What does a man bitten by the entrepreneurial bug do ? he realizes he’d rather work for himself than any major automotive giants! This is exactly what Mr BVR Subbu did, quit his job at Hyundai and starts of on a venture with with a load of ideas and even more experience backing him up.

The product The Altius Scimitar 670 is basically a Kawasaki KLR650’s chassis mated with a 5 speed diesel engine producing 33bhp and 54nm of torque. Claimed top speeds are at 150kmph! and a fuel efficiency of 45kmpl at a constant 90kmph. Other figures include a 0-100 time of under 10 seconds , interestingly the motorcycle would be approximately cost 1.75L, which we think is a good deal .

With the ever consistent rise in the fuel prices motorcycle touring seems to becoming a costlier affair and quite certainly this being a chassis build for all terrain would be a great choice when it comes out. Lets wait for the launch for a complete road test in detail and in the mean while you can have a look at the complete technical specifications.



MAXIMUM SPEED: In excess of 152 kph (95 mph)
ACCELERATION: 0-53 kph (30 mph), 3.3 sec / 0-106 kph (60 mph), 9.7 sec
MINIMUM CONSTANT SPEED: Less than 5 kph (3 mph)
TURNING RADIUS: Less than 2.1 meters (7 feet)
FORDING DEPTH: 610 mm (24 inches)
FUEL MILEAGE: 46.6 kpl @ 90 kph (96 mpg @ 55 mph)
RANGE: 653 km @ 90 kph (408 miles @ 55 mph)
FUEL: JP8, JP5, JP4, AVTUR, JET-A1, Diesel, Biodiesel


TYPE: Patent Pending 4-Stroke, Indirect Injection (IDI), single cylinder, liquid cooled, heavy-fuel engine
POWER: 33 Hp @ 5700 RPM
TORQUE: 53 Nm (38 ft-lbs) @ 3300 RPM
LUBRICATION: Wet sump, compatible with MIL-L-2104, MIL-L-46152 & MIL-L-46167 lubricants
AIR FILTRATION: High capacity, 3-stage, oiled foam, reusable
TRANSMISSION: 5-speed, clutchless, constant mesh, return shift
FINAL DRIVE: Self lubricated, sealed, O-ring roller chain


BATTERY: 12 volt, 625 CCA, maintenance free dry cell
ALTERNATOR: 14 amp, 14 volt, AC, three phase
STANDARD LIGHTING: DOT approved lighting system
BLACKOUT LIGHTING: Driving, Marker & Tail/Stop lights meeting MIL-STD-1179 with IR Driving Lights


HANDLEBARS & CONTROLS: Heavy duty with integral hand and control guard
THROTTLE: Dual cable with auto and manual return, water and dust resistant
CABLES:Nylon lined, water and dust resistant
SPEEDOMETER: Calibrated in MPH & KPH with resettable odometer, illuminated
INSTRUMENTS: Illuminated Speedometer calibrated in KPH and MPH, Resettable Odometer, Tachometer, Engine Temperature Gauge, Neutral Indicator, Directional Indicator and High Beam


FRAME: Semi-double cradle, welded high-tensile steel mainframe with removable rear section
FRONT SUSPENSION: Telescopic forks, hydraulic damped and sealed with non-reflective boots
REAR SUSPENSION: Swing arm with multi-link actuated adjustable shock, sealed needle bearings at all pivot points
ENGINE GUARDS: Skid plate with tubular engine and radiator guard
FOOT PEGS Safety folding, spring return
FUEL TANK: Rotationally molded plastic, 14 liter (4.25 gallon) capacity
WHEELS: Heavy duty, wire-spoke with alloy rims
TIRES: Dunlop D606, dual-purpose (on/off-road) tires, DOT approved
FRONT BRAKE/REAR BRAKE: Single 280mm petal-type disc, two-piston caliper / Single 240mm disc, single-piston caliper
BODY: Headlight cover, Air filter box, Fenders, Seat base, Side panels, Chain guard
TOOLS: Full operator tool kit
EQUIPMENT RACK: Heavy duty rear equipment rack with 23 kg (50 lb) capacity
EQUIPMENT CASE: Side mounted, hard sided equipment cases optional


DRY WEIGHT: 176 kg (389 lbs)
MAX WIDTH: 960 mm (37.8 in)
MAX LENGTH: 2296 mm (90.4 in)
MAX HEIGHT: 1219 mm (48 in) Mirrors not included
WHEEL BASE: 1481 mm (58.3 in)
GROUND CLEARANCE: 211 mm (8.3 in)
COLORS: Desert Tan, Military Green or Black (Special Color upon request)

The company’s website: Altius Automotive