Electric Classic Car, the UK-based firm that converts classic cars to electric, recently introduced its first-ever electric two-wheeler – the Royal Enfield Photon. The electric motorcycle is based on the Royal Enfield Classic 500 and features a huge battery and a hub-mounted electric motor. Here, we bring you the top 5 features of the RE Photon. Read – 5 Things To Know About Royal Enfield Meteor 350
1. Electric Powertrain
The RE Photon comes packed with four 2.5kWh lithium-ion batteries and a water-cooled 12kW electric motor mounted on the rear wheel hub. It returns power slightly over 15bhp and promises a top speed of 112kmph. The electric Royal Enfield bike delivers a range between 125km-130km on a single charge, when ridden at a speed of around 85kmph.
2. Fast Charging
The battery packs of the motorcycles can be charged via regular power socket or public charging facilities. It takes 90 minutes to get fully charged by using a fast charging public charging point in the UK. The company is providing a 7kW charger and Type 1 connector with the motorcycle. Read: Most Affordable BS6 Royal Enfield Classic 350 Launched
3. Striking Design
Painted in British Racing Green shade, the Photon carries the contrasting gold pinstrips on the fenders and fuel tank. The quilted brown leather seat further enhances its premium look.
4. Suspension & Braking System
No changes have been made to its suspension and braking mechanism. Similar to the regular Royal Enfield Classic 500, the RE Photon electric uses the telescopic forks up front and dual-shocks suspension at the rear. Braking duties are done by front and rear disc brakes along with the dual-channel ABS (anti-lock braking system). The kerb weight of the Royal Enfield Photon, however, is slightly higher than the Classic 500.
5. Price & Availability
In the UK, the RE Photon electric has been made available at GBP 20,000 (which is around Rs 19 lakh). As of now, there is no information about its India launch timeline. If launched in India, it will get pricier with the imposed import duties and taxes.