Yatri Motorcycles Takes The Wraps Off Its Project One Electric Bike

Modified On Apr 29, 2021 10:56 AM By Punya Sharma

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A properly capable dual-sport motorcycle or just a gimmick?

  • Yatri is a Nepalese electric motorcycle startup.
  • The bike’s slender appearance draws inspiration from supermoto bikes.
  • It makes 19.2PS and 480Nm while its claimed range is 110km.

As much as we love petrol-powered two-wheelers, we have to accept the fact that electric two-wheelers are catching up and that too, pretty quickly. We’ve seen several impressive EV concepts in the past, and the latest one we’ve come across is the Project One by Yatri Motorcycles, an EV startup based in the home of Mt. Everest.

The Project One packs some pretty interesting bits, and the first one is its design. Yatri has taken a pretty minimalistic approach with the One electric bike as it barely gets any protruding panels or shrouds. Its barebones aesthetics draw inspiration from supermoto bikes, since the bikemaker claims it to be a dual-sport bike. This is evident from the bike’s tall stance, handlebar, spoke wheels, and the long, flat single-piece seat.

The bike also features a horizontally split full-LED round headlamp and a rather puny tail light, probably just for the sake of it. Coming to its heart, the Yatri Project One makes 19.2PS and a massive 480Nm that can propel it to a claimed top speed of 100kmph. The brand claims that the bike has a power-to-weight ratio similar to a 250cc petrol offering, thanks to its low kerb weight of just 110kg. The motor is paired to a 3kWh battery and the bike can do 110km in a single charge. 

While Yatri Motorcycles hasn’t revealed any deets about the suspension setup yet, we can clearly see a chunky USD fork and a monoshock doing the duties. Additionally, the bike gets an impressive ground clearance of 270mm. Putting things into perspective, the Royal Enfield Himalayan is arguably India’s most rugged off-roader and it has a ground clearance of 220mm.

Finally, Yatri Motorcycles has priced the Project One at NRP 4,95,000 (Rs 3.08 lakh) and one can reserve theirs for NRP 10,000 (Rs 6,200). Interested? Well, you’ll probably have to bear the flight and freight charges since the bikemaker doesn’t have any plans to launch this in India.

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