Unlike the previous two models mentioned above, this EV kit allows the rider to choose between petrol power or battery power mode depending on the circumstances. In short, it is a pure petrol-electric hybrid kit, with the facility to switch between pure IC engine and pure EV mode.
A video of the process of converting this petrol powered Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise has been uploaded to YouTube by Creative Etc. This EV conversion kit is procured from GoGoA1 which is priced at Rs 27,760 and is available for sale online.
This electric motorcycle conversion kit uses a 2000W, 17-inch brushless hub motor that comes equipped with elements such as a regenerative controller, a wrist throttle, disc with catcher, mounting plate and a coupler. Very few modifications have been done to this Bajaj Avenger.
The design of the stock Bajaj Avenger has been retained in this modified hybrid prototype with most parts except a new 17-inch front wheel. The brushless hub electric motor has been used only in the 17-inch wheels installed in the motorcycle.
Along with this, new mountings have been installed on the rear fender to carry the battery pack and there is a small switch on the right side of the handlebar, which allows the rider to turn on the power. Although it is mentioned in the video that this is a DIY (Do It Yourself) project.
But it will take more than a skilled mechanic to complete all the complicated things to follow. In terms of modifications, the front forks have been revamped to incorporate the new front wheel along with the hub motor.
Also the front disc brakes require modification to successfully cooperate with the new front wheel. The battery pack then also needs to be sealed in a small metal box, which has to be fabricated through cutting and welding.
The battery is then mounted on the mount of the rear fender, but to do so, the rear turn indicators of the bike have to be reinstalled. Talking about the battery installed in this modification, the 72V, 35A lithium-ion pack has been used in this motorcycle.
The controller has been fitted with some minor changes in the electrical system. Finally a switch is added near the original switchgear to engage and turn off the electric motor. After complete modification, the IC engine drives the rear wheel through an in-house transmission system.
On the other hand, the electric hub motor is fitted in the front wheel. In pure electric mode, the Bajaj Avenger 220 can achieve a top speed of 60 kmph, which is quite good, while on the other hand, a maximum range of 40 to 50 km can be achieved by fully charging its battery.