We examine the specs of two electrical bikes, the upcoming all-new Tork Kratos and the Revolt RV400.
The Revolt RV400 entered our shores in September 2019 and as such was one of many first EVs that carried ahead a extra conventional motorbike look to enchantment to mass-market shoppers. Availability was restricted for fairly a very long time, however Revolt has now grown its presence to 19 sellers throughout the nation. Now, nevertheless, the long-overdue Tork Kratos joins the fray, promising a very designed and made-in-India different to the Revolt, which started life as a Tremendous Soco EV from China. Tork Motors has a wealthy motorsport historical past underneath its belt with a third place end within the Isle of Man (2009) and a first-place end within the TTXGP (2010).
So, let’s take a look at the numbers, we could?
Tork Kratos vs Revolt RV400: engine and battery
|Engine and Battery|
|Tork Kratos||Revolt RV400|
|High pace (claimed)||100kph||85kph|
|IDC vary (claimed)||180km||150km|
|Actual-world vary (claimed)||120km||NA|
|Estimated charging time||4-5 hours or about 25% each hour||0-75% in Three hours; 0-100% in 4.5 hours|
The RV400 has been available in the market for a while now and has lastly acquired a competitor. It now faces the Tork, which, because the above spec sheet signifies, has extra to supply. The Revolt claims it has an anticipated vary of as much as 150km in Eco mode, whereas the Kratos claims to supply an Indian Driving Cycle (IDC) vary of as much as 180km and a real-world vary of 120km. The Kratos, just like the Revolt, has three using modes – Eco, Metropolis, and Sports activities.
One other consideration right here is that the RV400 will get a detachable battery pack (which weighs round 19kg) whereas the Kratos has a set battery pack.
The Kratos’ motor is fully designed and constructed from scratch in India. The bike additionally comes with a color digital show with all of the related accoutrements reminiscent of a devoted app that gives navigation in addition to charging and journey statistics. Whereas the RV doesn’t get a color display, it does get different good connectivity options such because the MyRevolt app that permits many options, together with automobile diagnostics.
Revolt has one other, lower-powered model known as the RV300, whereas Tork gives a extra highly effective variant of the Kratos. The Kratos R, for a slight premium, gives a strong 4.5kWh motor with a peak output of 9kW, is available in a number of color choices (white, pink, blue, black), has quick charging capabilities, in addition to free entry to the Tork charging community for 2 years.
Revolt has a distinct strategy to charging. Whereas the bike could be charged through a charger, Revolt additionally claims to supply cellular charging stations the place you possibly can substitute your RV400’s battery with a totally charged one. They declare to supply an SOS battery supply system as properly, whereby you should use the MyRevolt App to get a totally charged battery delivered house.
Tork Kratos vs Revolt RV400: underpinnings
|Tork Kratos||Revolt RV400|
|Wheel kind||17 inch, alloy wheels||17-inch, Alloy wheels|
|Suspension (f/r)||Hydraulic telescopic / monoshock||USD / adjustable monoshock|
The Tork Kratos has a seat top of 785mm and in comparison with the Revolt RV400’s seat top of 814mm, the previous naturally is extra accessible. The Revolt is significantly lighter than the Tork, a whopping 42kg to be actual. Tork touts a wealthy racing pedigree which they are saying has enabled them to make sure that the Kratos handles properly. Whether or not all of this truly interprets to a real-world distinction between the 2 stays to be seen.
Tork Kratos vs Revolt RV400: what do they price?
After Fame II and state subsidies, the Kratos will price you Rs 1,07,999, whereas the Revolt will price you Rs 90,799 (each costs, ex-showroom, Pune).
Though one other consideration right here is the My Revolt Plan (MRP) that Revolt gives, whereby you possibly can take house a bike registered in your identify for Rs 4,000. This three-year subscription plan will price you Rs 4,000 per 30 days and consists of brake pad adjustments, insurance coverage, and a tyre change as properly. As soon as the three years have elapsed, you pay for under the brake pads and different consumables. This fashion, there isn’t a down cost at any given cut-off date. Your internet price on the finish of the interval, nevertheless, is Rs 1.44 lakh.
Tork doesn’t have any distinctive cost fashions on supply. As for the sportier Kratos R, it’s going to price you an extra Rs 15,000, at Rs 1,22,999 (ex-showroom, Pune). For this premium, you get a extra highly effective motor that interprets to the next prime pace of 105kph, together with some extra options like monitor analytics, geofencing, journey analytics, good analytics, motor stroll help, and the aforementioned free two-year entry to the Tork charging community.
Tork Kratos vs Revolt RV400: who wins on paper?
The Tork Kratos does seem like the extra convincing choice, even when it is available in at the next worth. Nonetheless, all this stays on paper. We nonetheless have to journey the motorbike and Tork motors nonetheless has the substantial activity of bringing it to the market. From what now we have seen up to now, it could be well worth the wait, should you’re in search of an electrical motorbike at this worth level.
Which one of many two tickles your fancy extra, the Revolt RV 400 or the model new Tork Kratos? Tell us within the feedback.