Ultraviolette will open its first dealership in India this month – Plans are afoot to expand its presence in the international market.
Ultraviolette F77 is India’s first electric sports bike. Airstrike, Shadow, and Laser versions were introduced in November 2022. Each of these is available in F77 Standard and F77 Recon trim levels. A special edition is also available. Its performance is one of its major advantages, but it comes at a cost. For some consumers, the ex-showroom price range of the F77 can range from Rs 3.8 lakh to Rs 5.5 lakh. Also, long-distance riding may not be possible with the bike’s battery range.
Ultraviolette F77 Deliveries Begin
The first delivery of electric sports bikes has started. Exclusively for the buyers in Bengaluru, the firm plant delivers the first units. Deliveries of the second phase will begin in Cochin, Mumbai, and Pune in the second quarter. Deliveries will happen in Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Delhi, and Lucknow cities later this year.
The F77 is just the beginning of Ultraviolette bike’s commitment to international growth. The business intends to raise additional funds to support its goals of accelerating expansion, which include building new car platforms and growing its dealership network. To create even more cutting-edge accessories in the future, Ultraviolette also intends to expand its research and development (R&D) activities for electric two-wheelers in India.
The first dealership for the business is planned to open later this month. The Electric vehicle manufacturer also plans to enter international markets with an investment of USD 120 million. The Ultraviolette F77 has a sporty presentation. It gets a triangular LED tail lamp and a full LED headlamp assembly. Wide tyres, contoured fuel tank, rear seat with recliner, rear-set foot pegs, and low-set handlebar contribute to the motorcycle’s athletic presence.
The Ultraviolette F77 electric bike has several security features and side panels for effective battery cooling. 9-axis IMU with gyroscope, integrated accelerometer, and three riding modes (Glide, Combat, and Ballistic). It sits on 17-inch wheels covered in 110/70 front and 150/60 rear Metzeler tyres, and features a standard braking system via a 320mm front disc and 230mm rear disc. It is technologically adequate due to its advanced features, including ABS, ride-by-wire throttle, and Bluetooth-enabled TFT screen.
Ultraviolette F77: Power and Performance
A 10.3 kWh battery pack and an electric motor with 39 horsepower and 95 Nm of torque provide power for the Ultraviolette F77 Recron, which has a range of 307 km. Its top speed is 147 km/h. The 7.1kWh unit in the base model has a range of 206 km on a single charge and a top speed of 140 km/h.
The F77’s battery takes a long time to charge – around 7-10 hours with a standard charger. However, the company’s 3 kW boost charger reduces the charging time to 3.5 hours. Another potential problem is that some areas don’t have enough charging stations, which could make the bike less useful for long-distance trips.
In addition, the F77 Special Edition is built in only 77 units. It comes with an electric bike motor that produces 40 horsepower and 100 Nm torque. The motorcycle sports a top speed of 152 km/h and a 0-100 km/h acceleration time of 7.8 seconds. USD forks and mono shocks are used for front and back suspension, respectively. You can adjust preload at the front for the Recon and Special Edition.
While introduced in the electric two-wheeler market, its performance enables it to compete with ICE models such as the KTM RC 390, TVS Apache RR 310, and the BMW G310RR. Ultraviolet F77 has a substantial advantage in terms of environmental friendliness and maintenance costs.