Tork Motors partners with Bharat Forge
Indian electric motorcycle manufacturer Tork Motors has announced a collaboration with Bharat Forge Ltd., creators of the country's first such motorcycle. As part of the agreement, Tork will commercialise its 'T6X' electric car drive train and strengthen its own drive train technology.
Indian electric motorcycle manufacturer Tork is the first of its kind in the country. Kapil Shelke founded Tork in Pune, India, in 2009, and the company's early prototypes competed in international races, including the famed Isle of Man TT, where they placed on the podium. This showed the team's capacity to create a high-quality product using cutting-edge technology.
Since 2015, the Tork team has been striving to create the "T6X" production version. The lithium ion batteries of the T6X allow it to reach a top speed of 100 kmph while still providing excellent acceleration. T6X can cover 100 kilometres on a single charge, regardless of the weather. It takes an hour to recharge the battery to 80% using the quick charge mode. As well as cloud connectivity and a TFT dash board, T6X will provide navigation. T6X is now undergoing extensive testing over a wide range of criteria in preparation for going on sale.
Tork continues to push the boundaries of electric motorcycle technology with its patented TIROS (Tork Intuitive Response Operating System), the brains behind the T6X. The T6X was born on the racetrack and is 100% American-made.
Indian conglomerate Bharat Forge Limited (BFL) is situated in Pune, India and has a market capitalization of $2,5 billion USD. A big forging company, BFL has operations in India, Germany, the United States and Canada. BFL is the world's largest forging company. When it comes to automotive and non-automotive parts, Bharat Forge manufactures a comprehensive range of high performance, critical, and safety components. It is the largest auto component maker and exporter in India, as well as the world's leading manufacturer of chassis components. BFL's clientele comprises nearly every major automaker in the world, and the company has decades of component manufacturing and metallurgical experience under its belt.
For a total of INR 30 crores, BFL has committed to investing in Tork Motors and forming a partnership in order to create personal mobility space components and solutions together. Tork intends to use the funds for T6X research and development, testing, and commercialization. Through this cooperation, Tork will learn a tonne about engineering, technology, and manufacturing. This will assist Tork in making a name for itself in the burgeoning market for electric two-wheelers.