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BGauss B8

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Key specs
  • Riding Range70 Km
  • Top Speed50 Kmph
  • Battery charging time7-8 Hrs
  • Rated Power800 W

Avg. Ex-showroom price

62,999
EMI   2,142/month EMI Calculated basis
Based on avg. ex-showroom price
Down Payment - ₹ 12,600
Interest - 11 %
Tenure - 30 Months
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BGauss B8 Price

VariantPriceSpecifications

B8 Lead Acid

 62,999 Avg. Ex-showroom price

B8 Lithium

 82,999 Avg. Ex-showroom price

B8 Li Technology

 88,999 Avg. Ex-showroom price

BGauss B8 Summary

B8 key highlights

Range 70 Km
Top Speed 50 Kmph
Charging Time 7-8 Hrs
Motor Power (Rated) 800 W

About B8

BGauss B8 is an electric scooters available at a starting price of Rs. 62,999 in India. It is available in 3 variants and 4 colours with top variant price starting from Rs. 88,999. BGauss B8 generates 800 W power from its motor. With both front and rear disc brakes, BGauss B8 comes up with combined braking system of both wheels.

The Bgauss B8 is the flagship product from the Indian electric two-wheeler brand. Unlike the A2, the Bgauss B8 features a conventionally located headlight. The feature list is comprehensive as compared to the A2, and the B8 comes equipped with a push start button, CBS tech, boost speed, and an anti-theft motor lock. Common features on both the e-scooters include an anti-theft alarm, find your scooter, and the remote lock/unlock.

The B8 is powered by a Bosch electric motor that produces a maximum torque of 94.6Nm. The electric scooter boasts of three riding modes that affect the top speed and the range. The B8 can achieve a top speed of 50kmph.

The e-scooter is available with two battery pack options – lithium-ion and lead-acid. The lithium-ion battery can deliver a maximum range of 70km while the lead-acid pack is claimed to return 78km per charge. The B8 features a load capacity rating of 150kg.

The hardware on this e-scooter comprises of telescopic front forks and hydraulic spring-loaded setup at the back to perform the suspension tasks. The braking duties are handled by disc brakes on both wheels. The scooter rides on 10-inch alloy wheels that are wrapped in 90/90-section tyres at both ends.

The Bgauss B8 is available in four colour options – Silk Red, Sparkling Blue, Nebula Grey, and Pearl White.
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BGauss B8 Review

BGauss Electric is testing the waters with its two offerings- the A2 and B8 that have been imported from China but tuned to suit Indian conditions. So, we rode the B8 Lithium-ion variant for a couple of days to find out what the scooter is all about and how easy it is to live with.

Introduction

BGauss B8 Right Side View

BGauss Electric, a subsidiary of RR Global is the newest player in the sea of electric scooter brands in India. However, unlike most brands that import from China, re-brand those products, and sell them here as part of a long-term plan, BGauss claims to have a different approach. With a plant in Chakan near Pune, the company claims to be working on a line-up of electric scooters that are completely developed and manufactured in India, with the first model to be launched in March 2021. 

But before that plan comes into action, BGauss is testing the waters with its two offerings- the A2 and B8 that have been imported from China but tuned to suit Indian conditions. So, we rode the B8 Lithium-ion variant for a couple of days to find out what the scooter is all about and how easy it is to live with. 

The Visuals

BGauss B8 Left Front Three Quarter

The BGauss B8 is a tiny-looking scooter. However, a glimpse at the spec sheet reveals that the B8’s dimensions are nearly the same as the Honda Activa 6G. The electric scooter is taller and wider and also has a minutely longer wheelbase. In terms of styling, the BGuass B8 gets clean lines and an interesting shape, especially on the front panel that houses a pair of LED turn signals. 

BGauss B8 Head Light

The sleek headlamp also has a unique, spider-like placement of LEDs. Approach the B8 from the rear and you’d be welcomed by the vertically stacked LED tail lamp that needs to be turned on manually. While looks are subjective, the B8 stands out without trying too hard like most Chinese EVs. But if I had to nitpick, a slightly larger grab rail would have made the scooter more aesthetically pleasing to look at. 

BGauss B8 Multifunction Switchgear Right

Now, the paint quality on the B8 is good but the silver finish for the grabrail and mirrors make it look plastic-y. Even the switchgear looks and feels tacky and can be tricky to use at times. Apart from these snags, the overall build quality and fitment of components is commendable.

The Package

BGauss B8 Instrument Cluster

BGauss is offering the B8 with features that are on par with scooters in its price range. So, there is an IP 65-rated, fully-digital display that provides info like battery range, mode, and temperature along with odometer and speed. Furthermore, the scooter gets keyless ignition that also locks/unlocks the scooter, an anti-theft alarm, and a side-stand sensor. 

BGauss B8 Front Glove Box/Seat Open Switch

The B8 also comes with a USB charger fitted on the front apron with a useful pocket just underneath it to keep a phone or bottle. Speaking of which, the underseat storage is decently spacious and can store a full-face helmet easily.  

BGauss B8 Electric Bike Battery Pack

One can also access the removable 11kg battery pack from under the seat or charge it by plugging in the charging to the port provided upfront. Notably, the BGauss B8 doesn’t need a fancy charging setup and can be charged using a regular three-point socket. The 1.45kWh lithium-ion battery is fully juiced-up in three hours and offers a maximum range of 70km on Mode 1. On the other hand, Mode 2 and Mode 3 offer a range of 65km and 60km respectively. 

