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Ultraviolette Automotive, a Bengaluru-based electric two-wheeler startup, marked its European debut with the unveiling of the Ultraviolette F99 race bike at EICMA 2023. This model, distinct from the one revealed at Auto Expo 2023, is a fully-faired motorcycle designed by Ultraviolette co-founder Narayan Subramaniam to deliver uncompromising performance. It’s significantly more powerful, faster, and quicker than the company’s first road bike, the F77. It claims to have a top speed of 265 kmph.
Niraj Rajmohan, Co-Founder & CTO, shares his perspective on the F99 Factory Racing Platform, emphasizing their commitment to spearheading global EV innovation. He expresses pride in driving innovation within the racing domain, delivering cutting-edge technology and unparalleled riding experiences, both on the track and the open road. For Niraj and the team, the entry into the European market represents a thrilling milestone in their journey.
Now, Let’s just quickly go through the key specifications of this classic race bike F99.
DESIGN AND LOOKS
The F99 showcased at EICMA, is like a track superstar. It’s got slick tires, no mirrors, and skips the registration plate holder. Taking cues from fighter jets, it rocks large winglets and the cool Ultraviolette light signature in its headlight. With a three-tone paint job and a disc-type rear wheel, it’s all about looking sharp.
On the comfort side, the rider’s ‘seat’ is thinly padded, and the slim, centrally-mounted LED tail light is a nice touch. Stop lights cleverly tucked into the tail winglets add a smart twist. Compared to the F77, the F99 takes a more aggressive and forward-leaning riding position. And for a smooth ride, there’s an upside-down fork in the front and a monoshock in the rear. It’s a beast on the track, no doubt!
|Top Speed||265 kmph|
|Battery||Air–cooled (Specs undisclosed)|
Adding a unique touch to the Ultraviolette F99 is the introduction of an active aerodynamics package. This innovative feature consists of two components. Firstly, an ‘air windshield’ utilizes two front cowl ducts to direct air to a motor, which compresses and releases it through vanes. The outcome? A ‘barrier of high-velocity air molecules’ is formed to streamline airflow over the rider’s helmet, ultimately reducing drag. The second aspect is the ‘Air-Blade,‘ a section of the side panel that responds electronically to the bike’s lean angle, enhancing downforce during cornering.
EXPECTED LAUNCH AND PRICE OF ULTRAVIOLETTE F99
The Ultraviolette F99 grabs your attention right away with its stunning design—clean, sharp, and undeniably sporty. With a claimed top speed of 265 km/h, it stands out in the market, making it a dream for passionate racers. The anticipation is high for the F99 to hit production, so riders can finally get their hands on this beast. Let’s hope the F99 not only meets but surpasses the expectations of its future owners, delivering an unmatched experience on the road.