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Thread: Volta BCN electric motorcycle announced, set to go on sale in Q2 2012

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    Default Volta BCN electric motorcycle announced, set to go on sale in Q2 2012

    Volta Motorbikes officially announced its new Volta BCN motorcycle this week, with a complete unveiling set for the EICMA Motorshow in Milan next month. It will be available in three different models -- the BCN Sport, BCN City, and BCN My Volta -- each of which pack the same 35 horsepower and 70 kilometer range, but have various other tweaks to suit different tastes (with the My Volta being customizable through an online ordering tool). Details remain a bit light otherwise, but pricing is expected to come in around the 7,000 mark (or just under $10,000), with the first units set to roll out in the second quarter of 2012 -- a reservation list will also be opened up at the start of the year for those interested.

    Volta BCN electric motorcycle announced, set to go on sale in Q2 2012 -- Engadget
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    These are quite decent hp & range figures, Wonder what kind of torque it kicks up...
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    Very costly if you ask me. 35 HP while costing almost 5 Lakhs doesn't make sense to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jigar2speed View Post
    Very costly if you ask me. 35 HP while costing almost 5 Lakhs doesn't make sense to me.
    Ok, how does 100-120 NM expected torque (from 0 rpm, upto 70% of max rpm...) for Rs. 5 Lac sound?
    And What does the Ninja 650 make? 66NM? And GT makes even lesser.

    Electric Vehicles are never comparable to Petrol ones... differences are too obvious.


    I must say, riding my dad's 25 kmph YoBike (now sold) was definitely fun, atleast until you reach 25 kmph and hunt for 2nd gear which isn't there.
    So, this 35 bhp would be hellish fun I expect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samarth 619 View Post
    Ok, how does 100-120 NM expected torque (from 0 rpm, upto 70% of max rpm...) for Rs. 5 Lac sound?
    And What does the Ninja 650 make? 66NM? And GT makes even lesser.

    Electric Vehicles are never comparable to Petrol ones... differences are too obvious.


    I must say, riding my dad's 25 kmph YoBike (now sold) was definitely fun, atleast until you reach 25 kmph and hunt for 2nd gear which isn't there.
    So, this 35 bhp would be hellish fun I expect!
    I know what you are talking about, I myself own a Yo EXL R which has true 55 kmph top speed, but if you ask me to pay 5 lakh for this, i am sorry, i don't think it's worth my money.
    My thoughts are subjected to personal experiences/internet articles. Please read my comment carefully before replying. :)

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