Okinawa Praise vs Hero Photon - spec comparison

20/12/2017 - 12:41 | ,  ,  ,   | Praveen M

Okinawa Autotech recently launched its flagship electric scooter, the Okinawa Praise in the market. Its chief rival in the segment is the Hero Photon.

Okinawa Praise press shot Matte Blue Black
The Praise is one of the sportiest-looking scooters in the country.

Hero Electric’s Photon comes under the brand’s High Speed Series and is currently the only performance mass market scooter available in the country. However, the scooter’s design is relatively subdued in comparison to that of the Praise. Let’s see how they fare against each other on paper.

Specifications Okinawa Praise Hero Photon
Motor 1000 W BLDC motor, 2500 W Peak Power 1000 W BLDC 2000 W Peak Power
Battery Capacity Lithium ion / VRLA 72 V 45 Ah VRLA 72V / 24 Ah
Range 170-200 km per charge Power Mode- 65 km per charge, Economy Mode- 85 km per charge
Top Speed Economy- 35 kmph, Sporty-65 kmph, Turbo- 75 kmph 45 kmph
Features Central locking with anti-theft alarm; Keyless entry; Find My Scooter function; Side stand sensor which prevents engine start-up while the stand is down; LED headlamp and tail light, and LED DRL. Anti-theft alarm; mobile charging port; remote lock, and polycarbonate headlamp.
Ground Clearance 170 mm 140 mm
Suspension Telescopic gas-charged front fork, twin rear gas-charged shock absorbers Front telescopic, rear twin shock absorbers
Brakes Dual single sided front discs, and single rear disc, with Electronic Assisted Braking System. Front disc, rear drum
Price, ex-showroom Delhi INR 59,889 INR 49,990

Hero Photon
The Hero Electric Photon's styling follows a more conventional scooter approach with round headlamp, indicators on the apron, and large seat.

Also Read - Hero Electric targets 10 fold rise in sales

The numbers clearly indicate that the Praise has superior performance, and range when compared to the Photon. For INR 9,899 more, the Praise offers sportier styling, LED lights, and additional nifty features. The Photon has been in the market since 2014 whereas the Praise is a recently launched product.

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