Ultraviolette, a Bangalore-based electric two-wheeler company, made history recently by entering India and Asia Book of Records for achieving the longest distance on an electric motorcycle. Their performance electric motorcycle, the F77, rode an impressive 6,727 km in a mere 22 days, exhibiting prowess in endurance, dependability, and performance.
Bala Manikandan showed incredible endurance and courage on his journey, starting in Chennai on May 21, 2023 and eventually reaching Bangalore on June 12, 2023. His incredible 100-day feat took him through no less than fourteen Indian states, while braving challenging terrains and harsh temperatures which ranged from 45°C heat to -15°C cold.
To top it off, he also had 55kg of additional weight on his bike – the Ultraviolette F77. By successfully completing this long-distance ride, Bala has proven the capabilities and potential of the electric two-wheeler space.
The Ultraviolette F77, an performance-oriented electric motorcycle, offers three distinctly different riding modes. Glide, Combat and Ballistic and each has its own power and range settings. Ballistic is the most extreme. According to Bala Manikandan, he mainly uses Combat mode for better performance. The nifty features it comes fitted with include a 5-inch TFT instrument cluster with Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity, LED lighting, ride analytics, 9-axis IMU and dual-channel ABS.
Its impressive battery can take it 307 km on a full charge and can go from 0 to 60 km/h in 2.9 seconds with a top speed of 152 km/h. Additionally, there’s an 8-year or 1,00,000 km warranty available with this fine machine and it is priced at Rs 3.8 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
Ultraviolette F77 proved its mettle with much more than just performance. The bike saved a whopping 270 litres of fuel in comparison to a petrol vehicle over the journey course. Resulting in a cut of 645kg of CO2 emissions and over Rs. 27,000 being saved. It is the firm’s heartfelt wish for this success story to motivate more people to welcome electric mobility and give rise to a cleaner, greener tomorrow.