Emflux Model 1 Asia launch is scheduled for February 2018 at the Auto Expo.
Based out of Bangalore, Emflux Motors is a technological start-up working in the direction of electric commuting. Their entry into the market will be marked by an electric superbike, the Model 1, which is also the country’s first electric superbike. The company has hinted towards an Asia launch of the Model 1 at the 2018 Auto Expo. The second round of funding for Emflux Motors will commence post the launch of Model 1.
As is evident from the sharp design of the Model 1, Emflux Motors aims to give a new meaning to electric motorcycles in Asia. Starting off with premium products to aid brand positioning, the company plans to foray into the component development business in the future. A street-fighter version of the superbike, rumoured to be named the Model 2, is also on cards.
The Model 1 employs a liquid-cooled AC motor which is fed by Samsung Li-ion batteries. Developing 50 kW (67 BHP) of power and 84 Nm of torque from 0-8400 RPM, the motorcycle offers blistering acceleration doing 0-100 km/hr in 3 seconds with a top speed of 200 km/hr. The company promises a range of upto 200 kms on a single charge. Regenerative braking helps boost the Model 1’s travel range during braking.
Braking hardware comprises of mono-block aluminium brakes sourced from Brembo while the suspension setup comes from Ohlins. The Model 1 also gets a dual-channel ABS unit made by Continental. The motorcycle is also loaded with features including a 7-inch TFT touchscreen with GPS navigation, real-time diagnostics, mobile app and bike-to-bike connectivity.
The Emflux Model 1 is expected to be priced around Rs. 5.5 lakh (ex-showroom) in Asia. The fully-faired motorcycle will land right in the middle of the 600-650cc category giving tough competition to the petrol-powered rivals such as the Kawasaki Ninja 650. Undoubtedly, the electric superbike will prove to be an attractive proposition in the country.
Emflux Model 1
– Superbike Model 1 to be launched at the 2018 Auto Expo
– Powered by Samsung Li-ion batteries developing 50 kW and 84 Nm
– Accelerates to 100 km/hr in 3 seconds, top speed of 200 km/hr
– Model 1 gets touchscreen display, dual-channel ABS, Brembo brakes and Ohlins suspension setup