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Benling Aura

Benling Aura is an electric scooter available at a starting price of Rs. 91,667 in India. It is available in 1 variant and 3 colours. It comes with both front and rear disc brakes.

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  • Rated Power2500 W
  • USB charging portYes

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 91,667Avg. Ex-showroom price 120 Km, 60 Kmph, 5-6 Hrs

Benling Aura Summary

Aura key highlights

Riding Range 120 Km
Top Speed 60 Kmph
Battery charging time 5-6 Hrs
Rated Power 2500 W
USB Charging Port Yes
Mileage Owner Reported Mileage: BikeWale collects mileage information from bike owners to provide you with the actual mileage that you might get. 100 kmpl

About Aura

Benling Aura is an electric scooter available at a starting price of Rs. 91,667 in India. It is available in only 1 variant and 3 colours. Benling Aura generates 2500 W power from its motor. Benling Aura comes up with front disc and rear drum brakes.

Benling is a Chinese electric two-wheeler manufacturer which assembles and sells four of its products in India. Of these, the Aura is the flagship high-speed offering which aims to take on the likes of the Ather 450X and the Bajaj Chetak electric.

The styling of the Aura is inspired by the Italian scooters from the olden days. There are three colour options available for the electric scooter – matte black, matte purple, and gloss blue. On the feature front, the Aura is decently equipped with a USB charging port, a start/stop button, smart breakdown assistance, a fully-digital console, a smart key, anti-theft alarm, and a parking assist mode.

The Aura is propelled by a 2.5kW BLDC motor which is powered by a 72V/40Ah lithium-ion battery. This battery is claimed to get fully charged in four hours through a fast charging setup while the range is around 120kms in Eco mode. There are three more riding modes including Low, Sports, and Turbo Speed, the latter being useful for quick overtakes only. The top speed of the e-scooter is around 60kmph andfor soaking bumps, it gets telescopic forks and a monoshock while braking is handled by a disc-drum combo.
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Why Electric?

  • Running CostYou do not have to pay anything for petrol.
  • StylingThey look cool, trendy and are a bit quirky too.
  • PerformanceThey have instant Torque Delivery, helps in saving time in moving traffic.
  • MaintenanceThey do not have a lot of moving parts, no engine oil or filters.
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Benling Aura Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Offers a claimed range of 120km 
    • Looks like a petrol scooter 
    • Asking price is on the affordable side  
  • Could be Better

    • Poor brand recall 
    • Relatively unproven scooter  
    • Takes 5-6 hours for a full charge  

BikeWale's Take

The Benling Aura is a retro-looking electric scooter. It borrows the design cues from Vespa and looks quite similar to a petrol scooter. However, the range and top speed make it sufficient only for local runabouts. 

Benling Aura Review

The scooter looks promising on paper. However, that’s the case with a lot of EVs, most of which fail to deliver an experience as pleasant as they are advertised to. What kind is the Aura then?

Introduction

Benling Aura action

The fact that electric mobility is rapidly seeping into our lives can be verified by the number of EVs we have been reviewing. This is the third over a period of a month. So, the transition is in full swing and inevitable. As for the electric scooter you see in these pictures, it’s the Benling Aura

Benling India is owned by China-based Dongguan Benling Vehicle Technology which exports to over 83 countries. Benling was introduced in India in 2019 and has managed to expand its reach to around 185 cities since then. The Aura is the brand’s only high-speed electric scooter out of the four models it sells in India. The scooter looks promising, considering its on-paper specifications, claimed battery range and top speed, removable battery, and neo-retro design. However, that’s the case with many EVs, most of which fail to deliver an experience as pleasant as they are advertised to. What kind is the Aura then? Let’s find out. 

