Yatri Motorcycles, a Nepali startup based in Kathmandu has designed and crafted their first electric motorcycle, Project Zero. Yatri has only made a few specifications available so far, so we’ll have to wait until the bike is released to find out more.
The team of Yatri Motorcycles has seven members with six full-time engineers. All of the team members of the company are graduated in engineering with some of them having an experience of working in big auto companies across the world. Aiming to design and manufacture something in our own country, the team came together with the innovative idea in 2017.
As for Project Zero’s styling, the bike epitomises Yatri’s “Elegance in Motion” design philosophy. Premium materials, a tasteful colour palette and clean, modern lines make this bike stand out from other electric motorcycles on the market.
It is also clear that Project Zero was heavily influenced by cafe racer styling. The naked electric cafe racer boasts tight proportions, a clutter-free aesthetic and an aggressive riding position. The motorcycle uses Carbon Fiber and Steel Chassis for the exceptional strength.
Yatri is powered by a 30 kW electric motor that can churn out around 38 PS of power. Through a collaboration with battery experts Ion Energy, Project Zero can be charged fully using a standard wall socket in only two hours.
The startup claims this electric motorcycle can run up to 230 km on a single charge.
Yatri comes with an integrated a distinctly modern display into their design. Perched on the fuel tank is a 7-inch, full-colour touchpad. The screen can be used to display basic riding information (speed, range) as well as navigation information and other additional functions. A mobile app is also in development which owners can connect to their bike wirelessly for real-time data.
The initial release date for Yatri’s electric cafe racer was set for March but due to the pandemic has been delayed. No details are yet available for a revised launch so for now.