Ather Rizta vs TVS iQube Spec Comparison: Which One Should You Buy?

The Ather Rizta (Rs 1.10 lakh to Rs 1.45 lakh) and the TVS iQube (Rs 1.47 lakh - Rs 1.56 lakh) have a similar price range. So, we find out which one should you go for.

By Kanika Sachdeva | on April 13, 2024 Follow us on Autox Google News

Recently, Ather Energy launched the Rizta – its newest electric scooter to join the sporty 450 range – in India. The Ather Rizta has a conventional design with a 900mm long seat, a spacious floorboard area, and a total storage capacity of 56 litres. With prices ranging from Rs 1.10 lakh to Rs 1.45 lakh, the Rizta is one of the more affordable electric scooters in India and competes with the likes of the TVS iQube (Rs 1.47 lakh – Rs 1.56 lakh), Bajaj Chetak (Rs 1.36 lakh – Rs 1.47 lakh), and Ola S1 Pro (Rs 1.47 lakh). All mentioned prices are ex-showroom. So, let's see how the Ather Rizta fares against one of its closest rivals – the TVS' popular iQube.

Ather Rizta vs TVS iQube: Battery, Range

The Ather Rizta gets two battery options – a 2.9kWh pack and a 3.7kWh unit. The former yields a claimed IDC range of 123km, whereas the latter offers an IDC range of 160km on a single charge. However, in the real world, the numbers stand at 105km and 125km, respectively. Both battery packs are IP67 certified and are mated to a mid-drive motor, which produces 5.76bhp and 22Nm of peak torque. The Rizta has a claimed top speed of the scooter 80km/h.  


On the other hand, the TVS iQube uses 3.4kWh and 4.5kWh battery packs, with claimed real-world ranges of 100km and 145km and top speeds of 78km/h and 82km/h, respectively. Both packs have an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance and are paired with a 6bhp hub-mounted motor. 

Ather Rizta vs TVS iQube: Charging Capabilities

The Ather Rizta offers two charging options – a 350W portable home charger and a 700W Ather Duo charger. The former charges a 2.9kWh battery pack from 0 to 80 per cent in 6 hours and 40 minutes, whereas the latter charges a 3.7kWh battery from 0 to 80 per cent in 4 hours and 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, the TVS iQube is compatible with 650W and 950W portable chargers, with claimed charging times of 4.5 hours and 3 hours, respectively. Additionally, customers also have the option of a 1.5kW portable fast charger. 

Ather Rizta vs TVS iQube: Dimensions

Ather Rizta Underseat Storage

The Ather Rizta is 7mm longer than the TVS iQube. The former's boot is also larger than the latter, at 34 litres. Tipping the scales at 119kgs, the Rizta weighs almost the same as the iQube, but slightly more than the 450 models. It has a seat height of 780mm, while its ground clearance is 165mm. 

Dimensions Ather Rizta TVS iQube
Length 1,812mm 1,805mm
Height 1,140mm 1,140mm
Wheelbase 1,285mm 1,301mm
Ground Clearance 165mm 157mm
Seat Height 780mm 770mm
Underseat Storage 34 litres 32 litres
Weight (kerb) 119kgs 117.2kg-118.8kgs


Ather Rizta vs TVS iQube: Suspension, Brakes

The Ather Rizta features an underbone chassis, suspended by telescopic front forks and a rear monoshock. For stopping power, it uses a disc-drum braking setup, accompanied by a combined braking system. The Rizta rolls on 12-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 90/90 front and 100/80 rear tubeless tyres. 

TVS IQube S Under Seat Storage

While the TVS iQube comes with the same 130mm rear drum brake as the Rizta, the former gets a larger 220mm front disc compared to the latter's 200mm disc. The iQube's suspension setup comprises telescopic forks at the front and twin shock absorbers at the rear. The scooter sits on a set of 12-inch alloy wheels, shod with 90/90 front and 90/90 rear tubeless tyres. 

Ather Rizta vs TVS iQube: Features

With the Rizta, you get either a 7.0-inch colour TFT screen or a DeepView LCD, depending on the variant. Also, there is Bluetooth connectivity, turn-by-turn navigation, two ride modes (Smart Eco and Zip), auto hill hold, a reverse mode, FallSafe, a traction control system, an emergency stop signal, and an under-seat wireless charger. Moreover, it also gets a wide range of accessories, including a 22-litre frunk and a pillion backrest. 

As for the TVS iQube, a 7.0-inch TFT cluster with music controls and theme customisation is offered with the S variant, while the entry-level model features a 5.0-inch unit that supports turn-by-turn navigation. The top-tier ST variant, which was unveiled at Auto Expo 2023, has a 7-inch touchscreen instrument cluster with voice assistance and OTA updates. Other bits include two ride modes, cruise control, keyless ignition, a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), geo-fencing, and regenerative braking. 

Ather Rizta vs TVS iQube: Variants

The Ather Rizta comes in two variants – S and Z – with prices starting at Rs 1.10 lakh and going up to Rs 1.45 lakh. These are introductory ex-showroom prices. Meanwhile, the TVS iQube ranges from Rs 1.47 lakh (ex-showroom) for the base version to Rs 1.56 lakh (ex-showroom) for the S variant. As for the top-spec iQube ST, there is a possibility that TVS may bring this variant to our market this year.

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