• EMotorad launches a range of premium and affordable e-bikes

The Elite range of bikes starts from Rs 4.75 lakh while the economy-range of bikes starts at Rs 24,999

EMotorad, a Pune-based startup, launched a slew of e-bikes across different price ranges. The Elite range of e-bikes is some of the most expensive electric bicycles launched in India, starting from Rs 4.75 lakh for the Desert Eagle and Rs 5 lakh for the Night Hawk. The budget-friendly X-factor line consists of three bikes - X1, X2 and X3 with prices starting from Rs 24,999. 

The top-of-the-line Night Hawk e-bike gets a 6061 aluminium frame, RockShox 35 Gold RL forks with 150mm travel and 35mm stanchions. It uses a SRAM X5 derailleur. The braking duties are handled by Tektro two-piston front and rear disc brakes paired with Maxxis Minion DHF Exo Protection Tubeless Ready tyres. The Desert Eagle on the other hand gets a RockShox Bluto fork with 120mm travel and Proven Motion Control damper with low-speed compression adjustment and even a lockout with external rebound adjustment. This also gets a SRAM X5 derailleur and rolls on Kenda Juggernauts. Both of these bicycles get 29-inch wheels. 

The budget-friendly X-factor line of e-bikes is made up of steel frames and features detachable batteries, LCDs and single-speed drivetrains. The X1 gets one level of pedal assist while the X2 and X3 feature three levels of pedal assist. Also, the X1 and X2 have 27.5-inch wheels while the X3 gets 700C wheels. All the X-series bikes come with mechanical disc brakes. One thing to note here is that the X2 has a step-through frame.

The start-up also unveiled an Internet of Things (IoT) technology that will soon be integrated into e-bikes. It will allow users to set goals and targets, and track the calories burnt. EMotorad plans to make a smart e-bike with app integration that can track heart rate, calories and kilometres, and also make a platform for a community of riders to connect and plan rides. It even gets GPS and geo-tracking features.  

The bikes will be sold on EMotorad’s official website, third-party online websites and brick-and-mortar dealerships. 

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