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Thread: Ultraviolette F77 electric - the tipping point for electric motorcycles?

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    Ultraviolette F77 electric - the tipping point for electric motorcycles?

    Electric motorcycles are nothing new, but apart from cheap Chinese mopeds, most of them are so damn expensive compared to a regular motorcycle of a similar class that they're pretty hard to justify.

    Now an Indian company is offering the Ultraviolette F77 electric - 450nm, 34bhp, 2.9 second 0-60, 91mph top speed for 350,000 rupees which works out at €4500 Euro give or take. No proper European distribution yet though.



    https://www.morebikes.co.uk/64590/so...mfW7diBh9QkU3c

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    Looks cool anyway, which is very important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloke View Post
    Looks cool anyway, which is very important.
    Would you consider one as a commuter bloke? I'd imagine if you were buying a bike for "spins" on the weekend, an electric one wouldn't be high on your list due to range and weight?

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    34bHp is very low - probably equivalent to a 400cc? No mention battery size or range - which if not mentioned, leads me to believe that they will be very poor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alkers View Post
    34bHp is very low - probably equivalent to a 400cc? No mention battery size or range - which if not mentioned, leads me to believe that they will be very poor.
    From the article:
    "The Ultraviolette F77 will come with three modular 4.2 kWh Lithium-ion battery packs. The total range (claimed) for the three battery packs is 80 – 94 miles in the city (130-150km)."

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    Alot of KTM styling there along with colour scheme! Looks pretty well but if the range is 80-94 miles of city driving i imagine it'd be poor for longer motorway speed commuting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crank_case View Post
    Would you consider one as a commuter bloke? I'd imagine if you were buying a bike for "spins" on the weekend, an electric one wouldn't be high on your list due to range and weight?
    I've only ridden one electric 2 wheeler, a bmw scoot but it was fantastic. Quickest thing off the line ever

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    the indian prices are no indication of euro on the road prices, Royal Enfields can be bough new for a bout 2K in indian. But they are nearer 10K here with Taxs, dealer mark up etc

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    A Victory Empulse costs 20k US, there's still plenty of room to undercut the "proper" electric motorcycle market.

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