Menza Motors, an Ahmedabad-based start-up, has launched its first electric motorcycle, the Lucat, at ₹ 2.8 lakh (ex-showroom). The Lucat is a fully customisable electric motorcycle, and riders can change specifications like body-type, seat height, footrest position according to individual requirements. The body is available in optional carbon fibre, and the bike gets clip-on handlebars, cantilevered tailpiece, spoked wheels, twin-tub swingarm and circular LED headlamps. According to Menza officials, the Lucat has been tested for more than 10,000 km to ensure customers do not face any problems.
Overall, everything on the bike can be changed on the bike according to individual preferences, and riders can choose from 77 colours options for the bodywork. The Lucat is powered by an air-cooled brushless DC motor which makes 18 kW (24 bhp) at 3,000 rpm and 60 Nm of peak torque, with 20 Nm available at 0 rpm. The Lucat has a top speed of 120 kmph and the 72V lithium ion battery is said to give a range of 100 km in city riding, and up to 150 km on the highway. There is no transmission and power is directly fed to the rear wheel when in operation.
The headlight is a round LED unit and the Lucat gets a large touchscreen tablet-like instrument panel. Suspension is handled by inverted WP forks at the front and a custom rear monoshock. Braking is taken care of by a 300 mm disc at the front, and a 230 mm disc at the rear. Both wheels are 17-inchers shod with Metzeler Sportec tyres and the bike weighs around 153 kg. Menza will offer the Lucat on sale through the company website through the e-commerce platform.