Ultraviolette F77 – India’s first high-performance electric motorcycle unveiled

Ultraviolette Automotive Pvt. Ltd., has unveiled its highly anticipated high-performance electric motorcycle – the F77. The F77 will first be rolled out in Bangalore, with expanding national availability planned over the next year.

Ultraviolette F77 Price:

Available in three variants F77 Lightning, F77 Shadow and F77 Laser, the F77 is priced between INR 3,00,000 and INR 3,25,000 (On-road).

Ultraviolette F77 Electric Motorcycle 2019

Inspired by aviation and aerospace engineering, the Ultraviolette Automotive F77 has been developed ground up – right from the design identity, the advanced engineering principles in design and simulations of the motorcycle, and the batteries and multi-level safety systems of the motorcycle.

Over the last 3 years, the company has been on an extensive journey of researching, innovating and developing various prototypes of motorcycles, modular batteries and chargers. Now in its 7th generation, the F77 has undergone several thousand kilometres of testing and the electric motorcycle maker is confident that the F77 will be an evocative and compelling alternative to IC Engine motorcycles.

Propelled by a motor which makes 25,000W @ 2250rpm (33.5hp @ 2250rpm) and the immediate torque of 90 Nm all-electric powertrain, the F77 is capable of rapid acceleration with just a twist of the throttle. The electric bike can accelerate from 0 to 60 km/h in 2.9 seconds and achieve a top speed of 147 km/h.

An optimized centre of gravity, steel-aluminium frame, inverted front forks and adjustable rear suspension give the F77 highly dynamic handling. The F77 is powered by Ultraviolette’s Modular Battery technology and is a smart and connected electric motorcycle that will be enabled with ride telematics, remote diagnostics, over-the-air (OTA) upgrades, multiple ride modes, ride analytics, and bike tracking.

Ultraviolette F77 Lightning 2019

The combined batteries provide a range of 130 to 150 km in the city on standard driving conditions. The F77 also comes with a customisable power regeneration mode each time the brakes are used, which in turn adds to the battery charge. This is particularly useful in urban traffic that often requires a lot of slow-rolling and stop-and-go riding.

Fast Charging technology provides a 0-80% battery charge in 50 minutes or 0-100% charge in 90 minutes with the Fast Charger accessory. The Standard Charger provides a 0-80% battery charge in 3 hours or 0-100% charge in 5 hours. The vehicle includes a CCS Type-2 Charge Port to support both AC and DC charging from public infrastructure.

The F77 motorcycle is equipped with a full suite of smart systems, rider aids and interfaces for a completely connected experience. A 5-inch high-brightness colour TFT touchscreen offers the rider a wide range of information on a display that’s bright and easy to read. Three selectable Ride Modes electronically control the performance characteristics of the motorcycle. These include Eco, Sports and Insane. It also gets Park assist reverse.

The Ultraviolette F77 includes a 9DOF (9 Degrees of Freedom) Inertial Measurement Unit. The IMU allows the vehicle to capture nine distinct types of motion or orientation related data: 3 degrees each of acceleration, magnetic orientation, and angular velocity. Sensor data combined with sensor fusion technology provides the exact lean angle, accident and fall detection, rate of acceleration and position of the motorcycle in every possible circumstance.

Riders have access to this ride data through the mobile app along with diagnostics information. The Ultraviolette Android and iOS Apps links an F77 owner with their motorcycle through their smartphone.

Ultraviolette F77 Shadow 2019

The F77 is a fully-connected smart vehicle with LTE connectivity and GPS positioning. This enables the FindMyBike feature to locate, and even lock-down the vehicle in real-time. Connectivity also enables Preventive Maintenance, a first for motorcycles, where problems are identified from collected data before the rider notices any measurable degradation in performance.

The data from multiple voltage, current, temperature and vibration sensors is used to diagnose and predict problems even before they can occur. With efficiency mapping technology, precise measurements of energy consumed is analysed in real-time.

Every unit of energy transferred from the charger to the battery, from the battery to the electronics, and finally, the electrical energy delivered to the motor and mechanical energy delivered to the wheels is accounted for and monitored to ensure all systems are operating with peak performance.

The Ultraviolette F77 electric motorcycle is built around a foundational building block of energy storage – modular battery packs. Ultraviolette’s modular batteries are built to world-leading standards in terms of Power Density, Energy Density, Cycle Life, and Resistance to extreme shock and vibration.

Ultraviolette F77 Laser 2019

Each modular battery incorporates proprietary thermal management technology to drastically improve heat dissipation and reduce temperature gradients within cells leading to higher cycle life.

Mechanical protection includes structural crush zones to take the first impact over the cells and structural support to prevent vibration-induced long-term damage. Key structural members within the battery packs are built to perform hybrid functions including structural support and thermal pathways for heat dissipation.

Coordinated safety strategy in the battery packs and vehicles interrupts excessive currents, voltages and temperatures at the cell and module levels. Protection in the form of electrical, software, mechanical and structural, thermal and electronic safety measures work together to achieve safety standards on-par with aviation and aerospace standards


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