The startup has raked in a whopping 21,000 pre-orders for its first electric motorcycle.

Electric motorcycles are gaining popularity in the European and Asian markets due to their affordability and practicality. Performance-wise, EV manufacturers have worked hard to maintain the feel and experience of a traditional motorcycle. To achieve this, many players have resorted to building sporty, performance-focused electric bikes. One of them is the Indian company Oben Electric.

We’ve talked more about Orben’s first electric motorcycle, his Rorr. But so far this bike has mostly remained a concept and a prototype. As July comes to an end, Orben Electric has announced that it will begin shipping the first batch of Orben Rolls later this month. Specifically, an avid customer can get his hands on the sporty electric bike as early as the first week of July.

Prior to announcing the delivery of Rorr, Ouben also opened a new Experience Center in Bangalore. In addition to showrooms displaying the latest products, electric motorcycle manufacturers have set up so-called experience centers to give potential customers a clearer picture of electric vehicle technology. Of course, the technology of electric bikes is very different from that of ICE bikes, and it is important for customers to understand how it works.

Oven Rorr are no exception. With over 21,000 pre-orders now, the waiting list is understandably long. It’s easy to see why there’s so much interest in the Rorr, as it’s one of the few sporty options in the electric bike segment. It features his IPMSM electric motor of 10 kilowatts, developed in-house. Rated at 13.4 horsepower, the Rorr can go from 0 to 25 miles per hour in just 3 seconds. Top speed is limited to 62 mph.

Oben Electric holds 21 patents and is proud to say that Rorr is 95% localized at the component level. This means that his 95% of all parts on Rorr are from Indian manufacturers and the majority of these parts were developed in-house. For example, the battery is a Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) unit, first developed by Orben Electric. Unlike standard lithium-ion batteries, LFP batteries have longer charge cycles, better heat resistance, and better fast charging capabilities. According to the above, it takes only 2 hours to fully charge this battery.

As mentioned earlier, Obenrohr has 21,000 existing orders to fulfill, so the wait list is definitely very long. Still, the Rorr is priced at Rs 149,999, or about US$ 1,827, making it a very attractive proposition in the busy Indian electric two-wheeler market.