Taking a massive leap forward, technology start-up Matter unveiled its first geared electric motorbike at an event held in the Capital recently. The electric motorbike has been perfected for trails and roadways and has been designed and engineered in-house with a consumer-centric product development approach focused on safety, security, reliability, and performance. The vehicle will be manufactured from the company’s facility in Ahmedabad and will be available across major cities in India.
Founder and Group CEO, Mr Mohal Lalbhai, said, “With many firsts, I am proud to say that this motorbike will be leading us into the future that we all have dreamt about. Our vision has motivated us to challenge the status quo, remain persistent and resilient towards the goal, and walk a difficult path with agility. Today we accelerate India’s journey to electrification as India rides on motorbikes.”
The motorbike is powered by an integrated, high-energy density, 5 kWh Power Pack, the matterEnergy 1.0. The powerpack is an integrated unit that houses the battery pack, the Battery Management System (BMS), the Drive Train Unit (DTU), power conversion modules and other protection systems. To enable a high-quality, smooth, and an extremely responsive ride, Matter has developed matterDrive 1.0, a revolutionary propulsion system that combines an electric motor with the Matter Hypershift manual gearbox, which provides complete control of the power delivery to the rider.
The motorbike supports both standard and fast charging through a common connector. The vehicle is equipped with a standard on-board 1kW Intelligent Charger, matterCharge 1.0, which offers the flexibility and convenience of charging the vehicle at any 5A, 3-pin plug point. The on-board charger can charge the vehicle in less than 5 hours and has an over charge protection as well.
The motorbike is designed to inspire emotion with bi-functional LED projector headlamp, split LED tail lamps, body-integrated front turn signals, a translucent shroud and an exposed spinner attached to the motor. The vehicle also packs convenient utility elements such as a storage space with built-in lights and a smart mobile charging port.
The motorbike has a touch-enabled 7-inch Vehicle Instrument Cluster (VIC), powered by a state-of-the-art processor, 4G connectivity and Android software that runs the intuitive UI that provides the rider with all the information they need like speed, gear position, riding mode, navigation, media, call control and other smart features that are never seen in a motorbike before. In safety, the bike comes with front and rear disc brakes with ABS coupled with large tyres aids in hard and safe braking, delivering great traction and road grip.