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Revolt RV400 vs Ather 450: Specification Comparison


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As far as EVs are concerned, Revolt Motors and Ather Energy are two brands that have been the talk of the town for quite some time now. We have ridden both the two-wheelers and you can check out the review here and here. That said, how do these two popular products fare against each other on paper though?

Powertrain:

Specifications

Revolt RV400

Ather 450

Motor

Mid Drive motor with 3kW rated power and 5kW maximum power

BLDC motor with a continuous output of 3.3kW and a peak output of 5.4kW

Torque

170Nm (at the wheel)

20.5Nm at the motor

Kerb weight

108kg

118kg

Both the Revolt RV400 and Ather 450 come with a conventional frame-mounted motor. Revolt’s motor comes with field-oriented control which essentially ensures the torque output is smooth and optimal at both low and high speeds. Ather’s slightly higher power output makes it a better high-speed performer theoretically. Interestingly, despite packing a bigger battery (more on that in the forthcoming paragraphs), the Revolt RV 400 weighs 10kg less than the Ather 450. This should have a slightly positive effect on the bike’s dynamics as well as efficiency.

Battery:

Specifications

Revolt RV400

Ather 450

Battery type:

Removable Lithium-ion

Non-removable lithium-ion

Battery capacity

72V, 3.24KWh

2.71 kWh with a usable capacity of 2.4 kWh 

Charging time

0-75% in 3 hours and 0-100% in 4.5 hours

0-80% in 2 hours, 40 minutes and 0-100% in 4 hours 18 minutes

Fast charging

Not available

0-80% in 1 hour (1km/minute)

Range

150km in Eco mode, 100km in Normal mode and 80km in Sports mode

75km in Eco mode, 65km in Ride mode and 55km in Sport mode

Revolt’s bigger battery obviously offers a much better range. That said, the difference isn’t all that much as at 80kmph (Sport mode in both two-wheelers), the difference in range is just 25km. The RV 400 can cover 80km whereas the Ather 450 can go up to 55km. Ather’s smaller battery takes less time to charge even without the fast charger. Ather says it is possible to charge from 0-80% in an hour, offering a range of 1km per minute of charging.

Also Read: What Exactly Is The ‘My Revolt Plan’ For The RV400?

The RV 400 may not have fast-charging capability for now but its biggest trump card is the swappable battery system. You can simply go to the swap stations, use the app to confirm your battery order and get it replaced instantly. This essentially minimises the downtime for charging considerably and is in fact more practical than fast charging. However on the flip side, once you swap, your battery would be lost in the system. To address this issue to an extent, Revolt offers a 7.5-year/ 1.5 lakh km battery warranty.

Underpinnings:

Specifications

Revolt RV400

Ather 450

Frame

Single cradle frame with aluminium swingarm and subframe

Hybrid chassis with aluminium and steel

Front suspension

Inverted fork

Telescopic fork

Rear suspension

Monoshock with screw-type preload adjustment

Progressive monoshock

Front brake

240mm disc with CBS

200mm petal disc with CBS

Rear brake

240mm disc with CBS

190mm petal disc with CBS

Front tyre

90/80-17, tubeless

90/90-12, tubeless

Rear tyre

120/80-17, tubeless

90/90-12, tubeless

The Revolt RV400 has slightly more premium underpinnings, and it also has bigger front and rear disc brakes. Unlike the two-piston calipers on the RV400’s front brake, the Ather 450’s front brake features three-piston calipers which should provide better bite. Moreover, the Ather 450’s petal disc dissipates heat relatively better than conventional discs.

Overall, both the two-wheelers have their own strengths and weaknesses. The Revolt RV 400 offers the distinct advantage of better range and ease of swapping the battery whereas the Ather 450 shines in terms of practicality. It may not have as much range but it’s a well-finished package as a whole, reeking of top-notch engineering and quality.

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  • Sandeep | 1 week ago @ Arindam | Where is the leg gaurd is there any option See the bike, there is a leg garud👍 0 Reply
    Sandeep | 1 week ago @ Srinivasan | Can this bike run continuously 100kms without any stop.... If I want to travel to my native which is 96 Kms from my home to native can it run without any intervals or giving rest to the motor Nobody travels as you say. After 40-50 km travel everyone stops for a while. As it is a machine, this bike can travel till the battery ends😀 0 Reply
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