Bengaluru-based electric vehicle startup Ultraviolette Automotive has begun delivering the F77, its high-performance electric motorcycle, to customers at its Bengaluru manufacturing facility. The company claims that this is the beginning of its next phase of growth, which will see it open dealerships across the country and broaden its global reach. Commenting on the occasion, Narayan Subramaniam, CEO and Co-Founder, Ultraviolette said, “The F77 is a result of our pursuit of creating an electric motorcycle that is a head-turner across all parameters. Its stunning design and exhilarating performance are one-of-a-kind and proudly Indian in every aspect.” Now, let's take a closer look at the specs, features, and design of the recently launched F77.
The battery pack on the F77 comes in two sizes: 7.1kWh and 10.3kWh. The F77 Recon will have an IDC range of 307 kilometres, compared to 206 kilometres for the F77 Standard. The manufacturer offers an 8-year warranty on the battery. According to Ultraviolette, the F77 Standard has a top speed of 140km/h and an electric motor with 36bhp and 85Nm. The Recon version of the motorcycle has a top speed of 147km/h and an electric motor with 40.5bhp and 100Nm. The new Ultraviolette models have three ride modes: Glide, Combat, and Ballistic.
In terms of appearance, both models have the same modern design, with an LED headlight, large side fairings, a split seating arrangement, and alloy wheels. Ultraviolette offers three colours for the base and Recon models: Supersonic Silver, Stealth Grey, and Plasma Red. A five-inch TFT screen with smartphone connectivity, a vehicle locator, emergency contact alert, auto headlight on/off, navigation, adaptive dash lighting, fall and crash sensor, side stand sensor, ride-by-wire, and nine-axis IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) are just a few of the features offered by Ultraviolette's F77 series.
The F77 has preload-adjustable front USD forks as well as a preload-adjustable rear shock (for higher-spec variants). The battery and motor are held in place by a trellis frame. The braking system consists of a 320mm front disc and a 230mm rear disc. The F77 rides on 17-inch alloy wheels with Metzeler tyres measuring 110/70 (front) and 150/60 (rear).
The F77 is available to customers for Rs 3.8 lakh and is offered in three variations: Airstrike, Shadow, and Laser, while the Recon model costs Rs 4.55 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom. Bookings for the bikes began in October last year for a token amount of Rs 10,000. Further, Ultraviolette is also developing another electric bike platform, the F99 Factory Racing Platform, which was unveiled in January at the Auto Expo 2023, hinting at the company's entry into electric motorsports in the future.
Meanwhile, the bike manufacturer has also announced plans to raise $120 million (Rs 990 crore) as part of its global expansion plans and to support its vehicle development platform. Exor Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, TVS Motor Company, Zoho Corp, Gofrugal Technologies, and Speciale Invest have all contributed to the start-total up's funding of over $55 million (Rs 453 crore).