Bengaluru-based start-up Ultraviolette Automotive is all set to launch the much-awaited F77 electric bike to the Indian market on November 24th. The Pre-bookings for the electric bike have already begun at Rs 10,000. The deliveries of the electric bike will start by the end of the calendar year.
Now let’s first talk about the design of F77, the bike gets a single pod headlight at the front with a fibre cover over the front forks and a fairing-style cover for the battery pack.
The chassis of the bike is redesigned to incorporate the new battery pack which is now fixed and heavier than before and the new frame is two times stiffer than the old frame. The company also said that the electric bike gets refining step-down transmission for better durability and reduced noise levels. The bike also gets a re-designed redesigned swingarm while the original swingarm was a milled unit. The bike now also gets a Pre-load adjustable USD fork and a mono-shock.
Talking about the new battery pack, the new battery pack is fixed, larger and packs more lithium-ion cells. The battery pack now uses 21,700 lithium-ion cells as opposed to the 18,650 cells in the prototype and this translates to a usable capacity of 10.5kWh and which makes the F77’s battery size the largest of any electric two-wheeler in India.
Along with the battery update, the electric bike also gets three levels of regenerative braking and riding modes that will affect the range. Most importantly, the motorcycle now gets a claimed range of 307 km, which is the highest for any electric two-wheeler in India. The company will also provide multiple charging options along with charging infrastructure, details of which will be announced on November 24th.
We expect Ultraviolette to price the electric bike starting from Rs 3.2 lakh (ex-showroom). The company will be opening its first experience centre in Bengaluru and will be expanding to other cities over the next 12 months. The company says it has received over 70,000 bookings from 190 countries and it also plans to begin exports to other markets in the next 24 months.