The Ride

BGauss B8 Front View

The BGauss B8 can be turned on like a regular scooter or you could also unlock it from afar. (A well-deserved flex since you just saved a bit of environment by buying one!). And if you do use the keyless ignition, just press the blinking ‘Go’ on the instrument dash and the B8 is awake switching to Mode 2 as standard. 

BGauss B8 motor

The eerie silence takes time to get used to. But twist the throttle and the Bosch-sourced motor with 1900W of peak power and a healthy 94.6Nm torque, whirs ahead. There are no neck-breaking G-forces usually associated with EVs, but the B8 is quick off its feet reaching a top speed of 42kmph on Mode 2. Switch to Mode 3 and with a slight surge in power, the B8 hits its top speed of 50kmph. While this is much lower than most highway speed limits, BGauss’ solution is the ‘boost mode’- a button on the switchgear that offers slightly more speed to overtake, regardless of the mode the scooter is running in.  

BGauss B8 Right Side View

As I mentioned before, the BGauss B8 is a small scooter. Nevertheless, it offers a decently large floorboard and a large seat that comes with plush cushioning. The seating ergonomics is comfortable for an average-sized individual, although anyone over 5’8’’ would have their knees grazing the handlebar at each turn. With a seat height of 745mm, the BGauss B8 is also easy to flat-foot and it weighs a meagre 76.5kg so moving it around is a complete no-brainer. 

BGauss B8 Right Front Three Quarter

The scooter even offers a reverse mode that makes backing up even more effortless. What we liked the most is the suspension setup which feels plush and a million times better compared to other e-scooters even on small bumps. However, due to the suspension, the ride gets bouncy on larger potholes but never feels uncomfortable. The B8 offers regenerative braking and uses 180mm discs on both ends that work extremely well, offering good feel and bite. And the setup is also assisted by a combined braking system.

Our Take

BGauss B8 Left Rear Three Quarter

The BGauss B8 lives up to the brand’s tagline and makes sense in city conditions. And while the scooter offers decent range, its easy-to-use quick charging feature further reduces range anxiety; the biggest factor for potential EV buyers. It also has good build quality for the most part and is comfortable as well. Overall, the BGauss B8 is quite a decent product, even better than most e-scooters available in the market today.  

BGauss B8 Rear View

But the B8 does have some downsides. To begin with, the e-scooter is built keeping short riders in mind. Larger individuals might want to look elsewhere. However, the cost, which is the main deciding factor could be a turn-off for many. BGauss has priced the Lithium-ion variant of the B8 at Rs 82,999 (ex-showroom) which is slightly on the expensive side. At this price, customers are bound to opt for petrol-powered scooters like the Honda Activa 6G or Suzuki Access 125 that offer an increased sense of reliability. While this might change as EV infrastructure and awareness increase over the years, competitive pricing, additional features, and a wider service network would work majorly in favour of the BGauss B8. 

Photography by Kaustubh Gandhi

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Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Electric

    Max Power 1,900 W

    Rated Power 800 W

    Battery charging time 7-8 Hrs

    Fast charging time --

    Carrying capacity 130 kg

    Max Torque 94.6 Nm

    Transmission Automatic

    Riding Range Maximum distance a petrol bike can travel on a full fuel tank and an electric bike can travel on a full charge 70 Km

    Top Speed 50 Kmph

    Battery capacity 1.338 kWh

    Battery type VRLA

    Motor type BLDC

    Charger output 60V 3.3 A

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  • Brakes, Wheels & SuspensionBrakes, Wheels & Suspension

    Braking System CBS, IBS, SBT, UBS, HBS - Combined braking of both front and rear wheel | ABS - Anti-lock braking system which can be just for front wheel (single channel) or both wheels (dual channel) or can be switched off (switchable) | E-ABS - Electronic assisted braking system | Standard - Cable operated CBS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size 180 mm

    Front Tyre Size 90 / 90-10

    Rear Tyre Size 90 / 90-10

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size 180 mm

    Calliper Type Dual Piston at the Front

    Front Wheel Size 10 inch

    Rear Wheel Size 10 inch

    Radial Tyres No

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Suspension Telescopic

    Rear Suspension Hydraulic Spring Loaded

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight 99 kg

    Overall Length 1,747 mm

    Overall Width 890 mm

    Wheelbase 1,266 mm

    Ground Clearance 139 mm

    Seat Height 765 mm

    Overall Height 1,285 mm

    Chassis Type Tubular Steel Q23S

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Battery warranty 1 Year

    Motor warranty 3 Year

Features

Odometer Digital

Regenerative breaking Yes

Reverse mode Yes

Stand AlarmYes

Stepped SeatNo

No. of Tripmeters1

Touch screen display No

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Yes

Mobile App Connectivity Yes

GPS & Navigation No

Central locking system Yes

Artificial sound No

Parking assist Yes

Hill Assist No

Anti theft system Yes

Geo fencing No

Start/stop button Yes

USB charging port Yes

Front storage box Yes

Under seat storage 18 ltr

Speedometer Digital

Tachometer No

Tripmeter TypeDigital

Low Battery IndicatorYes

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightNo

KillswitchNo

ClockYes

Headlight TypeLED Head Lamp

Headlight Bulb TypeSingle 12V, 6 W Total 12 W

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Lamp

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional featuresFind your Scooter Feature

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4.7 (3 ratings) 1 review
  •  4Very good 3 months ago by Sudhir, Bangalore

    Good buying, good riding, looking good, good service, good range for this price, Showroom in Bangalore good, is India's premium electric two-wheeler de-signed to give you the most comfortable ride experience that any scooter possibly can! with its multi-speed smart desi

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