UM Thor price includes an all-expense paid trip to first 50 customers to UM’s Italy plant…
UM had one of the most interesting offering of the Auto Expo – the THOR electric motorcycle. There were tons of e-vehicles at the Expo but Thor is world’s first geared cruiser and it has been launched in India. Here is a look at what’s on offer…
- It gets a 5-speed transmission
- and a hydraulic clutch
- It has a range of 270 km in single charge
- 41 mm hydraulic front telescopic shock absorbers
- It comes with an built-in board charger and UM is also offering a fast charger (which most probably is a separate buy).
- claimed top speed of 180 kmph
- Dual Channel ABS
- Reverse gear
- 2-year free charging
Thor features an electric asynchronous three-phase induction motor which is liquid cooled and is capable of producing 30 kw (roughly 41 PS) of power at 8000 rpm and 70 Nm of torque. It is mated to a 5-speed gearbox and a regular clutch – how would it ride is what will be interesting. Like others, this cruiser is also belt-driven.
On the design front, it looks like a typical chunky cruiser and not a shrunken make-shift e-vehicle.
It is shod with a 120/80 17 inch tyre at the front and 150/90 15 incher at the rear – both of them are alloys. A 280 mm disc and a single 240 mm rotor at the rear perform the braking duties – further aided by a dual-channel ABS unit.
|27 kWh||270 kms|
|15 kWh||149 kms|
|7.5 kWh||81 kms|
UM claims that with the fast charger Thor’s Lithium Polymer battery can be charged upto 80 percent within 40 minutes.
UM Thor Price
Bookings of Thor were announced to commence from April 2018 for the first 50 customers but there is no update on this yet! Each of these early birds were announced to get deliveries of their motorcycles at UM’s Italy-based plant (in an all-expense paid trip). Moreover, UM is also offering a 2-year free-charging program to all Thor’s customers in which they can charge their cruisers at any UM’s dealership in India absolutely free of cost!
In short, UM really delivered a surprise package in the form of Thor – a motorcycle which takes care of the ‘practical’ aspect at the same time not being a miser in terms of performance. But when is it coming is not known….
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