Ather 450 Apex launched in India at Rs 1.89 lakh

Gajanan Kashikar Updated: January 06, 2024, 02:53 PM IST

Ather has launched the new 450 Apex electric scooter, its 10th year anniversary edition model, in India at Rs 1.89 lakh (ex-showroom). It gets an improved acceleration, range, and top speed along with cosmetic upgrades. Not only is it more powerful in the brand's line-up, but is also the costliest one. In comparison, the 450X models with 3.7kWh and 2.9kWh battery packs are priced at Rs 1,44,921 and Rs 1,37,999 respectively (both ex-showroom). Whereas, the 450S with its Rs 1,29,999 (ex-showroom price tag is the most affordable e-scooter in the Ather's line-up.

Ather 450 Apex: What is new?

The new 450 Apex features an exclusive paint job, comprising Indium Blue colour paired with a vivid orange shade. Plus, Ather created special transparent side panels with frosted-glass-like finish. These panels show the mainframe, which is also painted in the vivid orange colour. Apart from that, the 450 Apex looks identical to the 450X.

Ather 450 Apex: Performance

The 450 Apex has introduced a new Warp+ mode. With this, it can go from zero to 40kmph in a claimed 2.9 seconds (the 450X takes 3.3 seconds) and provides a top speed of 100kmph as against 90kmph of its siblings. It also gets 10 per cent boost power and torque output figures and 30 per cent quicker acceleration between 40-80kmph compared to the 450X. Its tweaked motor, paired with a 3.7kWh battery pack, now makes 7kW and 210.

Thanks to a new Magic Twist feature, which is an upgraded regenerative braking system, the range has gone up by seven per cent to 157km as per IDC. To put it simply, the Magic Twist allows the rider to slow down with a negative throttle input and without applying brakes. Plus, it claims to offer 40 per cent more braking force than other two-wheelers in the country. This system even works when the battery is fully charged.

New Ather 450 Apex: Features and Specifications

The 450 Apex electric scooter has a colour touchscreen system with smartphone connectivity, all-LED lighting, park assist, auto-hold function, over-the-air updates, Ather connect services, and a single disc setup at both ends, among others. To know more, do read our first ride review of the new Ather 450 Apex.

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