India isn’t known for motorcycle racing or even high-performance motorcycles. However, Bangalore-based Ultraviolette wants to start pushing the boundaries, and it has revealed its intention to race with its new F99 development platform.
The Ultraviolette F99 Factory Racing Platform, as it is formally known, is stunningly powerful, with 65 bhp motors. This contributes to the bike reaching a high speed of 200 kmph, which is impressive for an electric motorcycle. The aerodynamic surfaces of the F99 Factory Racing Platform were created using technologies used in both motorsport and aviation, according to Ultraviolette. There is currently no further information available, but rest certain that this bike would handle a race track like butter on toast.
On the unveil, Narayan Subramaniam, the co-founder, and CEO of Ultraviolette, said, “The world of racing is extremely challenging as it forces the vehicle to be pushed beyond its limit, and this is what leads to innovation.” The F99 Factory Racing Platform led us to think beyond conventional technologies in the EV space today. We are confident that the innovation emerging from the F99 Factory Racing Platform will make its way to the public in the future. “By combining aviation and racing principles, we intend to bring the most advanced electric vehicles to the world.”
The Ultraviolette F77, which will cost more than INR 300,000, will be available in three variants: Airstrike, Laser, and Shadow. This electric bike will have three batteries and battery-swapping capabilities, giving it a range of more than 180 kilometers. Subramanium previously stated that the F77 might have a range of up to 200 kilometers.
The F77 is capable of producing a peak power of about 33 bhp and 90 NM of torque, reaching a top speed of 147 km/hr and accelerating from zero to 60 kmph in roughly three seconds and from zero to 100 kmph in 7.5 seconds. The startup claims to have received 70,000 pre-orders from 190 countries for its first electric motorcycle. The majority of these pre-orders, 85%, have come from India.