Automakers giving discounts for the occasion of Independence day is nothing new. But reducing the booking amount to only Rs 75 is something that we have never seen before. Yes, this is true. The Pune-based electric motorbike-making startup Tork Motors recently announced on its social media platforms that to commemorate the 75th Independence day of India, it will be taking only Rs 75 as the booking amount for its first all-electric motorbike Kratos.
The company on its Twitter handle shared, “What better way to celebrate Independence Day than booking the ride of your dreams? Experience the ride of freedom, comfort and speed with #Kratos! Starting 5th August to 15th August, book your Kratos at just ₹75 Only. Yes, you read that right! Link: https://booking.torkmotors.com”
The Tork Kratos which was previously codenamed the T6X was unveiled to the public in 2016 and ever since that it has been undergoing extensive research and development. The Kratos is India’s first locally designed and produced motorcycle and has an aggressive and angular futuristic appearance. It features a new and rebuilt trellis frame, telescoping front and rear forks, and front and rear disc brakes.
Tork Intuitive Response Operating System (TIROS), the company’s proprietary operating system, is offered in the bike. TIROS analyses and gathers data for each ride and manages crucial elements including real-time power consumption, power management, and range estimations. The T6X also carries over features such as a 4.3′′ TFT screen, app and cloud connection, geo-fencing, navigation, and anti-theft. The original Kratos model and the Kratos R model are the two variations of the electric motorcycle that Tork currently sells.
An integrated 4 kWh Li-Ion battery pack powers the Kratos. It provides energy for the axial flux motor, which can provide up to 9 kW of power and 38 Nm of peak torque. The motor has a single-speed gearbox attached to it. Three riding options will be available: Eco, City, and Sports. Additionally, a unique reverse function will be included to assist riders in withdrawing the motorbike from parking. The Kratos R has an IDC-stated riding range of 180 km and a top speed of 105 kmph. Although a fast charger can charge the motorbike up to 80% in an hour, it will take the bike up to 4-5 hours to fully charge the battery.
In other Tork Motors news, last month The Pune-based start-up conducted a special delivery event, where it delivered 20 units of Tork Kratos R motorcycle to all of its owners. The event happened at a small closed g-kart track in Pune, Maharashtra, where all the owners were handed over the keys to the Tork Kratos R motorcycle.
All these 20 units of Tork Kratos R are painted in a shade of white. The event began with the unveiling ceremony of all the motorcycles assembled at the go-kart track by their respective owners, followed by the owners riding their Kratos R on the track. Priced at Rs 2.08 lakh (ex-showroom, Pune), the Tork Kratos R becomes more affordable after accounting for the subsidies offered by the central government and a few state governments. In the video, we can see one of the customers saying that he paid Rs 1.67 lakh for the motorcycle.