Revolt RV400 vs Tork Kratos: Specifications Compared
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Revolt RV400 vs Tork Kratos: Specifications Compared

Reviews by Team Drivio | May 27, 2023

The Tork Kratos is obviously the better bike of the two, however the comparo between the two has lots of twists and turns. 

  • Tork Kratos is the more powerful and sportier bike of the two. 
  • A 100kmph top speed puts it on par with 150-200cc bikes. 
  • The Revolt RV400, on the other hand, is more of a 125cc commuter rival. 

The Revolt RV400 arrived on our shores in September 2019, making it one of the first EVs to maintain a more classic motorbike appearance in order to appeal to mass-market consumers. For a while, there were few options available, but Revolt has now expanded to 19 dealers around the nation. 

The Revolt, which started off as a Super Soco EV from China, is now being challenged by the long-overdue Tork Kratos, which promises to be a really designed and produced in India alternative. With a third-place finish in the Isle of Man (2009) and a first-place win in the TTXGP (2010), Tork Motors boasts a distinguished motorsports resume.

Revolt RV400 vs Tork Kratos: Design & Features

The RV400 has an attractive LED headlamp up front and comfy, wide handlebars that are easy to reach. The fuel tank is covered by a lid, and the side panels are entirely concealed. It houses the detachable lithium-ion battery and has a lockable compartment. If the rider prefers a mid- or rear-set footpeg location, the footpegs can be switched. The long fender, which also holds the licence plate, dominates the rear. The fender also has a mount for the LED indicators.

It even has 4G connectivity and a full-LCD instrument cluster. Through the Revolt app, the bike may be connected to a smartphone to monitor information like journey history, battery life, range, the closest swap station and other things. For further security, users can use the app to select a geofencing radius. 

It has a keyless ignition for maximum security. A Combined Braking System (CBS) is included with the electric bicycle as standard equipment. The fake 'engine tone' that is played via the motorcycle's speakers is another distinctive characteristic. Using the app, a rider may also alter the bike's musical composition to make it sound like various gasoline-powered motorcycles.

The Tork Kratos' style is extremely reminiscent of what one could anticipate from an ordinary ICE motorcycle. It has a muscular "tank" that serves as the storage box, LED DRLs on either side of the headlight, and large tank shrouds that reach all the way to the belly.

Multiple riding modes, a reverse assist, regenerative braking, USB charging, a storage box, and a computerised instrument dashboard with communication features are just a few of the amenities that the Tork Kratos is packed with. Additionally, Tork includes a specialised mobile app that offers functions like geofencing, ride telemetry, charging status, and even the location of charging stations.

Revolt RV400 vs Tork Kratos: Motors

Specifications  Revolt RV400Tork Kratos
Motor3kW7.5kW
Top Speed85kmph100kmph
Battery3.24kWh4kWh
Range150km180km

The 72V 3.24kWh lithium-ion battery that powers the Revolt RV 400 requires 4.5 hours to fully recharge using a 15A outlet. The battery may be quickly changed at the Revolt Swap Station if you're in a hurry. Compared to traditional electric vehicles with non-removable batteries, this significantly decreases the downtime for recharging. A 3kW motor operates in conjunction with the battery to produce 54Nm of torque. The e-bike has a peak speed cap of 85kmph and a 156km range that has been verified by ARAI. 

An internally-built Axial Flux motor powers the Tork Kratos. The basic variant of this motor can reach a maximum output of 7.5kW and 27Nm, while the 'R' model can reach a maximum output of 9kW and 38Nm. In conjunction with this motor is a 4kWh lithium-ion battery pack. With the home charger, it can be fully charged in 4 to 5 hours and has a stated range of 120 kilometres. Using the fast charger, the top model can charge up to 80% in an hour.

While Tork sells a more potent variation of the Kratos, Revolt offers a different, lower-powered model known as the RV300. For a small premium, the Kratos R delivers a potent 4.5kWh motor with a maximum output of 9kW, numerous colour options (white, red, blue, and black), quick charging capabilities, and two years of free use of the Tork charging network.

Another thing to think about is that the Kratos has a permanent battery pack, but the RV400 has a removable battery pack that weighs about 19 kg.

Revolt RV400 vs Tork Kratos: Suspension, Tyres & Brakes

SpecificationsRevolt RV400Tork Kratos
Front SuspensionUSD ForkTelescopic Fork
Rear SuspensionPreload-adjustable Shock AbsorbersMonoshock
Front Tyre90/80-1790/80-17
Rear Tyre120/80-17120/80-17
Front brakeDisc BrakeDisc Brake
Rear brakeDisc BrakeDisc Brake

The subframe and swingarm of the Revolt RV 400 electric motorcycle are made of aluminium. An inverted front fork and a monoshock with screw-type preload adjustment make up the suspension system. A 240mm disc with CBS is used on both ends to bring the electric bike to a stop as standard.

The first thing you notice about this motorcycle's handling is how light it feels. It tips into bends rather readily due to its relatively short wheelbase of 1350mm, yet it never truly feels worrisome. Despite not being radials, the MRF Zapper tyres (90/80-17 up front and 120/80-17 down back) do a nice job of providing you with adequate grip. The RV400 was a lot of fun to manoeuvre through the narrow turns of the go-kart course. 

The split trellis frame of the Tork Kratos is suspended by a monoshock and telescopic fork. It is 140 kg in weight and features a 165mm ground clearance.

Revolt RV400 vs Tork Kratos: Dimensions

DimensionsRevolt RV400Tork Kratos
Wheelbase1350mm1336mm
Seat height814mm785mm
Ground clearance215mm165mm
Kerb weight108kg140kg

The Revolt RV400's seat height is 814mm, whereas the Tork Kratos' seat height is 785mm, making the former obviously more accessible. The Revolt weighs 32 kg less than the Tork, which is a huge difference. Tork claims to have a strong racing history, which has allowed them to make sure the Kratos handles properly. Even its 14mm shorter wheelbase should amount to a motorcycle that handles a lot better than the RV400, which as previously suggested, remains true to its commuterish roots. 

These things said, it remains to be seen whether all of this actually translates to a distinction between the two in the real world.

Revolt RV400 vs Tork Kratos: Price

ModelPrice 
Revolt RV400Rs 1,32,499
Tork KratosRs 1,22,499 onwards

After Fame II subsidies, the RV 400 costs Rs 1,32,499 (ex-showroom Delhi). Its battery warranty with the monthly subscription plan is either eight years or 1.5 lakh kilometres, whichever comes first.

The Kratos retails for Rs 1,22,499 and the Kratos R costs Rs 1,37,499 at Tork's showroom in Pune, including subsidies. In a similar vein, you can take advantage of government subsidies in a number of States and save a sizable sum of money. 

Verdict

Even though it costs more, the Tork Kratos seems to be the more appealing choice. All of this, though, is still on paper. The motorcycle still needs to be ridden, and Tork Motors still has the difficult challenge of bringing it to market. If you're searching for an electric motorbike at this price point, based on what we've seen so far, it might be worth the wait. 

The most amazing thing about the Revolt RV400 is how ordinary it feels. Please understand that this is not criticism in any way. But the reality is that switching from a motorbike with a petrol engine to one with an electric motor scarcely requires any mental adjustment. 

For many urban commuters, this is sufficient justification to go green even though it's not the finest bike for travelling large distances on the highway or even for some enjoyable weekend riding. And that isn't because of any environmental factors. However, this motorbike will be far more cost-effective to operate than any petrol-powered bike because it is straightforward, user-friendly, and uncomplicated.