Auto Expo 2018: Emflux One launched in India. The Emflux One is India's first ever electric superbike. Prices for the Emflux One electric Superbike in India start at Rs 6 lakh for the regular model.
The Emflux One also gets a more expensive variant that gets Ohlins suspension, forged alloy wheels and ultralight carbon fibre panels and is priced at Rs 11 lakh (all prices mentioned are ex-showroom). Emflux will only make 199 units of the One electric superbike for Indian roads, with another 300 will be sold abroad.
The Emflux One is powered by a three-phase AC induction motor with liquid cooling that is connected to a liquid cooled 9.7kWh battery pack with integrated high power Samsung cells. The electric powertrain has a peak power output of 80.4bhp but is limited to 71bhp.
The electric motor also produces a peak torque of 84Nm though even this is electronically limited to 75Nm by the controller. The electric motor sends power to the rear wheel via a single speed gearbox.
Emflux claims the One will sprint from 0-100kph in just 3.0 seconds and will continue accelerating till it tops out at 200kph.
The Emflux One has a range in the city of 200 kilometres but on the highway (at 80kph) the range drops to 150km. The battery pack can be charged up to 85 percent in just 30 minutes.
The regular Emflux One gets 43mm upside down forks and a 46mm gas shock at the rear. The more expensive variant of the Emflux One gets upgraded to Ohlins Race and Track USD 43mm forks with adjustable preload, damping and rebound up front and 46mm Ohlins Monotube Gas Shock which also gets adjustable preload, damping and rebound at the rear.
Braking duties are handled by dual 300mm Brembo disc brakes with 4 piston callipers up front and a 220mm Brembo disc at the rear.
The regular Emflux One gets glass fibre body panels which can be upgraded to carbon fibre and the electric superbike weighs in at 169kh (kerb weight). The seat of the Emflux One sits 810mm above the ground.
In terms of design, the major design elements come in the form of the vertical LED headlight up front and the single LED taillight.
The vertical headlight and the large fairing give the Emflux an aggressive yet rather futuristic look. However, the use of what appears to be a smartphone as the instrument console is rather odd, though the display itself is quite bright.
DriveSpark's Thought On The Launch Of The Emflux One At Auto Expo
The Emflux One is India's first ever electric superbike and on paper, it does seem to have what it takes to rival internal combustion superbikes. However, the massive price and the lack of charging infrastructure means that it could be a tough sell.