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Okinawa Praise

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Key specs
  • Riding Range88 Km
  • Top Speed58 Kmph
  • Battery charging time2-3 Hrs
  • Rated Power1000 W

Avg. Ex-showroom price

80,397
EMI   2,734/month EMI Calculated basis
Based on avg. ex-showroom price
Down Payment - ₹ 16,079
Interest - 11 %
Tenure - 30 Months
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Praise Pro

 80,397 Avg. Ex-showroom price

Okinawa Praise Summary

Praise key highlights

Riding Range 88 Km
Top Speed 58 Kmph
Battery charging time 2-3 Hrs
Rated Power 1000 W
Seat Height 800 mm
USB Charging Port Yes

About Praise

Okinawa Praise is an electric scooter available at a starting price of Rs. 80,397 in India. It is available in only 1 variant and 4 colours. Okinawa Praise generates 1000 W power from its motor. With both front and rear disc brakes, Okinawa Praise comes up with electronically assisted braking system.

The Praise is Okinawa’s premium electric scooter and sports features to justify its ‘premium’ tag. The e-scooter is available in two variants- Praise and PraisePro. It gets an aggressively styled LED headlamp unit flanked by LED DRLs and turn indicators integrated to the steering unit. It also gets a host of features like a side-stand indicator, anti-theft sensor, keyless entry and find-my scooter. It rides on telescopic forks at the front and dual shock absorbers at the rear. Stopping power comes from dual disc brakes at the front and a disc brake at the rear, a first for this segment.

The Okinawa Praise is powered by a 72V/ 45Ah battery which is being offered in both, VRLA type and Lithium-ion battery configuration. While the VRLA takes around six to eight hours, the lithium-ion batteries take only one hour to charge. The PraisePro is offered only with a lithium-ion battery.

The scooter gets three modes- Eco, Sport and Turbo. In terms of top speed figures, the e-scooter is limited to 30-35kmph in Eco mode, 50-60kmph in Sports mode and 65-70kmph in Turbo mode. The scooter is capable of scaling gradients up to 15 degrees.

The Okinawa Praise is available in three colours- Purple with Black, Blue with Black and Gold with Black. While the more premium PraisePro is offered in two colour shades- Glossy Red Black and Glossy Sparkle Black.
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Why Electric ?

  • Runnig CostYou do not have to pay anything for petrol
  • StylingThey look coolm 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 no filters
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Okinawa Praise Expert Opinion

  • Good Things

    • Delivers impressive battery range in Eco mode
    • Gets a host of modern features
    • Light weight aids in traffic maneuverability 
  • Could be Better

    • High-set footboard makes for uncomfortable leg position
    • Bumpy ride quality on bad roads
    • Brakes need more bite

BikeWale's Take

Besides the obvious advantage of environment-friendly mobility, the Okinawa Praise also boasts of a futuristic styling along with brag-worthy features. More importantly, it delivers an impressive range in Eco mode to counter range-anxiety, which is a major concern with e-scooters.

Okinawa Praise Review

We spent a couple of days with the PraisePro to find out how convenient, frugal and practical it is to live with. 

Introduction

Pros - Gets impressive features, Delivers decent range, Comes with detachable battery

Cons - Heavy battery pack, Stiff suspension setup, High-set footboard 

Okinawa is one of the promising players in the nascent sector of electric two-wheelers in India. With six models in its portfolio and a strong retail network across the country, the company has already established a strong foothold. Now, to further widen its portfolio, the Gurugram-based manufacturer has introduced the PraisePro

The Pro version is the third member of Praise family which consists of the premium I-Praise Plus with lithium-ion battery and, the more affordable Praise with lead acid battery. The Pro variant is here to sit in between the two for serving the customers with an efficient and modern Li-ion technology, but in a more affordable package than the Plus trim. While that might sound compelling to the prospective e-scooter buyers, we spent a couple of days with the PraisePro to find out how convenient, frugal and practical it is to live with. 

