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PHOTO CAPTION: Tork FZ electric motorcycle has top speed of 120 km/h.

Pune-based Tork Motorcycles Rolls Out Electric Version of Yamaha FZ

Tork TZ offers 0-100 km/h acceleration twice as quick at gas model Yamaha FZ.

Published: 03-Feb-2014

Tork FZ is the creation of Pune based Kapil Shelke, founder and director of Tork Motorcycles. Shelke and his team have taken one of the best performing 150cc motorcycle inthe country currently, Yamaha FZ and turned it into an electric motorcycle. Not only it is more powerful, but is green and environmentally friendly.

Yamaha FZ street bike with its 150cc, 13.8 bhp petrol engine is capable of acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in a matter of 15 seconds. The battery powered DC motor, now fitted on the Tork FZ, is capable of the same performance in 8.7 seconds. The petrol engine is replaced with an electric motor which makes the gearbox redundant. Torque output is available right from standstill and stands at 60 Nm while this electric bike claims a top speed of 120 km/h and with full charge can offer up to 80 km range.

Tork Electric FZ finds its battery unit situated below the petrol tank while another box finds an electric drivetrain. The petrol tank holds other components relevant for electric drive. Tork Electric FZ costs around Rs. 3 lakhs.

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