Last month we reported on Chinese electric motorcycle manufacturer Evoke and the company’s intention of entering the United States with its Urban S model by this summer. Now, rumblings from Bangalore suggest two new electric motorcycle companies, Tork Motors and Emflux Motors, are preparing to launch in India, and eventually the world.

The Tork T6X and its corresponding website are apparently much further down the path of offering an actual production bike, while Emflux and its Model 1 appear to be in the final stages of adapting and testing its electric motor within a KTM RC390 chassis. It’s been reported that the production version of the Emflux (picture above a teaser of the production version) will break cover at India’s Auto Expo in February of 2018, while orders are currently being taken on the T6X, however, no delivery date is mentioned.

tork t6x

The Tork T6X is outfitted with a 4.3-inch touch TFT display that is apparently WiFi enabled.

Tork claims its bike will reach 80% of maximum charge (apparently from a standard outlet) within an hour, will cruise comfortably at 62 mph, produces 20 lb.-ft. of torque, and has a range of 62 miles. For the Model 1, Emflux claims it will accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 3.5 seconds, has a top speed of 105 mph, a range of 124 miles, and will charge from 0 to 80% in less than 36 minutes using a DC fast charge station.

With India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy pushing plug-in vehicle technology via generous subsidies, were sure to see an uptick in electric vehicles from the country boasting more than 1.2 billion people. Tork and Emflux are certainly the first of many electric two-wheelers from India. Which ones survive and go globally will be interesting to watch.

  • DickRuble

    “With India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy pushing plug-in vehicle technology via generous subsidies”

    It’s all about grabbing those subsidies…launch date? Soon after the turbo diesel scooter by Hero goes on sale..

    http://images.motorcycle-usa.com/PhotoGallerys/xlarge/Munjal-RNT.jpg

  • Fivespeed 302

    “80% of maximum charge (apparently from a standard outlet) within an hour”
    I find this to be hard to believe. Either the battery is really small or they are full of crap. 80% of 62 is 49.6. 50 miles range in one hour’s charge time from a 110 outlet seems a bit lofty of a claim.

    • William Smierciak

      Maybe not. Consider the vehicles weight, and the fact that a full charge goes ~60 miles on a single charge. not a cruiser, but something to get you to work/school on nice days, this would be a toy for light riding…not a cruiser for sure.
      an entry level electric bike is only going to fund their designs to make it better.

      The ONLY Issue I have so far is, bikes are usually heard more than seen. Electric bikes are going to be super quiet….no muffler to let someone know you’re beside/behind them.

      • Fivespeed 302

        I own a Zero. It’s in my avatar. The only time I ever have problems with not being heard is in parking lots, when pedestrians will walk right out in front of me. I also have a R1 with Akropovik exhaust, it isn’t quiet so I am well versed in this topic.
        As far as charge times go, this thing is barely more than a battery powered bicycle, so maybe it could possibly charge to 80% in an hour. Their website doesn’t give enough information for me to have any other opinion, other than this bike is nothing to get excited about.
        Also, the Zero FX 3.3 has a larger battery, weighs nearly 40 pounds less, and only claims 66 km per charge.

        • Auphliam

          You all are basing your opinions on what you know about household electricity. Look at not-a-fanboi’s comments above. Standard household electricity in India is 230v, not the 110-120v we are accustomed to here. On a 220-240v plug, how long does it take your Zero to reach full charge? That will give you a more clear idea, by comparison, how much capacity these bikes have.

          • Fivespeed 302

            230v probably changes things. I don’t know about charging on 220-240v because I’ve never needed to. I still think the bike is quesion would be disappointing at best to ride, and I still strongly doubt their claims. I’m sure it will propel itself down the street, just not as far or fast as they claim. If you’re taking everything they say to be “the gospel” then don’t be surprised when it doesn’t live up to its claims.

          • Auphliam

            Yeah, I don’t doubt their claims to be “embellished” a bit. Not taking anything as gospel, as I doubt I’d ever be interested in either one of these bikes. If an eBike were in my future, barring a monumental step forward from another manufacturer, it would be a Zero DSR. Just thought I’d point out the standard voltage factoid due to the discussion around charge times.

    • not-a-fanboi-honest

      Do they not have 230v in India?

      Checked: 220 to 240.

    • Jason

      I have a Chevy Spark EV. It takes 20 hours to charge on 110V, 7 hours to charge on 220V, 20 minutes to charge to 80% on DC and 40 minutes to charge on DC to 100%. That is with a 3.3 Kw onboard charger which is 1/2 the size of the 6.6 Kw charger that is the industry standard, (DC bypasses the internal charger)

      Advertising time to charge to 80% is the key here. Batteries do not charge at a linear rate. The early part of the charge is very quick and it gets slower as the battery charge increased. It takes about the same time for the last 20% as it does for the first 80%. Adding that last little bit and then doing the conditioning and balancing to top off each individual cell takes time.