured some sweet tech on this appealing package, starting with its ominous-sounding TIROS (Tork Intuitive Response Operating System). Kept fresh with over-the-air updates, it learns how you ride, analyzes performance and spits out data via a 4.3-inch touch screen on the minimalist dash. It also allows for cloud connectivity and lets you play with the bike’s performance parameters through an app. As with most modern cars, it features navigation and a place to plug in your phone.”
And some background: “When Kapil Shelke, with his fellow engineering students and Tork teammates, made it all the way from Pune, India to the first TTXGP electric motorcycle race around the Isle of Man’s Mountain Course in 2009, his goal for the bike they had cobbled together was modest: make the podium, if possible. In the seven years since, he has built on the success of that open-class 3rd-place finish, making the low step of the pedestal a leaping off point for a battery-powered bike specifically tailored to meet the demands of the Indian market.”
Considering the enormous potential for such a vehicle in India’s market, it will be interesting to see if relative success of the TX6 could lead to further moves into the electric market there by major firms.
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