Electric vehicles are actually becoming popular in India and around the world. In India, there are several two-wheeler manufacturer who now manufacture electric vehicles. Some of the popular names include Ather, TVS, Okinawa and now Ola has also entered the segment. Most of these manufacturers had concentrated on making electric scooter and there are only a few who have even attempted to build an electric motorcycle. Bangalore-based Ultraviolette Automobiles not only built a motorcycle but, they also made India’s fastest electric motorcycle. A new video has been released the electric mobility start-up.
The video has been shared by Ultraviolette Automobiles on their YouTube channel. The motorcycle seen in the video here is the F77. It was unveiled back in 2019 and it was earlier expected to be launched in the market in 2020. Due to the pandemic the launch and the official deliveries of the Ultraviolette F77 got delayed. The new video actually looks like a teaser and it could actually be an indicator that the brand plans to launch the F77 in the market officially this year. The Ultraviolette F77 motorcycle is expected to be launched in the first quarter of 2022.
Ultraviolette had unveiled three variants of the F77 electric motorcycle. There is the F77 Lightning, F77 Shadow and F77 Laser. As mentioned above, the Ultraviolette F77 is actually India’s fastest electric motorcycle. It has a top speed of 147 kmph. Unlike other electric scooters of motorcycles that we have seen in the past F77 has a completely different design. It has a very futuristic design that we have not seen on any motorcycles so far.
The F77 is powered by a 27 kW electric motor that generates 90 Nm. This makes the F77 a lot more powerful than any other electric motorcycle in the Indian market. The base variant of the electric motorcycle is claimed to offer a real world riding range of 150 kms. The brand is likely to offer two sets of battery pack for the motorcycle. One would offer the 150 kms range while the other would offer more and will be offered in higher variants.
Ultraviolette has been working on the F77 extensively and the motorcycle is actually equivalent to many 300-cc petrol motorcycles. The F77 can go from 0-60 kmph in just 2.9 seconds and it would 7.5 seconds to touch 100 kmph from standstill. The motorcycle comes with a decent sized fully digital TFT instrument cluster. It is not touchscreen and can be operated using switches on the handlebar. The instrument cluster supports Bluetooth and can get updated OTA. The motorcycle comes with disc brakes at the front and rear.
The motorcycle also come with removable batteries and it would take around 5 hours to fully charge the battery using a regular charger. The 0-80 percent only takes around 3 hours. The bike supports fast charging and it can charge the battery up to 80 percent in just 50 minutes using a fast charger. The Ultraviolette F77 has no direct rival in the market. The motorcycle is going to be slightly expensive. The price for the Ultraviolette F77 is expected to start around Rs 3 lakh, ex-showroom.