Revolt RV 400 vs Ultraviolette F77: Image Gallery
We compare India's only two electric motorcycles via detailed images
First off, we admit that the Revolt RV400 and Ultraviolette F77 cater to different electric motorcycle segments. However being the only two electric motorcycles available in India right now, comparisons are inevitable. Here's we check out how each motorcycle compares against the other with the help of detailed images. Lets start with design first
The Revolt RV400 has a sporty commuterish design language while the Ultraviolette is designed like a supersport but without a headlamp fairing. Both motorcycles have a compact bodywork which helps them look attractive.
Also read: Ultraviolette F77: First Ride Review
Both the Revolt RV400 and Ultraviolette F77 get a minimalistic headlamp design and all LED treatment. The F77's unit feels more premium.
Both get LED tail lights and similarly styled LED turn indicators. While the RV400 has a more pronounced grab rail, the F77 gets split plastic units discreetly hidden into the bodywork.
While both have full-digital instrument consoles, the RV 400 gets an LCD display while the F77 features a colour TFT display. Both electric motorcycles get similar features like Bluetooth connectivity, Over The Air updates and Geo-Fencing. The Revolt one-ups the Ultraviolette by offering 4-artificial motorcycle sounds that makes the silent electric motorcycle feel like an ICE-powered bike.
The Revolt RV400 gets a single 3.24kWh lithium-ion battery pack helps offer an ARAI certified range of 156km. Revolt claims about 160km in City mode, 110km in Normal and 85km in Sport on a full charge. The Ultraviolette F77 gets 3 lithium-ion battery packs which offer a combined output of 4.2kWh. Together they offer a combined real-world range of 130 to 150km on a full charge. Each battery pack weighs 8.5kg compared to the Revolt's 20kg battery pack.
You can charge the RV400's battery using a conventional 15-amp power outlet. With normal charging, the battery can be charged fully in 4.5 hours. A quicker way will be swapping the battery pack at any one of Revolts charging stations. While Ultraviolette currently does not have charging stations, the F77 can be charged 3 ways. With an optional 3kW DC fast charger, the battery can be fully charged in under 90 minutes. The second option is via the tank mounted standardised Combined Charging System (CCS) Type 2 charging port, which is compatible with public charging ports available in most metros. the third is an optional home charging pod that can hold up to 3 battery packs and shows individual charge levels for each battery. Ultraviolette will also sell separate battery packs so you can just swap your depleted battery pack with fresh ones.
The RV400's electric motor offers up to 3kW of continuous power and 54Nm of torque. It gets 3 riding modes -- City, Normal and Sport. In sport mode, you can reach a top speed of 85kmph. Performance is on par with most 125cc motorcycles. The F77 gets a 25kW performance-oriented electric motor that delivers a whopping 90Nm of torque. Ultraviolette claims 0-60kmph and 0-100fmph figures of 2.92 seconds and 7.03 seconds. Its performance is on par with the TVS Apache RR 310. Top speed is a Box tested 147kmph.
The Revolt RV400 has a sporty commuterish riding position thanks to taller handlebars and rearset footpegs. In comparison, the Ultraviolette F77 has gets clip-on handlebars that give it a committed riding position. This riding position is excellent for the race track, not so much for city commuting.
The Revolt RV400 gets a tubular frame and swingarm with upside-down forks and monoshock. It gets 90/80-17 front and 120/80-17 rear MRF Zapper tyres. The Ultraviolette F77 gets more premium trellis frame and aluminium forged swingarm with upside-down cartridge type forks and gas-charged monoshock. The tyres too are premium 110/70 R17 front and 150/60 R17 rear Metzeler Sportec M7 radials with Pirelli Supercorsas available as an option.
The RV400 gets 240mm disc brakes at both ends with combined braking system. On the F77 you have a 320mm front disc with 4-piston ByBre radial caliper and 230mm rear disc with switchable dual-channel ABS. Both electric motorcycles get regenerative braking but you can adjust it on the F77.
The Revolt RV 400 can be bought two ways -- by an upfront payment of Rs 1,03,999 (excluding taxes) or by opting for the RV400 at MRP - that’s ‘My Revolt Plan’ where you can pay Rs 3,499 for the base version and Rs 3,999 for the premium version for 38 months. Revolt also sells the more affordable and low specced RV300. While the RV400 is currently on sale, the Ultraviolette is available on pre-order and will be launched by October this year. The F77 will be priced in the range of Rs 3 lakh to Rs 3.25 lakh on-road.