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Tork Kratos electric motorcycle to be launched this month

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    January 6, 2022 11:18 PM EST

    Tork Kratos electric motorcycle to be launched this month

    Pune-based Tork Motorcycles is gearing up to launch the Kratos electric motorcycle in the last week of January. To get more news about zeroemissions, you can visit official website.

    The Tork Kratos was formerly known as the Tork T6X and has been under development for the past six years. There have been a few delays since the T6X was shown in 2016, but in October 2021, the company had announced that the production ready bikes will be ready for delivery soon.
    The Kratos is a made-in-India EV and features its proprietary, Tork LIION, lithium ion battery pack with an axial flux motor that's said to offer the highest peak power and range. We’ll wait to see the specifications at the time of launch.

    As is the case with most EVs, the Tork Kratos will also feature an operating system that aids power management, monitors real-time power consumption and gathers trip data, among other things.

    We've seen multiple iterations and test mules of Tork Motorcycle's T6X in the past, with most of the bodywork on the initial bikes from a Yamaha FZ-16 donor bike. The Tork Kratos, however, is a completely new motorcycle with new bodywork, split seats, LED lights and a redesigned frame.

    The company claims that the larger battery translates to more range while the fast charger allows for quick battery top ups. To reiterate, the 2016 Tork T6X had a claimed range of 100km and a top speed of 100kph.There is a fairly well-established technological collaboration between Bajaj, KTM and Husqvarna in India, and the results of this alliance will soon be making an entry into the world of EVs. The companies have already agreed to jointly develop a shared platform for electric scooters, and it now seems that a Husqvarna e-scooter has been undergoing testing on our roads.

    A test mule has been spotted on a couple of occasions, and while its camouflage does its job quite well, a closer look reveals some stark similarities to the Husqvarna Vektorr e-scooter concept that the Swedish brand had unveiled last year. The shape of the apron and the design of the seat and grab rail all very closely resemble the Vektorr concept. The swingarm, rear mudguard and shock absorber look quite similar, too, and while the camouflage hides some of the sharp creases in the bodywork, the overall dimensions and proportions seem to match those of the concept.

    When it unveiled the concept last year, Husqvarna announced a top speed of 45kph and a range of 95km. However, the Vektorr will be based on the Bajaj Chetak platform, which itself is about to become a little more powerful as well as more localised. With that in mind, it's likely that the Verktorr could offer similar levels of performance and range as the Chetak, or that the Vektorr could be available in two or more variants, with different performance and battery specs.