The future of electric bikes starts here, at the Bengaluru based start-up, Ultraviolette Automotive, which is currently developing and testing its new electric bike the Ultraviolette F77 – a codename for a full size motorcycle which is said to rival and outperform the 200cc to 250cc internal combustion motorcycles.
The Ultraviolette F77 is currently out on test, on the roads of Bengaluru and here is what you can expect from this bike.
It is powered by a 25 Kw / 90 Nm maximum output all electric motor which offers up to 450 Nm at the wheel which enables it to sprint from 0 to 60 kmph in just 3.0 seconds and a top speed of over 140 kmph with a realistic riding range of 150 kms / charge. This powerful and sophisticated electric motor is housed in a sturdy steel Trellis frame and is complimented with a cast aluminum swing-arm. The motor itself acts as a load bearing stress member. The front suspension is a 43mm upside down fork similar to the KTMs with a rear monoshock. Stopping power comes from a 320mm radial mounted disc with 4 piston calipers and a single piston rear disc brake along with dual-channel ABS.
The battery pack consists of a proprietary battery management system, best-in-class energy density and claims to have 7 international patents. The battery consists of various sensors, mechanical, electrical and thermal fail-safe and state-of-the-art cooling system and can run in up to 45-degrees of ambient temperature.
The Ultraviolette F77 comes in with a standard home charger, which takes around 3.5 to 4 hours to charge but you can also access their Ultraviolette Energy Network similar to that of Ather. Ultraviolette’s energy monitoring system optimizes battery life and improves charging cycles. The Ultraviolette F77 comes with a regenerative braking system which recovers and recharges the battery, thus minimizing energy loss.
The F77 gets aggressive looking sharp front styling with all LED headlamp with a daytime running light and the rear has twin trailing LED tail light. It also gets LED turn indicator all around. The instrument panel is full digital, and will include a plethora of features where you will be able to configure your vehicle using a phone app. The Ultraviolette F77 will come with three riding modes – Eco, Sport and Insane.
The F77 is expected to be priced at around INR 2 – 2.5 lakhs and is expected go on sale by the end of 2019.