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Indian electric vehicle manufacturer Enigma Automobiles has unveiled an electric Cafe Racer motorcycle ahead of its imminent launch.
The electric Cafe Racer from Enigma, which is designed, developed and manufactured in India is expected to launch ahead of the festival of lights - Diwali. The electric motorcycle will be available in five different colours — Earl Grey, Military Green, Thunder White, RMS Red and Log Orange.
The Enigma Electric Cafe Racer is powered by a lithium ferro phosphate (LiFePo4) battery pack. The 72V 50Ah battery pack powers a hub motor fitted to the rear wheel. The 7.5bhp motor is capable of pushing the cafe racer from Enigma to a top speed of 136km/h. Enigma claims that the electric motorcycle will have similar riding qualities to any internal combustion engine powered bike around
The battery pack has a lifetime of up to 5,000 cycles and provides up to 140 kilometres of range on a single charge. The battery can be charged from 0-80 per cent using a regular wall adaptor in three hours, while a full charge cycle takes another hour to complete.
Enigma Automobiles is offering a three-year warranty for the spoked wheels of the cafe race. The battery, on the other hand, is covered for five years/ unlimited kilometres by the warranty package offered by the company.
The Enigma electric cafe racer sticks to the tried and true cafe racer design layout. With the low mounted handlebars, rear-set footrests and the minimal front and rear mudguards, and solo saddle, the new electric bike looks like it came out of the cafe race design book. The only thing missing compared to the original cafe racers are the engine and exhausts with the former being replaced by the battery pack in the new electric motorcycle.
Anmol Bohre, Founder & CEO, Enigma Automobiles, said, "When we started designing our motorcycle, our ambition was to create a motorbike that would serve as a powerful exploration tool but also balance the everyday commuting without breaking the bank. Keeping that in mind, we are extremely thrilled and delighted to launch our first Electric motorcycle - Café Racer, which is advanced and capable. The vintage-inspired machine will offer the convenience of a commuter combined with off-road capabilities in a simple and affordable package. Our electric Cafe Racer motorcycles are low in maintenance, high in power and are as simple as possible."
Enigma Automobiles will manufacture the new electric Cafe Racer at its production facilities in Bhopal, Mandideep and Uppal Hyderabad. The company is expected to launch the new electric Cafe Racer on a pan India level. Enigma Automobiles plans to fully localise production by next year. The company is also currently working on its homegrown lithium-ion battery pack.
Thoughts on the new Engima electric Cafe Racer
The all-new Enigma electric Cafe Racer sticks to the design standards of the cafe racers of old though it does deviate from the formula thanks to its powertrain. We do, however, wonder what it would be like to ride and the real-world range from the battery pack.