Bengaluru-based startup Emflux Motors will launch an exclusive product in the form of an electric sports bike in 2018. Set to go on show at the 2018 Auto Expo at Stall No. E16 from February 7, 2018, the new Emflux Model 1 enters the superbike electric sports bike segment that has seen many newcomers in this arena like Tork Motors and Ather Energy.
Emflux Model 1 claims a range of 200 kms per full charge. For this purpose, the company has also planned to set up 1000 WARP chargers across India over the next 5 years. It will be a limited edition version with just 199 units planned for production each carrying a price tag of INR 5.50 lakhs.
Emflux Model 1 key specifications will include a 7” touch TFT display, GPS navigation, real time vehicle diagnostics, smartphone connectivity, auto updates, mobile app and bike to bike connectivity. It will get Ohlins Suspension, Brembo Brakes, Single Sided Swing-arm, Continental 2-channel ABS, Samsung Li-ion Batteries and Regenerative Braking. With regenerative braking, the range can be extended when rider slows down the bike by calming down the throttle. ABS, which will be offered as standard, will be sourced from Continental while batteries will be from Samsung.
Emflux Model 1 will be powered by a lithium ion battery that charges in a matter of 36 minutes and reaches 80 percent from a fast charger. It offers 50 kW power and 84 Nm torque at 8,400 rpm. Acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph is achieved in 3.0 seconds and top speed is at 200 kmph (electronically limited).
Emflux Motors is a startup founded by three persons. Varun Mittal is the CEO of the company, Vinay Raj Somasekhar is Head of Design while Ankit Khatry is the second co-founder and heads the Operations Unit. Emflux Model 1 will be on sale in Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai in a phase wise manner. The company will be setting up experience centers in these cities and customers can visit these places to know more about the electric superbike and view it on display. Track days have also been organized so that prospective buyers can get a hands on experience and those wishing to make purchases will have to visit the company website and make online payments.
There will be only one variant of Emflux Model 1 as it is called as on date, and the company will announce its name at launch. It will come in with standard components and specifications but buyers will be able to customize options such as color, seat material, etc.
Emflux Motors have ambitions plans in place. Following the successful launch of Model 1, the company plans to introduce Model 2 which will have similar specifications but will be offered as a naked sports motorcycle with two variants of 150 km range and 220 km range.