Ather Energy reveals limited-edition ‘Series1’

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Early this year, Ather Energy unveiled the 450X and with that also announced a collectors edition. Now, Ather Energy has revealed the Series1. Available exclusively to customers who pre-ordered it back in January, the Series1 is a limited-edition 450X, and before you get excited, know that it is already sold out.

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The polycarbonate panels will be available only after May 2021

There is no exact figure on the number of units, but it is under 10,000, and that makes it quite unique. In terms of price, there are no additional costs for the Series1.
The obvious highlight of the Series1 is its exterior. The exclusive gloss-black paint scheme with red highlights gives it that sporty appeal. Then you have the polycarbonate semi-transparent panels to the side that give you a sneak-peak to the aluminium trellis frame.
However, these translucent panels will be shipped out only in May 2021 an meanwhile the Series1 will feature all-black panels. Also, Ather will not charge for these panels to be fitted so once they’re ready you can have them installed free of charge. It all looks very appealing. Just hope Ather decides to include this paint scheme in the standard one as well.

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Trellis frame finished in red looks cool

Other additions include the red striping and accents for the wheels and minor updates to the Android-based instrument cluster with hints of red in the UI. Speaking of which, you still get the same 7.0-inch screen with Bluetooth 4.2 and 4G LTE.

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Same 7.0-inch screen as on the 450X but gets updated UI

Performance-wise the Series1 will be similar to the standard 450X as the battery tech is identical. It gets the same 6kW motor that is powered by a 2.5kWh lithium-ion battery making 26Nm and you also get the same riding modes between ‘Eco’, ‘Ride’, ‘Sport’ and ‘Warp’.

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Subtle additions like these differentiate the Series1

The other advantage the Series1 has is that owners would not be paying service charges for the first year of ownership.
Deliveries to all 11 cities (Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Coimbatore, Kozhikode, Delhi, Pune, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Mumbai) will commence starting November 2020 for those lucky few who did place an order before the 28th of January 2020.