Emflux e-sport bike to present at auto expo 2018

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A number of EV start-ups have arisen. Emflux is another such firm built in Bengaluru and shaped by 3 persons –Ankit Khatry, Vinay Raj Somashekhar and Varun Mittal. While other EV start-ups are targeting the more accessible side of the market, Emflux is targeting a more premium customer. Its first concept showed off in early 2017 suggests an electric sports bike with some big claims, in terms of performance.

Emflux claims its sports bike (currently called the Concept One) will sprint from 0-100kph in just 3sec flat and hit a top speed of 200kph. The latter is impressive, in its own right but acceleration figures like that are currently only offered by powerful superbikes. Emflux claims to achieve this performance with the use of a liquid-cooled AC Induction motor that quotes peak power and torque figures of 68hp and 84Nm, correspondingly. That’s roughly the same power as a Ninja 650 while the torque is higher than the likes of a Triumph Tiger 800.
Not much is known about the chassis, at this point but the production bike could get a trellis frame. High-tech components like a single-sided swing arm, Brembo brakes and dual channel ABS by Continental will be standard; but Emflux will also be offering Ohlins suspension as an option. This could hint at two bikes being launched at the Expo – a base model and a higher spec version.

Emflux suggests that this bike will be estimated between Rs.5 and 6 lakh and it procedures to sell a limited run of 199 units. We asked about sales and support plans and the company said that it intends to have dedicated experience centers in Bengaluru, Mumbai and New Delhi, and will also have customer ride experiences on an invite basis. Purchases can be made through the company’s website through digital payment methods. Service will be handled at the customer’s location and break-downs will be taken care of at the cost of the company, regardless of the location.

The Concept One will offer a rich array of data to the rider via a 7” TFT display and will also feature GPS navigation, real-time vehicle diagnostics and auto updates. There’s also a mobile app in addition to bike-to-bike connectivity. There has been no mention of its traction control or any stability control systems, at this point.
A five-year, unlimited-kilometer warranty will also be offered and this will include the battery. Speaking of the battery, Emflux is guaranteeing at least 80 per cent of the original battery capacity, after 5 years. Emflux has come out guns blazing with some incredible claims – but having a product to show is only the start. The real test will come in seeing how the company will be able to carry out these claims and have a saleable formula by 2019. Many have failed at similar endeavors and yet, success stories like Tesla and Rimac prove that execution is possible too. We wish the company well and look forward to seeing more at the 2018 Auto Expo.