Revolt Motors has recently reopened bookings for its AI-enabled RV400 electric bike, which is currently priced at Rs 1.29 lakh (ex-showroom) and can be booked for a token amount of Rs 2,499. According to the manufacturer, customers will receive deliveries of the bikes before March 31, 2023. The company stated that there was a significant response in both booking periods. Despite there being 35 dealerships spread across 22 states in the country, the entire reservation process is carried out online.
For those unaware, Rattan India Enterprises recently acquired Revolt Motors. Since then, the company has made significant investments in the supply chain and increased the production capacity of its manufacturing facility in Manesar, Haryana, according to a press release from the company.
The country's first electric motorcycle, the Revolt RV400, features a swappable battery pack and offers performance comparable to a 125cc petrol-powered bike. Revolt electric bikes claim to provide significant cost savings for its customers, with monthly operating costs as low as Rs 350 in comparison to the average cost of Rs 3,500 for a petrol-powered bike.
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The RV400 is the first product from Gurugram-based start-up Revolt Intellicorp, and it competes with conventional ICE-powered motorcycles like the TVS Apache RTR 160 and the Yamaha FZ-S. In terms of design and styling, the RV400 appears to be fairly conventional and contemporary at the same time, much like its ICE competitors. LED headlamps, upside-down forks, a rear mono-shock, 17-inch alloy wheels, disc brakes (240mm on both wheels), and LED taillights are the main visual highlights of the bike. The fuel tank remains, but instead of gasoline, it houses a lithium-ion battery pack. It is available in two colours: Rebel Red and Cosmic Black. The bike comes with a digital instrument cluster, a start-stop button, and a USB phone charger.
The RV400 also gets a number of modern features, along with artificial intelligence capabilities and an integrated 4G LTE SIM, which offers internet and cloud-connected features. Through a dedicated Revolt mobile app, users can also access features like satellite navigation, real-time motorcycle diagnostics, a battery switch, a bike locator, doorstep battery service, geo-fencing for security, an online payment gateway, and a faux exhaust noise mode, which can produce multiple bike sounds (not available on the RV400 base variant). It also gets over-the-air software updates and other features. The e-bike comes with three different riding modes – Eco, Normal, and Sport.
The electric motorcycle is propelled by a 3kW motor, which generates 6.8bhp of power and 50Nm of torque. It has a 3kWh lithium-ion battery with an unlimited-kilometre warranty. Moreover, the bike has a 156-kilometre ARAI-certified range on a single charge and a top speed of 85km/h. Using a standard charger, the company claims that its battery can be charged from 0 to 100 per cent in 4.5 hours.
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As of now, the company sells two electric models in India, along with a wide selection of genuine parts and accessories through its authorised dealerships. The price of the Revolt RV400 electric motorcycle is Rs 1.29 lakh (ex-showroom). It has few direct competitors since the Oben Rorr is yet to be launched. The bike will compete indirectly with the Ola S1 Pro, Ather 450X, TVS iQube, Bajaj Chetak, and Tork Kratos.