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Ather Rizta 76 56.72%
Ola S1 Air 7 5.22%
Bajaj Chetak Urbane 3 2.24%
TVS iQube 19 14.18%
Hero Vida V1 10 7.46%
River Indie 12 8.96%
Ampere Nexus ST 0 0%
Other (Please specify in your post) 7 5.22%
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Old 21st June 2024, 12:48   #1
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Ather Rizta vs OLA S1 Air vs Bajaj Chetak vs Hero Vida V1 vs TVS iQube vs Others

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Ather Rizta


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What you'll like:

• Widest and longest seat of any contemporary scooter
• Neutral looks coupled with strong build quality
• 34-litre under-seat storage and an optional 22-litre frunk
• Features such as skid control, FallSafe, Google Maps, smartphone connectivity, ride modes, Twist regen, reverse gear, etc.
• Two battery options with adequate range for most commuters. 2,500+ fast charging points available

What you won't:

• Performance is strictly commuter-oriented. Enthusiastic riders will be disappointed
• Quality of some of the plastics could be better
• Taller riders will find the handlebar fouling with their knees while turning
• Firm suspension may not be to everyone's liking

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OLA S1 Air


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Bajaj Chetak Urbane


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TVS iQube


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Hero Vida V1


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River Indie


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What you'll like:

• Very distinct styling that makes the Indie immediately stand out in a vast sea of two-wheelers
• Lots of customization possible through accessories, making the scooter very versatile in terms of applications and user profile
• 3 Riding Modes with varying power delivery and range allow for flexibility of use
• Motor produces 9 BHP and 26 Nm of torque. Riding in Rush mode is tremendous fun!
• 4 kWh battery gives the e-scooter a realistic range of ~120 km in Eco mode which is generous for bumper-to-bumper traffic
• Ample storage space and then some more! 43 litres of under-seat storage capacity, 12 litres of glovebox space, and more on the floorboard / storage hook
• The bike feels sturdy and easy to maneuver. Wide seat, extended front footrests and ample leg / knee room make for comfortable ergonomics

What you won't:

• We expected more aggressive pricing, relative to the entrenched players
• Missing features like phone pairing (music, calls), turn-by-turn navigation, ABS. Also, a very basic MID display
• Fit and finish could be better. A few plastic panels and body parts feel extremely flimsy
• With a dealer and service centre network yet to be set up, buying and servicing experience are unknown
• This being a new product from a new company, the long-term ownership experience is unknown

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Ampere Nexus ST


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Old 21st June 2024, 12:50   #2
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Re: Ather Rizta vs OLA S1 Air vs Bajaj Chetak vs Hero Vida V1 vs TVS iQube vs Others

In the family scooter segment, nothing appeals to me. If I have to get a scooter, it would be the Ather 450X eyes closed. It's been over five years since the thing came out, yet it is the sexiest thing out there! Warp mode 'wraps' the package into a whole.

But if you put a gun to my head and tell me to choose from this list, I'd get the Rizta for its well-roundedness or the Chetak for its looks. No Olas for me (I'm not willing to be one of their beta testers) and the iQube looks way too conventional for an EV. The Vida V1 looks too small and the River Indie too big. And I've never heard of the Ampere Nexus - I mean its launch discussion thread literally has just one reply .

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I voted Ather Rizta. It does everything well, but doesn't awe you tbh. But, neither of these scooters do. I'd be fine with anything except the Ola. I'm vehemently against that company till they properly validate their products instead of chasing investments. Their culture feels more like a private equity firm than an actual vehicle OEM.

The TVS iQube would have been a strong contender, if the recent recalls didn't scare me a little. Their service leaves a lot to be desired too. Icing on the cake is, being in Bangalore, I have an Ather dealership closer to my house than any of the others.
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What's the actual real life range that I can expect from Rizta 2.9KWhr battery?

I'm confused between going for it, or keeping it simple and going for Access or Jupiter 125.

My daily running is approx between 25-40 kms.
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What's the actual real life range that I can expect from Rizta 2.9KWhr battery?

I'm confused between going for it, or keeping it simple and going for Access or Jupiter 125.

My daily running is approx between 25-40 kms.
Based on similar specced 450 series, should give 85-90km real range in the city. Not sure why they stopped showing True Range
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What's the actual real life range that I can expect from Rizta 2.9KWhr battery?

I'm confused between going for it, or keeping it simple and going for Access or Jupiter 125.

My daily running is approx between 25-40 kms.
If you run that much daily, defenitly consider the ev. Even if battery only lasts till the warranty period, you'd have saved enough from fuel savings alone.

