RV400 gets exhaust noise and start/stop via app.
Priced at Rs 2999/month and Rs 3999/month for 36 months.
Revolt has launched two electric bikes called the RV300 and RV400. They have been priced a little differently to what we’re used to – a customer can have the RV300 for a sum of Rs 2999 per month for 36 months, and the RV400 for 3999 per month for the same time period. The company says that this is neither a rental nor a lease plan, and requires no down payment.
There are a few differences between the two models – the RV300 has a narrower rear tyre, a smaller rear brake disc, and a shorter wheelbase. It also has a smaller electric motor, rated at 1.5kW. The RV300 has a claimed maximum range of 180km on a full charge in Eco mode. That range reduces to 110km in Normal mode, and 80km in Sport mode. Top speed is 65kph.
The RV400 offers a slightly higher top speed, adjustable footpegs, and headlight surrounds that make it look more upmarket. It offers a 3kW motor that is frame-mounted. It also gets a proper upmarket kit like a bolt-on subframe, USD front forks, and a rear mono-shock. Its 3.24kW Li-ion battery offers a 156km range. It is 7kg heavier than the RV300, at 108kg – about the weight of an average 110cc motorcycle or scooter. The RV400 also gets a charger with a regular plug that you can plug into a regular wall socket to charge the bike. The battery is removable, in case you live in an apartment building, but the battery weighs 19kg, so lugging it upstairs might not be easy.
Both models respond to the Revolt mobile phone app, which can track the bike, record trips has geofencing, and in the case of the RV400, start the bike. The app has an ‘artificial intelligence’ function which can do things like display real-time range and predict any possible problems with the bike. An interesting addition to the accessories list is a connected helmet that allows the wearer to start the bike by simply saying “Revolt start”. The helmet has been developed with Google.
Deliveries will begin in September for the RV400 in Delhi. Launches in other cities will follow, beginning with Pune next month, then Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Ahmedabad, and Chennai, over the next few months.