Terra Motors launches India’s first electric Superbike

India is the second largest two-wheeler producing country in the world. No doubt that’s why All International Auto makers are trying their luck here. Automobiles are always blamed for atmospheric issues like Global Warming and air pollution. Automakers are trying their best to improvise catalytic converters for the emission norms. Electric Motor companies are proudly presenting their machines on the international to give you a guilt-free experience of riding.

2014 Terra Kiwami superbike

2014 Terra Kiwami superbike

Terra Motors Corporation is a Japanese electric auto maker, Headquartered at Tokyo, which sold 20,000 electric vehicles in Japan. It was founded in 2010 and now has a network of 1,000 dealers in Japan.

Terra motors unveiled an electric superbike, Kiwami, in India. Kiwami is priced at 18 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). Being the first electric superbike of the country, Kiwami, is 1000cc which churns out 10 kW (13.41 bhp) of maximum power and has atop speed of 160 km/hr.

According to Terra Motors, Kiwami offers acceleration performance equivalent to a 1000cc gasoline-powered sportsbike. Kiwami charges completely in 6 hours; can cover a distance of 200 km in single charge, making it the motorcycle with highest range.

2014 Terra Kiwami superbike side profile

2014 Terra Kiwami superbike side profile

“Besides, Kiwami, we plan to bring in a premium electric scooter and a electric three wheeler this year”, Terra Motors chief executive Toru Tokushige told reporters here. “We are targeting 25 per cent market share this year in the electric bike segment. We also plan to invest Rs. 30 crore during the year”, Tokushige said.

Terra motors are looking for the dealers well experienced in service quality of Electric vehicles.

With Hero Motocorp unveiling hybrid scooter, we see a bright future of electric and semi electric vehicles in India .

Specifications:

Electric motor peak power: 13 BHP

top speed: 140-160 KMPH

Total charge time: 6-7 hours (unspecified charger voltage)

Range: 200 Km when fully charged

Dimensions (L x W x H in mm): 2050 x 750 x 1080

Battery life: 3000 cycles

Things that we can decipher from the photos:

  • Inverted forks at front
  • Mono-shock at the rear
  • Disc brakes front and rear
  • Stacked projection headlights
  • Chain driven
  • IRC Road Winner RX-01 tyres, (110mm-section front tyre, rear size undecipherable from the photos provided)
2014 Terra Kiwami superbike front

2014 Terra Kiwami superbike front

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