Ather Rizta vs rivals: specifications comparison

    Rizta is the most feature-laden offering amongst its competitors.

    Published On Apr 09, 2024 07:00:00 AM


    Ather Rizta vs rivals: specifications comparison

    The brand-new long-awaited Ather Rizta has been finally launched and here we’ve put it up against its closest competition. We’re comparing all variants of the Rizta against all the variants of its rivals, except in the case of the Ola, where we’ve only chosen the top-spec S1 Pro. While you can get more affordable variants of the S1 lineup, we’ve chosen to consider the top-spec S1 Pro as that's the closest rival to the Rizta for the purposes of this comparison. 

    Ather Rizta vs rivals: electric motor, battery & charging

    Electric motor, battery & charging
    Ather RiztaTVS iQubeOla S1 ProBajaj ChetakVida V1
    Peak motor output4.3kW4.4kW11kW4.2kW6kW
    Rated torque22Nm33NmNA20Nm25Nm
    Claimed top speed80kph78kph120kph73kph80kph
    Battery capacity2.9kWh - 3.7kWh3kWh4kWh2.9kWh - 3.2kWh3.44kWh - 3.94kWh
    Claimed IDC range123km - 160km100km (real world)195km113km - 126km143km - 165km
    Charging time0-100% in 8hr30min / 0-100% in 6hr10min0 - 80% in 4hr30min0 - 100% in 6hr30min0-100% in 4hr30min / 0-100% in 4hr50min0-80% in 5hr15min - 0-80% in 5hr55min
    The Rizta’s battery pack is the same as the 450 range but the claimed IDC range is roughly 10 percent higher than the sportier 450 models. Ather’s TrueRange numbers are quite accurate so a real world range of 90-100 on a single charge is quite possible. The Rizta’s 80kph top speed is more or less in line with all its rivals, except the Ola S1 Pro, which has a significant performance advantage over the others here.
    The Chetak has the smallest battery pack here as well as the shortest charging duration with all other models having a full charge time of roughly 6hrs. One thing that works in favour of the Vida V1 models and the Rizta is that both can use Ather’s Grid fast-charging stations which are now becoming commonplace with over 2000 units across the country. The Rizta can be charged at a Grid charger 1.5km/min while the Vida’s top up slightly slower at 1.2km/min. 

    Ather Rizta vs rivals: dimensions & underpinnings

    Dimensions & underpinnings
    Ather RiztaTVS iQubeOla S1 Pro Gen 2Bajaj ChetakVida V1
    Seat height780mm770mm805mmNA780mm
    Ground clearance165mm157mm160mmNA155mm
    Weight119kg117.2kg - 118.8kg116kg134kg124kg - 125kg
    Suspension (F/R)Telescopic fork / MonoshockTelescopic fork / Twin shock absorbersTelescopic fork / MonoshockLeading link / MonoshockTelescopic fork / Monoshock
    Brakes (F/R)200mm disc / 130mm drum220mm disc / 130mm drumDisc / discDisc / drum190mm disc / 130mm drum
    Tyres (F/R)90/90-12 / 100/80-1290/90-12 / 90/90-12110/70-R12 / 110/70-R12NA90/90-12 / 100/80-12
    Storage34 litres32 litres34 litres21 litres26 litres

    The Rizta isn’t the lightest scooter here but is far from being the heaviest one. It also has the shortest wheelbase in this company, which should help it feel quite light on its feet, although we’ll confirm that once we ride it. 

    The Rizta is also the first Ather to utilise a drum rear brake which should help its case because it caters to the “family-oriented buyer” and we’ve found the 450’s rear disc brake to be quite sharp. With a 34 litre underseat storage area, the Rizta is on par with the S1 Pro and narrowly edges out the (newly-reprofiled and much larger now) 32 litre unit on the popular iQube. The Chetak has the smallest boot in this company, measuring 21 litres, which is incidentally lesser than even Ather’s sporty 450 e-scooters. 

    Ather Rizta vs rivals: features

    Depending on the variant you choose, the Rizta will ship with a TFT or LCD display and in our experience Ather’s UI has generally been easy to get along with. The Z variants of the Rizta also come with a simple traction control system, which is a first for an Indian electric scooter. Along with that the usual gamut of FallSafe, tow & theft alerts, turn-by-turn navigation comes bundled in if you option it with the ProPack. 

    The Rizta gets two riding modes – Zip and SmartEco – with the former being the mode that gives you full performance and the latter gives you maximum range. A diverse range of accessories are also on offer including a pillion backrest, the 22 litre Frunk and a multi-purpose charger. 

    Ather Rizta vs rivals: price

    Ather RiztaTVS iQubeOla S1 Pro Gen 2Bajaj ChetakVida V1
    Price (ex-showroom, Bengaluru)Rs 1.10 lakh - Rs 1.45 lakh (introductory)Rs 1.36 lakh - Rs 1.47 lakhRs 1.47 lakhRs 1.23 lakh - Rs 1.47 lakhRs 1.20 lakh - Rs 1.50 lakh

    With a starting price of Rs 1.10 lakh, the Ather Ritza is one of the more affordable entrants in the practical e-scooter game, although its top variant is on par with the priciest, even at its introductory price tag.

    Considering the long features list, sheer space on offer and the company’s widespread reach across the country, the Rizta should prove to be quite popular. A new e-scooter shootout to verify our premonitions is due!


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