In an exciting development, renowned television personality and Video Jockey (VJ) Rannvijay Singha has become the proud owner of the limited edition Ultraviolette F77 electric performance motorcycle. The delivery ceremony took place at his residence in Mumbai, where he received the coveted bike with the production number 16 out of the total 77 units of this exclusive sports electric bike that will be produced for the limited series. The enthusiasm surrounding this limited edition F77 was evident, as all the units were sold out within a remarkable two hours of the booking window going live.
The Ultraviolette F77 marks the maiden offering from Ultraviolette Automotive, an electric vehicle start-up backed by TVS Motors, and it has been generating a lot of buzz since its first announcement last year. With prices starting at Rs 3.8 lakh for the base Shadow variant and going up to Rs 4.5 lakh (ex-showroom) for the top-of-the-line Recon version, the F77 offers an exceptional blend of cutting-edge technology and high-performance capabilities. While the prices for the limited edition F77 were not officially disclosed, it is expected that they will command a slight premium over the Recon variant. One of the most exciting aspects of the limited edition F77 is its unique numbering and special paint scheme in meteor grey and afterburner yellow, making it a truly distinctive and desirable collector’s item.
Ultraviolette Automotive has positioned the F77 as India’s longest-range electric two-wheeler, boasting an impressive IDC-certified range of 307 kilometers per charge. To cater to different customer preferences and requirements, the F77 is available in three variants: the Shadow, the Laser, and the Airstrike. The Shadow variant delivers a range of 206 kilometers per charge, while the Laser and Airstrike trims provide a commendable 307 kilometers per charge, according to IDC figures, which typically tend to be around 30% more than real-world range.
Let’s delve into the performance specifications of each variant. The top-spec Ultraviolette F77 Airstrike variant features an electric motor rated at 40.4 Bhp and 100 Nm, allowing it to achieve an impressive 0-100 Kph sprint in just 7.8 seconds, with a top speed of 152 Kmph. The mid-level Laser trim, on the other hand, is no slouch either, with a 38.9 Bhp and 95 Nm motor, capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 Kph in 8 seconds and reaching a top speed of 147 Kmph. The base Shadow trim offers a 36.2 Bhp and 85 Nm motor, providing a top speed of 140 Kph and achieving the 0-100 Kph sprint in 8.3 seconds.
Aside from its impressive performance, the Ultraviolette F77 limited edition comes loaded with features and innovative technologies. All three variants are equipped with three levels of regenerative braking, park assist with reverse gear, and three riding modes: Glide, Combat, and Ballistic, ensuring an exhilarating and personalized riding experience for the discerning rider. The F77 also boasts a high-capacity battery pack of 10.5 kWh, the largest for any electric two-wheeler sold in India. This powerful battery pack enhances the overall performance and range of the motorcycle, making it a viable option for longer commutes and rides.
Ultraviolette Automotive has spared no effort in ensuring the safety and convenience of riders. All variants of the F77 come equipped with essential safety features such as active cooling for the battery pack, LED headlamp, tail lamp, and turn indicators, as well as upside-down front forks and monoshock rear suspension (both adjustable for pre-load), disc brakes on both wheels, and dual-channel ABS.
Ultraviolette Automotive, in its ambitious endeavor, plans to manufacture 10,000 units of the F77 in the first year and is determined to prioritize high-quality standards and exceptional customer service. As demand for electric vehicles rises, the company aims to expand production and take the F77 to other major Indian cities and international markets, including the European market.