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Listed: Top 5 electric motorcycles in India with a modern punch

Listed: Top 5 electric motorcycles in India with a modern punch

Article by Drivio | 18th Feb 23

From a budget-oriented Oben Rorr to a performance machine like Ultraviolette F77, this list covers all the prominent new-age electric motorcycles available in India.

  • The Ultraviolette F77 is currently the most expensive electric motorcycle in India.
  • The Tork Kratos and Revolt RV400 rank high in terms of sales volumes.
  • The Oben Rorr and Hop Oxo exist at the bottom-end of the price spectrum of electric motorcycles in India.

While there is a steady increase in the acceptance of electric scooters, the segment of electric motorcycles has also started gaining slight traction. Unlike scooters, there are very few offerings in the electric motorcycle category, all of which come from home-grown startups. Following is a list of the five best all-electric motorcycles available in India:

(Note: All prices mentioned are of ex-showroom, Delhi)

Ultraviolette F77

Currently ranking as the fastest, most powerful and most expensive electric motorcycle in India, the Ultraviolette F77 is a high-performance machine, launched in 2022 in three different versions. The three variants on offer – Standard, Recon and Limited Edition – are priced between Rs 3.80 lakh - 5.50 lakh, making it the most premium electric motorcycle in the country today.

The Ultraviolette F77 looks and feels like a proper performance motorcycle, with it equipped with upside-down telescopic front forks, rear mono-shock, MRF radial types and switchable dual-channel ABS. While the Standard and Recon are regularly-available variants, only 77 units of Limited Edition were available. 

In terms of features, the Ultraviolette F77 gets an all-LED headlamp, tail lamp and turn indicators, clip-on handlebars, split seats, and a 5-inch full-TFT instrument console and three riding modes – Glide, Combat and Ballistic.

SpecificationsUltraviolette F77 StandardUltraviolette F77 ReconUltraviolette F77 Limited Edition
Electric motor27 kW29 kW30.2 kW
Maximum torque85 Nm95 Nm100 Nm
0-60 kmph timing3.4 seconds3 seconds2.9 seconds
Top speed140 kmph147 kmph152 kmph
Battery7.1 kWh10.5 kWh10.5 kWh
Maximum range206 km307 km307 km
PriceRs 3.80 lakhRs 4.55 lakhRs 5.50 lakh

Revolt RV400

Offering performance levels of a conventional 125cc commuter motorcycle, the Revolt RV400 is available in a single variant, which is priced at Rs 1.24 lakh. This all-electric motorcycle offers the facility of a swappable battery, which makes it more practical to use daily and for longer durations. The motorcycle comes with a pair of inverted telescopic forks at the front and a mono-shock at the rear, with 240mm disc brakes at both the ends.

With modern facilities on board, the Revolt RV400 comes with a sleek ovular all-LED headlamp, adjustable footpeg position, LED turn indicators and a full-LCD instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity and telematics system. Featuring a combined braking system as standard, the Revolt RV400 also comes with integrated speakers, which produce artificial ‘engine notes’ much similar to those of petrol-powered motorcycles.

SpecificationsRevolt RV400
Electric motor3 kW
Maximum torque54 Nm
Top speed85 kmph
Battery3.24 kWh
Maximum range156 km
PriceRs 1.24 lakh

Tork Kratos

Another home-grown electric motorcycle brand, which hit the market after an extensive testing phase, is Tork Kratos. This all-electric motorcycle comes in two variants – Base and R, both of which get the same 4 kWh battery pack and claim a maximum riding range of 180 km. However, the difference lies in the performance and features on offer.

The base Tork Kratos comes with a 7.5 kW electric motor, against the more powerful 10 kW electric motor of the Kratos R. With these motors, the Tork Kratos R offers a quicker 0-40 kmph acceleration figure, a higher top speed and a higher torque output. Sitting on a split trellis frame, the Tork Kratos R gets conventional telescopic forks at the front and a mono-shock at the rear. It gets a ground clearance of 165mm and a kerb weight of 140 kg.

Tork Motors has equipped both variants of the Kratos electric motorcycle with premium features like an all-LED headlamp, tail lamp and turn indicators, daytime running LEDs, a full-LCD instrument console and a storage box in place of the fuel tank. The motorcycle also gets three riding modes, reverse assist, USB charging and regenerative braking. However, the Kratos R also gets compatibility with a mobile app, which is armed with features like ride telemetry, geofencing, charging status and more. 

SpecificationsTork KratosTork Kratos R
Electric motor7.5 kW9 kW
Maximum torque28 Nm38 Nm
0-40 kmph timing3.5 seconds4 seconds
Top speed100 kmph105 kmph
Battery4 kWh4 kWh
Maximum range180 km180 km
PriceRs 1.22 lakhRs 1.37 lakh

Oben Rorr

The highlight of the Oben Rorr is its neo-retro design, which looks like a conventional retro roadster but with a touch of futurism in its appearance. This new-age all-electric motorcycle is available in a single variant, which is priced at Rs 1.02 lakh. 

The Oben Rorr is powered by a 4 kW electric motor, which enables it to reach the 40 kmph mark from a standstill in 3 seconds and attain a top speed of 100 kmph. The Rorr also comes with a 4.4 kWh battery pack, which claims a maximum riding range of 200 km for the motorcycle.

Complementing the neo-retro futuristic design of the Oben Rorr is its list of features on offer. The motorcycle gets all-LED illumination all around, a full-LCD instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity, disc brakes at both ends and a combined braking system. With a water-wading capacity of 230mm, the Oben Rorr has conventional telescopic forks at the front and a mono-shock at the rear. 

SpecificationsOben Rorr
Electric motor4 kW
Maximum torque62 Nm
0-40 kmph timing3 seconds
Top speed100 kmph
Battery4.4 kWh
Maximum range200 km
PriceRs 1.02 lakh

Hop Oxo

One of the newest entrants in the electric motorcycle market of India, the Hop Oxo is being offered in two variants – Standard and X. While the Standard variant comes with a 5.2 kW motor, the X variant has a 6.3 kW motor. Though, in both variants, the continuous power of the motors is rated at 3 kW, while they have a 3.75 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which claims a range of 150 km.

Both the variants of the Hop Oxo have two riding modes – Eco and Power, with an additional Sport mode offered in the X variant. It is one of the few premium electric motorcycles to come with a conventional hub-mounted electric motor.  When it comes to design, the overall look of the Hop Oxo resembles that of a premium commuter from Yamaha (FZ-S V2.0). However, the Oxo gets all-LED illumination all around, along with a 5-inch full-LCD instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity and a telematics system.

SpecificationsHop Oxo StandardHop Oxo X
Electric motor3 kW3 kW
Maximum torque185 Nm (on wheel)200 Nm (on wheel)
0-40 kmph timing4 seconds4 seconds
Top speed90 kmph90 kmph
Battery3.75 kWh3.75 kWh
Maximum range150 km150 km
PriceRs 1.25 lakhRs 1.40 lakh

Special mentions

Apart from these premium electric motorcycles, there are a few all-electric motorcycles from budget-oriented brands like Komaki, Joy e-Bike and Kabira Mobility. These brands offer cheap electric motorcycles, which offer average performance and fit and finish levels but are easy on the pocket due to their affordable pricing.