Menza Motors Pvt Ltd has launched its LUCAT electric motorcycle at Rs 2.8 lakh, ex-showroom, at the Auto Expo 2018. The company will open pre-bookings of the electric motorcycle from mid-February, 2018, with delivery beginning in August. The Menza LUCAT is also claimed to be India’s first electric vehicle that can be charged on any wall socket and on-board charging.
The Menza LUCAT is said to be a factory-customised motorcycle, which is built as per the rider’s requirement and riding style, including body-type, suspension, seat, height and footrest. It is claimed to have the best power output in its class - 18 kW of peak power and 60 Nm of torque, leading to a top speed of 121 km/hr. The vehicle features a brushless DC motor and air cooling system, powered by a 72 V lithium-ion battery pack with a smart BMS system. The battery has a charge time of four hours, and is capable of being fast-charged in 90 minutes.
The company said it has carried out 10,000 km of road testing of the electric motorcycle, with regards to its R&D program. Additionally, in supporting the Government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative, 84 % of the motorcycle has been designed or manufactured locally, Menza added.
Rahul Gonsalves, Founder and CEO, Menza Motors, said the company has brought about a change in the automobile industry of India with the launch of the LUCAT. Menza has also connected the micro-factory with retail and storefront to meet the accurate dates of delivery and ensure the best consumer experience on a motorcycle, he added.