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India’s fastest electric bike: What we know about it?

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Its design might not appear to be justifying the name ‘Kridn’, meaning ‘to play’ in the Sanskrit language, but the One Electric’s electric bike is claimed to be the fastest in the Indian EV market. The Revolt RV400 electric bike’s rival, retro-themed Kridn is capable of running at a top speed of 95 kmph. The Revolt RV400 can run at a maximum speed of 85 kmph.

Launching in October, Kridn is priced at Rs 1.29 lakh (ex-showroom). The e-bike will come with a 2+1 year warranty as well. In terms of appearance, the bike looks like a bit similar to the Yamaha RX100, a very popular bike in its era.

One Electric Motorcycles’ has already announced the completion of the homologation process and on-road trials for the Kridn, the company’ first electric two-wheeler.

With deliveries of the e-bike set to commence in four cities initially, One Electric has said dealership applications and pre-booking registrations for the model are open in Delhi-NCR, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad. The Revolt RV400 on the other hand is available in six cities across India – Delhi, Pune, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Chennai and Mumbai.

One Electric Kridn electric bike

The e-bike from One Electric can run over 110 km on a single charge in Eco mode and 80 km in normal mode, claims the company. It can accelerate 0-60 kmph in 8 seconds. The Revolt RV400 on the other hand comes with three different modes. These are Eco, Normal and Sports that allow 150 km, 100 km and 80 km range respectively. These three modes allow the RV400 to run at top speeds of 45 kmph, 65 kmph and 85 kmph respectively.

The Kridn e-bike is the flagship model of One Electric. There is another variant of the e-bike, dubbed as Kridn R, which focuses on the taxi services and last-mile deliveries as well.

Kridn electric bike specifications:

Top Speed95 kmph
Range110 km (Eco mode), 80 km (Normal mode)
Acceleration0-60 kmph in 8 seconds
BatteryLithium-ion
Power output7.47 PS
Torque output160 Nm
Front Wheel80/100 17-inches tubeless
Rear Wheel120/80 16-inches tubeless
Front Brake240 mm disc
Rear Brake220 mm disc
Front SuspensionTelescopic hydraulic
Rear SuspensionHydraulic
PriceRs 1.29 lakh (ex-showroom)
Available in citiesDelhi-NCR, Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad
Closest CompetitiorRevolt RV400

As One Electric claims, the IP protected design of the bike has been executed in-house by the electric vehicle manufacturer’s team, in India only.

Speaking about the zero-emission bike’s specifications, it gets power from a 3 kWh battery pack. The electric motor generates 7.47 PS of power output and 165 Nm of peak torque.

One Electric Kridn electric bike

The electric bike uses suspension setup from Munjal Showa, CEAT tyres. Lighting equipment of the Kridn electric bike has been sourced from FIEM Industries.

One Electric claims that with the designing, prototyping, testing and manufacturing of the Kridn done from scratch, the company is now capable of making faster modifications for further product evolution. It also believes that the company will be able to adapt any battery cell type or new motor technology in future.

One Electric is also planning to launch another entry-level electric bike in 2021. This e-bike will be able to run at a top speed of 75 kmph and it will be powered by a 2 kW electric motor. The Ev manufacturer plans to price this entry-level electric bike at around Rs 1 lakh.

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Mainak Das
Mainak Das
Working as a journalist since 2011. Started as a sports journalist and later begun writing as an auto journalist. Worked with The Economic Times, Discovery India etc. Also working as an independent PR consultant and car concierge.

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