Ultraviolette has been a wee bit mean with their teasing of the F77 over the years. Now, the company is finally preparing to launch its brainchild to the masses.
According to a report from Rideapart, the India-based company revealed the elusive F77 electric motorcycle back in 2018.
Of course, since the production and release of the electric motorcycle was delayed until this year (we still don’t quite know why), the company has needed to prioritize keeping the F77 up to spec with the other modern machines tootling about.
Here’s what we know about the updates included in F77’s ‘facelift’:
There’s nothing that screams “Look at me!” then a good set of electronic perks in an electric motorbike – and the F77 is no exception.
Ultraviolette decided it would be a wee bit dangerous to include a touch screen in the display (thank heavens), so the F77 has been gifted with 5-way switchgear set up – the same as what you’d find bolted to a KTM 390 Duke.
The company has claimed that riders will find the F77’s 27kW electric motor within the same range and power as your standard 300cc combustion engine.
While we’re slightly dubious, the numbers line up: The F77 will be capable of punching out 36 pretty little ponies, getting the beastie from zero to 60 km/h (0-37mph) in 7.7 seconds, getting the F77 90Nm of torque at the motor.
This is where Ultreviolette spent a decent amount of time last year.
Not only did the F77 get the chassis tuned to accommodate the different center of gravity of the new battery packs; it also received a tweaked trellis frame, and the geometry of the chassis was adjusted to improve agility and stability.
The motor mount is a bit stiffer, with the suspension adjusted to improve the handling of the bike…and the general happiness of the bum. We approve.
If you thought the F77 still had a range of 130-150km, look again – Ultraviolette has just confirmed 150km to be the max range of the machine. The F77’s new battery packs are purported to hold torque longer, with a different series of batteries made available later to sustain a higher range.
The F77 will be manufactured with a starting range of 10,000 units at Ultraviolette’s Bengaluru production facility.
All told, we can’t wait to see when the F77 is released.
Well, we can…it gives us more time over here to start placing bets on the release date.