Matter Aera Review: Perfect First Electric Bike
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Matter Aera Review: Perfect First Electric Bike

Reviews by Team Drivio | Aug 01, 2023

The Aera is Matter’s first electric bike for the Indian market. 

  • Powering the Aera is a 10.5kW motor that pumps out a solid 520Nm at its wheel. 
  • The 5kWh battery pack, meanwhile, promises a range of upto 150km. 
  • Matter has priced the Aera from Rs 1.44 lakh, ex-showroom. 

Earlier this year, Matter EV introduced its first electric bike for India, the Matter, and its sporty, aggressive appearance instantly caught people's attention. Intrigued by its looks, we wanted to know if the bike performed as well as it looked. So we got the Aera and took it for a test ride for a couple of days. Here's what we found out:

Matter Aera: Design & Features

The Matter Aera 5000 is packed with an array of impressive features that elevate the riding experience to new heights. Embracing cutting-edge technology, this electric bike boasts 4G connectivity, keyless operation, and a seven-inch LCD touchscreen display with onboard navigation, providing riders with access to essential information at their fingertips. The integration of a nine-axis IMU adds an extra layer of stability and precision to the bike's performance, ensuring a smooth and confident ride.

Enhancing both aesthetics and visibility, the Aera 5000 is equipped with LED lighting throughout, including a powerful bifunctional LED projector. Safety is paramount, and the bike's comprehensive connective features, such as accident detection and automatic call reply while riding, add an extra layer of security for peace of mind on the road.

Moreover, the Aera 5000 comes with a specialized smartphone app that allows owners to monitor crucial statistics, such as charge level, bike position, and ride analysis. This level of connectivity empowers riders with the insights they need to make informed decisions and optimize their riding experience. With such an impressive array of features, the Matter Aera 5000 stands as a testament to the seamless fusion of technology and mobility.

Matter Aera: Motor & Range

Specifications  Matter Aera
Motor10.5kW
Peak Torque520Nm
Battery5kWh
Range125-150km

The Matter Aera 5000 runs on a 10.5kW motor which is in fact, a liquid-cooled unit, a first for an electric bike in India. It can generate an impressive 520Nm of torque. To power this motor, the bike has a 5kWh battery pack, also liquid-cooled, which helps it travel a distance of 125km to 150km, depending on the model you choose.

The Aera 5000 is convenient to charge as it supports both standard and fast-charging using a common connector. It comes with a 1kW charger that is built into the bike. If you don't have access to a fast charger, you can use a regular 5A, three-pin plug point that you typically find in bedrooms to charge it. With the on-board charger, the bike can be fully charged in less than five hours, making it ready for your next adventure in no time.

Matter Aera: Chassis

SpecificationsMatter Aera
Front SuspensionTelescopic Fork
Rear SuspensionGas-charged Dual Shocks
Front Tyre17-inch alloys
Rear Tyre17-inch alloys
Front brakeDisc Brake
Rear brakeDisc Brake

The Matter Aera 5000 features a telescopic fork and dual gas-charged shocks. For reliable braking performance, the bike is equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels. To enhance safety, dual-channel ABS is incorporated, providing added stability and control during braking maneuvers. 

Matter Aera: Dimensions

The Matter Aera in no way is a large bike. It looks every bit compact and it’s the exact same way to ride in the real world. Flickability is amazing and that combined with the sheer torque on offer makes it quite a delightful commuter. Its compact dimensions means it can handle city duties very well. 

And hauling all that firepower to a stop are the solid brakes. They have a lot of feel and bite and no matter what speed you’re doing, you can bank on them to come to a halt almost immediately. 

Matter Aera: Variants & Price

Model NamePrice
Matter AeraRs 1,43,999 onwards

Matter EV announced the pricing for its bikes earlier this year. The Aera 5000 electric bike comes in two variants - the Aera 5000 priced at Rs. 1,43,999 and the Aera 5000+ priced at Rs. 1,53,999. These prices are ex-showroom and include the FAME II subsidy. The prices for the Aera 4000 and 6000+ models are yet to be revealed and will be announced at a later date.

Verdict

All in all, the Matter Aera definitely impressed us a fair bit. Despite being a relatively new brand, Matter has managed to create a motorcycle that's not only sporty and fun to ride, but also quite reliable. We found the Aera's DTE readings to be quite accurate. 

In fact, they were a whole lot more accurate than some of the much more expensive electric motorcycles we've ridden.  So we were definitely impressed with us, and that excites us as to what its older siblings could have in store.