Evoke Urban Classic electric bike imported to India ahead of launch – Report

The first Evoke electric bike has apparently landed in India, and it’s the Evoke Urban Classic model. New pictures, courtesy Tesla Club India, show the pure electric power cruiser at what could be the first Evoke Motorcycles India showroom or at a hall for private display.

Evoke Motorcycles is a Chinese company that claims to sell Asia’s fastest electric bikes. The Evoke Urban Classic power cruiser is one of two products currently on sale, the other being the Evoke Urban S naked electric bike.

The Evoke Urban Classic is 2,030 mm long and 710 mm wide, and it has a wheelbase of 1,380 mm. It has a seat height of 760 mm and a ground clearance of 130 mm. The electric power cruiser’s kerb weight is 179 kg and its payload capacity is 150 kg.

Evoke Urban Cruiser front India
The Evoke Urban Cruiser’s range is 200 km.

At the front, the Evoke Urban Classic has 3.00×17″ wheel shod with a 110/70 tyre. Stopping power comes from dual 300×4 mm disc brakes with dual 4-piston hydraulic callipers. The front suspension is a 42 mm inverted fork. At the rear, there’s a 6.00×17″ wheel featuring a built-in hub motor.

The rear wheel is wrapped in 180/55-17 tyres. A mono-shock handles the suspension duty, while the anchoring task is given to a 220×4 mm disc brake with 2-piston hydraulic calliper. The brakes aren’t governed by an ABS, but a CBS is present.

The hub motor generates 19 kW (26 PS) and 86 Lb.-Ft. (117 Nm) of torque. It allows the Evoke Urban Classic to reach from 0-60 km/h in 3 seconds and achieve a top speed of 130 km/h. An 8.42 kWh Lithium-ion NMC battery pack is the energy source of this motor. The net/useable capacity is 7.6 kWh, though, and that’s good for a range of 200 km. The onboard charger has a peak power of 3.6 kW and it allows charging from 0-80% SoC in 90 minutes.

Evoke Urban Cruiser rear India
The Evoke Urban Cruiser can achieve a top speed of 130 km/h.

LED headlights, LCD touchscreen instrument console, diamond-stitched Tibetan leather seats and selectable ride modes (Pro, City and Eco) are some other highlights of the Evoke Urban Classic. Available in Oceanic Blue and Galaxy Black colours, the Evoke Urban Classic costs $8,499 (INR 6.33 lakh) in the U.S. market.

Evoke Motorcycles India launch plan

Last year, a report from autocarpro.in had said that Evoke Motorcycles plans to launch a new entry-level bike codenamed ‘Project M1’ first in India. The company was looking at a localisation level of around 70% to keep the new electric bike’s cost low. This model was to compete with 125-150 cc petrol bikes in our market. An announcement could be coming soon, as we’ll keep an eye on it.

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