Terra Motors Trying to Sell Cloned Zero S Motorcycle in India (w/video)

FEB 15 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 4

Japan’s Terra Motors, makers of electric trikes, scooters and tuk tuks, will try to sell its newly unveiled Kiwami electric motorcycle in India.

2014 Zero S

2014 Zero S

The Kiwami motorcycle may look familiar, as its a Zero S underneath.

Terra Motors has no rights to use the Zero S underpinnings, so naturally Zero Motorcycles issued a cease-and-desist order.

We’ll see how that plays out, but in the meantime here are the specs on the Kiwami electric motorbike:

  • 10 kW (13 hp) electric motor
  • Top speed is 160 km/hour (99 mph)
  • Requires 6 hours for a full recharge 
  • Range of up to 200 kilometers (124 miles)
  • Price  is around Rs. 18 Lakh (US$29,000)

Terra Motors hope to sell the Kiwami motorcycle in India starting later this year, but we’re thinking Zero Motorcycles will look to delay or cancel those plans due to some stealing-of-technology issues.

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4 Comments on "Terra Motors Trying to Sell Cloned Zero S Motorcycle in India (w/video)"

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And here I thought it was China that made all the clones. 😉

Japan has previous experience with it.

all those asian countries

I am sure they will not be able to sell 1 unit in entire year.. little range of 200 KM range at cost of 18 lakh. When 1000 CC bikes are available at 6-10 lakh nobody will buy this.
Indian market needs a bike with 100 KM ranger and cost should be around 0.6 lakh. Some cheap EV bikes are present but Lead battery is a major weakness