Bengaluru-based Orxa Energies recently introduced their first electric bike — the Mantis, with a price tag of Rs 3.60 lakh (ex-showroom) in India. In the rapidly blooming Indian market for electric bicycles, the brand-new Orxa Mantis is a direct competitor to the base model of the Ultraviolette F77, which has a starting price of Rs 3.80 lakh (ex-showroom). The bookings for Mantis are currently underway, and the nominal booking fee for the initial 1,000 clients is Rs 10,000, while the remaining buyers have to shell out Rs 25,000 for the same. In terms of deliveries, Orxa indicates that the EV would be shipped in phases beginning in Bengaluru early next year. Let's take a deeper look at how this recently released electric bike competes with its main rival, the Ultraviolette F77, on a number of parameters.
Ultraviolette F77 vs Orxa Mantis: Mechanical Specifics
The Ultraviolette F77 comes with different battery packs depending on the version. The 7.11kWh to 10.5kWh battery pack size is available. It offers a driving range of 206 kilometres to 307 kilometres on a single charge, based on the IDC test cycle. The Orxa Mantis, on the other hand, comes in only one model and has an 8.9kWh battery pack that allows a driving range of 221 kilometres on a single charge. The Orxa Mantis can sprint from 0 to 100km/h in 8.9 seconds, while the Ultraviolette F77 can reach 0-60 km/h in 2.9 seconds. The Ultraviolette F77 has a top speed of 152 km/h, whereas the newly introduced Orxa Mantis has a maximum speed of 135km/h. Regarding performance figures, the F77 can generate a maximum torque output of 85–100 Nm and a power output of 36–40bhp. In contrast, the Orxa Mantis produces a maximum torque of 93Nm and a peak power of 27bhp.
Ultraviolette F77 vs Orxa Mantis: Design and Features
The Ultraviolette F77 sports a bold fuel tank-like design, split-type seats, winglets positioned on the faring, an LED taillight, an LED headlight with V-shaped LED DRLs, and a clip-on handlebar with angular mirrors. In comparison, the Orxa Mantis boasts a chiseled, tank-like structure with extensions, a handlebar that is raised, split seats, and a tapered tail portion that houses a sleek taillight. However, both e-bikes come fitted with 17-inch alloy wheels. Features-wise, the e-motorcycles from different manufacturers get a 5-inch instrument cluster with Bluetooth compatibility. These bikes also feature three riding modes, dual-channel ABS, and more.
Ultraviolette F77 vs Orxa Mantis: Hardware
In terms of cycle parts, the Mantis has telescopic front forks, while the Ultraviolette F77 has inverted front forks. However, the rear of both motorcycles features a preload-adjustable monoshock unit. In addition, dual-channel ABS and disc brakes on the front and rear wheels are also included with the Ultraviolette F77 and Orxa Mantis for braking.
Ultraviolette F77 vs Orxa Mantis: Price
Priced at Rs 3.60 lakh (ex-showroom), the newly launched Orxa Mantis is more affordable than the F77. The price of the Ultraviolette F77 ranges between Rs 3.80 lakh and Rs 5.60 lakh. All prices are ex-showroom.