Revolt RV 400: first Indian electric motorcycle, price, characteristics and range

On the Revolt Motors website, you will find a curious section called “Revolt Times”, which claims to show you articles from the future.

With titles like “Vintage 100cc Petrol Motorcycle Rally held at Connaught Place; hundreds gathered â€and“ Mobile map apps remove “Nearby gas pumps†from its options, â€you get a glimpse of the company’s vision for India – a future where electric vehicles have completely. eliminated internal combustion.

This vision is in line with Niti Ayog’s proposal that automakers move all two-wheelers under 150cc to electric vehicles by 2025, although the government has not set an official deadline.

To that end, Revolt Motors today launched two electric motorcycles – the RV 300 and RV 400 – which it touts as India’s first “AI-powered†electric motorcycles.

Powered by a 3.72 kWh lithium-ion battery that pushes 3 kW to the electric motor, the bike is said to be capable of an electronically limited top speed of 80 km / h (although some reviews report a top speed of 85 km / h). km / h). The bike comes with three modes, City, Normal, Sports with reported top speeds of 45 km / h, 65 km / h and 85 km / h respectively.

According to Autocar India, the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) has certified the range of the RV400 to 156 km. According to the company’s website, the range will be 150 km only in Eco mode, while Normal and Sports modes have a range of 100 km and 80 km respectively.

The company claims the bike can be recharged from a regular 15A outlet from 0-100% in 4.5 hours.

Dubbed “AI-enabledâ€, the bike can be turned on by voice commands and has features such as geolocation and geolocation. In addition, the “engine sound†of the motorcycle can be changed.

The four tones of the RV 400 engine | Revolt Motors website

Electric motors do not produce any noise, which sometimes requires manufacturers to include speakers that generate an engine tone so that the motorcycle does not go unnoticed in traffic (safety risk). The RV 400 allows riders to tune one of four engine sounds: Revolt (a standard engine sound), Rage (a raucous version), Rebel (a two-stroke engine note), and Roar (a superbike to fast diet Ton).

Since the bike does not need to store fuel, the “fuel tank†can be used for storage.

The bike is available in Delhi and Pune, and can be purchased through a contract plan dubbed the MyRevolt plan. With a base price of Rs. 3,499 per month and a premium price of 3,999 per month (both for 37 months), it also covers service, maintenance, insurance and RTO charges for that period. The RV 400 is available in Rebel Red and Cosmic Black colors, while the RV 300 has a white option.

The RV 300 lacks some of the features found in the RV 400 (such as customizable engine tones) and is content with a smaller capacity. Her starting plan is Rs. 2,999 per month.

Besides Revolt Motors, the Pune-based startup Tork is also planning to launch an electric motorcycle in the same category, the T6X. Emflux, based in Bengaluru, is also planning to launch its Emflux-One. Among the big brands, Bajaj and KTM intend to co-develop a “high-end electric motorcycleâ€.

Reservations for the RV 400 will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 29.