After a long wait, India-based start-up Tork Motors has launched its first-ever electric motorcycle, the Kratos. Formerly known as the Tork T6X during the phase of its development, the new Tork Kratos is now available in two variants, the prices for which start at Rs 1.92 lakh.
The electric motorcycle is launched in only size cities in phase 1 of deliveries, which are Delhi, Ahmedabad, Pune, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai. However, the later stage of phase 2 will add up to 100 cities.
Price and Variants
The new Tork Kratos has been launched in two variants – base and R. While the base variant is priced at Rs 1,92,499, the more premium and powerful R variant has been priced at Rs 2,07,499 (both prices ex-showroom, Pune). These prices go down further after accounting in the FAME-II subsidies offered by both central government and a few state governments. The R variant is offered in four colour options of white, black, red and blue, whereas the base variant is available only in white colour.
Design and Features
Having a sharp design language, the Tork Kratos is equipped with typical fancy features usually expected in a modern EV, such as an all-LED headlamp, tail lamp and turn indicators and a fully-digital instrument console. The Tork Kratos also gets Y-themed alloy wheels similar to a KTM Duke, split seats, split pillion grab rails and a rear tyre hugger. Both the variants also get three riding modes – Eco, City and Sport, with an additional reverse mode as well.
Both the variants of the Tork Kratos get a different electric motor powering them. However, a 4 kWh lithium-ion battery pack is common to both variants. Housed in an aluminium casing, the battery offers an IDC-tested riding range of 180 km and a real-world riding range of 120 km. This battery can be charged at regular electric supply at homes with a charging rate of 25 per cent. The fast charging option for the Kratos allows the battery to charge from 0-80% in less than 60 minutes. However, this fast charging option is available only in the R variant.
Coming to the source of power, the base variant gets a 7.5 kW motor, which produces 28 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the more powerful R variant has a 9 kW motor, which churns out 38 Nm of torque. The claimed top speed of base and R variants is 100 kmph and 105 kmph respectively. These motors have a mid-mounting configuration and channel the power to the rear wheel via a chain drive.
The Tork Kratos gets a conventional chassis, comprising of a trellis frame and a suspension combination of hydraulic telescopic forks at the front and a mono-shock at the back. The motorcycle gets disc brakes at both ends, which support a combined braking system (CBS) available as standard in both variants.