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Vlektra Bike is Company in Pakistan That You Did Not Know About

Amid the terrible fuel price inflation in Pakistan these days, people are in a desperate search for reasonable means of transportation. While electric bikes (e-bikes) seem like an ideal solution, not many e-bikes in Pakistan are desirable enough to spark a major paradigm shift.

Despite its tempting lineup, one e-bike startup has been flying under the radar in Pakistan. The startup, dubbed Vlektra, specialises on producing sporty-looking electric bikes.

The Karachi-based startup now accepts reservations for two models: Retro and Bolt. It claims that the initial batch is sold out, and it is taking reservations and test drives through its website.

Vlektra Bike is Company in Pakistan That You Did Not Know About

  • Bolt
  • Retro
  • Value Assessment

Bolt

Vlektra Bike is Company in Pakistan That You Did Not Know About

Bolt is an all-electric streetfighter bike with a lithium-ion battery pack and a 2000-watt electric motor. On a full charge, it has a range of up to 80 kilometres and a top speed of roughly 75 kilometres. While it isn’t a straight-line speed demon, the bike is nimble and quick, claiming a 0-60 kph pace of just 4 seconds.

It boasts a digital information cluster, front and rear disc brakes with ABS and CBS technology, adjustable front suspension, sporty mono-shock rear suspension, DRLs, LED headlights and taillights, and other modern features.

Bolt costs Rs. 399,000, not including delivery charges.

Retro

Retro is an all-electric brat-scrambler crossover bike with a 1500-watt electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack. It has a similar driving range of up to 80 kilometers on a full charge, and a claimed 0-60 kph time of just around 4.5 seconds. Compared to Bolt, Retro is a lighter bike, which makes its daily drive and maneuverability easier.

It also has similar modern features such as a digital information cluster, front and rear disc brakes with ABS and CBS technology, adjustable front and rear shock absorbers, DRLs, LED headlights, taillights, etc.

Retro has a relatively cheaper price tag of Rs. 249,000, excluding delivery charges.

Value Assessment

While both bikes seem quite appealing at the first glance, there are certain aspects that must be considered prior to the purchase. The strengths and weaknesses of both bikes are as follows:

StrengthsWeaknesses
Sporty DesignLoaded with FeaturesNo Vibrations or SoundCheaper to RunComplete Aftersales SupportExpensiveLong Charging TimePoor Driving RangeNo Resale ValueLongterm Ownership Concerns (Reliability, Battery Life, Parts Availability, etc.)

Given these factors and that the industry itself is at its formative stage, these bikes will likely be niche products for now. However, Vlektra has launched some strong contenders that deserve the attention of those looking for trendy e-bikes in Pakistan.

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My Name is Abdul Qadeer. And CEO Pakistanwap ( JamilBaba ) 😊

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