Made-in-India Ultraviolette F77 Electric Motorcycle is Finally Here
Bengaluru-based tech start-up Ultraviolette Automotive has launched the company’s first product, a made-in-India electric motorcycle called the Ultraviolette F77. The bike is available in three variants – Lightning, Shadow, and Laser, and is powered by an air-cooled brushless DC (BLDC) motor. It has an output of 25 kW (33.5 bhp) and is good for a claimed top speed of 147 kmph, with acceleration times of 0 to 60 kmph in 2.9 seconds, 0 to 100 kmph in 7.5 seconds!
The Ultraviolette F77 will come with three riding modes – Eco, Sport, and Insane, and a massive torque rating of 450 Nm on the rear wheel. The Ultraviolette F77 will be priced starting ₹3 lakh (on-road).
With an aggressive design and angular body panels, F77 comes with a sharp front fascia comprising of a full LED headlight. Relatively lower set clip-on handlebars, a split seat and rear-set footpegs make for a slightly aggressive riding posture. The tail light is a split LED unit.
The motorcycle claims that it’ll do 0-60kmph in 2.9 seconds with 450Nm of torque at the wheel, which is quite impressive. It does it with the help of its powerful 25kW BLDC motor that triggers it to a top speed of 147kmph, and three removable lithium-ion battery packs that claim to deliver a maximum range of 150km on a single charge. The quoted figure is under standard riding conditions in an urban environment. That’s on par with the RV400’s ARAI-certified range of 156km. The other feature of F77 includes DC fast charging capabilities, which means an hour and a half for a full charge or 50 minutes to charge up to 80 %. Ultraviolette also provides a CCS Type-2 Charge Port to support both AC and DC charging from public infrastructure.
Other outstanding features of the motorcycle include a full-color TFT screen with Bluetooth connectivity, over-the-air updates, bike locator, three ride modes (Eco, Sport & Insane) and ride analysis.
Additionally, the F77 uses a trellis frame with an upside-down fork and a monoshock. A 320mm disc brake at the front with a radial caliper and rear disc unit offer anchorage. Also, the switchable dual-channel ABS come right off the shelf. It’s 17-inch wheels come wrapped in 110/70 front and 150/60 rear tyre.
Even if Ultraviolette F77 does not have a direct rival, it can be regarded as the sportier alternative to the Revolt RV400.
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