Ather Rizta vs rivals: specifications comparison


The brand-new long-awaited Ather Rizta has been finally launched and here we’ve put it up against its closest competition. We’re comparing all variants of the Rizta against all the variants of its rivals, except in the case of the Ola, where we’ve only chosen the top-spec S1 Pro. While you can get more affordable variants of the S1 lineup, we’ve chosen to consider the top-spec S1 Pro as that's the closest rival to the Riztafor the purposes of this comparison. 

Ather Rizta vs rivals: electric motor, battery & charging

Electric motor, battery & charging
Ather Rizta TVS iQube Ola S1 Pro Bajaj Chetak Vida V1
Peak motor output 4.3kW 4.4kW 11kW 4.2kW 6kW
Rated torque 22Nm 33Nm NA 20Nm 25Nm
Claimed top speed 80kph 78kph 120kph 73kph 80kph
Battery capacity 2.9kWh - 3.7kWh 3kWh 4kWh 2.9kWh - 3.2kWh 3.44kWh - 3.94kWh
Claimed IDC range 123km - 160km 100km (real world) 195km 113km - 126km 143km - 165km
Charging time 0-100% in 8hr30min / 0-100% in 6hr10min 0 - 80% in 4hr30min 0 - 100% in 6hr30min 0-100% in 4hr30min / 0-100% in 4hr50min 0-80% in 5hr15min - 0-80% in 5hr55min
The Rizta’s battery pack is the same as the 450 range but the claimed IDC range is roughly 10 percent higher than the sportier 450 models. Ather’s TrueRange numbers are quite accurate so a real world range of 90-100 on a single charge is quite possible. The Rizta’s 80kph top speed is more or less in line with all its rivals, except the Ola S1 Pro, which has a significant performance advantage over the others here.
The Chetak has the smallest battery pack here as well as the shortest charging duration with all other models having a full charge time of roughly 6hrs. One thing that works in favour of the Vida V1 models and the Rizta is that both can use Ather’s Grid fast-charging stations which are now becoming commonplace with over 2000 units across the country. The Rizta can be charged at a Grid charger 1.5km/min while the Vida’s top up slightly slower at 1.2km/min. 

Ather Rizta vs rivals: dimensions & underpinnings

Dimensions & underpinnings
Ather Rizta TVS iQube Ola S1 Pro Gen 2 Bajaj Chetak Vida V1
Wheelbase 1285mm 1301mm 1359mm NA 1301mm
Seat height 780mm 770mm 805mm NA 780mm
Ground clearance 165mm 157mm 160mm NA 155mm
Weight 119kg 117.2kg - 118.8kg 116kg 134kg 124kg - 125kg
Suspension (F/R) Telescopic fork / Monoshock Telescopic fork / Twin shock absorbers Telescopic fork / Monoshock Leading link / Monoshock Telescopic fork / Monoshock
Brakes (F/R) 200mm disc / 130mm drum 220mm disc / 130mm drum Disc / disc Disc / drum 190mm disc / 130mm drum
Tyres (F/R) 90/90-12 / 100/80-12 90/90-12 / 90/90-12 110/70-R12 / 110/70-R12 NA 90/90-12 / 100/80-12
Storage 34 litres 32 litres 34 litres 21 litres 26 litres

The Rizta isn’t the lightest scooter here but is far from being the heaviest one. It also has the shortest wheelbase in this company, which should help it feel quite light on its feet, although we’ll confirm that once we ride it. 

The Rizta is also the first Ather to utilise a drum rear brake which should help its case because it caters to the “family-oriented buyer” and we’ve found the 450’s rear disc brake to be quite sharp. With a 34 litre underseat storage area, the Rizta is on par with the S1 Pro and narrowly edges out the (newly-reprofiled and much larger now) 32 litre unit on the popular iQube. The Chetak has the smallest boot in this company, measuring 21 litres, which is incidentally lesser than even Ather’s sporty 450 e-scooters. 

Ather Rizta vs rivals: features

Depending on the variant you choose, the Rizta will ship with a TFT or LCD display and in our experience Ather’s UI has generally been easy to get along with. The Z variants of the Rizta also come with a simple traction control system, which is a first for an Indian electric scooter. Along with that the usual gamut of FallSafe, tow & theft alerts, turn-by-turn navigation comes bundled in if you option it with the ProPack. 

The Rizta gets two riding modes – Zip and SmartEco – with the former being the mode that gives you full performance and the latter gives you maximum range. A diverse range of accessories are also on offer including a pillion backrest, the 22 litre Frunk and a multi-purpose charger. 

Ather Rizta vs rivals: price

Ather Rizta TVS iQube Ola S1 Pro Gen 2 Bajaj Chetak Vida V1
Price (ex-showroom, Bengaluru) Rs 1.10 lakh - Rs 1.45 lakh (introductory) Rs 1.36 lakh - Rs 1.47 lakh Rs 1.47 lakh Rs 1.23 lakh - Rs 1.47 lakh Rs 1.20 lakh - Rs 1.50 lakh

With a starting price of Rs 1.10 lakh, the Ather Ritza is one of the more affordable entrants in the practical e-scooter game, although its top variant is on par with the priciest, even at its introductory price tag.

Considering the long features list, sheer space on offer and the company’s widespread reach across the country, the Rizta should prove to be quite popular. A new e-scooter shootout to verify our premonitions is due!


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