October 2, 2023

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India’s Ultraviolette Electric Motorcycle Company Wows With Two Impressive New Rides

I have not too long ago returned from India and it was pretty an education about bikes as transportation somewhat than recreation, as metropolitan areas and towns were swarming with modest 110 to 125cc Hondas, Heroes, scooters and bigger Royal Enfield Bullets and additional with a single to 5 people aboard (three was most popular) and also a day’s well worth of cargo. Pretty the scene out on the roadways.

But India is also a booming tech center these times, and electric powered motorcycle startup Ultraviolette is on the lookout to the long term of bikes with two electric powered products, just one for racing and one particular for riding. Both of those bikes are styled like sci-fi movie props, with the civilian F77 hunting alternatively rakish and in contrast to most other electrical bikes on the current market.


The other equipment, the F99 (previously mentioned), is a race-spec product for India’s expanding electric electric powered bike racing league. Groups concerned so significantly? Just the just one, it looks: Ultraviolette. Gotta start off somewhere.

Although the bikes seem unique (kudos to the styling group), they are priced and built for India – so considerably. That usually means the angular F77 makes “only” 40 horsepower (and a stout 74 pound toes of torque), with a major velocity of just in excess of 90mph. Not that fast, you say? It is practically the velocity of seem in India, wherever most freeway traffic moves at 50 mph – or significantly less. A 10.3kWh battery pack really should give it about 190 miles of range, in accordance to Ultraviolette. The price is about $6,800 – a princely sum in India, but comparable to the latest leading-line Royal Enfield 650 twins, which make about the same power but run on gasoline and seem like “regular” bikes.


Ultraviolette suggests only 77 of the F77 road-lawful equipment will see generation, and as of publication, all F77 units have been spoken for. Not astonishing, supplied the price. There was no word on the amount of F99 racing devices that will see track time.

The Ultraviolette F99 race bicycle packs a little bit additional spicy curry, with 65hp and a top pace around 120mph/200kph. Not just MotoGP numbers and not seriously in the ballpark for the 150 horsepower MotoE bikes thanks from Ducati this 12 months, but not also shabby possibly. The race to 60mph requires somewhere around 4.5 seconds according to Ultraviolette.


Full protection fairings help the bikes lower by means of the wind, and they even characteristic some racy winglets (whilst they surface to be mounted… backwards on the F99?) just like the best shelf sport bikes on the track and showrooms in other places. On balance, the bikes glance like they are from a sci-fi motion picture potential, completely ready to do struggle with cyborg racers on a shining racetrack. Be absolutely sure to check the Ultraviolette web site residence webpage for a vision of that long run.

If Ultraviolette can someway expand manufacturing and hit anywhere near that $6,800 price tag position for exported devices, it would seem they could uncover a prepared marketplace in many global metropolitan areas, exactly where electric powered bikes from other recognized marques offer for countless numbers far more, if not double. For 99% percent of riding, 94 mph is loads rapid, and with that fast -60, the F77 could examine a lot of boxes for urban riders. Plus – they search pretty techno foreseeable future best. For now, the bikes will ideally see further more generation in India, which sells about 15 million units for each year domestically – 2nd only to China. Here’s hoping Ultraviolette appears earlier their borders in the in close proximity to future.