Sorry i mixed up range with battery life. (I'm still figuring out how to delete a comment)

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Voted for the Rizta. It seems a well-thought vehicle and makes a lot of sense to the typical family man looking for an electric two wheeled option.
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The poll need to be updated. Bajaj has come up with Chetak Premium which is almost similar to Ather Rizta Z variant. What works in favour of Chetak (for myself) is the metal body, styling and probably the most trusted brand back up.
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Re: Ather Rizta vs OLA S1 Air vs Bajaj Chetak vs Hero Vida V1 vs TVS iQube vs Others

Not a fan of scooters except Aerox & 450X but strictly among the options in this list, Ritza would be my pick mostly because of its practicality. Huge seat & storage space makes it the most practical electric scooter for its intended purpose(carrying a family and shopping bags).

So voted for Ritza
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What's the actual real life range that I can expect from Rizta 2.9KWhr battery?

My daily running is approx between 25-40 kms.
I'm using 450x 2.9KWhr variant for 5k kms now. In Bengaluru it easily returns 70kms in sports mode. If you're little consious of range, with ligther use of throttle, flatter areas will give to close to 85kms[Irrespective of the mode].
I almost always use sports because it allows me to zip when required without having to change the mode. Riding within the lower band of the wings will get you best range.
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Did not vote for any scooter as none of the mentioned scooters has ABS (but has traction control).
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My eyes are set on the Hero Vida V1 Pro which is currently retailing on Flipkart and Amazon with a whopping 40K discount on ex-showroom price. With it's claimed 110km true range and 3.9KW removable battery, it's a no brainer for those who want a affordable electric scooter from a reputed brand like Hero. There are few shortcomings like relatively smaller boot space, lack of connectivity features, water getting inside the rear-boot section and the average after sales service experience. Given it's discounted pricing, it is a really strong contender to ignore with features like factory fitted center stand, removable dual batteries, wide fast charging network (supports charging from Ather grid), 20deg gradeability and more. It's a pity that there is not much coverage for the Hero Vida, we don't even have extensive/long-term reviews from big channels like TBHP, AC etc apart from the initial reviews and few user reviews.
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I like and have got v1 pro. The scooter is definitely not a small scooter and the seat height is higher than most of them. I am 182 cms & it's comfortable to ride for me as well as my wife who is 164 cms who uses it every day. We have covered around 6500 kms in 8 months. There are few niggles in the vehicle itself like it randomly fails to turn on sometimes rarely but it's ok. It's a daily driver and we have not bothered to check with Hero on it since it's not a major one as of now. I am planning to use the app and scan for issues that could have been registered in the vehicle control unit(not sure if it's the right term) like the ecu in IC engines.

It's a little lengthy write up.

Regarding the power and range in sports mode, it's compatible to Ather. If you drive sedately it consumes .85 to .1% of battery per km (117-100 kms). If you drive in Ride model, the max speed is capped to 65 and it's sufficient to catter around city. It will consume approximately 1.05 to 1.20% per km(95-83 km) where I have also used sports mode. These values were checked during the initial days of the ride. I have not completely driven and tested in sports mode.

I learnt from the Battery literature that it's not good to use first & last 20% of the charge regularly. So I use only between 25 to 78 % of the battery and don't charge it fully or discharge it fully. Sometimes I do charge it upto 98% once in a while but have never drained it below 25%.

The pulling in sports mode is so much that it could be rather kind of a rash driving in Bangalore City Street driving. Just for a background, i do drive a cbr250r. But upto 40 kmph, the instant torque in sports mode from Vida is so much fun which a small capacity ice engine cannot give you without revving it up. Revving an ICE in dense traffic will usually make you look odd with it's sound.

That said it's power tappers off after 60-65 and the progress is slower than a typical ICE. I feel ICE's are better with building speeds w.r to bhp and electric is all about instant torque for the city.

The suspension is so soft that it doesn't give me any confidence post 70kmph in the ring roads. The front is so much soft swallowing bumps.The downside is that it robbs the stability at higher speeds. I am planning to use 20w fork oil or increase the oil quantity if possible when it's due for the service.
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My vote goes to river. Scooter for my use case should be practical. The smart ideas that river integrated on scooter with its footpeg when you carry large luggage on floorboards is something i would surely find useful while carrying suitcases or even my dog. Also that boot space is huugeeee. Range for me is also sufficient. Although the tooth in the nail is the after sale service (doesn't exist anywhere near my state). Then my second option would be rizta, which does most of the things that river does.
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