Almost three years after showing the prototype, Bengaluru-based startup Ultraviolette Automotive has finally launched the F77 in India today. The electric sports bike will be available in three variants – the Original, Recon and a Limited variant (limited to 77 units), priced at Rs 3.8 lakh, Rs 4.5 lakh and 5.5 lakh respectively. The Ultraviolette F77 draws inspiration from a fighter jet and it is reflected in the design of the motorcycle.
The Original variant gets a 7.1kWh battery which is claimed to deliver a range of 207km (Indian Driving Cycle), and is rated at 27kW of power and 85Nm of torque. It weighs 197kg, 10kg less than the Recon variant. The Recon variant gets a 10.3kWh battery which is claimed to deliver a range of 307km, and generates peak 29 kW of peak power and 95 Nm of torque. The Limited special edition variant gets the same 10.3kWh battery pack to deliver the same claimed range as the Recon but power figures here stand at 30.2 kW and 100Nm. 0-100kmph times for the Original, Recon and Limited variants stand at 8.3, 8.0 and 7.8 seconds while they can clock top speeds of 140kmph, 147kmph and 152kmph respectively.
The chassis housing the battery pack on the F77 is a steel trellis unit. Suspension components include a 41mm USD fork and a monoshock, both adjustable for preload. Braking hardware includes a 320mm disc up front with a 4-piston radial caliper and a 230mm rear disc with a single-piston caliper. All variants get dual-channel ABS as standard.
In terms of features, the Ultraviolette F77 gets a 5-inch TFT dash with smartphone connectivity and features like turn-by-turn navigation, notification alerts, features such as ride analytics, real-time location, crash-detection and battery statistics.
The fast-charger can add up to 35km of range in an hour while the boost charger adds a range of up to 75km in an hour hour. The standard charger takes 7-8 hours for a full top up. The boost charger is optional on both variants. The battery pack of the Original variant comes with a warranty of 3 years or 30,000km (can be extended) while the one of the Recon comes with a 5 year or 50,000km warranty (can be extended). The Limited model gets a warranty of 8 years or 1,00,000km.
Bookings have already commenced, with deliveries in Bengaluru expected to start by January 2023. Ultraviolette will commence deliveries in Chennai, Mumbai, Pune and Cochin in Q2 2023, followed by Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Lucknow in Q3 2023. Deliveries in Gurgaon, Jaipur, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Guwahati will begin in Q4 2023. Ultraviolette also plans to expand to Europe, North America, South America and Japan but there’s no word on the timelines here.
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