Tork Motorcycles reveals the T6X
You've never known Tork Motorcycles, but you should. Not because it's making what will be India's first electric production motorcycle, but because it has real cred\: the company, set up in 2009, has raced at the Isle of Man and finished on the podium.Tork isn't racing any more, but is now focusing on bringing that technology to the masses. Enter the T6X. It's a naked bike that employs a 6kW (8bhp) electric motor, but the talking point, as with any electric motor, is the torque. This one makes 27Nm – that's as much spin as you'll find on the Kawasaki Ninja 300. And it only weighs 130kg, thanks to a lighter motor, so acceleration off the line should be suitably rapid.It'll do 100kph, says Tork, and if you ride it sensibly, it'll do 100km on a full charge (the batteries will require two hours to juice up fully, one to get up to 80 per cent). Tork will install a charging point at the buyer's residence, and is in the process of setting up 100 charging points across the metros, but that, of course, will take time. With its trellis frame, telescopic fork, monoshock and simple, uncomplicated styling, the T6X doesn't break convention, and that will probably work in its favour.Feature-wise, there's lots to talk about. The production-ready T6X will have dual-channel ABS, disc brakes front and back, a 4.3-inch TFT touchscreen display in place of the instrument panel, satellite navigation, on board diagnostics, storage space for a helmet, a mobile charging port, daytime running lights and regenerative braking.Launch will likely take place in the first half of 2017, with three cities receiving the bike first\: Pune, Delhi and Bangalore. The price is Rs 1.25 lakh (excluding taxes), which is steep, but a FAME subsidy – which could be as much as Rs 30,000 – will keep the price more or less down to Rs 1.3 lakh.So, will you bite, dear dotcommer?