Quality

The PraisePro boasts of a design which is typical of an electric two-wheeler - Futuristic! However, inch closer and you tend to get skeptical about its built quality. The overall plastic bodywork feels moderately substandard, if not entirely flimsy. Also, the aluminum-finished panels around the instrument cluster could have been more opulent. The overall body paint, however, appears to be a finished job. The switchgear is also built out of solid plastic and the buttons operate with a tactile feel. 

Well, what the PraisePro mildly lacks in the quality department, it makes up for it with an eye-catchy styling. The sculpted body panels sport aggressive lines all around, while the stylish LED headlamp and tail lamp further accentuate the appeal. The faux air intake on the handlebar-cowl, aluminum-finished bar ends and angular grab rails make for some nice visual touches. Lastly, the 12-inch wheels shod with knobby tyres look rugged and ready for varying road surfaces.

Comfort

While scooters are expected to offer a neutral riding stance, the PraisePro doesn’t meet the expectations. Courtesy the placement of electric motor underneath, the footboard is set too high resulting in awkwardly folded knees. Not only does this make the foot-down-foot-up action a task in busy traffic but also starts hurting the back even after half an hour of riding. However, considering the short spins the PraisePro is meant to be used for, this shouldn't pose a major problem. Besides that, the seat is wide and comfy and the handlebar is ideally placed, which overcomes the footboard problem to some extent.

Talking about the ride quality, the telescopic forks up front and dual rear shock absorbers are tuned on the stiffer side which evoke solid jolts on rough roads. Thus, going slow through patchy roads and speed breakers is an ideal option. The traffic maneuverability is impressive courtesy of the compact dimensions and light weight. However, reaching the horn switch is a hassle as it is placed above the turn indicator switch. But there’s a second horn button on the right side which is conventionally-placed.

Performance

The PraisePro packs a 2kW lithium-ion battery which powers a 1kW BLDC motor rated to produce 2.5kW of peak power. The whole setup works efficiently in favour of the PraisePro. The scooter delivers the traditional torquey experience of an electric two-wheeler, from the moment you wring the accelerator. The surge of torque can be felt from zero rpm which stays until it tops out. Although it is not fairly quick, overtaking slow-moving vehicles in traffic is easily doable. 

However, that was about Sports mode. There’s an Eco mode too which delivers a top speed of around 40kmph in the pursuit of delivering longer range. The acceleration is also quite sluggish. Essentially, this mode is suitable only for quick errands while the Sports mode, with a top speed of about 70kmph, is suitable for slightly longer rides as well. The latter can also be boosted by engaging the Turbo mode which increases the top speed by 4-6kmph. Although the performance of the PraisePro is usable, the accelerator occasionally has a response lag while modulating it at low speeds in traffic. This results in the rider rocking back and forth during on-off acceleration at low speeds. 

The e-scooter is equipped with disc brakes on both ends. While that sounds impressive, the rear brake does a poor job of sloughing off speed as it lacks feel and bite. Here, the front brake comes to rescue as it delivers the necessary stopping power with enough progression to avoid locking the front wheel. 

Technology

A comprehensive list of features is a norm amongst electric two-wheelers and the PraisePro does fit the bill in that aspect. Accompanying the scooter key is a remote control sporting four buttons. One of them is the lock key which, once engaged, activates a high-pitched alarm if one switches ON the ignition with the key. You can deactivate this siren by pressing the ‘alarm’ button. However, for preventing the siren from blowing off the next time you start the scooter with the key, you need to ‘unlock’ this feature by the dedicated button when the scooter is off. The remote control also comes with an ignition button for starting the scooter remotely. Once ignited, turning it off requires you to press the ‘lock’ button on the controller while the mechanical key is off.

Fancy as it may sound, the controller-based features are equally confusing and take time to get used to. Also, nearly every button-press on the controller is accompanied by a loud beep sound which can neither be softened nor deactivated.

