Kick-starting a new two-wheeler race

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By PARAN BALAKRISHNAN
It’s an ‘attack of the minnows’ as a clutch of startups tries to carve out a niche in India’s crowded two-wheeler market Kapil Shelke earned his stripes by working in the pits with electric superbikes in China and Europe. Now he’s turning his hands-on experience to launching the Tork T6X electric bike that’s due to come racing onto the roads within a few months.

“On Day Zero, there’ll be a small market for early adopters. We have to deliver a bike that’s reliable and fun to ride,” he says. Shelke’s Tork Motors and its team of 15 engineers have already caught eyes of investors like Bharat Forge, which brings with it huge automotive industry experience and others such as cab aggregator Ola’s founders…

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