Electric bikes are becoming more and more popular in the last 10 years. Motorbike fans became more aware of the damage they could bring to the environment. However, when you are passionate about motorbikes, it is hard to stop driving at once. That’s why motorbikes are a perfect choice.
There are some brands that are famous in all parts of the world such as Zero and Harley Davidson. But, India has its own brands that are offering their products to more than 1 billion people. The brands we mentioned are usually not affordable. You will be able to find the less expensive ones, but their quality is not so good.
People in India do not have to worry. There are several different models that will satisfy your needs and your budget as well. Let’s find them out together.
1. Revolt RV 400
This model definitely deserves to be on this list because of it special for many reasons. We can describe it as sporty and sleek. The face of the vehicle is sharp and it comes with attractive LED headlight. However, the LED headlight is not the usual one. It has the ability to adjust to daily light as well. We don’t want to say that this model looks like a machine. Yet, it is definitely likable and attractive.
Now we come to the most important part. RV 400 is the first artificial intelligence-enabled motorcycle on the Indian market. Every user will get access to Revolt mobile app. With this app, you will be able to use different features. For instance, you will be able to access bike locator, doorstep battery service, satellite navigation, battery info, etc. Besides that, the riders will have the option of using a few different synthesized sounds. The sounds are not quite impressive, but it is definitely something that other models do not have.
Battery range and battery charging is definitely something you would like to know. Well, the battery charging lasts for around 4 hours. The vehicle comes with an on-board charger. You can charge your bike on any conventional 15A power socket. Except that, the battery is portable and you will be able to bring it together with you wherever you go. Finally, you won’t have to worry about the durability of the battery. It comes with an 8-year warranty. However, the warranty is also limited by the number of kilometers that you cross. If you cross more than 150 000 kilometers for less than 8 years, the warranty doesn’t count anymore.
Let’s now talk about the range of this electric bike. First of all, we need to say that there are three different riding modes
- Eco Riding Mode
- City Riding Mode
- Sport Riding Mode
The company says that riding in Eco Mode at a constant speed of 65 kmph will allow you to travel 156 km with a single charge. The City Mode will allow you to drive around 90 km at the same speed. Logically, Sport Mode depends on the terrain and the way you drive. When you look closer, this is stronger than many other electric bikes.
Still, there is probably a reason why the capacity of this electric motorbike is huge. It comes with the instant torque of the 3kW electric motor. That means that speed is not the main advantage of this bike. The top speed that this motor can reach is 80 kilometers per hour. Still, driving that fast will probably reduce the quality of the entire vehicle a lot quicker. That’s why we suggest you ride somewhere between 50 and 60 kmph.
If you want everyone to notice when you are riding an electric bike, we have to disappoint you. The motor of this model is quite silent. Besides that, it is very easy to handle because it has a weight of only 108 kg.
Finally, low weight means that this bike is easy-to-handle. This especially counts when you are driving on hilly terrains.
2. Blacksmith B2
We need to mention that this bike is going to be released in a few months. This company says it will be represented to the public until the end of 2019. Still, we feel this motorbike is going to be attractive for entire India.
The maximum speed that this vehicle can reach is 120 kilometers per hour. As you can see, this model is a lot faster than the previous one. You probably won’t be able to drive at that speed all the time. Still, it is perfect for those that like fast speed outside of the city.
The battery is going to be probably the biggest advantage of this model. First of all, we need to say that drivers will be able to drive their vehicles for around 120 kilometers with only 1 charge. Yet, that’s not it. This model comes with a dual battery pack which means that you can use 2 batteries instead of one. We suppose that the second battery could bring you some additional costs. Still, we doubt it is going to be too expensive. Anyway, the charging time of a battery is 4 hours.
The entire Indian Motorbike Industry has focused on AI. This model will definitely be equipped with AI system and GPS. The instrument panel will be digital with many different options.
We barely wait until the end of November to see how this model will look!
Keep in mind that India recently started to work with electric bikes. There are more than 10 models that brands are announcing for the start of the next year. Some of them are
- Emflux One
- Robust MKIIIR
- Gugu R-Suv
- Earth Energy B605, etc.
There is a big reason why we highlighted the two that you see on our list. After days of researching, we realized that experts agree these two will be the magnet for many buyers. It is not just because of the attractive design and affordable price. All these products are affordable comparing to the American and European markets. Their features are amazing and each model is unique in some different ways. Choose the one that will completely satisfy your needs.
India is going to become the land of electric bikes soon!