Nepal-based Yatri Motorcycles has unveiled the Project One electric bike which has been developed to tackle the Federal Democratic Republic nation’s roads everyday.
The design of the EV, although not new to the world of 2-wheelers, does have a hint of freshness thanks to the minimalist way everything has been laid out.
Right from the circular headlight that has a small fairing, to the simple and straightforward bodywork, rectangular tail lamp cluster and rear tyre hugger, the Yatri Motorcycles Project One looks like a proper dual-sport bike.
But, being an electric vehicle, it comes with compact packaging to house both the battery pack and electric motor within the frame. The swingarm is a box section unit.
Riding on wire-spoked wheels, the Project One has inverted fork front suspension and a monoshock at the back. With 270 mm ground clearance, the bike should tackle bad roads with ease.
Powering the EV that weighs 110 kg is a 19 HP (14 kW) electric motor that sends a claimed 480 Nm of torque to the rear wheel. According to its maker, the Project One has a power-to-weight ratio comparable to 250cc motorbikes and its top speed is 100 km/hr.
The motor draws power from a 3 kWh battery pack which gives the bike a claimed range of 110 km. Using a 3 kW charger, it takes 1 hour to fully charge the battery pack, while a 0.5 kW home charger would charge it up in 6 hours.
In Nepal, the Yatri Motorcycles Project One costs NPR 4,95,000, which is Rs. 3.09 lakhs in Indian money.