Bengaluru-based Ultraviolette Automotive is on track in its plans despite the coronavirus outbreak and will be launching its first electric motorcycle, the F77 in late 2020. Replying to queries on its Instagram page, Ultraviolette said that it was moving to production at the end of the year and that it would launch soon.
The company revealed the electric motorcycle in November 2019 and announced that the F77 will be delivered from October 2020. Ultraviolette, which raised funds from TVS Motor, has also announced that it will set up a charging network of its own first in Bangalore and across the country soon after. The F77 is powered by a three-piece modular battery pack that has a total capacity of 4.2 kWh that offer a range of up to 150 km in a single charge. The batteries are portable and each weighs around 8.5 kg. With a standard charger, the batteries can be charged to 80 per cent in 3 hours and to full capacity in five hours and the same can be done in 50 minutes and 90 minutes respectively with a fast charger. The electric motor makes a maximum power of 25 kW (33.5 hp) and a peak torque of 450 Nm at the wheel. The F77 can go from 0 to 60 km/h in 2.9 seconds, 0 to 100 km/h in 7.5 seconds and a maximum speed of 147 km/h.
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The F77 gets three riding modes – Eco, Sport and Insane mode, and we can guess the role of each mode by the name. The electric motorcycle also has a park assist reverse function that should help to take the 158 kg motorcycle out of the parking spot easier. The bike is built on a steel trellis frame with an aluminium bulkhead and gets inverted forks to the front and a 12 mm piston with adjustable spring at the rear. Fitted with a 320 mm disc brake to the front and 230 mm disc to the rear, the F77 also gets dual-channel ABS as standard.
Other features of F77 include all LED lights, NFC, Bluetooth and LTE connectivity, variable regenerative braking, USB phone charging and more. There’s also an exclusive app for accessing the F77’s data and information including GPS positioning, ride history, geofencing, vehicle locator, active tracking, charge status of each battery module etc.