Yatri Motorcycles, the Nepal-based electric vehicle startup, unveiled the country’s first e-motorcycle Yatri Project Zero in December 2019. The company has now announced that the updated motorcycle will be (internally) ready by the end of Summer 2020 (May – July 2020). The company had originally planned to start test rides and sales in March 2020 with 50 units sales in the first year.
Yatri Motorcycles has explained the delay of the motorcycle in a statement that said they are postponing the public test rides of the Project Zero. The production version of the electric motorcycle will have few design changes after taking feedback from customers. The changes in the production unit will include higher ground clearance, improved ergonomics and vehicle dynamics, refined design and changes to battery layout as well.
The public test rides of the production model will begin in late 2020 and Yatri Motorcycles will be announcing the price during that time.
The Project Zero is driven by a 30 kW motor that puts out 120 Nm of torque and offers a range of 230 km in a single charge. The battery can be charged to its full capacity in just two hours with a regular charger. The concept bike had a 7.0-inch touchscreen digital instrument cluster that also supports a whole range of features including live riding data, navigation and more.
Yatri Motorcycles, headed by Nepali aerospace engineer Ashim Pandey, has designed and developed the electric motorcycle completely in-house. The company is in the process of establishing a manufacturing unit to build their products in Nepal.
Project Zero has the proportions of a café racer with clean and unobstructed design, which follows the company’s ‘Elegance in Motion’ design philosophy. There is also an app to connect with the motorcycle to access real-time data like the range, battery status, fuel cost savings and much more.
Video courtesy: Youtube channel Nepali Times.