Ultraviolette predicts the future in the present with F77 performance e-bike

By Team Autostory
November 28, 2022, Updated on : Tue Nov 29 2022 08:37:42 GMT+0000
Ultraviolette predicts the future in the present with F77 performance e-bike
Ultraviolette is offering the F77 in two variants, with an 8-year / 1,00,000km warranty.
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After years of development and testing that brought along numerous delays, Bengaluru-based electric vehicle (EV) startup— Ultraviolette has launched its first product named F77. The motorcycle is being touted as the country’s first proper fully electric sports bike.


Available in two variants– Original and Recon, F77 carries a price tag of Rs 3.80 lakh and Rs 4.55 lakh (both ex-showroom, Delhi), respectively. Pre-launch bookings for the battery-powered sports bike began on October 23, 2022, for a token amount of Rs. 10,000.


The company also revealed a special edition model of F77, limited to just 77 units and will be available at a price of Rs 5.50 lakh (ex-showroom). This also makes F77 the most expensive electric two-wheeler on sale in India. Each variant of the electric sports bike is offered in three distinct themes— Airstrike, Shadow and Laser.

Ultraviolette F77

Ultraviolette F77 themes- Airstrike, Shadow, Laser

Design

Even in its pre-production prototype stage, F77 was a definite eye-catcher. This is still the case even in the final production-spec model. The futuristic styling takes inspiration from fighter jets that lend its sharp appearance. The angular fairing and aggressive face further amplify the bike’s sporty credentials. 


Other visual highlights such as a stepped seat, clip-on handlebars and a narrow tail section give F77 a contemporary sports bike look. However, the unique hexagonal headlamp cluster comes as a separate unit as opposed to being encased within the front apron in sports bikes usually.

Ultraviolette F77

Ultraviolette styling highlights

As far as colour choices are concerned, Original and Recon variants can be had in Supersonic Silver, Stealth Grey, or Plasma Red. On the other hand, the top-end special edition is offered in two colour schemes– Meteor Grey and Afterburner Yellow.

Electrifying performance

Powering Ultraviolette F77 is a permanent magnet synchronous motor with each variant offering different outputs. The base Original variant is rated for a peak output of 27kW (36.2 hp) and 85 Nm of torque, while the Recon churns out 29kW (38.9 hp) and 95 Nm of torque. The limited edition model benefits from a more powerful motor that delivers a peak output of 30.2 kW (40.2 hp) and 100 Nm.


All three variants are equipped with battery packs of varying capacities. The base trim gets a 7.1kWh battery returning a claimed range of 207 km (IDC) while both the Recon and limited edition trim get a 10.3kWh battery that returns a claimed range of 307km (IDC). The company is offering two types of chargers– standard and boost, charging the motorcycle at a rate of 36 km per hour and 70 km per hour, respectively.

Ultraviolette F77

F77 battery pack inside aluminium casing

There are three ride modes to choose from– Glide, Combat & Ballistic, that increase power progressively. In terms of performance, the base variant can clock a top speed of 140 kmph whereas the Recon variant can notch a top speed of 147 kmph. The limited edition model performs even better with a top speed of 152 kmph and a 0-100 kmph acceleration time of 7.8 seconds.

Hardware specs

Underpinning the F77 is a platform made of a steel trellis frame and an aluminium bulkhead with the battery pack nestled within an aluminium casing acting as the stress member. The chassis is suspended on 41mm USD forks at the front and a mono-shock at the rear, both adjustable for preload.

Ultraviolette F77

Ultraviolette F77, India's first electric sports bike in production

Braking duties are carried out by a 320mm disc up front, held by a four-piston radial calliper and a 230mm rear disc mated to a single-piston calliper. Dual-channel ABS complements the braking hardware as standard. A seat height of 800mm makes it accessible for most riders. Ground clearance and wheelbase measure 160mm and 1,340mm, respectively.

Features on offer

Ultraviolette F77 is packed with goodies like a five-inch TFT instrument panel, smartphone connectivity, auto headlight on/off, adaptive dash lighting, LED illumination,  side stand sensor, onboard navigation and three levels of regenerative braking. The bike also packs plenty of safety features including vehicle locator, a nine-axis IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit), ride-by-wire tech, and a fall and crash sensor.

Ultraviolette F77

Ultraviolette F77 special edition model


Initial deliveries will commence in January 2023 and will be limited to Bengaluru. The electric bike will go on sale in Chennai, Mumbai, Pune and Kochi in Q2, followed by Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Delhi and Lucknow in Q3 and Gurugram, Jaipur, Kolkata, Guwahati and Ludhiana in Q4.


(Images courtesy: Ultraviolette Automotive)


Edited by Akanksha Sarma