What’s up motorbike enthusiasts!
Are you ready for the latest electrifying classic motorcycles?
Electric motorbikes are soon going to be hotcakes in the market; especially in India which is one of the largest two-wheeler markets in the world. It holds the highest potential for electric two-wheeler, electric mobility being the future in this country. The motorbike community is excited with the launch of these artificial-intelligence enabled motorbikes.
Yes, AI enabled and electric!
Revolt electric motorbikes are such mind-blowing motorcycles you should keep an eye out for.
Let us look at them in detail.
Revolt Motorbikes is an independent new venture that was spearheaded by Rahul Sharma, a homegrown entrepreneur. He is the co-founder of the largest consumer electronics company known as Micromax.
Revolt IntelliCorp will be India’s first AI-enabled electric motorbike, launched in June 2019.
The countdown to the big day is on!
The components for bringing this exquisite two-wheeler to life will be sourced locally except the battery cells that will be out-sourced from China. The motorbike’s ECU and battery management system has been made in house too. This has been possible by a team of veterans, put together, from the industry working for about two years now to develop the bike. They have carried out in house dynamic testing as well.
The company has a new facility set up at Manesar near Gurgaon in Haryana. It is a large industrial facility and is well known for the manufacture of automotive like Maruti Suzuki and Triumph, besides a bunch of other component makers. The company is looking to have a production capacity of 1,200,000 units per year. The bikes will be sold through both online and offline channels, an inspiration from Tesla.
What are some of its specs?
The two-wheeler, designed as a sports commuter motorcycle, is in its final stages of production. The manufacturing company promises on delivering the best of its kind. The motorcycle will look like conventional, internal engine equipped motorbike, and, not quirky or futuristic as is the norm with current electric vehicles.
Revolt, on a single charge, will offer a riding range of between up-to 150 km. A fully charged battery from depletion is estimated to take three to four hours from a wall socket. Moreover, the bike is endowed with an electronically limited top speed of 85 kmph with variable power modes. It is expected to offer a sporty feel and boast high equipment levels.
Another incredible fact about the motorbike is that it will be equipped with a 4G SIM card and will have a full-time Internet connection. It means the bike will be able to receive over the air (OTA) software updates regularly. The company’s goal is to introduce to the market a complete ecosystem of connected devices— not just a motorcycle.
An important detail to note is that the bike will have innovative battery charging solutions, the cells being swappable. Of course, the charging is expected to be wireless. The batteries are part of the frame, and the bike has upside-down forks up front and a mono-shock at the back. The rear also has a box-section swing-arm.
Additionally, the bike is expected to come equipped with hydraulic disc brakes at both ends together with a combined braking system. It is going to have a full TFT-display dashboard with smartphone integration for telephones and media. The company is also working on developing full integration with a bespoke helmet to ensure efficient and smooth navigation and telephony.
That said, you will hear more details of the electric motorcycle as the launch day draws closer.
There is more to it!
These exceptional high equipment levels that the bike has should not lead you to think that it will cost a fortune.
On the contrary, the motorcycle will be priced well, around 1.20 lakh since the manufacturer, is looking to ensure 100% accessibility for the Indian motorbike community.
It is for sure that Revolt Motors will cause a shake up in the two-wheeler industry. Rahul Sharma is confident and intends to cause uproar, just the way he did with Micromax in the mobile phone industry. He indeed is a force to reckon with.
So, be on the look-out for when Revolt hits the market, in June 2019.
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