Revolt Motors has launched two new e-bikes into the Indian roads. The Revolt RV400 and RV300 are brandished as India’s first fully-electric AI-enabled motorbikes. The man behind the wheels is Rahul Sharma, co-founder, Micromax. Back in June, the company had unveiled the flagship RV400. Even the pre-bookings had begun in July at Rs. 1,000 token-price.
The one thing left out of the keynote presentation back then was the pricing. And now that’s too official and interestingly, they will be sold on a subscription-based pricing model.
The bike looks in vogue due to its sharp and sporty design in two bold color options – Rebel Red and Cosmic Black. It weighs around 108kg and the ground clearance is 215mm. The RV400 comes in 3 riding modes viz. ECO, Normal, and Sport mode. And accordingly, it can touch a top speed of 45kmph, 65kmph, and 85kmph respectively. As for the range, Revolt claims a distance of upto 180km, 110km, and 80km respectively.
Being electric bikes, the battery is their bedrock and as such, a long-lasting power-source is paramount. The newly launched 3KW RV400 runs on a 72V, 3.24KWh lithium-ion battery.
RV400 uses an upside-down (reverse telescopic) forks at the front and an adjustable mono-shock at the back for suspension. It has a dual-disc setup with a 240mm front disc and a 240mm rear disc. Its braking system (CBS) is aided by a regenerative braking system (RBS).
Revolt RV300: What’s different?
Revolt RV300 is a younger sibling to the RV400. It bears a 60V, 2.7KWh lithium-ion battery that fuels a 1.5KW hub motor.
The suspension mechanism is the same as an upside-down fork at the front, and an adjustable mono-shock at the back. The RV300 features a dual-disc setup with a 240mm front disc and a 180mm rear disc. It has a ride height of 225mm and weighs about 101kg.
The 3 riding modes hit top speed to 25Kmph, 45Kmph, and 65Kmph respectively. The range is 180km, 110km, and 80km respectively.
You can buy a Google voice-enabled helmet plus microphone separately. The trigger command is ‘Revolt Start’ to activate start the bike. You must be wearing the helmet while saying that phrase.
Revolt touts an unlimited warranty (8months to be precise) for the battery, which it says will last for 150,000kms. The slew of features also includes a Smart Key to lock or unlock the bike, remote start and can also locate the bike. Both RV400 and RV300 comes with an embedded 4G LTE SIM for internet connectivity and OTA updates.
Revolt RV400 and RV300 pricing and availability
Revolt offers the bikes only under a 37 months subscription model called My Revolt Plan. There is no down-payment or lease plan.
- The RV400 low-tier model starts at Rs. 3,499 per month (or 1.29 lakhs), while the top-end model is priced at Rs. 3,999 a month (or Rs. 1.47 lakhs).
- The RV300, on the other hand, carries a price tag of Rs. 1.1 lakhs annually divided into Rs. 2.999 per month.
The bookings commence from August 29. At the moment, the availability is limited to Delhi and Pune.