Ampere Magnus Review: Affordable, but is it good enough?
Article by Drivio | 1st Apr 23
With its affordable pricing, the Ampere Magnus EX appeals as a compelling option for budget-oriented buyers looking out for a functional scooter for urban commutes.
- The Ampere Magnus EX has a hub-mounted 2.1 kW electric motor.
- Magnus EX has a claimed range of 80-100 km from its 60V 38.25 Ah battery.
- The top speed of Magnus EX is rated at 50 kmph.
Greaves might be one of the oldest industries in India, but it has made a relatively recent entry into mobility solutions with its brand Ampere Electric. The Magnus EX is one of the first scooters from Ampere, which aims at budget-oriented scooter buyers with its affordable pricing and decent power and range on offer.
Priced at Rs 81,900, the Ampere Magnus EX ranks as one of the most affordable scooters in India. However, does the affordable pricing means that it comes with its share of compromises? We dig into all the details of this scooter to find out if it is worth the asking price.
Ampere Magnus EX: Design & Features
In terms of design, Ampere Electric has played it safe with the Magnus EX. The scooter looks decent, and while it has a very generic design, it doesn’t look unappealing. The front and side body panels of the Ampere Magnus EX look sleek, with its compact dimensions making it an easy-to-ride scooter.
At the front, the Ampere Magnus EX has a sloping design for the front apron, which comes with chrome garnish on either side of the middle. This V-shaped chrome panel in the middle of the front apron also houses daytime running LEDs and turn indicators. The headlamp is placed within the handlebar cowl and also comes with chrome garnish above it.
The side body panels of the Ampere Magnus EX look plain and are free of sharp creases and curves, making it look not so dramatic in its appearance. At the back, the Magnus EX has a wraparound design for the tail lamp cluster, above which it gets a huge alloy grab rail for the pillion rider. The Magnus EX also has a compact-sized fully-digital instrument console, with information like speed, battery level and odometer on offer.
Ampere Magnus EX: Battery & Motor Specs
|Specifications||Ampere Magnus EX|
|Top Speed||50 kmph|
|Battery||60 V 38.25 Ah|
he Ampere Magnus EX sources its power from a cost-effective hub-mounted setup of a 2.1 kW electric motor integrated into its rear wheel. With this electric motor, the Magnus EX can reach a top speed of 50 kmph. While this speed might sound unimpressive at first, the Magnus EX feels decent on the go and doesn’t make you feel too slow at city speeds. The throttle calibration is nicely done, and the power delivery of the Magnus EX doesn’t feel jerky while riding.
The Magnus EX also comes with a decently big 60V 38.25Ah lithium-ion battery, which returns a claimed range of 80-100 km in real-world conditions. This battery takes 6-7 hours for a complete charge from 0-100% using the 60V 7.5A AC charger. At the price at which it is offered, the claimed range is impressive and makes it practical for daily urban commutes.
Ampere Magnus EX: Chassis
|Specifications||Ampere Magnus EX|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic fork|
|Rear Suspension||Dual shocks|
|Front Tyre||130mm drum brake|
|Rear Tyre||130mm drum brake|
Ampere Magnus EX: Dimensions
|Dimensions||Ampere Magnus EX|
|Kerb weight||82 kg|
Despite its affordable pricing, the Ampere Magnus EX comes equipped with more new-age telescopic forks at the front and dual-sided coil springs at the back. In addition, the Magnus EX weighs just 82 kg, which makes it one of the lightest scooters on sale in India. Factoring in both these aspects, the Magnus EX is a breeze to ride in an urban environment.
Other than that, the Magnus EX comes out as a rather basic product with standard 10-inch tubeless tyres and 130mm drum brakes. This electric scooter also comes with some handy features like reverse mode, cruise control and a USB mobile phone charger.
Ampere Magnus EX: Variants & Price
|Model Name||Ampere Magnus EX|
|Ampere Magnus EX||Rs 81,900|
At Rs 81,900 (ex-showroom India, including FAME-II subsidy), the Ampere Magnus EX comes across as one of the most affordable high-speed electric two-wheelers. It is more affordable than many of the 110cc scooters on the market right now.
The Ampere Magnus EX might not be a ground-breaking product in terms of technologies. Instead, it just comes across as a basic electric scooter which fulfils the purpose of commuting from point A to point B. The performance of the motor and battery is just adequate, if not class-leading or exhilarating, which should be fine enough for those people who want a basic commuting solution.