Conservation of the environment is becoming a necessity rather than an option. But who says you can’t have a good time while doing it? Tork Motors, located in Pune, intends to do this with their new Kratos R motorcycle. The T6X electric motorcycle from Tork Motors was the first to be unveiled in India in 2016. The Kratos R is an improved version of the T6X that differs from the T6X in a number of ways. A larger battery pack, increased functionality, and a new frame are just a few of the upgrades. The Revolt RV400 is currently pitted against Tork Kratos R. Can this newcomer, on the other hand, give the RV400 a run for its money? Let’s have a look at it.
Both the Tork Kratos R and the Revolt RV400 have a sporty appearance. However, thanks to its edgy bodywork and headlight, the Kratos R looks sharper and more premium than the Revolt RV400.
The Revolt RV400 doesn’t look bad either, but the Kratos R is a little sportier, which is always great on a motorbike.
Given that both the Kratos R and RV400 bikes are designed to make daily travels smoother and much more cost-effective, it’s imperative that they can withstand potholes, puddles, and unpleasant speed-breakers. On this front, the Revolt RV400 boasts 215 mm of ground clearance, compared to 165 mm for the Kratos R. Furthermore, the RV400 is easier to handle, weighing 108 kg versus 140 kg for the Tork Kratos R.
|Tork Kratos R||Revolt RV400|
|Ground clearance||165 mm||215 mm|
|Weight||140 kg||108 kg|
In recent years, the attributes of electric vehicles have become synonymous with each other. And both of these bikes nail the fundamentals.
- A digital instrument cluster
- LED lights
- Ride modes
- Mobile connectivity.
You name it and these bikes have it. They do, however, have their own set of advantages.
On the one hand, the Tork Kratos R has a USB charging port, reverse assist, and a storage area at the front, which the RV400 lacks. Tork Kratos R is equipped with a digital instrument cluster that houses all of the necessary readouts. Multiple riding modes, regenerative braking, smartphone connectivity, GPS, geo-fencing, side-stand indicator, charging point location, collision alert, ride analytics, and other features are included in the e-bike.
The Revolt RV400, on the other hand, comes with speakers and a sound system, something the Kratos R lacks. This isn’t a significant advantage, but it’s still a bonus. The LCD console of the Revolt RV400, on the other hand, provides all of the necessary information. Other features include geofencing, identifying the nearest battery swap station, several riding modes, bike location with map-guide, bike diagnostics, remote key, push start/stop button, and artificial exhaust note.
The Tork Kratos R is the more modern of the two motorcycles.
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Tork Kratos R is offered in two versions: standard and higher-spec Kratos R. Both models have a 4 kWh battery pack, however, the standard model has a 5 bhp motor and a top speed of 100 km/h, while the Kratos R has a 6 bhp motor and a top speed of 105 km/h. Revolt RV400 stands out in comparison. The RV400, on the other hand, has a 4 bhp motor and a top speed of 85 km/h. The Revolt is the one with the higher claimed range. The Tork Kratos R, on the other hand, claims to have a top speed of 100kmph, which is 15kmph faster than Revolt claims for the RV400.
The Tork Kratos R battery can be fully charged in up to 5 hours, while the Revolt RV400 battery may be fully charged in up to 4 hours. The RV400 has a swappable battery pack, which means you can visit a Revolt Switch Station (use the Revolt App to find one near you) and swap out the low battery for a new one to be back on the road quickly.
SUSPENSION AND BRAKING HARDWARE
The Tork Kratos R is equipped with telescopic forks and mono-shock, as well as front and rear disc brakes for braking. The RV400, on the other hand, has inverted forks with mono-shock, as well as front and rear disc brakes with CBS. In comparison to the Tork Kratos R, the Revolt RV400 boasts a better suspension setup.
Next up, the underpinnings. On the Tork Kratos R, this is where the Revolt RV400 makes up ground. The Revolt RV400 has a lot going for it, including a USD fork, 50mm extra ground clearance, and a whopping 32kg weight advantage. The Tork Kratos R, on the other hand, has a shorter wheelbase and a lower ride height, making it more maneuverable in confined areas and easier to ride for shorter riders.
PRICE IN INDIA
As mentioned before, Tork Kratos R, in Delhi, will set you back by ₹1.02 lakh for the standard variant while Tork Kratos R will cost you ₹1.17 lakh. Revolt RV400’s price in Delhi, however, is ₹90,799. But these prices are inclusive of FAME II subsidy and state subsidies, the latter of which will differ depending upon the state in which you purchase these bikes.
|Price (ex-showroom, Delhi)|
|Tork Kratos R||₹1,08,499|
On paper, the Tork Kratos R appears to be the more modern, powerful, and easy-to-live-with motorcycle when all criteria are taken into account. The massive price disparity between the two bikes, however, cannot be overlooked. And, given the money you’ll save (Rs 20,500 to be exact), the Revolt RV400 is unquestionably the better deal.
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