The first Ather 450X Series 1 walkaround video is finally up on the web, on youtube.com channel James JDC. We have embedded it right here in the unveiling story. Ather Energy has confirmed that it plans to launch the Ather 450X on 7 November 2020.
Video Source: youtube.com/James JDC
Previously, twitter.com user Swagat25 had posted a picture that showed the Ather 450X Series1 outside the studio for the first time. Prior to that, Tarun Mehta, co-founder & CEO, Ather Energy, shared a real-life picture of the Ather 450X Series 1 shot in an interior location via his Twitter page. Compared to the press pictures (image gallery at the end of the story), these reveal more details, including the panels. The first photos released by the company were shot in a studio.
The Ather 450X Series 1 has a sportier styling and features colours most commonly associated with performance vehicles – black and red. The main highlight, however, is the translucent panels on the sides, something that’s a first in our market. The tinted translucent panels allow taking a peek inside the scooter and seeing its cast aluminium chassis and trellis frame.
The Ather 450X Series 1 gets ‘DayGlo Red’ as a contrasting colour on ‘Series 1’ and ‘450X’ stickers, the exposed frame and mono-shock suspension below the seat and the dual-tone stripe. To bring the exclusive black and red colour scheme to the 7-inch touchscreen dashboard, Ather Energy has embedded subtle hints of red in its UI. This display features even a special intro screen to add to the exclusivity of the limited-edition model.
The Ather 450X Series 1 specifications are the same as the Ather 450X. There’s a 6 kW/28 Nm motor getting its juice from a 2.6 kWh Lithium-ion battery pack (useable). The rider can choose from four riding modes – Eco, Ride, Sport and Warp. The Warp mode allows a 0-40 km/h acceleration time of 3.3 seconds. This mode makes these scooters quicker than all the electric scooters and all the petrol scooters with engines of up to 125 cc in India.
The top speed of the Ather 450X and its Series 1 edition is 80 km/h, and their range is 116 km (Indian Driving Cycle)/85 km (TrueRange). Charging their battery pack at home from 0% SoC to 80% SoC/100% SoC takes 3 hours and 35 minutes/5 hours 45 minutes. Using a fast charger, it is possible to charge up from 0-50% SoC at a rate of 1.5 km/min.
Ather 450X Series 1 Specification
|Power (Continuous/Peak)||3.3 kW/6 kW|
|Top Speed||80 kmph|
|Acceleration (0-40 kmph)||3.3 s|
|Riding modes||Warp, Sport, Ride, Eco|
|Range (Indian Drive Cycle)||116 km|
|0-80% (Home Charging)||3 Hours 35 Minutes|
|0-100% (Home Charging)||5 Hours 45 Minutes|
|Fast-charging Rate (0-50% SOC)||1.5 km/min|
|Installed Capacity||2.9 kWh|
|Battery Type||Lithium-ion, 21700 cell|
|Processor||Snapdragon 212 Quadcore|
|Operating System Screen Size and Type||1.3Ghz, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage Android Open Source OS (AOSP) 7-inch TFT LCD, LED Backlit, Capacitative Touch|
|Kerb Weight||108 kg|
|F:R Weight Ratio||47 : 53|
|Positioning System||GNSS with AGPS|
|Connectivity||4G LTE Cat-4 WCDMA / EDGE, Bluetooth 4.2, BLE 5.0|
|Dashboard||Over the air updates, Onboard Navigation, Auto Indicator off, Guide-me-home lights, Connected Mobile App & Side stand sensor|
Ather Energy will offer the Ather 450X Series 1 in India in all those cities where it plans to be present by the end of its phase 1 expansion. Below are these cities:
Ather Energy will offer the Ather 450X Series 1 as only a free upgrade option, to only those customers who pre-ordered the regular Ather 450X before its national launch on 28 January 2020. The company will deliver the limited-edition Ather 450X with black panels and replace them with translucent panels in May 2021.
What is the price of the Ather 450X Series 1?
The 450X is priced at Rs 1.59 lakh ex-showroom Bengaluru (Inclusive of GST & FAME II incentive), and the same price applies to the Ather 450X Series 1.
Ather Energy will start deliveries of the 450X in 11 cities including Kozhikode by the end of March 2021, and it is likely that the Series 1 edition would be delivered first. The company is also working on accessories like a smart helmet and a TPMS for the 450X to come out next year.