Terra Motors Corporation, the Japanese electric two-three wheeler maker has unveiled an electric superbike, Kiwami, in India priced at Rs. 18 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).
Terra is the leader in manufacturing electric two-three wheelers in Japan. Founded in 2010, company's headquarters are based in Tokyo. Currently, the company currently has over 1,000 dealers and 3000 service networks in Japan.
According to Terra Motors, Kiwami is a 1000 cc electric sports bike. The company will also showcase Kiwami at the 2014 Auto Expo, along with a range of other products from the Terra Motors stable. In addition to the Kiwami, Terra Motors will also showcase executive e-scooters, affordable e-scooters and some three wheelers at the Auto Expo.
With a top speed of 160 km/hr, Kiwami is powered by a 10 Kw motor. The Kiwami takes 6 hours to charge fully and has a maximum specified range of 200 kms. While that range of 200km is the highest for any bike in India, it still is not enough for the Kiwami to be used for your long distance weekend ride. For all intracity and short out of city rides, that range looks fine enough though. The battery of the Kiwami can be charged 3000 times before requiring replacement.
Targeting the youth, motorcycle enthusiasts, and consumers in urban cities, Kiwami, which in Japanese means ‘Ultimate’, boasts eco-friendly credentials along with enticing performance specs. The bike is hand-built in its entirely, with claimed ‘Japanese state-of-the-art technology’ powering it.
Commenting on the foray of the company in India, Mr. Toru Tokushige, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) ?Founder of Terra Motors said, “India is the second largest producer of two-wheelers in the world. Hence it is an important market in our strategic growth plan and we intend to invest Rs. 300 million in the Indian market next fiscal year. With this mission, Terra Motors is set to deliver electric vehicle (EV) of high quality and services in the tradition of what consumers in India come to appreciate and expect from the Japanese industry.”
“Terra Motors, endeavors to be the front runner in the electric two wheeler segment and with the introduction of e-superbike, we strongly believe that our products with superior quality and stylish designs are made with thorough research and development. With immense knowledge of electric vehicles, we will associate ourselves with the dealers who are well experienced in service quality and will enrich customer’s experience,” Tokushige added.