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Matter 07 – India’s first electric motorcycle with manual gearbox unveiled

There’s a new electric startup in town offering a new-age electric motorcycle with a touch of conventional power. Matter Energy, a newly formed startup of electric two-wheelers, has launched its first offering in the Indian two-wheeler market. For now, the electric motorcycle from Matter Energy, which is simply called Matter Energy electric bike, has been unveiled with an electric powertrain and a 4-speed gearbox, making this the first electric two-wheeler to feature a manual gearbox.

In the first quarter of 2023, Matter Energy will officially launch its first electric bike for the Indian market with a new name. It is expected to go on sale in three different variants shortly after its launch in April 2023. Matter Energy has also stated that this electric bike will be on display at the upcoming 2023 Auto Expo.

In terms of the overall design, the Matter Energy electric bike has an edgy and sharp-looking design similar to many other aggressive-looking modern-day roadsters. As in other modern roadsters, the Matter Energy electric bike gets an all-LED headlamp, tail lamp and turn indicators.

The bike also gets split seats, a self-cancelling function for the turn indicators, clip-on handlebars and split grab rails. Matter Energy electric bikes come in four colors – gray and neon, black and gold, blue and gold, and red with black and white.

Massive torque output

The Matter Energy electric bike features a 5 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which claims to be the largest battery pack among all the electric motorcycles sold in India right now. An IP67-rated battery pack can be charged using a simple 5A household socket, which will take five hours. The motorcycle is powered by a 10.5 kW electric motor, which claims a maximum torque output of 520 Nm at the rear wheel.

It is the first electric motorcycle to feature a 4-speed manual gearbox, along with three riding modes. The electric bike will also have features like keyless operation, dual-channel ABS and a 7-inch touchscreen instrument console, which can be operated using buttons on the handlebar-mounted switchgear.

Bluetooth connectivity is also available, allowing riders to use turn-by-turn navigation, notification alerts, and music playback. In place of a conventional fuel tank, the Matter Energy electric bike features a 5-litre storage compartment, which also comes with a charging socket.

 

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