The Visuals

Benling Aura Right Side View

As is obvious, the Aura looks nearly identical to Vespa’s VXL range. With a neo-retro design, it seamlessly blends in any flock of ICE scooters. The flowy body panels, round headlamp, flat beige-coloured seat, and pillion backrest make for a simple yet elegant-looking scooter. Although this will help Benling in garnering people’s attention and thereby better sales, we would have liked an original design. 

Benling Aura Front Panel/Front Apron

As attractive as is the Aura visually, the overall quality of the product is almost equally admirable. The first thing that catches your attention is the plush paint finish and sturdy plastic panels. Even the fitment is decent with no component making weird noises or shifting from their designated place. I liked the quality and tactility of the switchgear too, except for the fact the crucial horn and start/stop buttons can’t be reached easily. Moreover, the cover and the hinges of the lockable glove box at the front felt too flimsy to withstand any sort of abuse. 

The Package

Benling Aura Rear Wheel

The Aura is propelled by a 2.5kW BLDC (brushless DC) motor powered by a 2.88Kwh lithium-ion battery.  The claimed top speed and battery range stand at 60kmph and 120km, respectively. There are three riding modes with varying top speeds which are denoted by numbers 1 (35kmph), 2 (48kmph), and 3 (60kmph). You get the 4th mode, too, which delivers quicker acceleration while maxing out at 60kmph. 

The cockpit area is occupied by a large black LCD which doesn’t go well with the overall premium feel of the scooter. It displays the speed, battery level, riding mode, and distance covered. It could have included the remaining battery range for the users to plan their rides better; the charge level on its four-point battery indicator keeps fluctuating with the variation in the pace. 

Benling Aura Floorboard

In terms of storage space, the battery occupies most of the under-seat area, with little space to store your belongings. At best, it can gobble up a full-size backpack, one that isn’t overly stuffed. As for the front storage provision, it has enough room to accommodate a smartphone while plugged into the USB charging port, or a small water bottle. Thanks to the centre hump, even the footboard doesn’t offer much area. 

Other features include regenerative braking and an anti-theft security system. The latter blows a loud alarm if someone tries to move or unlock (with the key) the scooter after you’ve locked it through the remote controller provided. 

The Ride

Benling Aura action

On the go, the Aura feels comfortable as it offers a neutral riding position. The handlebar is easy to reach and the footboard isn’t too high to make you sit in an awkward squatting position, as is the case with some electric scooters. What’s an issue though is the width of the seat that makes it a bit difficult to step your feet on the ground, even if you’re sitting ahead on the seat. This wasn’t a major issue for me, thanks to my 5’11’’ stature, but could be a bane for some. Plus, the cushioning of the seat could do with a better density as you start feeling the hard surface underneath within half an hour of riding.

Benling Aura action

As for the performance, the Aura has the typical EV-like consistent pull until its top speed, but not as lively as the Ather 450X. However, quick sprints from zero to 60kmph in the fourth (fastest) mode are quite fun. Even the whining motor sound isn’t loud enough to be an annoyance. 

Similar to many other electric two-wheelers, the on/off throttle transition is a little abrupt, especially in the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th modes in which riding the scooter in stop and go traffic turns out to be a jerky affair. The throttle responds with a sudden acceleration while moving from a standstill. However, in the slowest mode, this issue isn’t as severe. I also noticed that even if I held on the throttle constant anywhere beyond 40kmph, the power delivery kept on fluctuating, exuding a rocking sensation. 

Benling Aura action

As for the ride quality, the suspension setup has been tuned on the firmer side as you can feel even the smallest of undulations. The front, in particular, feels extremely stiff as it keeps bobbing while going over rough patches, thereby constantly shaking your arms. The rear feels a little more forgiving than the front but the firmness can still be sensed. The lack of seat foam density only adds to the discomfort here. 

Benling Aura action

The handling, though not very sharp, is agile enough to make your way through traffic swiftly, which is also courtesy of its low 95kg kerb weight. The brakes, meanwhile, are reasonably efficient with great progression and decent bite. The front is equipped with a disc that does a great job of shedding speed while the rear drum, too, acts progressively enough to avoid locking the wheel in most conditions. 

