Tork Motors, makers of India’s first electric motorcycles unveiled the look of their first commercial motorcycle Tork T6X in the city today. Born on the race track and indigenously built as a culmination of seven years of extensive research and development, T6X has been developed ground up as a future of mobility for the smart modern urban commuter.
Clubbed with a host of exciting features, the T6X will have many firsts to its credit in the two wheeler segment like on board navigation, storage, cloud connectivity, full digital display, quick charge and superior acceleration. It will connect with customer’s mobile device through Tork’s app to communicate its health, range, service alerts and customised riding profiles. Apart from these, the T6X boasts of a range of advanced safety features like ABS, CDS, anti-theft, geo fencing and daytime running lamp (DRL) among others.
Tork continues to further its state-of-the-art electric motorcycle technology with their signature TIROS (Tork Intuitive Response Operating System), the intelligence that will power the T6X. Apart from analysis and compilation of data for every ride, power management, real time power consumption and range forecasts, TIROS also likes to learn how you ride.
Powered by lithium ion batteries, the T6X is engineered to travel at a top speed of 100 kmph, and runs 100 km on a single charge when plugged to a power socket. The battery can be charged upto 80% in an hour and full charge in two hours. Depending upon the usage of the bike, the battery life can last upto approximately 80,000 – 1,00,000 kms.
Handcrafted with custom designed components, the T6X features advanced futuristic superbike styling, sporty graphics and aggressive design elements_. The only one moving part ensures least possible corrosion, wear and tear, sound or vibration and lightweight structure resulting in superior acceleration.
T6X will be introduced in three markets of Pune, Bangalore and Delhi in the first phase. It will be available in three exciting colour options and can be pre-booked now at an irresistible promotional price of Rs. 1,24,999 (company selling price)
Sharing his thoughts on their first offering for the Indian market, Mr. Kapil Shelke, Founder & Director, Tork Motors Pvt Ltd said: “Investments in smart technology, our racing pedigree and experience with electric vehicles has enabled us to refine and enhance our overall value proposition with the T6X. T6X drive train has been designed to perfection that will feature 27NM of torque, weighs less than 130 kgs coupled with tailor made components to appeal
to the urban design sensibilities while delivering the sheer thrill of driving. Powering the T6X is our signature TIROS intelligence system which will enable the rider to easily switch between customisable ride modes adjusting power delivery. The motorcycle can be tuned anywhere from sporty maverick to comfortable eco-cruiser at the touch of a button. TIROS also updates and incorporates new features automatically via the cloud, making the Tork T6X truly the smartest motorcycle on the road.”
Commenting on the overall market scenario and conducive government policy framework, Mr. Shelke further added, “Government of India’s National Electric Mobility Mission Plan (NEMMP) 2020 aims to put seven million electric and hybrid vehicles on Indian roads by 2020. This mission was further complemented by the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of (Hybrid) and Electric Vehicles (FAME) scheme announced in April last year, which will provide Rs.795 crore assistance to electronic vehicle makers till 2020. By 2030, the government is aiming to make India a 100% EV nation. As a result of these policy frameworks, the sales of electric vehicles (EV) grew by nearly 38% in the last financial year. Total EV sales for the fiscal 2015-16 stood at 22,000 units (20,000 two wheelers and 2,000 four-wheelers) as compared to 16,000 EVs sold during 2014-15, according to Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles. In addition to the conducive policy framework firing up growth in the segment, declining lithium ion battery prices that have gone down by approximately 50% over the last 3 years, has enabled us to work upon a competitive price point for T6X. We are looking at selling close to 5,000-10,000 units each year for the first three years.”
Tork Motors is working towards building a robust charging infrastructure in the target markets. Currently the brand has already set up six charging points in Pune and aims to take the number to 100 by December 2016 in Pune.
|Motor and performance|
|Motor type||Brushless DC 6kW (peak)|
|Mileage||100 k.m. per charge|
|Maximum torque||27 Nm|
|Maximum speed||Engineered for 100 kmph|
|Estimated charging time (80%)||60 min|
|Battery box||Cast aluminium IP 67|
|Safety||Advanced battery management system|
|Front Brake||Disc 267 mm|
|Rear Brake||Disc 220 mm|
|Tyre size front||100/80 -17|
|Tyre size rear||120/80 – 17|
|Chassis and suspension|
|Front suspension||Telescopic fork|
|Rear suspension||Spring loaded hydraulic|
|Battery life||1,000 cycles|
|Battery capacity||72 Ah|
|Turn signal lamp||LED|
|Head lamp||12 V – 35 / 35 W|
|Wheel Base||1,336 mm|
|Seat height||785 mm|
|Ground clearance||160 mm|
|Console||Fully digital touch TFT|
|GPS and navigation||Yes|
|Mobile app support||Yes|
|Daytime running light (DRL)||Yes|
About Tork Motors Pvt. Ltd
Tork Motors is India’s premium electric motorcycle developer, bringing the best in class aspects of traditional motorcycles amalgamated with most advanced technologies. Their past motorcycles include T1X, T2X, T3X, T4X, T5X and their first commercial product soon to be launched is T6X.
Based out of Pune, Tork Motors was founded in 2009 by a young mechanical engineer Mr. Kapil Shelke. Tork implements electrical vehicles with cutting edge technology combined with a wealth of knowledge, Kapil and his team acquired through a rich racing legacy and developing electric prototypes. Tork Motors has proved their mettle on international circuits, by finishing third at The Isle of Man TT, and has also won the world’s premier electric motorsport race series, TTXGP. Tork has been testing their prototypes at international races from 2009-2012. Thereafter, in 2013 and 2014 they developed two non-racing commuter prototypes and thereafter, started working on creating India’s first electric motorcycle in 2015.
Coming in with customizable solutions to address India’s market requirements, Tork Motors is the next step towards evolution of motorcycles offering sustainable and green mobility solutions coupled with technology advancement and reliability.