Kabira KM 3000 And KM 4000 5 Things To Know
- by Gaurav
- Feb 19, 2021
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Two new electric motorcycles that deliver on paper, or do they?
Electric bikes are quite the niche in a market like India, but that didn’t stop Goa-based startup, Kabira Mobility, from launching two new electric motorcycles in the country: the faired KM 3000 and the KM 4000, a streetfighter. Sounds promising, right? But hold on, there’s more to these bikes than meets the eye. So, here are five important points that’ll give you a complete download on what these electrics are all about:
Right off the bat, the first thing you notice is that these bikes look quite familiar. Anyone who knows a thing or two about motorcycles could tell the folks at Kabira Motors are huge Kawasaki fans. The Ninja 300 genes are pretty evident in the KM 3000. As for the KM 4000, well, it looks like a hybrid between the Kawasaki Z1000 and the Yamaha FZ. Are they just as good to ride? We’ve answered that in our first ride review.
The KM 4000 uses a 5kW hub motor which makes 8kW of peak power. The brand claims it can do 0-40kmph in just 3.1 seconds with a top speed of 120kmph! You can even choose between three power modes (Eco, City and Sports), with varying motor output and throttle response.
Weirdly enough, the faired model is pegged as the more sensible pick. It gets a slightly detuned motor which produces 3.5kW and 6kW of peak power. With this, the top speed drops down to 100kmph and it takes 0.2 seconds longer to get from 0-40kmph.
Practical For Everyday Use?
According to the company, the KM 3000 and KM 4000 are capable of delivering 120km and 150km, respectively, in Eco mode. Switch to Sports mode and the range drops to 60km and 90km. So, on paper, the bikes could get you around every day. But that could be a different story in reality.
You get a premium set of underpinnings, well, at least from the looks of it. The faired KM 3000 features conventional telescopic forks, twin discs up front, and a single disc at the rear. The KM 4000, on the other hand, gets a USD fork with the same braking setup. Tyres are quite decent: Ceat Zoom Plus radial tyre at the front and a Redous rear.
Pricing And Dealership Reach
The fully-faired Ninja 300 knock-off, KM 3000, is priced at Rs 1,26,990, while the Kawasaki Z1000/Yamaha FZ copy, KM 4000, will set you back by Rs 1,36,990. You could get either of these bikes through any of Kabira's 18 dealerships spread across Goa, north Karnataka, south Maharashtra, and Gujarat.
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