Benling Aura action

Now, the 120km battery range might sound impressive but one can extract that figure only on riding it in the slowest (1st) mode. I rode it with a mix of all modes and got a range of about 80-85km. It also goes down to about 60-65km if you keep it in the 4th mode constantly and accelerate it to the fullest at every opportunity. 

For charging the scooter, you have the option to directly plug it into a conventional 5A socket. Otherwise, the battery is removable for you to take it indoors and charge. A complete charge takes about five to six hours. 

Benling Aura Electric Bike Battery Pack

One problem I see with the removable battery is its weight. It’s so heavy that pulling it out of the scooter and walking with it even for a few minutes is physically demanding. It makes me nervous to imagine myself doing this routinely Having said that, this isn’t unique to the Benling as batteries of electric scooters are generally heavy. I remember using the Okinawa Praise Pro back in 2019 which comprised a removable battery equally heavy. 

Should You Buy It?

Benling Aura Left Side View

The Benling Aura displayed some admirable traits along with a few niggles. The good bits include its elegant neo-retro styling that would attract every member of a family from different age groups and not just youngsters. Even the build quality is sturdy enough to match an ICE scooter. And with a real-world range of 80-90km and a top speed of 60kmph, it’s a practical and useable proposition for commuting. 

Benling Aura Right Side View

But when we take scooters into consideration, we expect them to offer a generous amount of storage space which the Aura lacks substantially. It also falls short in terms of comfort by offering a firm ride quality and an awkwardly wide seat. Even the instrument cluster should display more information, at least the remaining battery range. 

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What makes the Benling Aura worth considering though is its ex-showroom price tag of Rs 82,975. Most of the electric scooters with similar battery and motor specifications are priced higher than the Aura. Plus, Benling’s dealership network is quite robust with around 185 shops across India in the metro, tier-2, and tier-3 cities. Sure, the Aura has rough edges but some of the major issues associated with EVs related to performance and build quality aren’t as severe in this case. 

Photos by Kapil Angane

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Aura Specifications & Features

Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Fuel Type is the type of fuel that an engine uses to operate. The different types include petrol, diesel, electric, and ethanol among others. Electric

    Max Power --

    Rated Power Rated power is the continuous power output that an electric motor can generate without overheating. 2500 W

    Fast charging time The time taken for the battery to charge through a manufacturer on a regular charger. 4

    Carrying capacity The load carrying capacity certified by a manufacturer. 150 kg

    Battery capacity The battery capacity affects the range of electric vehicles. 2.88 kWh

    Max Torque --

    Transmission Automatic

    Riding Range The total range that a vehicle can travel on a full tank of fuel. 120 Km

    Riding Modes Low, Eco, Sport and Turbo

    Gradeability The steepness of grade that a motor vehicle is capable of climbing at efficient speed. 7 Degree

    Top Speed The maximum speed that a vehicle can achieve. 60 Kmph

    Battery charging time The time taken for the battery to charge on a regular charger. 5-6 Hrs

    Battery type Battery types majorly include two varieties - Lithium-ion and Lead Acid. Lithium Ion

    No. Of Batteries 1

    Portable Battery Yes

    Swappable Battery No

    Motor type The type of motor used by an electric vehicle. BLDC

    Charger Type Portable Charger

    Charger output Charger output suggest the voltage at which a charger can recharge a battery. A bigger capacity charger can recharge the battery at a faster rate. 72v/10As

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System Braking system is used to reduce the speed of the vehicle or bring it to a standstill. Standard

    Front Brake Type Most vehicles feature a disc brake at the front although some commuter segment products come with a drum setup. Disc

    Front Brake Size Front brake size indicates the size of the disc or drum setup at the front wheel. --

    Rear Wheel Size Rear wheel size indicates the diameter of the rear wheel. 12 inch

