Better late than never, right? Tork has finally made its debut with two motorcycles. But what if the motorcycles would have been launched six years ago when Tork made its first appearance?
Tork has finally launched its all-electric motorcycle, dubbed the Kratos. After six years of development, Tork motors has launched the Kratos in two variants – the standard Kratos and the Kratos R. So let us take a quick look at what the Tork Kratos and the Kratos R are all about.
Here are the top five highlights of the new Tork Kratos and the Tork Kratos R.
The Tork Kratos has been priced at Rs 1.92 lakh (ex-showroom), while the Tork Kratos R demands Rs 2.07 lakh (ex-showroom); however, these prices do not include the FAME-II subsidy. The FAME-II initiative will bring down the prices of the two new Tork motorcycles substantially. With a cut of Rs 60,000, the effective prices of the Kratos and the Kratos R come down to Rs 1.32 lakh and Rs 1.47 lakh (ex-showroom), respectively.
State subsidies have further reduced the prices of the Tork Kratos and Kratos R. In Pune, the Kratos and the Kratos R will cost you Rs Rs 1.08 lakh (ex-showroom) and Rs 1.23 lakh (ex-showroom), respectively. The pricing in Delhi will start from Rs 1.03 lakh (ex-showroom)
Tork Kratos spec sheet
The Kratos is powered by a 7.5 kW motor, which delivers 10bhp and 28Nm torque. The power is sourced by a 4kWh battery pack. This model tops out at 100km/hr and does a 0 – 40km/hr run in under 4 seconds. The claimed range of this battery and motor setup is 180km; however, Tork agrees that the real-world range should be close to 120km.
The sportier Kratos R
The more powerful Kratos R features the same 4kWh battery pack, which powers its 9kW motor. The motorcycle puts out 12bhp and 38Nm of torque – 10Nm more than the standard variant. The Kratos R can hit the 40km/hr mark 0.5 seconds sooner than the standard model and has a higher top speed of 105km/hr. Other and the higher power output, the Kratos R is identical to its standard variant in terms of mechanicals.
Both the motorcycles get a fast charger, which replenishes the battery from 0 to 80 per cent in one hour. The firm is also offering free charging to its customers for the next two years.
The motorcycles are based on a trellis frame, which houses the battery and motor. The suspension components include conventional forks at the front and a mono-shock at the rear. Both bikes ride on 17-inch wheels on both ends, and if you look closely, the alloy wheel pattern would remind you of the wheels of Bajaj’s NS series of motorcycles.
For braking, Tork has offered a disc brake setup on both ends, but the motorcycle features CBS. That being said, an ABS – at least a single-channel unit – would have been nicer.
The Tork Kratos gets an all-digital instrument cluster, which features Bluetooth connectivity. The system features over-the-air updates as well. The feature list also includes riding modes, reverse mode, geofencing, USB charging, and an anti-theft system.
The main rival to the Tork motorcycles is the Revolt RV400. There are other scooters in the similar segment, which are closely matched with the Tork Kratos in terms of pricing – the Ather 450 Plus, Ola S1, Simple One, TVS iQube, and Bajaj Chetak, to name a few.