Odysse Electric Vehicles launches new e-motorcycle

Christened Vader, the new electric bike rivals the Revolt RV400

Another EV maker has launched a motorcycle and this time, it is Mumbai-based Odysse Electric Vehicles, which is a part of Vora Group. The electric motorcycle is named Vader and is priced at Rs 1.09 lakh, ex-showroom, Ahmedabad. Deliveries are expected to begin in the first quarter of this year, and you can book online it by paying a sum of Rs 999. Currently, the company currently has 68 dealerships and plans to touch 150 dealerships by the end of this year. 

At first glance, the Vader looks like a cross between the Bajaj CT 100 and the Pulsar, when you look at the headlight and the rest of the bodywork. It is a commuter bike and powering it is a 3.7kWh Li-ion battery pack and an electric motor that makes 4.5kW of peak power. Top speed is a claimed 85kmph and in ECO mode, the company claims a max range of 125km in a single charge. It gets disc brakes with CBS on both ends for braking duties. The bike tips the scales at 128kg, and the company claims the bike can be charged fully in 4 hours using a DC fast charger. The company also gives a warranty of 3 years for both the battery pack and the motor.

It comes with a suite of electronics that include a 7-inch display that displays essential ride information along with navigation, maps, geo fencing, live tracking and immobilisation. It also features three ride modes – Normal, Eco and Sports. Battery safety features in the bike include auto cut off and user alert in case of overheating, cell temperature check and terminal break fuse.

Nemin Vora, CEO, Odysse Electric Vehicles Pvt. Ltd said, “I am thrilled to introduce VADER, a technologically advanced and innovative motorbike. Our goal is to provide sustainable and affordable mobility that can be accessible to everyone. The first step towards achieving this goal is creating an affordable product that everybody can operate. We have an exciting new product line-up planned for 2023, along with the FAME-II approved High-Speed motorbike VADER. We plan to launch an electric scooter in the third quarter of 2023.”

The only other e-motorcycle in this segment is the Revolt RV400, which has similar specs and has a better range and a warranty period of 5 years. What Odysse has done well is the pricing department – the RV400 is dearer by Rs 15000 and that should make the public look up and take notice of this new entrant. As per the reliability and how well the bike is received by the people, only time will tell. What do you think of the Vader? 

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