    Front Tyre Size Front tyre size indicate the profile of the front tyre. 90/90 - 12

    Rear Tyre Size Rear tyre size indicates the profile of the rear tyre. 90/90 - 12

    Rear Brake Type Most vehicles come with a drum brake setup at the back although higher spec models feature a disc brake at the rear. Drum

    Rear Brake Size Rear brake size indicates the size of the disc or drum setup at the front wheel. 130 mm

    Calliper Type Single Piston

    Wheel Type Wheel types include two types - Wire-spoke and Alloy wheels. Alloy

    Front Wheel Size Front wheel size indicates the diameter of the front wheel. 12 inch

    Tyre Type Tyre types are divided into two - Tubeless and Tube Type. Tubeless

    Radial Tyres Radial tyres use steel belts that run at a 90-degree angle with the tread line. No

    Front Suspension Front suspension usually includes telescopic forks. Telescopic Suspension

    Rear Suspension Rear suspension setup mostly uses a rear mono-shock. Telescopic Suspension

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight Kerb weight of the motorcycle is the total weight of a vehicle that is ready for operation. It includes all standard equipment and necessary consumables. --

    Overall Length Overall length of the vehicle is the total length of a two-wheeler from the front to the back. 1,855 mm

    Overall Width Total width of the vehicle. 740 mm

    Wheelbase The wheelbase is the distance between the front and the rear wheel. --

    Ground Clearance The ground clearance is the distance between the ground and the lowest point of a vehicle. 165 mm

    Seat Height The seat height is the height of the rider's saddle from the ground. --

    Overall Height Overall height is the tallest point of a motorcycle, usually the mirror or the top of a windscreen. 1,175 mm

    Chassis Type The chassis type is the primary/main frame of a two-wheeler. --

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Battery warranty A battery warranty promises to repair or replace the battery (for a specified timeframe) if it malfunctions. 3 Year

    Motor warranty Motor warranty promises to repair or replace the motor (for a specified timeframe) if it malfunctions. 2 Year

Features

Parking assist Parking assists the rider move the vehicle back by using acceleration. This feature will always have a speed limit. Yes

Odometer Odometer keeps the track of the total kilometres travelled by a vehicle in its lifetime. Digital

Cruise Control Not Available

SpeedometerDigital

TachometerNo

Stand AlarmYes

Regenerative breaking The Regenerative Braking system converts the kinetic energy during deceleration and stores it in the vehicle's battery. Yes

Reverse mode Reverse mode allows the rider to reverse a vehicle with the use of the engine. inclines. No

Touch screen display Touchscreen display makes toggling between options or accessing features easier than the button-operated method. No

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Daytime Running Lights, as the name suggest, are the lights that stay ON when the main headlight is switched off. This feature makes a vehicle easily visible in the rear view mirror of other vehicles. No

Mobile App Connectivity Mobile App Connectivity connects the smartphone to the instrument cluster via Bluetooth to offer access to features such as incoming calls, messages, and music. No

GPS & Navigation GPS & Navigation function works via Bluetooth to deliver directions on the instrument cluster. No

OTA Updates Not Available

Call/SMS Alerts No

Central locking system Central Locking System is a safety feature that is activated using the key of the two-wheeler. No

Artificial sound Electric vehicles do not have the same sound as an internal combustion engine. Thus, some manufacturers use an onboard speaker to deliver an artificial sound that mimics an internal combustion engine. No

Hill Assist Hill Assist feature ensures that a vehicle does not roll back on an incline. No

Anti theft system Anti Theft System is a security system that triggers an alarm when someone tries to tamper with a vehicle. Yes

Geo fencing Geo Fencing limits the use of an electric vehicle in a pre-defined region. Owner can set the distance that a vehicle can ride from the starting point. No

Start/stop button Start/Stop Button is used to start or stop the engine. It is usually located on the right-side of the switchgear. Yes

