India’s first kids’ race bike Atom GP1 launched at Rs 2.75 lakh

The development of the Atom GP1 took three years. The first prototype was developed in 2020, and a second prototype was developed a year later. These prototypes have been tested at various tracks across the country including Kari Motor Speedway, Madras Motor Speedway (MMRT), Chicane Circuit in Hyderabad, Kari Town in UAE, Meco Kartopia and others.

In terms of power, the Atom GP1 uses a 159.3 cc single-cylinder, two-valve carburetor engine with an output of 15 bhp at 8,000 rpm and 13.85 Nm at 7,000 rpm. This motor is paired to a 5-speed gearbox. The bike features a custom frame with a USD fork and rear monoshock with a single disc brake at the front and a petal disc at the rear. The bike rides on 12-inch alloy wheels borrowed from the TVS NTorq and shod with race-compound TVS Remora tires. Visually, the Atom GP1 reminds many of an Italian motorcycle with a V4 heart. The bike has a fiberglass body shell with an SS race exhaust.

The Atom GP1 motorcycle kit will be used for training and racing purposes. The bikes will be produced at CRA Motorsports’ factory in Coimbatore, which has an initial capacity of 250 units per year. The company spent the past eight months assembling the production plant, while also putting suppliers and spare parts in place.

First published date: Jul 19, 2023 at 15:08 PM USST

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