Now, Mantis electric bike needs no introduction after its successful launch in India. Since you have been searching for this interesting sporty ebike,You must be aware that, Bengaluru based Orxa Energies has come up with their latest electric motorcycle with a brand name”Mantis”. Orxa has claimed that their new electric bike would be available for sale somewhere in mid-2020.
Orxa Mantis has been designed for the futuristic needs. It has got a sporty look with fine lines and multiple grills. Company has just revealed their prototype during India Bike Week 2019 held in Goa. The sources have confirmed that the actual product may look slightly different from the prototype.
Mantis Electric bike would fall into the segment of 200-250 CC bikes if we compare it with conventional motorcycles. Thus, it would be ready to compete with high end electric bikes like Ultraviolet F77.
Mantis eBike Battery and Range
If we go as per the claims of Orxa, they have developed an in-house lithium ion battery for their high performance electric bike with a capacity of 9KWh. Mantis power unit would be coming with 6 swappable modular units where batteries would weigh 6Kg each.
A fully charged battery would offer a range of 200 Km, which is actually better than any available electric bike in India. In addition to this, company has planned to open battery swapping stations which will be “Orxa Battery Bunks” all over the India.
Thus you need not to worry while travelling long distances; you just need to swap your exhausted battery with a fully charged ready to go battery. This facility would help Orxa technologies to stand out of the crowd in future and at the same time user would save a lot on battery replacements.
Orxa technologies have already set their feet in high performance battery segment and their various products are not only being used in automotive but aerospace and other applications too. Company is also putting lots of efforts in R&D of high performance and light weight batteries for future.
Orxa Mantis Electric Bike Price and availability
It would not be possible to quote the exact prices as of now but the company has revealed that the price of Mantis Electric bike in India would be launched with a price tag between Rs.3-4 Lakh. Mantis e-bike would be available for sale after its very first launch in Bengaluru in mid-2020 and then it would register its presence throughout India. Till now company has not disclosed their plans to go global but this electric bike will definitely reach a new height of success as it has been designed keeping in mind the futuristic needs.
Mantis E-Bike Design and Styling
The design and the name of Mantis Electric Bike is inspired by a slender predatory insect which is well known for its rapid strike on its prey. The head light has also designed keeping in view the head of Mantis which is actually triangular in shape. The entire weight of the e-bike is 175Kg which is relatively on a lower side for any all electric e-bike. This much of less weight has been achieved by the company by using aluminum frame instead of steel. It is fitted with Fangs like twin Daytime running lamps (DRL) which are automatically switched on once the vehicle is in drive.
Orxa has come up with really beautiful color options with very vibrant and bright color schemes. Thus, Mantis electric bike can’t just go unnoticed one it passes by you on the road.
The bikes swingarm has been blended in body’s color at the same time all the lines has been given an upward inclinations including rear and mid-section to give it all sporty look.
If you take a close look of the mid-section of the bike, there is a large under belly cowl which helps to hide the installed battery packs, although there may be some changes once the actual model is launched.
Orxa Mantis EBike Performance
With the introduction of performance ebikes in India like Tork T6X and Revolt RV400 electric bike the performance ebike market is turning hot. But when we consider Mantis It is actually an early performance street electric bike with great power.
This would be one of India’s very few electric bikes to enter the segment of performance e-bikes. The acceleration and braking provides a good control for a rider-friendly street experience.
Electric motor of this e-bike can provide peak power of 25KW. A 41 mm telescopic fork and a monoshock are really robust. Fork and monoshock acts as heavy duty suspension. It is an all-electric bike with impressive performance.
Now, when we are talking about the performance of mantis electric bike then you would definitely like to know about its acceleration and top speed therefore I have covered it for you in the next paragraph.
Orxa Mantis Electric Bike Speed
Although, Mantis is not as powerful as Tork T6X electric bike but , a powerful 25KW motor helps Mantis e-bike to reach from 0-100 KMPH in just eight seconds. This powerful motor can take you to a thrilling top speed of 140KMPH which is again on a higher side in the performance e-bike segment and thus is highly capable of competing with conventional bikes on Indian streets.
Conclusion: Mantis Performance e-bike
After going through the various facts and figures, we can easily conclude that Orxa Mantis is a performance electric bike designed for Indian roads and street-rides. Its acceleration is even better than the conventional sports bikes with 200-250 CC engine.
Its appealing design, ultra-light colors and sporty look would definitely attract the buyers to purchase it. As the future of the electric bikes in India very bright and this segment is growing with a rapid pace would help Mantis to get a good momentum in the market.
The only grey side of the bike remains the price tag between 2-3 lakh which may discourage a large crowd of middle class buyers. But overall this bike would leave a great impact in the market and make it presence feel once it starts turning its wheels on Indian roads.
Must Know Facts about the manufacturers of Orxa mantis e-bike
Orxa energies is a Bengaluru (Karnataka) based Electric Vehicle manufacturer. Mr. Ranjita Ravi, Amrudesh Santhanam and Prajwal Sabnis found in Aug 2015.
The company was started with an aim to make an all-electric sports bike but the company is also working on making a fully electric Reverse-trike. Company’s future plan includes delivering high end electric vehicles with high performance and appealing designs. Orxa energies also claimed that they are also investing in research and development.
Company is going to develop high performance and low weighted batteries to meet the future requirements of electric vehicles. Companies claims includes their successful tests and validation of batteries on 5 different kinds of electric vehicle platforms.
The company is working on transforming creative ideas into a successful business when it comes to electric vehicles in India.
Orxa Mantis VS Ultraviolette F77
In future there will definitely be many competitors as this is just the beginning of electric sports bikes in India. But at present the very close competition of Mantis is with Ultraviolette F77 electric bike which has almost similar specs.
Ultraviolette F77 claims to have a top speed of 147 KMPH against Mantis’s 150 KMPH and it reaches from 0-100 KMPH in 7.5 seconds whereas Orxa Mantis takes 8 seconds for the same.
But Orxa Mantis has made a remarkable difference when it comes to the maximum range offered by Orxa which is 200 KM on single charge when F77 can only go upto 130-140 Km of distance.
Ultraviolette F77 electric bike would also come with a price tag of more than 3 lakhs thus there would hardly be any difference here. Styling and design of both the bikes are entirely different thus, both will attract their share of sports bike lovers.