It was last month when Ultraviolette, a Bengaluru-based electric two-wheeler company, announced that it is going to unveil its first and India’s first high-performance electric motorcycle in November. Well, the time has come and the bike is out!
Electric vehicles are slowly picking up pace in India. Earlier this year, we saw Revolt RV300 and RV400, really impressive electric motorcycles. However, they were kind of more like commuter-oriented products. On the other hand, the Ultraviolette F77 is built purely for fun and high-performance riding.
Ultraviolette F77 Key Features-
- Powering the F77 is a 25 kW motor which gives a power output of 34.7 bhp at 2250 rpm. The torque here is 90 Nm at the motor and a whopping 450 Nm at the rear wheel.
- This allows the electric bike to cover the 0-60 km/h sprint in just 2.9 seconds whereas stretching it to a 100 km/h from a standstill will require 7.2 seconds. The F77 caps out at 147 km/h.
- There are three lithium-ion batteries hidden neatly behind the aerodynamic fairing. Ultraviolette says that it had to develop its own batteries as the ones available in both the local and international markets were not up to the mark to survive in harsh Indian conditions in terms of temperature, weather, and shocks and jerks.
- The batteries are also user-replaceable, so that’s a good thing.
- F77 would have a range of 130-150 km in a single charge.
- Charging time using a conventional charger is 5 hours and via a fast charger is 1.5 hours.
- F77 has 3 riding modes – Eco, Sport, and Insane.
- It is also available in 3 variants – Lightning, Shadow and Laser.
- Dual-channel ABS, 320mm front disc and a 230mm rear disc, steel-braided brake lines.
- 110/70 R17 (front) and 150/60 R17(rear) tyres.
- F77 will feature a 9 DOF (Degree of Freedom) Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU).
- Kerb weight of 158 kg.
Clearly, Ultraviolette has done a brilliant job in designing the bike. All the aerodynamic work has been paid special attention to. For example, the fairing of the bike sits flush, the front forks are covered and so is the swingarm. In fact, you will even find wheel covers in the Laser variant of the F77 which is just to enhance the aerodynamic efficiency of the electric motorcycle.
We also like the F77’s LED headlight design. It is low-set which adds a bit of sportiness. Talking about lighting, the F77 has full LED lighting. It also has a TFT dash which we are sure is loaded with information.
Well, so far the Ultraviolette F77 has done nothing but impress us. Now we are curious to find how would it ride. As of now, Ultraviolette has started accepting online pre-bookings and reports tell us that 100 units have already been booked. The deliveries will begin by Q3 2020, starting from Bangalore. Regarding the pricing, it is expected that the F77 would fall in the Rs 3-3.25 lakh (on-road) bracket.