Hello, their readers today we have Mr. Shekhar Kumar with us who is one of the buyers of the Revolt RV400 and successfully completed their 20,000 km ride on the Revolt RV400. He bought the bike in Feb 2020 and till then he has experienced the bike entirely and already done with its servicing two times. Our team has done a complete interview with Mr. Shekhar, and what’s come out on that interview, we are Quoting below:
Question No. 1: What makes you spent a huge amount of 1.18 lakhs on the first electric bike in India?
Mr. Shekhar replies: My workplace is really far from where I live (nearly 45km) and paying around 5000 rs per month for traveling expenses is really heartbreaking. But whereas paying 1.18lakh for this motorcycle is really worth it because now my traveling expenses are nearly zero and it will pay off my 1.18 lakh in one year in the form of travel expenses. However, choosing an eco-friendly product is good for my city and for myself too.
Question No. 2: Does the bike stand up to all the specifications that the company claimed?
Mr. Shekhar replies: The range of the bike is not as expected the bike can barely give the range up to 110-120 km in normal riding conditions (riding under the speed of 50-60km/h), the top speed is good and pickup is also like a sport bike.
Question No.3: What are your comments on the design and the build quality of the bike?
Mr. Shekhar replies: The look of the bike is absolutely fantastic but the seat is quite uncomfortable and the sudden torque of the bike tends the pillion rider to fall. Apart from that, the material used to cover the body of the bike is also plastic and, after using the bike for such a long time now I can experience some weird noise while the bike passes a pothole or a speed breaker.
Question No. 4: How is your experience with the app and other features like Artificial bike sound?
Mr. Shekher replies: The app was good and really give all the real-time information about the bike accurately. The feature of artificial sound works fine but you can not expect to feel the same as a petrol bike.
Question No. 5: After booking, how many months did you wait for the delivery of the bike?
Mr. Shekhar replies: I have to wait for nearly 1.5-2 months for delivery that too when I used to call them regularly asking for delivery. I guess only company employees can answer about duration to het your bike delivered, because in every state and city, their are different scenario and situation. So, it’s better to call the serves center and ask for your delivery.
Question No. 6: Tell us about the battery swapping procedure.
Mr. Shekhar replies: Battery swapping is relatively easy then even charging the bike, revolt has their 4 service centers in Delhi where you can also swap your battery. You just have to check in the app which service center is open near you and just go there, ask for battery swapping and you will get your bike ready in 2 mins. Currently, the company is offering a free swapping service but they may start charging money after a few months.
Question No. 7: How different it is riding an electric bike rather than a petrol bike?
Mr.Shekhar replies: It is a very different experience, you will feel an instant torque and noiseless, smooth ride will give you the next level of experience.
Question No.8: What is your feedback and what more modifications you expect with this bike?
Mr. Shekhar replies: Overall as the first electric bike in India the Revolt has done a great job but, the company must make the seat more comfortable, and there must be a backrest for the pillion riders. It would be great if the range of bike could extend furthermore. Regarding the design, the center of mass of the bike is so high, which make the ride less stable if the battery would be placed lower then the ride may become even more comfortable.
Question-9: Is it required to have the deriving license and registration certificate while riding?
Mr. Shekhar replies: Absolutely yes, however this is an electric vehicle but the rule is any vehicle which can have the speed of more then 40km/h must require the driving license and R.C. of the particular vehicle, and some people in my contact got e-challan due to not carrying their license and proper documents of their Revolt rv400 bike.