Revolt Motors is yet to announce the new launch date for the RV 400, but a new report from Financial Express claims that 28 August will be when the event will take place. The electric bike was previously scheduled for launch on 7 August.
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Meanwhile, Revolt Motors continues to accept the pre-bookings for the RV 400 through its website and its official online partner, Amazon India. Potential buyers can reserve a unit of the Artificial Intelligence-enabled electric motorcycle for INR 1,000 (fully refundable). The company has already received over 2,500 bookings (as on 10 July) for the RV 400.
Most of the details about the upcoming motorcycle were revealed on 18 June. The feature list of the RV 400 includes full LED lighting, a digital instrument console with Bluetooth connectivity and smartphone app, inverted front forks, rear monoshock and disc brakes on both wheels. Some of the features listed above are not available on most of the sub-200 cc bikes in our market.
The smartphone app can track trips, monitor battery, change the exhaust notes, perform geofencing functions, locate battery-swapping stations and order a new battery pack. The presentation video at the unveiling teased a voice-command activation system. Thus, we expect to see a Bluetooth-enabled helmet as part of the optional accessory that would come with an inbuilt microphone and speakers.
In terms of performance, the RV 400 can achieve a top speed of 85 km/h (electronically limited). The ARAI-certified range per full charge stands at 156 km. Anchoring department, as mentioned above, includes a disc brake on both wheels. While the motorcycles at the unveiling event missed the mandatory safety feature, the RV 400 will pack ABS tech. The safety feature is mandatory for electric two-wheelers with a maximum output of 11 kW and above.
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The motorcycle is available in two colours – Rebel Red and Cosmos Black. The bike was previously expected to carry a price tag close to the INR 1 lakh (on-road Delhi) mark. However, with the GST rate cut on electric vehicles, the RV 400 is likely to cost lower. The sub-INR 1 lakh on-road cost would put it against most of the 150-180 cc internal combustion engine-powered two-wheelers.