The Komaki MX3 electric commuter motorcycle features LED colour dashboard, Bluetooth connectivity and a hub-mounted BLDC motor
Komaki Electric Vehicle Division, a unit of bearing and shaft manufacturer KLB Komaki Pvt. Ltd., has kick started 2021 on a busy note. Within the first three months, the company has launched two high-speed electric scooters (TN95 and SE) and an electric motorcycle (M5), expanded its dealership network in Kerala, and now is gearing up to introduce yet another product. The new Komaki MX3 electric commuter motorcycle has been unveiled ahead of imminent price announcement.
While the styling could be described as conventional but there is an underlying quirkiness. With a long seat, alloy wheels, telescopic front suspension, twin rear shock absorbers, and a box section swingarm, the Komaki MX3 adopts the proven commuter motorcycle formula. It is available in three colour options – garnet red, jet black and deep blue.
The battery is located in the place of a traditional IC engine and motor is a hub-mounted BLDC unit. Interestingly, the MX3 features a slightly larger rear disc brake rotor compared to the front one, and the company has revealed that the bike is equipped with regenerative braking as well.
The Komaki MX3 electric motorcycle is equipped with LED headlamp, taillight and turn indicators. There is also a self diagnose and repair switch to enhance reliability, three speed modes which can be controlled by means of a switch, parking and reverse assist, fully digital colour LED instrument console, built-in Bluetooth speaker and so on.
Komaki has not revealed the specifications of the powertrain but has announced that the MX3 will be equipped with a removable lithium-ion battery pack which is good enough for a range of 85-100 km. Charging the battery fully is estimated to consume 1 to 1.5 units of electricity.
The specifications of the BLDC motor has not been revealed yet but we estimate it to be rated at 3 kW. Top-speed is expected to be around 70 – 80 kmph. Komaki has not officially revealed the motor specifications of its existing products that are already on sale. There is no information about the warranty either.
Two wheeled EV market
The two wheeled EV market in India has been steadily gathering post lockdown as more and more people are inclined towards cheap-to-run means of personal mobility. As of now, this space is mostly crowded by startups with minimal or zero experience in mobility sector.
The critical components for the products are predominantly imported from China rather than being engineered and manufactured locally. The mainstream two wheeler OEMs seem to be still some time away from actively participating in this fast growing segment.