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Revolt electric motorcycle could ride for 156 km / charge

Nizam Shaikh
Written by Nizam Shaikh

In recent news, we saw the Revolt Intellicorp’s e-bike being tested in a camouflaged suit around the Gurugram area where the start-up is based at. The bike continues extensive road tests ahead of the launch sometime in June 2019.

Looking at the spy images, the motorcycle appears production ready with most of its body panels in place. The bike has a street fighter sporty commuter design with a comfortable upright riding posture. The front appears to have a LED headlight with projectors and LED daytime running lights. Above that is a fully digital instrument console with a sim card tray possible for AI & connected features. The bike is said to have an LTE connectivity with smart functions and will be the country’s first AI-powered electric motorcycle. According to the spy shots, the front suspension is an upside down unit and has alloy wheels and a hydraulic disc brake. The rear appears to have a tapered tail design with an LED tail light and grab handlebars. The rear also shows a disc brake which appears to be of the same size as the front and it may be equipped with anti-lock brakes (ABS) as standard. The rear suspension appears to be a monoshock.

The power plant appears to be housed behind the body cover below the tank area. So far no specific details on the battery or the motor are available only a few figures like an 85 kmph top speed and a 156 km range is known. Recently, the bike has completed its homologation process and received its certification from the ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) and is expected to launch very soon. The claimed battery range by Revolt is 150 km on a single charge, and now the ARAI tested and certified range is 156 km which is nearly the same as the claimed real-world figure. Furthermore, the e-bike weighs around 102 kg, for comparison the nippy little Honda Navi weighs 100 kg. The incline gradient ability is also rated at 10.2 degrees which is a good number and supposedly higher than most 100cc motorcycles. The Ather 340 and 450 electric powered scooters have claimed incline gradeability of 15 and 18 degrees respectively. The bike competes with 100cc to 125cc ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) counterparts.

The spied model appears to be production ready and may be launched in the coming months.

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