Pre-bookings for Revolt RV400 electric motorcycle will begin on June 25 in India and pricing announcement will be made in mid-July
The electric revolution has been tipped to spread across the two-wheeler industry in rapid pace than that of passenger car sector in the immediate future and the first signs are right upon us. Following Ather Energy’s duo of promising electric scooters with fresh technological ideas, another start-up has braced the situation and come up with a zero-emission motorcycle.
After much hype, Revolt Intellicorp Pvt Ltd, who claimed to be the next-gen mobility company, has unveiled its RV400 today. The ambitious task of the first-ever electric motorcycle from the brand has Rahul Sharma, the co-founder of Micromax, overseeing the proceedings as he intends to make a huge statement in the largely unexplored space.
The Revolt RV400 is packed with advanced technologies, as it does not just want to be an eco-friendly motorcycle offering good range but to excel against other conventional IC-engined models in more ways. It enables smartphone connectivity and has an Artificial Intelligence enabled system with embedded 4G LTE SIM card.
The RV400 does have a typical exterior of a road bike as it boasts a naked streetfighter look with enclosed powertrain area and a stepped-up single piece seat. It is claimed to have passed 10.2-degree gradient test and uses upside down front forks and monoshock rear suspension.
The handlebars are positioned low and flat while the footpegs appear to enable a relaxed stature for the rider. It comes equipped with radially-mounted brake callipers, ABS system, eight-spoke alloy wheels, and the ARAI certified electric range on a single charge is 156 kilometres made possible by a lithium-ion battery pack.
Besides being the first AI enabled motorcycle in India, the Revolt RV400 will be capable of several connectivity features including remote diagnostics, geo-fencing, door-step battery delivery, cloud services and over-the-air updates. For convenience, the Li-ion battery pack can be swapped and the electrified bike is claimed capable of doing 85 kmph top speed.
Revolt Motors has designed the ECU (Electronic Control Unit) and BMS (Battery Management System) by their own in India while critical components like the battery pack and the all-important electric motor are imported from elsewhere. To give you a fair judgment, the RV400 is said to offer the performance of a regular 125 cc motorcycle.
The company has firm plans for India and the pre-bookings for the RV400 will commence from June 25 in Delhi for Rs. 1,000 on Amazon and Revolt’s official website. The official pricing announcement will be made only in July and we expect it to be around Rs. 1.2 lakh. The Revolt FV400 won’t have any direct rivals in the electric space as the forthcoming Tork T6X could act as a competitor in the near future.
The production plant of Revolt Motors in Manesar has a massive unit capacity of 1.2 lakh electric two-wheelers in its initial phase and we presume it will not have a manufacturing crisis if demand rises. You can pair the smartphone’s Bluetooth with the motorcycle via an app and start the bike eliminating the use of the conventional key.
Moreover, the trip details, location and tracking are also enabled through the app. Revolt claims it is as easy to charge the RV400 as your smartphone using the onboard charger. The company says 80 per cent of Indians do not have access to direct charging ports due to space constraints and thus a portable charger can be used.
It can be charged anywhere and bolted in place to the Intellicorp reducing the risk of running out of battery life. The battery swap stations can be located from your real-time location using the application as well and the swappable battery can be ordered and get delivered at home when needed.
The Revolt RV400 can be had in either Rebel Red or Cosmic Black colour options and it can be pre-ordered in Chennai, Nagpur, Ahmedabad, NCR, Pune, Bengaluru and Hyderabad in the next four months. Plugging into a 15 Amp socket at home or anywhere else, the RV400 can be charged to 100 per cent in just four hours. Other key features are bike location map guide, checking estimated range in different modes and the ability to choose different sound notes for the motorcycle.