Ather Rizta family scooter with up to 160km range launched starting at Rs. 1.1 lakh

Ather has introduced its latest electric scooter, the Rizta, tailored for families in India at Ather Community Day 24 in Bengaluru. Marking a new addition to their lineup alongside the Ather 450 series, the Rizta offers two variants: S and Z.

In terms of design, the Rizta opts for a more conservative look compared to its sportier 450-series counterparts. It features a horizontally arranged headlight cluster with integrated DRLs and indicators.

The scooter boasts a spacious seat, being the largest Ather has made, with ample storage space under the seat and a front storage bin. Additionally, an optional frunk attachment provides even more storage capacity.

Powering the Rizta is a potent PMS electric motor, offering brisk acceleration from 0 to 40 kmph in 3.7 seconds, with a top speed of 80 kmph. The scooter is available with two battery options, providing TruRange of 105km and 125km respectively, with a warranty of five years/60,000km. IDC range is 123km and 160km, respectively.

Charging times range from 4hr 30 min to 6hr 40 min for 0-80% charge. Ather ensures accessibility to chargers with its extensive fast-charging network of about with 2500+ points across 170 cities.

The Rizta S features a Cortex Series processor, running on a Real-Time Operating System (RTOS) with 8GB storage and 1GB RAM, while the Rizta Z is equipped with a Snapdragon 212 Quadcore processor, 16GB storage, and 2GB RAM, operating on Android Open Source OS (AOSP). Both feature touchscreen displays with IP65 water and dust resistance.

On the features front, the Rizta offers a range of options, including a 7-inch color TFT display with Bluetooth connectivity and navigation for the Z variant, and a ‘deepview’ LCD display for the S variant. Notably, it includes an under-seat wireless charger for the Ather Halo smart helmet.

In terms of hardware, the Rizta features an underbone chassis, telescopic forks, monoshock suspension, and 12-inch wheels with MRF tires. Safety features include Ather Skid Control technology, ESS system, and Ather Fall Safe feature.

Updates to Ather Stack 6 software enhance the riding experience with coasting regen enabled and over-the-air updates up to Gen 3. The scooter offers two riding modes – SmartEco and Zip, alongside Park Assist and auto hill hold.

Quick specifications: Ather Rizta

Pricing and availability

The Ather Rizta is available for pre-booking on the company’s official website at Rs. 999 with deliveries starting from July 24, 2024, priced as follows:

  • Ather Rizta ‘S’ (2.9 kWh Battery), available in three colors – Rs. 1,09,999
  • Ather Rizta ‘Z’ (2.9 kWh Battery), available in seven colors – Rs. 1,24,999
  • Ather Rizta ‘Z’ (3.7 kWh Battery), available in seven colors – Rs. 1,44,999

Additionally, Ather Energy has introduced the Halo smart helmet priced at Rs. 14,999 with an introductory offer at Rs. 12,999, and the lightweight Halo Bit helmet at Rs. 4,999.