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Tork vs Ather vs Gogoro2

Over the past year while Tork and Ather were laying out their factories and probably got buzzed by the sudden and overnight demonetization, Gogoro released Series 2 of their pretty scooter.

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The Ather brownout

After the investment by Hero Motors in Ather Energy what is very obvious is that there is a certain communication link that seems to have been cut… that they have managed to choke Tarun & Swapnil… their voices have almost been shut out… the way business was done seems to have changed somewhat…

There have been changes both inside and outside. Looks like production might not start even by mid 2018… Continue reading

The Great Indian EV Battery dilemma!

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Many people when starting-up their EV dream usually start with “advanced” Li-Ion batteries in mind. Then after making the vehicle find that the product is turning out expensive especially when compared with its use and benefits. For eg. a 2 to 3 lakh motorcycle/scooter for your office journey is very expensive when you can get a CNG-Nano car at the same price and ride much, much safer and comfortably in Air condition interior, listening to your favourite songs/FM and make calls… all this at almost the same fuel price of an EV (battery+charging cost).

Making a Rs 300,000 e-scooter/motorcycle is… Continue reading

Tork to launch by Diwali!!! (Oct 2016)

When Ather Energy was in the process of designing and building its electric scooter never in their wildest dreams did they think that the biggest competition for them would be from another start-up company in India. This competition could indeed be in the form of Tork Motors the developers of Electric Motorcycle who are planning for a Diwali 2016 launch.

Both companies are building their vehicle on Li-Ion battery technology. Ather is having a range of 70kms and top speed of around 75kmph. Tork is supposed… Continue reading

LS-218: The world’s fastest production motorcycle

The Lightning LS-218: fat bump-stop behind the Corbin seat holds the rider in place under extreme ...

The Lightning LS-218: fat bump-stop behind the Corbin seat holds the rider in place under extreme acceleration (Photo: Loz Blain/Gizmag.com)

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Last May, when Gizmag first featured the “truly, horrifyingly fast” Lightning LS-218, I ended by saying: “If I could take any bike in the world out for a test today, this would be the top of the list.” Well, after a 17-hour flight halfway around the globe, I have now ridden the Lightning. I have also nearly fallen off it, twice, like a complete idiot. With three times the horsepower and some 70 percent more torque than the Zero SR, which is in itself an extraordinary motorcycle, the LS-218 is the king of a new breed of electric motorcycles – one designed to take on the world’s best petrol bikes and beat them on performance, not just emissions figures. Riding it was one of the most extreme experiences of my young life.

The minute I saw the Lightning LS-218, I knew I had to ride it. It wasn’t just the looks of the thing – although it sure is a beauty. It was the fact that this is an electric motorcycle that actually out-performs anything you can buy that burns dinosaur bones.

It makes 200 horsepower, a ludicrous number but one we’re more or less familiar with in today’s modern superbikes. But, being electric, it makes an absolute mountain of torque – 70 percent more than the punchiest petrol superbike you can buy, and…

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