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Sikkimese Designer Behind India’s First Electric Bike T6X

While India has already seen the launched of its first electric car Mahindra e20 (previously known as Reva) back in 2008. Well, for those bike lovers who have been waiting to own an electric bike. The Pune-based Tork Motorcycles has unveiled India’s first All-Electric Motorcycle T6X in Bangalore on Friday.

The announcement also sprung up a verbatim of incontrovertible pride and louder cheers echoing across the hills of Northeast region since then. Meerak Hang Subba, who is the team lead designer for the creation of this historic Indian motorcycle, hailed from Timburbong Village, Soreng in West Sikkim.

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Fair to say, It’s not like an everyday affair that people flumps to see the names of Motor designers and engineers emerging from the NE region, and stacking up the creative ladder in the epic world of turbo technology shift and becoming one of its front-runners.

The National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad alumni was born to J.B. Subba and Sabita Subba. He studied his formal education from Tashi Namgyal Academy, Gangtok and got his Bachelor of Architecture from Sir J.J. College, Mumbai.

Designer Meerak Hang Subba working on T6X's first prototype at his company garage in Pune. (Photo: Sikkim Messenger)

Designer Meerak Hang Subba working on T6X’s first prototype at his company garage in Pune. (Photo: Sikkim Messenger)

After completion of his Post Graduation in Transportation & Automobile Design from NID, he briefly worked with TVS Motor Company in Bangalore for about three years. To pursue his dream of designing, he then joined the Tork Motorcycles while still in its early stage and help the firm get their first prototype out in the market.

As for the T6X, it is priced at INR 1, 24,999 (ex-showroom) and powered by Brushless DC 6Kw lithium-ion battery with a maximum torque of 27Nm and it can travel at a top speed of 100 km/h. The lithium ion battery takes two hours to get fully charged. It claimed to be equivalent to a regular 200cc Petrol-powered Motorcycle.

For now, the company is only accepting pre-bookings for the T6X via its website. T6X will be manufactured at their plant in Chakan, and is expecting to sell 10,000 units in the first year. India is the largest two-wheeler market in the world.

Sikkimese Designer Behind India’s First Electric Bike T6X

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