Revolt Intellicorp, Gurugram based automobile startup entered the Indian Motorcycle market with the launch of two electric bikes. What made the entry magnificent was the Artificial Intelligence technology equipped on these motorcycles. This is perhaps the first time, India received electric motorcycles with an AI system. Rahul Sharma, the co-founder of Micromax Mobiles is the founder of Revolt Motors as well. The new venture he started, introduced a new dimension in the market of electric motorcycles thereby making personal mobility, not just economical but also practical.
Revolt Motors launched RV300 and RV 400 in the Indian market. Both models were equipped with some of the best features available in the present scenario, along with integrated Artificial Intelligence (AI) system which was its main highlight. Let us take a look at what these models have to offer and why they are special.
The RV 400 comes with a removable 3.24kWh Li-Ion battery weighing around 19kg. The battery is provided with a portable charger and can be used to recharge from any place, with a conventional 15A power socket. The battery of the RV400 can be charged from 0-100% in just 4.5 hours.
The RV 400 claims to have a range of around 156km with a single charge in the eco mode certified by ARAI, but the top speed would be limited to 40kmph. The city mode is expected to offer 110km of range with a single charge, and the speed is limited to 60kmph, and finally, the sports mode provide with the least range at 80km but can reach around the top speed of 85kmph.
With respect to dimensions and designing of the model, it is equipped with a USD fork front suspension and an adjustable mono-shock rear suspension. The wheelbase mentioned for RV 400 is 1350mm. With a ground clearance of 215mm. The front tyre dimensions are 90/80-17, which means it has a wheel size of 17 inches. Whereas the rear tyre stands at 120/80-17. RV 400 gets front and rear disc brakes with a disc diameter of 180mm.
In terms of pricing, Revolt Motors RV 400 has got two models. The top model of RV 400 is priced at Rs.47,963, whereas the base model is quoted at a cost of Rs.39,463.
The motorcycle is offered with five years/75000kms warranty, whichever comes first at service interval of 10,000kms. The warranty period mentioned for the battery is around eight years/1.5 lakh kilometers, whichever comes first. The company also claims to offer free maintenance for bikes for the first three years/30000kms whichever comes first.
With all of the above mentioned specs, the unique feature on Revolt bikes are the embedded AI technology. Both Revolt 300 and Revolt 400 are equipped with a 4G SIM card to monitor real-time parameters and notify the rider about the range based on real-time riding pattern. The application also notifies the rider about any imminent issues spotted on the motorcycle.
Revolt 400 gets a start and stop function that can be directly controlled using the app. Moreover, it also comes with Geo-fencing technology, which allows the owner to set a range in terms of the diameter’ such that if the bike goes out of that specified range, then the owner would be notified for the same. The bike is provided with a smart key that has four features such as lock, remote start, unlock and locate my bike. RV 400 owners are also offered a connected helmet with inbuilt speakers and microphones, which can be used to voice activate the bike. The entire AI system is powered and supported by Google.
The company promises a great deal of features on an electric motorcycle at a very decent cost. However, the sales are currently limited only to Pune and Delhi. We sure hope the motorcycle will soon make its way to Kerala market too, where electric bikes are yet to enter.