Revolt RV300: Same Price, Other Options
Five bikes and scooters that you can buy instead of the RV300
Revolt announced its new pricing strategy which allows customers to buy either the RV400 or the RV300 at full cost rather than paying a monthly EMI. The RV300, which is the lower-spec model can be yours at just Rs 84,999. But what if you aren’t convinced with the idea of paying that kind of money for an electric bike. Are there any other options available for the same price? Yes of course, and we’ve listed down our top five picks that make a compelling case for themselves.
Suzuki Burgman 125 - Rs 70,312
If practicality and road presence tops your chart, then it couldn’t get any better than the Suzuki Burgman 125. The maxi-style scooter is sure to grab eyeballs wherever you go. It looks sharp, has one of the most comfortable seats in the 125cc scooter space and enough storage for your knick-knacks and a half-sized helmet. Its feature list includes a full LED headlight, tail light and a full-digital instrument console. Plus, its powered by Suzuki’s potent 124cc, single-cylinder engine that powers the Access 125. All this while saving around Rs 14,500 compared to the RV300. Yes, the skinny rear tyre on the Burgman Street is a real eyesore, but isn’t a deal-breaker in any way.
Pulsar 150 twin disc ABS - Rs 89,837
If that doesn’t quite cut it for you, you could join the Pulsar tribe and cash out for a Pulsar 150 Twin Disc. It’s one of the easiest ways to own a Pulsar without really compromising on performance. It not only looks good, but it also packs a powerful motor compared to the RV300. Then there’s the safety net of single-channel ABS which will prevent the front from washing out on most occasions under hard braking. Range anxiety won’t be an issue with the Pulsar 150. But then again it isn’t with the RV300 either thanks to Revolt’s battery swapping stations. If you’re old school though, the Pulsar 150 still makes for a better bet.
Hero Xtreme 200R - Rs 91,900
If you’re looking for more displacement, you could look at the Hero Xtreme 200R. It’s the most affordable 200cc commuter you can get your hands on in the Indian market. Yes, the bike’s performance is on par with the 160cc segment at best, but it still demands attention. It offers a comfortable riding posture with just the right amount of lean towards the handlebars. The suspension setup is well balanced, which means it soaks in bumps well and feels stable while pushing it through corners. You also have enough power on tap for daily commutes - 18.4PS and 17.1Nm.
Apache RTR 160 4V EFI - Rs 92,493, Carb (Disc) - Rs 86,493
And if you were to shell out a bit more, you could get the RTR 160 4V, which has been the benchmark in the 160cc motorcycle space for some time now. Aggressive looks, a peppy motor and a feature list that’s second to none, the bike has it all. Not to mention its tractable motor that offers one of the best fuel efficiency figures we’ve tested so far in its segment. The Apache RTR 160 4V also makes for a good learner’s bike if you’re trying to get your basics right.
Aprilia SR 150 Race Connectivity ABS - Rs.92,984
The Aprilia SR 150 Race is the sportiest scooter you could have in the Indian two-wheeler market. It gets chunky tyres, sporty looks, a paint scheme derived from Aprilia’s MotoGP colours and an instrument console that can be paired to your smartphone. This enables customers to check vital information about the scooter with the click of a button. The Aprilia SR 150 also offers more safety features compared to the RV300 as it gets single-channel ABS as standard.