USB charging port A USB charging port can be used to charge devices on the go. The feature, which is either available as standard or via accessories, can come handy to recharge devices such as smartphones while riding a vehicle. Yes

Front storage box No

Under seat storage Yes

Stepped SeatNo

No. of Tripmeters1

Tripmeter TypeDigital

Low Battery IndicatorYes

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightNo

KillswitchNo

ClockNo

Headlight TypeLED

Brake/Tail LightLED

Turn SignalLED

Pass LightYes

Additional features4 Speed Modes, Smart Brake down Assistance system

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Benling Aura User Reviews

2.9 86 ratings 38 reviews
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    Reliability

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  • 3

    Maintenance cost

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    Extra Features

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    Comfort

  • 3

    Value for Money

  •  2Don't waste money 5 days ago by Sushant Gaikwad, Pune

    First of all buying experience was quite good, the staff was very good no problem. But when I was there for a test ride and see the bike first they didn't give me a test ride. Just the person in the showroom was riding and I was a seat behind him, I didn't get a chance

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      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

  •  5Good if maintenance is proper 1 week ago by Sheltton, Bangalore

    Good one and you should have good maintenance for the long run of the bike it's very eco-friendly and also very helpful for the environment and also good boot space for the people who have to be with goods and services are provided for me to do it for the required times

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      Everything

    • Owned for

      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

  •  1Worst electric scooters 1 month ago by Harish, New Delhi

    Worst product, I strongly recommend not buying it. It's ridiculous. All parts are of very poor quality. A fair toy has better quality than the benling aura's scooter. Don't waste your money.

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      > 1 yr

    • Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

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  •  1Pathetic bike 1 month ago by Ankush Pardeshi, Pune

    Very pathetic service bike quality they lie about the battery performance and quality and do not go for this bike at all. Very bad quality very bad performance service is not good suspension not good even the person who designed this bike must have smoked something and

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    • Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

  •  1Total waste of money. Very poor service. 3 months ago by Ibrahim Mohammed, Mapusa

    Hopelessly bad bike.....The service of the dealer is pathetic. Waste of money. My bike had a fall on the road when a dog crossed suddenly. It has been given to the showroom for repairs and has been lying there unattended for the last month. The dealer does not have a co

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      Occasional Commute

    • Owned for

      < 3 months

    • Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

  •  1Negative 3 months ago by Abhijith, Wayanad

    I bought an aura electric scooter for one month I am totally disappointed with this vehicle. I have faced many issues with this scooter 1. Brake switch damaged 2. Front suspension oil seal broken 3. Push start button damaged 4. Annoying sound from the rear side 5. Charg

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FAQs about Benling Aura

  • Q: What is the on-road price of Benling Aura in 2023?

    A: The 2023 on-road price of Benling Aura in Delhi is Rs. 76,404. This on-road price includes the ex-showroom price, RTO and insurance charges.
  • Q: Which is better Benling Aura or Okaya Faast F2B?

    A: Benling Aura is priced at Rs. 91,667, has a top speed of 60 Kmph, range of 120 Km and takes 5-6 Hrs hours to charge, whereas, the price of Okaya Faast F2B is Rs. 90,000 with a top speed of 70 Kmph, giving a range of 80 Km and a charging time of 5-6 Hrs. You can compare Benling Aura vs Okaya Faast F2B based on their detailed specifications, features, prices and reviews.
  • Q: What are the colour options of Benling Aura?

    A: Benling Aura is available in 3 colours which are Glossy Blue, Matt Black and Matt Plum Purple. You can check all the colour images of Benling Aura.
  • Q: What are the key specifications of Benling Aura?

    A: Benling Aura is an electric bike that comes with a 2500 W motor which gives a range of 120 Km, and a top speed that goes uptil 60 Kmph. It has a charging time of 5-6 Hrs. You can check the full specifications and features.
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