Revolt electric motorcycle spied testing
12th Apr 2019 1:13 pm
Spy image reveals what to expect from the e-bike launching in June 2019.
It’s been just over a week since Micromax co-founder, Rahul Sharma, announced that his independent venture, Revolt Intellicorp, will launch an AI-enabled (Artificial Intelligence) electric motorcycle in India in June 2019. Now, the motorcycle has been spotted testing for the first time; camouflaged, but in near-production-ready form.
The spy image of the bike reveals a fair bit of what to expect from the upcoming EV. For starters, it appears to be a very compact design. Like nearly all electric motorcycles, Revolt has mounted the battery packs in place of where a conventional internal-combustion engine would be.
From what’s visible of the chassis, we can see Revolt has used a more complex swingarm setup. Also seen are a bolt-on subframe, a USD fork, a monoshock and a front disc brake. The Revolt electric motorcycle does not have a gearbox so it will not require a clutch. Interestingly, the bike sports a lever where the one for the clutch is usually present, along with what looks like a brake fluid master cylinder. This leads us to believe the rear will comprise of a hand-actuated disc brake as well. Moving on, the seat on the motorcycle looks like it’s been designed by keeping both rider and pillion comfort in mind. The upcoming bike from Revolt will feature a full-digital dash and, considering this will be India’s first AI-enabled, LTE-connected motorcycle, it will be interesting to see what the console will be capable of. Also seen is a headlight that appears to have a projector unit, which we believe will be powered by a LED setup.
Yesterday, Revolt also shared with us the first sketch of the motorcycle. Shivam Sharma, chief designer at Revolt, commented on the design process saying, “It took us six months, three different directions and seven mock-ups to finally arrive at the design you will see coming alive soon.”
At the launch of Revolt Intellicorp last week, it was revealed that the company has been working on the motorcycle for two years and has ambitions of carving out a double-digit market share in the two-wheeler space in the coming years. When launched, the Revolt will face competition from other similarly-powered e-bikes like the Ather 340, 450 and upcoming motorcycles like the Tork T6X and the affordable India-spec Evoke.