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The Commuta, Electa and Byka will make their way to India in January 2022
Elysium Automotives, an Indian startup from Hyderabad is all set to introduce a British electric bikemaker, One Moto, to India. The company will initially bring three scooters to India: Commuta, Electa and Byka.
The most affordable offering from One Moto will be the Commuta. Priced at Rs 1.20 lakh (ex-showroom), the Commuta comes equipped with a 2.0-kW (2.7-hp) electric motor that allows for a top speed of 55 km/h. Its 27.5-Ah battery pack takes about five hours to charge and can do 80 km on a single charge.
The latter two, the Electa and the Byka, will be premium offerings from the brand that will be priced at Rs 1.85 lakh (ex-showroom), initially. Both scooters will get a 4.0-kW (5.4-hp) QS electric motor capable of getting them up to a top speed of 85 km/h. While the Electa gets a 45-Ah battery pack while the Byka gets a 48-Ah lithium-ion removable battery pack. Charge times for both scooters are said to be five hours with an expected range of 150 km.
A creature comfort the electric bikemaker will be offering at launch is the One App. This application will allow one to track riding history, battery performance, access GPS, search for battery packs, book service appointments and allow for smartphone integration on the scooter’s display.
Elysium Motors are expected to launch the One Moto range in India in January 2022. The scooters will compete with brands like Rowwet, Benling and a lot more.
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The new Yamaha Ray ZR and Street Rally were recently announced and will make their way into the 125-cc scooter segment. The new models come with several new features, new colours, and, of course, a whole new engine.
The new Yamaha Ray ZR and Street Rally are now powered by BS VI-compliant, air-cooled and fuel-injected 125-cc “Blue Core” engine that has a power output of 8.2 hp at 6,500 rpm and a peak torque of 9.7 Nm at 5,000 rpm. The power output is 30 per cent more and the economy figures are 16 per cent higher compared to their 113-cc predecessors. This is because of the new ‘start and stop’ feature that prevents engine idling and subsequent start with a single twist of the throttle, which uses sensors to assess the riding environment. A front disc brake is offered with a Unified Braking System’ (UBS) that also engages when the rear brake is used. The Smart Motor Generator (SMG) fitted into these 125-cc scooters uses electronic controls for a quieter engine start without the need for a conventional starter and also features a side-stand engine cut-off switch.
The styling concept of the new Yamaha Ray ZR is ‘Armored Energy’ which evokes a feeling of a powerful motorcycle. The sporty, sharp-looking headlight is Class-C compliant while the Y-shaped LED position light adds greater originality to design. The turn signals in the front and rear use individual mounting stalks like those used for motorcycles. The Ray ZR is available in both drum and disc brake versions, while the disc brake version gets a digital instrument cluster as a new feature. The new Ray ZR is available in a wide range of new colours: Dark Matte Blue, Metallic Black, Cyan Blue, Matte Red Metallic and Reddish Yellow Cocktail. The Ray ZR 125 FI is available for Rs 66,730 (ex-showroom)
The new Street Rally 125 FI also fuses motorcycle elements of those with a scooter and scatters them throughout design. Brush-guards shield the rider’s hands from oncoming airflow and also adds a sporty touch to the scooter. It additionally offers a fully-digital instrument cluster, side panels designed to look like a frame, and block-pattern tyres. The new Street Rally comes in two colours: Deep Metallic Purplish Blue and Sparkle Green. The Street Rally 125 FI is available for 70,730 (ex-showroom)
Motofumi Shitara, Chairman, Yamaha Motor India group of companies, said, “The new Ray ZR
125 FI and Street Rally 125 FI has been introduced into the market to cater to customers who are looking for adventure and fun with scooters that exceeds a mere purpose of daily commuting. The new Ray ZR 125 FI and the Street Rally 125 FI gets loaded with further power and design excellence that will enter the 125-cc scooter segment, so that with more power, new technologies and improved engineering, Yamaha can fulfil the passion of riding and adventure for scooter customers.”
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