Ultraviolette unveils high performance e-bike F77 at Rs 3 lakh

Deccan Chronicle.  | Michael Gonsalves

Business, Autos

The F77 bike will first be rolled out in Bangalore in October next year and expand to other cities.

With an acceleration of 0-60 kmph in 2.9 seconds, top speed of 140 kmph, and a range of 150 km on a single charge, the F77 bike is all set to completely redefines the identity for electric mobility in India with revolutionary design, technology and user experience.

Pune: After the Revolt 400 electric motorcycle and the Bajaj Chetak electric scooter launches in August and October respectively, comes India’s first performance-oriented electric motorcycle called the Ultraviolette F77 bike.

With an acceleration of 0-60 kmph in 2.9 seconds, top speed of 140 kmph, and a range of 150 km on a single charge, the F77 bike is all set to completely redefines the identity for electric mobility in India with revolutionary design, technology and user experience.

Priced between Rs 3 lakh and Rs 3.25 lakh on road pan India, the Ultraviolette F77 bike introduced on Wednesday gets a 4.2kWh battery that offers a range between 130-150 km depending on the power riding mode one opts for — Eco, Sport and Insane.

The F77 bike will first be rolled out in Bangalore in October next year and expand to other cities.

The Bangalore-based Ultraviolette Automotive company said the new F77 electric bike will be available in three variants — Lightning, Shadow and Laser.

“Over the last 3 years we have been on an extensive journey of researching, innovating and developing various prototypes of motorcycles, modular batteries and chargers. Today, the F77 is a testimony of our vision of building an entirely new ecosystem of electric mobility in India,” Narayan Subramaniam, Founder-CEO at Ultraviolette Automotive, said.

The new F77 bike, which has undergone several thousand kilometres of testing will be a compelling alternative to internal combustion or IC Engine motorcycles, he averred.

The F77 bike is powered by an air-cooled motor that the company claims produces a max power output of 25kW (33.5hp) and an impressive peak torque of 90Nm.

Powering the motor is a battery with a maximum capacity of 4.2kWh. It uses three slim lithium-ion battery packs and the entire unit takes 5 hours to charge fully via the standard charger, while the fast charger will do it in 1.5 hours.

Ultraviolette has revealed that the F77 does not require all three battery packs to run, but it performs optimally with all of them in use. On a full charge, the F77 has a claimed range of 130-150km.

The battery system also comprises a comprehensive list of safety, thermal and battery management features, some of which are patented technologies.

The company has also revealed that the F77 bike will come with accessories like a portable fast charger, crash guards, panniers, and a different visor. The bike is also quite light, with a kerb weight of 158kg, and has an accessible seat height of 800mm.

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