Velo Tuz: A Thai electric motorcycle with a range of 720 km

Velo Tuz: A Thai electric motorcycle with a range of 720 km

At the end of March, Thai Smartech Motor introduced a number of new products at the car and motorcycle exhibition at the Bangkok International Motor Show.

Literally, the biggest news for MC was the all-electric Felo Tooz, with styling and dimensions not unlike a Honda Gold Wing.

The 8L cooler will help keep food and drinks cold on long summer trips. Weight and dimensions unknown. Photo: Smartek Motors

Kia matches

Despite its lack of technical details, the electric motorcycle is intended for a 35 kWh battery with a 700-volt architecture. This gives a range of up to 720 km.

It's the same as Kia indicated for its imminent front-wheel-drive EV5 Long Rang, an electric car that has an 88 kWh battery and 160 kW (217 hp).

Admittedly, the range of both motorcycle and electric car is measured according to the Chinese CLTC standard. Perhaps a pinch of salt should be taken to manage the ten miles.

WLTP measurements are not available.

Instruments are displayed on a 12-inch TFT screen, with the infotainment system likely to consist of an app on the owner's mobile phone.  Photo: Smartek Motors

Instruments are displayed on a 12-inch TFT screen, with the infotainment system likely to consist of an app on the owner's mobile phone. Photo: Smartek Motors

More than 200 km/h

The maximum speed should be 202 kilometers per hour. Instruments are displayed on a 12-inch TFT screen that can mirror a mobile phone, and music is played through six speakers. Other features include 360-degree cameras, tire pressure gauge, anti-skid system, and ABS brakes.

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The battery can be charged with a type 2 connector. V2L technology allows the motorcycle battery to be used to charge other electrical devices. Nothing said about weight, but it won't be light.

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Thailand may not be widely known for producing motorcycles, but many famous companies such as Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, BMW, Triumph, and Ducati manufacture motorcycles in the country.

This article was previously published in Finansavisen engine.

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