Hero MotoCorp launched its electric sub-brand, Vida a few days ago. Now the introduction of Vida also brought in the brand’s first electric scooter, the V1. We rode it a few ago during the launch event and here’s our review of the Vida V1 Pro through these detailed images.
The Vida V1 Pro features a quite futuristic design. Its body panels are quite sleek and the overall proportions are balanced. The LED headlight and tail light make for a good touch too.
Vida has equipped the V1 with a split-seat setup and it contributes to the looks. Even the wheel design looks neat. Overall the V1 Pro looks youthful and utilitarian.
Vida has powered the V1 Pro with a 3.94kWh battery pack giving it an IDC (Indian Driving Condition) range of 165km. It gets four riding modes – Eco, Ride, Sport, and Custom. Hero claims that the V1 Pro accelerates from 0 - 40kmph in 3.2 seconds.
While all these are specifications on paper, in the real world, the Vida V1 feels fairly quick until 60kmph. After that, the scooter accelerates a tad sober. While the claimed top speed is 80kmph, we managed to clock about 85kmp during our test. The Vida V1 even gets a boost mode which gives the scooter an extra push to overtake while riding in Eco mode.
On the handling front, the Vida V1’s front feels quite light but stable. You can flick it with ease as the weight distribution is even. Even the cornering clearance felt appropriate when we rode the electric scooter on the track.
That said the front disc and rear drum brakes provide decent stopping power. The telescopic front forks and single rear shock offered a plush ride when we rode the scooter over small bumps on the track.
Apart from the riding modes, Vida has offered the V1 a bevy of features like a TFT touchscreen, smartphone connectivity, S.O.S., two-way throttle, keyless control, and cruise control.
But, should you buy it for an asking price of Rs 1.59 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi)? We recommend you read our first ride review of the Vida V1 Pro to get your answer.