Tork Kratos Electric Motorcycle Launched In India
- Tork Kratos is available for bookings at Rs 999.
- Available in two variants – Kratos (standard) and Kratos R.
- Offers a true range of 120 kilometers in full charge.
- Has a top speed of 105 kmph
- Free access to public charging network for 2 years.
- Features highlight include digital rider’s console, smartphone connectivity, OTA updates, riding modes, reverse assist, regenrative braking and much more.
Pune-based Tork Motors is back in the game with its first electric motorcycle for the Indian market, called the Tork Kratos. The e-bike will be available in two variants: Standard and R, having distinct outputs, features, and colour options. But before we dive into the details, here’s a look at their state/city-wise pricing: –
|City||Tork Kratos||Tork Kratos R|
|Pune (Maharashtra)||Rs 1,07,999||Rs 1,22,999|
|Bengaluru (Karnataka)||Rs 1,32,499||Rs 1,47,499|
|Delhi||Rs 1,02,499||Rs 1,17,499|
|Hyderabad (Telangana)||Rs 1,32,499||Rs 1,47,499|
|Chennai (Tamil Nadu)||Rs 1,32,499||Rs 1,47,499|
|Ahmedabad (Gujrat)||Rs 1,12,499||Rs 1,27,499|
Online bookings for the EV are now underway for Rs 999, while its deliveries will begin from 4th April 2022.
The brand will launch the Kratos in a phased manner, beginning with metropolitans like Pune, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Hyderabad in the first phase. It intends on expanding to 100 cities in the coming years. Unlike Ola Electric, Tork will proceed with a franchise-based model.
Tork Kratos – Design and Features
Compared to the Tork T6X electric bike concept showcased in 2016, the Kratos looks quite different, featuring an all-LED illumination system and sharper body panels that give it a sporty appearance. It gets four colors to choose from white, red, black, and blue. However, its base-spec standard variant will come only in white shade.
In terms of features, the Tork Kratos comes equipped with a digital instrument cluster with Bluetooth connectivity, navigation, regenerative braking, USB charging port, multiple riding modes (Eco, City, Sports), reverse assist, anti-theft system, front storage box, hazard lamps, safe home feature, ride analytics, and OTA updates.
Other features include geofencing, sportier Track mode, vehicle tracking, motor walk-assist (to crawl bike in case of puncture or any other mishap), crash alert, smart charge analysis, vacation mode, etc, that are restricted to the Kratos R variant.
Tork Kratos – Powertrain, Range, and Charging Time
The Tork Kratos uses an in-house developed axial flux motor (7.5kW/28Nm) with a forced air-cooling system. Paired with a 4kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the electric bike claimed to offer a real-world range of 120km on a single charge.
On the other hand, the top-spec Kratos R trim gets a more powerful 9kW/38Nm electric motor that can sprint from 0-40kmph in just 3.5 seconds. It has a top speed of 105kmph, 5kmph higher than the standard Kratos trim.
Tork claims that the Kratos R also supports fast charging which can charge its battery up to 80 percent in less than an hour. The brand is also setting up its own public charging network which will be free for 2 years for ‘R’ model customers.
Tork Kratos – Underpinnings
The electric bike underpins a split trellis frame, suspended onto a telescopic fork and a monoshock. Braking duties are performed by disc brakes, with Combined Braking System (CBS) as well as a regenerative braking system.
The Revolt RV400 could be seen as its affordable alternative in electric motorbike space.