Revolt RV300 vs Ather 340: Spec Comparison

Modified On Sep 3, 2019 By Jehan Adil Darukhanawala for Revolt RV300

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In this battle of electrics, we pit the two company’s base models.

Looking to change the rules of the game, Revolt launched its RV400 with a unique pricing plan. Not just satisfied with bringing along just a single product, Revolt also launched the RV300, a slightly cheaper electric motorcycle derived from the RV400. Since it is Revolt’s entry point into the brand, we decided to pit it on paper against the more established Ather’s base offering, the 340

Powertrain:

Specifications

Revolt RV300

Ather 340

Motor

1.5kW Bosch hub motor

Brushless DC motor, 2.8kw continuous power with 4.4kw of peak power

Torque

NA

20Nm

Kerb weight

101kg

111kg

Unlike the RV400, the RV300 gets a hub motor which powers the bike. It also has a smaller power rating, capping off the top speed at just 65kmph. The Ather 340’s motor is a toned down version of the 450’s unit. But it is the more powerful of the two power units here. Despite weighing 10kg more than the RV300, the Ather 340 has a higher claimed top speed of 70kmph.

Battery:

 

Specifications

Revolt RV300

Ather 340

Battery type:

Removable lithium-ion

Fixed lithium-ion type

Battery capacity

2.7kWh

2.71kWh (1.92kWh usable)

Charging time

0-75% in 3 Hours And 0-100% in 4.2 Hours

0 - 100%: 5 hours 15 minutes

Fast charging

NA

0-80% in 1 hour (1km/minute)

Range

180km in Eco mode, 110 km in Normal mode and 80km in Sports mode

60km in Eco mode, 55km in Ride mode and 45km in Sport mode

Both of these electric motorcycles have a lithium-ion battery pack which provides the necessary fuel for the motor. While the 19kg battery on the RV300 is removable, the Ather uses its batteries as a stressed member of the chassis. The battery rating for both of these products might be the same at 2.7kWh, but the Ather keeps a bit of it in reserve. And while claimed range for both products is quite different, we figure the RV300 to go just a few kilometres extra than the 340.

The RV300 is devoid of fast charging, something which the 340 gets. Pull up to an Ather Grid charging station and you can charge your 340 from naught to 80 per cent in roughly an hour. However, Revolt has a trick up its sleeve. With the removable battery, Revolt has cut down charging time from an hour-long wait to mere minutes, thanks to battery swapping stations. 

 

Underpinnings:

Specifications

Revolt RV300

Ather 340

Frame

Cradle-type with box-section swingarm

Hybrid chassis with aluminium and steel

Front suspension

Inverted fork

Telescopic fork

Rear suspension

Monoshock with screw-type preload adjustment

Progressive monoshock

Front brake

240mm disc with CBS

200mm petal disc with CBS

Rear brake

180mm disc with CBS

190mm petal disc with CBS

Front tyre

90/80 - 17

90/90 - 12

Rear tyre

110/80 - 17

90/90 - 12

Both of these electric vehicles come with top drawer kit. While there is some form of cost-cutting involved on the RV300 (missing out on the aluminium swingarm from the RV400), the Ather siblings are identical when it comes to the components used. 

 

On paper, it might just seem that the RV300 might have an edge when it comes to range and range anxiety solutions, but we feel it is unfair to pick between the two without trying them out back to back. Sadly, the availability of both of these products is an issue. Ather is only available in Bangalore and will soon start delivering in Chennai whereas Revolt’s operations will take place only in Delhi-NCR and Pune to begin with.

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