After launch of Revolt electric motorcycle earlier this year in August, India gets its second electric motorcycle Ultraviolette F77, launched on November 13. Even though both these bikes cater to different segments and have significant price difference, it would be fun to see how these fare against each other. So, here’s a quick comparison of the features and specs of the two bikes. Revolt RV400 vs Ultraviolette F77 electric motorcycle.
Design: Both Revolt RV400 and Ultraviolette F77 come in a sporty, aerodynamic package and share some common features such as LED headlight and tail lamp. Both bikes are designed to get you noticed on the streets. However, Ultraviolette F77 does a better job in that context, as it looks more dominant with its beefy profile.
Powertrain: Revolt RV400 is powered by a mid-drive motor that delivers 5kW of max power and 54 Nm of torque at the motor. In comparison, Ultraviolette F77 delivers 25 kW and max torque of 90 Nm at the motor and 450 Nm at the wheel. Ultraviolette F77 is pretty fast, as it can go from 0 to 60 kmph in just 2.92 seconds and 0-100 in 7.03 seconds. The bike’s max speed is 147 kmph.
In comparison, Revolt RV400 acceleration is relatively less even though it is 50 kg lighter than Ultraviolette F77. But being lighter is advantageous, as it makes the bike nimble and more useful in city traffic conditions. Revolt RV400 has max speed of 85 kmph.
Battery, range and charging time: Both bikes come with removable lithium-ion batteries. The one on Ultraviolette F77 has 4kWh maximum capacity whereas Revolt RV 400’s battery is rated 3.24kWh. Ultraviolette F77 can go 150 km on a full charge, whereas Revolt users get the option of three drive modes, Eco (150 km), Normal (110 km) and Sport (85 km).
Standard charging time for Ultraviolette F77 is 3 hours for 80% and 5 hours for a full charge. The bike is also available with fast charging, wherein 80% charge can be achieved in 50 minutes while full charge will take 1.5 hours. Revolt RV400 standard charging time is 3 hours for 75% and 4.5 hours for a full charge. Fast charging option is not available.
Frame and suspension: While Revolt RV 400 utilizes single cradle frame, Ultraviolette F77 comes with Trellis frame. Both bikes have inverted forks and preload adjustable monohock unit at front and rear respectively. Disc brakes are also common to both bikes, but Ultraviolette F77 offers ABS in comparison to CBS unit used on Revolt.
Price: Revolt RV400 prices start at Rs. 98,999, ex-sh, excluding the cost for support whereas Ultraviolette retails at a much higher price range of Rs 3 – 3.5 lakh, on-road.