Ather Rizta electric scooter launched at Rs. 1.10 lakh

Ather Rizta electric scooter

-New family electric scooter

-Gets LED lights, TFT display, traction control

-Available in two variants

Ather has launched its new family-oriented electric scooter Rizta in India. This is their brand new scooter in years and joins the Ather 450-series electric scooter in the company’s portfolio. Rizta is available in two variants – S and Z. Here’s what the new Ather Rizta is all about.

Starting with the design, the Ritz takes a relatively conservative approach compared to its sporty, sharp-looking 450-series siblings. The fascia comprises a horizontally laid headlight cluster with integrated DRLs and turn indicators.

The side and tail panel are one unit as it is neatly integrated as Ather has tried to blend form and function with the design of the Rizta. The tail-lights have a similar, bar-style shape to the headlights and sit well within the bodywork. Overall, the design of the Rizta should appeal to people across a wide age group.

The Rizta is also the largest scooter made by Ather. The scooter has a 900 mm long seat and the company says that this is the largest seat of any scooter in India. Under the seat, there is a very large boot which can hold a variety of items including office bags, groceries, umbrellas etc. In front of the main storage area is a small storage bin to hold a purse, change or cleaning cloth. , Ather will also sell a flexible frunk that attaches to the back of the apron and has 22-litres of space. With a 34-litre underseat storage area you get a total of 56-litres of space in the Rizta.

Talking about batteries, they are available in two sizes. The Rizta S has a 2.9kWh battery that offers a real range of 105 km. The Rizta Z is available with two battery options, a 2.9 kWh battery like the ‘S’ and a larger, 3.7 kWh battery with an actual range of 125 km. The battery comes with a five-year/60,000 km warranty as standard.

On the features front, the Ather Rizta has quite a long list. The Z variant gets a 7-inch color TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity and navigation. It has a different UI from the 450X. The Rizta S gets the ‘DeepView’ LCD display that is seen on the Ather 450S.

A big highlight is the underseat wireless charger for the Ather Halo smart helmet or something that magnetically attaches to the back of the helmet when stored in the boot and charges the Halo’s battery.

Ather Rizta right side view

Moving on to the hardware, the Rizta features an underbone chassis, derived from the 450-series. The big change is a longer, wider subframe that is placed lower than the 450. The frame is suspended by telescopic forks and a monoshock. The scooter rides on 12-inch wheels shod with MRF tyres.

Ather Skid Control technology adds to the Rizzta safety quotient. Think of it as a traction control system that uses wheel speed sensors to detect rear wheel slip and regulates power to prevent wheel spin on slippery road surfaces. It also has an ESS system that dims the tail lights

The starting price of Ather Rizzta is Rs 1.10 lakh for the S. In the case of the Z, the 2.9kW version is priced at Rs 1.25 lakh while the 3.7kW version is priced at Rs 1.45 lakh (ex-showroom) for the Z. , Bengaluru). Ather Rizta competes with Ola S1 and TVS iQube range.

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