Ather Rizta: A Practical and Affordable Electric Scooter Is Here

Ather Rizta Electric Scooter

The Ather Rizta Electric Scooter has finally arrived, offering a more practical and affordable option compared to Ather’s sporty 450 range. While starting at ₹ 1.10 lakh (ex-showroom) and reaching up to ₹ 1.45 lakh, it boasts features like traction control and a generous 56 liters of combined storage space.

Ather Rizta Electric Scooter: Battery Options & Delivery Timeline

The Rizta comes in two battery options: 2.9kWh and 3.7kWh. These are introductory prices, and deliveries will commence in July.

First EV Scooter in India with Traction Control

The Ather Rizta is making history as the first electric scooter in India to feature a traction control system, enhancing stability and safety.

Ather Rizta: Designed for Comfort and Functionality

The Rizta’s design steers away from the sharp angles of the 450 lineup, opting for a boxy and rounded look. The LED headlight with integrated indicators resembles the TVS iQube’s unit. The long seat promises improved comfort for two adults, and the sleek tail-lamp also integrates the indicators.

The base of the Rizta’s frame comes from the 450X’s aluminum unit, but Ather has significantly reworked it for better practicality. The wider rear section and reduced height improve maneuverability, especially in slow-moving traffic, a common scenario for scooters.

At 119kg, the Rizta falls in line with the TVS iQube as one of the lighter e-scooters in its segment. It’s only 8kg heavier than the smaller 450X and boasts a manageable seat height of 780mm with a good 165mm ground clearance.

Ather Rizta Electric Scooter: Variants, Range, and Performance

The Rizta comes in two variants: S and Z. The S variant gets the 2.9kWh battery pack, while the Z variant offers both 2.9kWh and 3.7kWh options. The claimed IDC range for the 2.9kWh variant is 123km, with a TrueRange of 105km. The 3.7kWh variant boasts a claimed IDC range of 160km and a TrueRange of 125km. Both battery packs are IP67 rated for water resistance, and the Rizta can wade through 400mm of water. The top speed for both variants is limited to 80kmph.

Storage Options

The underseat storage compartment offers 34 liters of space, matching the Gen 2 Ola e-scooters but falling short of the cavernous 43 liters on the River Indie. Ather provides an additional pocket beneath the seat for smaller items.

An optional soft ‘frunk’ accessory adds 22 liters of storage, bringing the total capacity to 56 liters. Ather also offers an Organizer accessory that doubles as a carry bag for your underseat belongings. The multipurpose charger under the seat can be used to charge your devices and uses the same mounting point as the Halo smart helmet charger.

Safety Features

The Rizta is the first electric scooter in India to feature a traction control system, similar to the system found on the Yamaha Aerox 155. This wheel-speed-based system enhances control and stability.

Instrument Cluster and Colour Options

The S variant gets the ‘DeepView’ LCD instrument cluster seen on the 450S, while the Z variant gets the same TFT dash as the 450X lineup. Ather is offering a total of 7 colour options for the Rizta.

Riding Modes and Other Features

The Rizta offers two riding modes: Zip for full performance and Eco for maximum range. Additional features include reverse function, hill-hold assist, and the convenient keyless ‘Magic Twist’ system.

Ather Rizta Electric Scooter: Bookings and Availability

Introductory prices start at ₹ 1.10 lakh (ex-showroom) for the S variant, ₹ 1.25 lakh for the 2.9kWh Z variant, and ₹ 1.45 lakh for the Z 3.7kWh variant. The Z variants come with a backrest as standard and are available in all 7 colors. For the S variant, the backrest is optional, and it only comes in 3 colors. Bookings are open at all authorized Ather dealerships, with deliveries slated to begin in July.

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