Ultraviolette launches F77 electric motorcycle with 147 KMPH top speed
The F77 can be charged in 1.5 hours using a fast charger whereas a standard charger will take 5 hours.
Ultraviolette, an electric motorcycle startup based in Bengaluru, has launched its first motorcycle in India. The motorcycle F77 is priced at Rs 3 lakh on-road and has a range of 130-150 km in a single charge. The top version of the bike is available for 3.25 lakh (on-road).
The electric motorcycle will be available in three variants: Lightning, Shadow, and Laser from October 2020. The company has already sold 100 motorcycles. The bookings can be done on the official website of the company.
The motorcycle runs on a 25kW electric motor powered by three lithium-ion batteries with a capacity of 4.2kWh. It delivers 33.5 PS and 90 Nm of torque which makes it more powerful than a normal 300 cc bike.
The F77 can be charged in 1.5 hours using a fast charger whereas a standard charger will take 5 hours. Buyers will have an option to buy the portable fast charger along with other accessories like the standard charger and a home charging pod.
The bike weighs 158kg and can reach up to 100kmph in 7.5s and 0-60kmph in 2.9s.
Riders can choose from three riding modes: Eco, Sport and Insane that changes the power output of the engine. The company provides a thermal management system added with an air-cooling system for the engine.
The Ultraviolette F77 features Metzeler M5 tyres, up-side-down front suspension and dual-channel ABS, as well as a pre-load adjustable mono-shock on the rear side.
Other features on the Ultraviolette F77 includes TFT-LCD instrumentation embedded with an eSIM card, smartphone connectivity, geofencing and vehicle tracking.
TVS bought a stake of 14.78 per cent in the Ultraviolette startup. Revolt is another electric bike that was launched earlier in India.
Emflux is a concept electric superbike that has been showcased earlier at Auto Expo in Greater Noida. This superbike is yet to be launched.
The Indian government is planning to make all two-wheelers electric by 2025, which has been quoted as 'impractical' by two-wheeler manufacturers in India. Another downside of these electric vehicles is its price tag. These are priced much higher as compared to the similar fuel operated motorcycles in the country.