Ola reveals four electric motorcycle concepts

The concepts include a cruiser, ADV, roadster and what Ola calls the Diamondhead; no specs or details but sole hint of launch timeline is 'end- 2024' on a presentation slide. 

By Zaran Mody, Autocar India calendar 16 Aug 2023 Views icon2729 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

Alongside the reveal of the affordable new Ola S1 X and the Gen 2 Ola S1 Pro on August 15, 2023, Ola Electric also revealed four electric motorcycle concepts. These were in the form of a cruiser, ADV, roadster and a futuristic-looking sportbike that the company calls the Diamondhead.

Very few details of the bikes were shown and pretty much no specification details were shared. All four products adopt a futuristic design philosophy, with Ola’s head of design Ramkripa Ananthan stating that each one stands for the essence of the category in terms of its overall design silhouette and intended usage pattern.

Ola Diamondhead concept details

The fourth product features a particularly outlandish design, with a look normally seen on concept motorcycles. Ola calls it the Diamondhead and its angular lines remind one of the Tesla Cybertruck. The Ola Diamondhead electric bike has a large dome-like windscreen, an LED strip headlamp running across the width of the motorcycle and large clip-on handlebars. The bike has a shrouded digital display that gets revealed by a retracting plastic cover when the bike is switched on.

Ola revealed four electric motorcycles concepts - Diamondhead, Adventure, Roadster, and Cruiser but did not provide any technical details about them. 

The most unusual element is the huge swingarm at the front, which suggests that this Ola electric bike uses a hub-centred steering system as opposed to a conventional fork setup. This is a complex setup that precious few motorcycles have brought into production. Unlike the chain drive on the other bikes, this one has a belt drive system, and two big front disc brakes suggest that this will be a performance-oriented product.

No other details were shared, and all we have to go by at the moment on the Diamondhead are these words from Ola’s founder: “This will truly define the future of motorcycling. It will be a generationally defining product and even 10 to 20 years from now, the whole world will remember this product as it will bring in an EV revolution in motorbiking. It will define what supersports motorcycling is across the world.”

Ola Electric bikes launch timeline

Ola gave no suggestions about the timelines for all these bikes, apart from mentioning 'end 2024' in one of the presentation slides. That is perhaps when we will see the first of these motorcycles.

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