Ather 450X Collector’s Edition Revealed, Gets New Paint Scheme & Transparent Panels!
Only a few thousand units of the limited edition model named Series1 will be made and production will end by 31st March 2020.
Ather has revealed the 450X Collector’s Edition model, a limited-run variant named Series1, that will only be provided to customers who pre-ordered the electric scooter ahead of its 28th January 2020 unveil.
So what’s new?
With the Collector’s Edition of the 450X, Ather has come up with a new gloss black paint finish along with red striping seen throughout the scooter.
However, the biggest change is with the body panels that are translucent, staying true to the “Inside Out” theme that Ather had taken with the design of the model.
Made from polycarbonate, the panels allow the onlooker to see the innards of the scooter like the rear trellis cast aluminium structure. Do not worry, the stowage space remains opaque.
Also, the exposed part of the frame and the rear monoshock are painted red, while the wheel decals have been revised. Furthermore, Ather says the scooter will sport custom UI to go along with the theme of the EV.
Deliveries from November
When Series1 deliveries begin by November, owners will get the vehicle only with normal body panels. However, by May 2021 Ather promises that it will be ready with the translucent panels and it will retrofit the new replacements to Series1 models.
The firm expects to build a few thousand 450X Collector’s Edition Series1 vehicles before ending the production run by 31st March 2020. Customers who are set to get the Ather 450X Collector’s Edition will also be provided one year of free servicing.
Features, performance & pricing
These changes aside, all the features offered on the 450X come as standard on the Series1. Thus, the 7-inch touchscreen, OTA software updates, navigation, guide-me-home lights, Bluetooth connectivity, among others, are all present.
Performance-wise, the Series1 gets a 6 kW motor that puts out 26 Nm, drawing power from the 2.9 kWh lithium-ion battery. Four riding modes – Eco, Ride, Sport and Warp, 0-40 km/hr sprint time of 3.3 seconds, top speed of 80 km/hr and 85 km range all stay the same as the regular 450X.
Pricing of the limited edition model match that of the 450X and thus it will cost Rs. 1.49 lakhs for the Plus trim and Rs. 1.59 lakhs for the Pro variant (both prices ex-showroom, Bengaluru).