Ultraviolette Automotive Pvt. Ltd., hosted an exclusive test ride of its high performance electric motorcycle – the F77, with India’s pilot community to mark the 75th year of independence. The test ride was conducted at the TAAL airstrip to demonstrate the F77’s cutting edge specs and capabilities as well as give the pilots a first-hand experience of the production ready version of the F77, ahead of its commercial launch in India.
Designed and engineered in India, the F77 is an urban sports bike that has been built ground-up with principles used in the aviation industry. Since its unveiling, the F77 has gone through several rounds of key advancements across various parameters, making it the most advanced high performance electric motorcycle in the market.
Narayan Subramaniam, Co-founder and CEO of Ultraviolette, stated, “Today is a momentous occasion and marks a significant milestone for us at Ultraviolette, as we roll out our very first external test ride with an elite group of experienced pilots from India’s aviation community. The core philosophy of aviation engineering revolves around the fact that every single part within an aircraft should serve a functional purpose and must be engineered for 100 % accuracy and safety. This has been our northstar and guiding principle right from Day 1, when we set out to build the F77. Over the last few years, we have spent endless hours perfecting the F77 across all aspects of design, vehicle engineering, performance, safety, and user experience. The feedback that we have received from this test ride has been overwhelming and we couldn’t be happier that we had the opportunity to interact and learn from a community that we have been deeply inspired by.”
At the test ride, the pilots were given the opportunity to experience the F77 across multiple parameters, including acceleration, torque, handling, braking, cornering and the real time connected platform.
Niraj Rajmohan, Co-Founder and CTO, Ultraviolette, said, “ The F77 is a motorcycle like no other, carving out a niche identity for not only Ultraviolette, but what ‘electric’ could stand for. Our design and engineering process has always focused on keeping the rider/consumer as our utmost priority. We have spent the last two years paying attention to the minutest details and creating a product that is futuristic and truly global, in line with our aviation DNA. We are thrilled that we could provide a platform for the pilot community to experience the production ready version of the F77.”
Talking about the test ride, Sanjay Misra, a pilot with 34 years of fighter and commercial jets flying experience stated, “The F77 feels like a fighter jet equivalent of a motorcycle. This was my first experience with an electric bike and it was truly fascinating. It exceeds expectations across all parameters in a motorcycle – be it acceleration, handling, braking, design, or build quality. There has been a lot of thought and consideration that has gone into the bike in terms of design and technology. Kudos to the team at Ultraviolette who have designed and manufactured the F77 and it makes me immensely proud that we have a product like this coming out of India.”
Speaking about his experience, Shrimoy Agarwala, a senior pilot and a flying instructor said, “The F77 completely blew me off and the race mode gave me an instant adrenaline rush. The bike felt very responsive and reassuring with power on tap all the time leading to a heart-pumping experience. The powertrain made a real difference. The product feels like a truly global product designed with the added advantage of being manufactured in India and I am sure this will have a huge fan following and demand not just in India but around the globe.”
Ultraviolette Automotive has been rigorously testing the F77 across different terrains in the country to validate the motorcycle’s drivetrain, chassis, and battery capability using several quantitative and qualitative parameters. Ultraviolette to rollout with public test rides in the beginning of September 2022. The company has received over 65,000 pre order interests from across 190 countries, of which India, the USA, and Europe represent a significant part of these numbers.