New Orxa Mantis electric motorcycle comes in the entry level sports segment in India. Here we quickly summarize the bike in pointers…
A new electric motorcycle maker has entered the Indian market. Orxa Energies is not your conventional EV maker and wants to do stuff seriously and be a force to reckon with in the times to come. Its first motorcycle is the Mantis that comes with a twin headlamp design and was launched day before yesterday. Here are all the details in 5 quick pointers..
Motor & Battery
Mantis comes equipped with a liquid cooled motor that churns 20.5 KW of peak power (about 28 PS) and 93 Nm of maximum torque. A big non-removable IP67 rated 8.9 KWH battery does the energy storage duties and according to the company’s claim it is good for 231 kms in ideal conditions, which is the second best in India after Ultraviolette F77.
Charging & Options
The electric motorcycle comes with a standard 1.3 KW charger that will need 5 hours to charge the battery from 0 to 80 percent. Orxa is also offering a bigger 3.3 KW ‘Blitz’ charger that takes 2.5 hours to juice up the battery to 80 percent. Both these chargers will work on regular power sockets of your home or apartment. You will have the option of choosing either one during delivery.
The Mantis is bolted on an aluminum frame and aluminum sub-frame, which is a first in India. It gets conventional 41 mm front forks (no USDs). Stopping power comes from a 320 mm disc at the front and 230 mm rotor at the rear. Mantis comes with a single channel ABS unit.
Along with a ground clearance of 180 mm, the motorcycle has a seat height of 815 mm and a kerb weight of 182 kilos.
Mantis comes with twin LED projectors at the front along with LED DRLs, LED side blinkers and LED tail lamp. There is a 5 inch TFT instrument cluster that also offers Bluetooth connectivity. Orxa also informs that the motorcycle will have navigation and other features through an app. It also comes with Orxa-developed Ride by wire technology as well as regenerative braking.
Price, Bookings & Deliveries
The Mantis comes at a price tag of Rs 3.60 Lakh ex-showroom Bangalore and it is not eligible for FAME II subsidy. Bookings have already started at the official website and deliveries are expected to commence from April 2024 onwards. There are two colors on offer – Urban Black and Jungle Grey.
The first 10,00 customers will need to pay Rs 10,000 as the booking amount, and if you miss the bus you will need to shell out Rs 25,000 to secure your Mantis.