This year, we saw many established two wheeler manufacturers going the electric way. Bajaj unveiled their iconic scooter Chetak in electric avatar recently. Many new startups are launching their electric products under Make In India Campaign. Joining the trend is the Bengaluru Based startup, Ultraviolette Automotive.
Ultraviolette Automotive has launched its first product today – the F-77 in three versions Lightning, Shadow & Laser. The F77 carries a starting price of Rs. 3 lakh (on-road) and the range-topping version is priced at Rs. 3.25 lakh (on-road).
It is powered by a 33.5bhp air-cooled motor that generates peak torque of 90Nm. To add a bit of drama, the F77’s three riding modes are named as Eco, Sport & Insane. Ultraviolette claims the F77 can breach the 100km/h mark in 7.5 seconds and will go all the way up to 147km/h. With fast-charge capabilities, the F77’s 4.2kWh Li-ion battery pack can be fully charged in 1.5 hours with a fast-charger or in 5 hours with a standard charger. On a single charge, the F77 can offer a riding range of 130-150km.
The F77 gets mechanical bits in the form of USD forks at the front, preload adjustable monoshock at the back and large disc brakes on either wheel with dual-channel ABS. Built around a steel trellis frame, the F77 also offers steel-braided brake lines and grippy Metzeler M5 tyres shod on 17-inch wheels. To ensure a sporty riding experience, the F77’s weight has been kept relatively low at 158kg and the seat height of 800mm is quite low as well.
The instrument panel consists of a TFT-LCD screen and like many modern EVs, the F77 also offers a host of connectivity services, courtesy of an embedded eSIM. The F77 can link itself to an app that provides numerous performance-centric figures,over and above the basic riding & bike stats.