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BGauss B8The BGauss B8 scooter with a price tag ranging between Rs. 62,999 to Rs. 88,999. It is available in 3 variants and 7 colours. Powered by a 1900 W  Motor. The BGauss B8 has Disc front brakes and Disc rear brakes.

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Key Specs of B8

Motor Power1900 W
Battery Charging Time3 Hours
Range70 km/charge
BrakesDouble Disc
Tyre TypeTubeless
ConsoleDigital

BGauss B8 Highlights

The BGauss B8 electric scooter and the BGauss A2 were launched in July 2020. The B8 is offered in three variants: lead acid, lithium ion and LI technology. BGauss is the sub-brand of RR Global, a Mumbai-based conglomerate in the electrical industry. It unveiled its electric scooter range in early July 2020. Deliveries will commence from August 2020 in Pune, Navi Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru.

 

BGauss B8 Price:

The price of the BGauss B8 starts from Rs 62,999 for the base lead-acid variant. The mid-spec lithium-ion battery variant will set you back by Rs 82,999 and the LI technology costs Rs 88,999, all ex-showroom. The LI technology is the top-end variant with a number of smart features. More about it in the paragraphs below.

 

BGauss B8 Features:

The BGauss B8 LI technology variant is loaded with tech-savvy bits like IoT-enabled (Internet Of Things) navigation assist, ride metrics, remote diagnostics, battery’s state of health and its charging state, live tracking, geo-fencing and full charge alert. Other noteworthy features in the base lead-acid and mid-spec lithium-Ion battery variant include anti-theft alarm, anti-theft motor locking, centralised seat lock, USB charging, reverse assist and side-stand sensor. The scooters also feature three riding modes: low, mid and high. 

 

BGauss B8 Motor:

The BGauss B8 and all of its variants are powered by a 1900W BrushLess DC (BLDC) hub motor. It is connected to a 60V fixed lead-acid battery in the base variant. The mid-spec and top-end versions get a 57.6V removable lithium-ion battery pack. In any case, the top speed is limited to 50kmph across all the variants. The lead-acid battery takes about 5-6 hours for 80 per cent charge and 7-8 hours for a full charge. On the other hand, the lithium-ion battery pack takes two hours to reach 80 per cent and three hours for a complete charge. 

 

BGauss B8 Suspension & Brakes:

The BGauss B8 and its variants use a telescopic front fork and twin rear shock absorbers. All the variants also get a double piston front disc and a disc at the rear with regenerative braking and CBS as standard. The alloy wheels are wrapped with Ceat Zoom rubber on both ends.

 

BGauss B8 Rivals:

The BGauss B8 goes up against the Okinawa Praise, Okinawa iPraise, Ampere Magnus Pro, Hero Electric Photon LP and Gemopai Astrid Lite.

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BGauss B8 Price

The price of BGauss B8 starts at Rs. 62,999 and goes upto Rs. 88,999. BGauss B8 is offered in 3 variants - B8 Lead Acid, B8 Lithium Ion and the top variant B8 Li Technoogy which comes at a price tag of Rs. 88,999.

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B8 Price List (Variants)

B8 Lead AcidRs.62,999
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B8 Lithium IonRs.82,999
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B8 Li TechnoogyRs.88,999
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BGauss B8 Pros and Cons

Things We Like in B8

  • Minimalist and elegant styling.
  • Extremely lightweight.
  • Removable battery charges fairly quickly.

Things We Don't Like in B8

  • The braking fail safe motor cut-off feature is a bit irritating.
  • Operating the switches isn’t very convenient.
  • The plastics started rattling in a short span of time.

B8 Expert Review

BGauss is a relatively new entity in the electric two-wheeler space. We wouldn’t be surprised if you haven’t heard of them. But have you seen Akshay Kumar on your TV screens promoting quality wiring from RR Kabel? Yep, the same global conglomerate that makes wiring, solar energy panels, and other sustainable energy solutions has created a new electric two-wheeler division. 

BGauss currently offers two electric scooters, the A2 and the B8, each available in a couple of trim levels. We recently spent some time with the B8 Li, which is the mid-spec option of the more performance-packed offering from the company. It is priced at Rs 82,999 (ex-showroom India) and packs a few nifty features. Can this be our pick of the lot in the affordable electric scooter space?

Design and Features

The BGauss B8 looks particularly European, which is surprising as the scooter is sourced from China and assembled in India. There isn’t too much flashiness or edginess on display. Still, it manages to spark curiosity amongst passersby, turning a few heads for a second glance along the way. The front end is quite slim and a tad boxy. 

We are particularly impressed with the design of the LED headlight. It sort of looks like the coils on a transformer wrapped around a core. The front turn indicators are integrated into the apron with a Y-shaped styling element reminiscent of signature design bits found on Lamborghinis. Even the side panels get the same Y-shape chrome accents. The scooter is quite sleek, one of the slimmest we have ridden in a while. There’s a nice thick grab rail completing the rear. 

