Things You Need To Know About The Ultraviolette F77
Ultraviolette has launched fastest electric motorcycle, the F77. It offers performance on par with 300cc sports bikes. It even impresses with its battery and charging technology. This new electric motorcycle is an interesting proposition and here's all you need to know about it.
It is as quick as the TVS Apache RR 310:
Ultraviolette claims the F77 does a VBox tested 0-60kmph in a scant 2.92 seconds and 0-100kmph in 7.03 seconds. That is as quick as the Apache and just a second off the 0-100kmph figure of the KTM 390 Duke. You can check out the performance comparison between the three here. The VBox tested top speed is 147kmph which is quite quick for an entry-level performance motorcycle. These figures are courtesy a 25kW BLDC electric motor which offers upto 90Nm of torque. There is no gearbox and so there are no gear and clutch levers. The F77 has its rear brake lever mounted near the right leg like conventional motorcycles.
It offers a good range as well:
The 4.2kWh modular battery platform holds three swappable lithium-ion battery packs which offer a combined real-world range of 130 to 150km on a full charge. For reference, the Revolt RV 400 offers an ARAI tested range of 156km. Each battery pack weighs just 8.5kg and is brimming with tech.
It is feature-packed:
Like the Revolt RV 400 and Ather 450, the F77 is loaded with features and technology. You get the de rigeur all-LED lighting, a full-colour TFT screen, Bluetooth connectivity, over-the-air updates, three ride modes (Eco, Sport & Insane) and a dedicated app that displays important details like the battery charge and range. It also allows you to adjust torque delivery and battery regeneration level as per your liking.
You can charge it three ways:
The F77 comes with a built-in 1kw AC charger which plugs into your household three-point power socket. With this setup, the batteries can be charged upto 80 percent in three hours and fully charged in five hours. Ultraviolette also offers a 3kW DC fast charger that plugs into the socket over the dummy fuel tank. It charges the batteries upto 80 percent in less than 50 minutes while a full charge takes less than 90 minutes. The third option is a Home Charging Pod which can hold upto three battery packs. You can simply remove the battery packs from the motorcycle and charge them at home on the pods. Ultraviolette will also sell separate battery packs so if you have range anxiety, you can carry one pack along. You can run the F77 on a single battery pack but it will offer performance on par with 150cc bikes.
It gets sporty underpinnings: