UM Mo­tor­cy­cles’ elec­tric dreams

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UM Mo­tor­cy­cles has tasted suc­cess with their cur­rent line-up in In­dia and the Auto Expo 2018 gives us a glimpse into their fu­ture mo­tor­cy­cles. They launched an elec­tric cruiser called the Rene­gade Thor as it took cen­tre-stage at their stall. Priced at Rs 4.9 lakh ex-show­room, the Thor will be de­liv­ered to cus­tomers start­ing April this year. The elec­tric mo­tor­cy­cle will be pow­ered by a three-phase in­duc­tion mo­tor fea­tur­ing liq­uid-cool­ing for the mo­tor and con­troller. It de­vel­ops 30kW of power that’s equiv­a­lent to 40bhp and 70Nm of torque. The mo­tor trans­fers power through a belt drive while also of­fer­ing a 5-speed gear­box with a re­verse gear and a hy­draulic clutch to mimic the func­tion­ing of a con­ven­tional in­ter­nal-com­bus­tion mo­tor. The ad­di­tion of a gear­box also makes the Thor, the first geared elec­tric mo­tor­cy­cle. Three lithium-ion bat­tery op­tions will be of­fered with a min­i­mum range of 81km go­ing up to 270km with a 27kWh bat­tery. Fast charg­ing can achieve 80 per cent charge in 40 min­utes.

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