Tork Kratos R is packed with a more powerful engine and a few extra features over the standard variant
Tork Motors ventured into electric vehicle production when it launched its first product in the form of Kratos earlier in January this year. The electric motorcycle was recently mass-produced at the company’s plant near Pune, from where the first unit was rolled out.
Deliveries are expected to begin later this month, with an initial focus on customers in Pune. The electric bike is available in two variants namely Kratos and Kratos R which are priced at Rs 1.08 lakh and Rs 1.23 lakh respectively (both ex-showroom prices, Pune).
Tork Kratos production begins
In a social media post, the Pune-based tech company turned EV manufacturer had claimed it will roll out 500 units of the electric motorcycle each month. The EV startup has also claimed that it will be setting up a new microproduction unit soon. Tork will be contacting its customers shortly and starting the registration and delivery processes.
The company recently hosted a test drive event in Pune. Tork first introduced a pre-production electric motorcycle prototype in 2016 in the form of the T6X concept. Kratos borrows much of its overall design from the pre-production concept bike.
Kratos, Kratos R Specifications
The base variant of Kratos is powered by a 7.5 kW electric motor that produces a peak power of 10.05 hp and a maximum torque of 28 Nm. The more powerful Kratos R is powered by a 9 kW electric motor that produces 12.06 hp and 38 Nm of peak torque. Both variants draw their power from a 4kWh IP67 certified lithium-ion battery pack that is claimed to provide an IDC range of 180km.
However, the actual range of the electric motorcycle is set at 120 km on a single charge. The bike comes with three riding modes: Eco, City and Sport, with ECO offering the best range of around 120km per charge and Sport offering the best performance with a range of around 80km. When using a regular AC charger, it takes 4-5 hours to fully charge the battery.
Kratos R also benefits from the fast charging network that allows the battery to be rejuvenated from 0-80 percent in just 60 minutes. Kratos R owners also get two years of free access to the fast charging network.
In addition to Pune, Tork Kratos will also sell in other key centers such as Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Delhi, but deliveries to these cities are expected to begin later this year or early next year.