EMotorad launches Desert Eagle, Nighthawk, and X-Factor e-bikes
Pune-based electric bike manufacturer EMotorad has launched its premium range of e-bikes, the Nighthawk at Rs 4,75,000 lakh and Desert Eagle with a sticker price of Rs 5,00,000 in India. It also introduced an all-new entry-level X-Factor lineup, comprising three models: the X1, X2, and X3, with prices starting at Rs 24,999, Rs 27,999, and Rs 32,999, respectively.
EMotorad Desert Eagle and Nighthawk: Highlights
The all-new Desert Eagle and Nighthawk electric bikes come under the mountain bike enduro category. From adjustable suspension to the advanced motor, EMotorad has bestowed the electric bikes with all the bells and whistles.
The Desert Eagle uses a 6061 aluminium alloy MTB frame, while the Nighthawk is based on an aluminium alloy MTB frame. Notably, both models come with an LG 48 V 17.5Ah battery pack integrated into the frame, offering a travel range of up to 100km. It comes mated to Bafang's 250W mid-drive electric motor and X5 derailleur from SRAM with Exact Actuation technology for faster shifting speeds. In addition, the e-bikes get front and rear disc brakes from Tektro and an Exaform dropper seat post.
Further, the Nighthawk features RockShox's Bluto front forks with 120mm travel and motion control damping. On the other hand, the Desert Eagle is equipped with 35 Gold RL front forks with DebonAir air springs and motion control that offer 150mm travel. Both models have the same Deluxe Select mono-shock at the rear with DebonAir+ air springs technology from RockShox. Apart from mechanicals, the EMotorad's Desert Eagle boasts Maxxis Minion DHF Exo mountain tyres, whereas the Nighthawk gets Juggernaut series tyres from Kenda.
EMotorad X-Factor Series: Specifications
The EMotorad X-Factor range of electric bikes, including the X1, X2, and X3 serve as an entry point in the world of e-bikes. Like the Nighthawk and Desert Eagle, these e-bikes also come under the MTB category.
While the X1 and X2 are fitted with removable battery packs, the X3 features a frame-integrated battery pack. All models use a steel frame, an LCD (battery indicator for the X2), a single-speed 250W rear motor, a 36V 7.8Ah battery pack (7.0Ah in the X3), and mechanical front forks with 100mm travel, and disc brakes with auto cut-off function. Moreover, the electric bikes have a riding range of up to 40km with pedal assist and 30km with throttle-only use. Its battery pack can be charged from zero to 80 per cent in 30 minutes. Notably, customers can add a derailleur as an upgrade.
EMotorad IoT-based technology
Meanwhile, EMotorad also showcased a teaser of its new digital display with built-in assistant Amigo. This integrated system will be able to track heart rate and calories with the help of a new smartphone app. Additionally, it will get GPS and geo-facing technology similar to modern cars. Like Apple's fall detection and crash detection features on its iWatch and iPhone, the EMotorad electric bikes also come outfitted with a fall detection feature.
EMotorad Expansion Plans
Currently, EMotorad has an annual production capacity of about 95,000 units of electric bikes in India. However, the brand has announced that it will invest $3 million (approximately Rs 24 crore) to expand its manufacturing facility in Pune. With this, it aims to achieve a production capacity of 3,00,000 units annually.
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