Evoke Motorcycles earlier planned to set foot in India an entry-level bike named ‘Project M1’
Electric two-wheeler manufacturer Evoke’s first electric bike has officially landed in India ahead of its launch. First unit of Urban Classic electric motorcycle has been unboxed in what could be Evoke Motorcycles first showroom in India or at a hall for private presentation.
Pictures of the same have been posted by Tesla Club India on Twitter. Evoke is a Chinese brand which claims to sell the fastest electric bikes in Asia. Apart from the Urban Classic power cruiser, Evoke currently retails Evoke Urban S, the cruiser’s naked twin in global markets.
There are no further details attached to the images which might give us some additional information. Speaking of Urban Classic, the electric bike is 2,030 mm long and 710 mm wide plus it has a wheelbase of 1,380mm. It has a saddle height of 760mm and a ground clearance of a meagre 130mm. The electric power cruiser has a kerb weight of 179 kg and it gets a payload capacity of 150 kg.
Hardware & Features
Coming to its dynamics, the Urban Classic rolls on a 3.00×17-inch alloy wheel at front and 6.00×17-inch wheel at rear. These are wrapped by 110/70 sections of tyres at front and 180/55 at rear. Anchoring duties are carried out dual 300×4 mm disc brakes with dual 4-piston hydraulic callipers at front and 220×4 mm disc brake with 2-piston hydraulic calliper at rear.
|Specs||Evoke Urban Classic Electric Motorcycle|
|Max Power||19 kW (26 ps)|
|Max Torque||86 ft-lb (116 Nm)|
|Battery||8.4 kWh Lithium ion|
|Battery Life||2 Lakh kms|
|0-80% Charging Time||90 minutes|
|Top Speed||130 kmph|
|Max Range||200 kms|
|0-60 kmph||3 seconds|
|0-100 kmph||6 seconds|
|Front Brake||300mm Dual Disc|
|Rear Brake||220mm Single Disc CBS|
|Front Tyre||110/70 – R17|
|Rear Tyre||180/55 – R17|
|Front Suspension||USD Forks|
|Kerb Wt||179 kgs|
|Carrying Capacity||150 kgs|
|Ride Modes||Pro, City, ECO|
|Price||USD 8,499 (Rs 6.32 lakhs)|
Strangely there is no ABS on offer but a CBS does the job. Suspension duties at the front are carried out by a 42 mm inverted fork while at the rear it is taken care by an adjustable mono-shock unit.
Some of the notable features on board are LCD touchscreen instrument console, LED headlights, multiple riding modes namely- Pro, City and Eco; and diamond-stitched Tibetan leather seats. Evoke Urban Classic is offered in two paint schemes- Galaxy Black and Oceanic Blue.
In terms of its powertrains, a 19 kW hub motor mounted on the rear wheel draws power from an 8.42 kWh Lithium-ion NMC battery pack. This setup returns an output of 26 PS of maximum power and 117 Nm of peak torque. It can achieve a top speed of 130 kmph and claims a 0-60 kmph acceleration in 3 seconds flat.
The claimed range on the battery pack on single-charge is 200 km. Evoke provides its customers with a 3.6 kW charger which juices the battery from 0-80 percent in just 90 minutes.
As per earlier reports, Evoke was initially planning to introduce a new entry-level bike codenamed ‘Project M1’ in India. The planned localisation level of this electric motorcycle was kept at 70 percent to keep its cost in check. It was to compete with other 125-150cc bikes in the Indian market. On the other hand, Evoke Urban Classic is offered at a price of USD 8,499 which translates to INR 6.33 lakh.