We adore the sophistication in the design of certain parts of this affordable scooter that makes it stand out from the plethora of Chinese rebadged options that have flooded the market. The side stand as well as the pillion footpegs are flush fit, giving it a clean look. The mirrors have this uber cool rectangular shape and provide great visibility of oncoming traffic. Even the brushed metal-finished stalks are long and slim, lending the scooter an air of premiumness.

Where the B8 cheaps out is the quality of plastics used for the panels. It is thin and flimsy, which also led to quite a lot of rattling noises during our test runs. Then, there are the switches. These small tabs aren’t too convenient to operate, some of them being quite awkwardly positioned.

Engine and Performance

 

BGauss B8 Li

Motor specs

BLDC hub motor

Power

Continuous: 0.8kW

Peak: 1.9kW

Torque

94.6Nm at the wheel

Power modes

3

Battery specs

1.45kWh removable lithium-ion battery

Claimed charging time

0-80% - 2 hours

0-100% - 3 hours

Claimed range

70km in Mode 1

BGauss makes use of a Bosch BLDC hub motor that has a continuous power supply rating of 0.8kW. It isn’t too high, even when you consider the scooter’s urban riding intentions. Do not let the torque figure dazzle you. Since the B8 uses a hub motor that crazy figure is at the rear wheel with gear reductions taken into consideration. So comparing that number directly with a conventional ICE scooter would be tricky at best. Thankfully, our acceleration tests speak for themselves.

Acceleration

BGauss B8 Li

0-40kmph

7.68 seconds

With a peak power rating of just 1.9kW, the BGauss was never going to be a quick scooter. It is not in the same league as the Ather 450X and even the Gemopai Astrid Lite that we tested earlier was significantly quicker. It is light though, allowing the rider to swiftly make his/her way through tight spaces. In mode 1, there’s barely any grunt, almost making it feel like a limp-home mode. Mode 2 is where the motor begins to get going at reasonable speeds and there is just a little more oomph to be had in the third mode. 

The throttle calibration still needs fine tuning. Much like we have experienced on some of its competitors, the B8’s throttle too seems to be dead for a second or two before lurching forward, making acceleration rather difficult to anticipate. Then there’s the fail safe power cut-off when you as much as touch the brakes. There is no linearity in its intervention, feeling very binary in that sense. The combination of these two irritating features becomes borderline hazardous when you have to take a quick U-turn at an intersection with peak rush hour traffic coming at you from all sides.

 

BGauss B8 Li

Tested city range

77km (Mode 2)

Despite claiming the scooter could only do around 70km in the lowest power mode, the BGauss B8 managed seven kilometres extra in the intermediate riding mode. Our test riders maintained an average speed of 20-25kmph within city limits and never exceeded 40kmph on the speedo. Now, extracting this much range is a painstaking process, one that requires you to be extremely gentle with throttle and braking inputs. For most commuting situations, we guess the company’s claimed 60km in mode 2 would be the more realistic range one could actually extract from the B8.

Braking and Handling

 

BGauss B8 Li

Frame

Underbone

Suspension

F: Telescopic fork

R: Twin shock

Brakes

F: 180mm disc

R: 180mm disc

Tyres

F: 90/90-10

R: 90/90-10

Make: Ceat Zoom Plus

Given the B8 is only going to be useful for city jaunts, we feel the suspension could have been tuned slightly softer. In its current state, both suspension units fail to completely isolate the rider from small bumps or surface imperfections. And the ride on rumble strips feels a bit jarring. It does get better once the pace goes up, but given the motor’s shortcomings, you won’t find yourself at those speeds often, and would end up wishing for a plush riding experience. 

It does make light work of city traffic. Its compact dimensions, eager steering and light weight enable the rider to effortlessly carve through the tightest of spots. The sharpness of the steering can feel a bit overwhelming initially, thanks to the reverse-offset front axle and small 10-inch wheels. However, it is something you will get the hang of within an hour or two of riding the scooter.


Braking

BGauss B8 Li

40-0kmph

12.59m

Braking progression on the B8 could have been a little bit smoother. Currently, the bite is extremely fierce with the low rolling resistance Ceat Zoom Plus tyres not offering adequate traction in panic braking situations. The rear end tends to step out if the lever is yanked hard, which is fun for hooning but not commuting.

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What is the exact on-road price of BGauss B8?

The on-road price of BGauss B8 in Delhi starts at Rs. 62,999. The on-road price is inclusive of RTO charges and insurance.

Which scooters is better BGauss B8 or Hero Electric Optima LA?

BGauss B8 price starts at Rs 62,999 ex-showroom and Hero Electric Optima LA price starts Rs 44,990 ex-showroom. PURE EV Epluto, Benling Falcon on the basis of their price, features & specs.

What is the engine displacement of BGauss B8?

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What is the Start type of this bike?

BGauss B8 has Remote Start,Push Button Start.

What is the Tyre Type of BGauss B8?

BGauss B8 has Tubeless tyres.

What's the max speed of BGauss B8?

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The top speed of BGauss B8 is around 50 kmph.

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