 

Now, let’s get down to the prime matter of concern with electric scooters - battery charging. The battery pack of the PraisePro is a 2kW removable unit which comes with an 84V/10A charger.  While this allows for charging the battery safely inside the house, the 12kg weight of the pack makes for a labour-intensive task to remove and carry it around. Moving the battery for charging could be exhaustive for a majority of users. Also, the large battery eats up all the space under the seat and you’re left with just a tiny compartment for storage. Embedded within the key fob, the seat opening function is crude and takes quite an effort to function. However, the scooter gets a pair of large open glove boxes on the front, with USB charging port, while the large footboard is also useful. 

The PraisePro sports a fully-digital instrument cluster which displays speed, RPM, battery level, riding time, odometer and trip meter which resets every time the ignition is turned off. It also displays the activated riding mode in the form of 1 (for ECO), 2 (for Sports) and 3 (for Turbo). The simple layout and clear fonts make the display profoundly legible. We may be asking for too much, but a Bluetooth-compatible console would have added brownie points.

Battery Range

The battery of the PraisePro takes around three to four hours to get fully charged. While the ARAI-claimed battery range in Eco mode stands at 110km, our test returned 87.5km which is acceptable. What’s impressive is that the acceleration was unaffected even after clocking 80km.  

Fitness of Purpose

With the PraisePro, Okinawa has filled the wide price gap between the Praise and i-Praise Plus. It gets the convenience of a removable battery with Lithium-ion technology that is meant to have a longer life cycle, lesser charging time and longer range as compared to the lead acid batteries. Not to forget the nifty features it offers. Now, considering its price tag of Rs 71,990, the PraisePro is competitively priced amongst other electric scooters in India. To give you a perspective, the Ampere Zeal is closely priced at Rs 69,599 (ex-showroom, Delhi) but it gets a smaller battery pack, longer rated charging time, smaller motor and lesser features.

Our Take

The PraisePro is fairly modern, packs in a decent performance and range and looks attention-grabbing. However, the excruciating task of moving the heavy battery pack majorly takes away the convenience factor. Yes, you can install a plug point in your parking area for charging the battery. But, does everyone have a garage secure enough to leave the battery charging for hours? On a different note, we may not spend long hours in the saddle of an electric scooter everyday, but better ergonomics and plusher suspension setup would always be welcome. In a nutshell, the PraisePro fits the bill of eco-friendly and new-age mobility, but there are plenty of rough edges which need to be smoothened for now.

Photography by Kaustubh Gandhi

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Specifications

  • Power & PerformancePower & Performance

    Fuel Type Electric

    Max Power 2,500 W

    Rated Power 1000 W

    Battery charging time 2-3 Hrs

    Fast charging time --

    Carrying capacity 150 kg

    Max Torque --

    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 88 Km

    Top Speed 58 Kmph

    Battery capacity 3.3 kWh

    Battery type Lithium-ion (Detachable Battery)

    Motor type BLDC motor(Waterproof)

    Charger output 84V 10A Micro Charger with Auto Cut

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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 E-ABS

    Front Brake Type Disc

    Front Brake Size --

    Rear Wheel Size 12 inch

    Front Tyre Size 90/90-12 Tubeless

    Rear Tyre Size 90/90-12 Tubeless

    Rear Brake Type Disc

    Rear Brake Size --

    Calliper Type --

    Wheel Type Alloy

    Front Wheel Size 12 inch

    Tyre Type Tubeless

    Radial Tyres No

    Front Suspension Hydraulic Telescopic Suspension

    Rear Suspension Double Shocker with Dual Tube Technology

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  • Dimensions & ChassisDimensions & Chassis

    Kerb Weight --

    Overall Length 1,970 mm

    Overall Width 745 mm

    Wheelbase --

    Ground Clearance 175 mm

    Seat Height 800 mm

    Overall Height 1,165 mm

    Chassis Type --

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  • Manufacturer WarrantyManufacturer Warranty

    Battery warranty 3 Year

    Motor warranty 3 Year

Features

Odometer Digital

Regenerative breaking Yes

Reverse mode Yes

Stand AlarmNo

Stepped SeatNo

No. of Tripmeters1

Touch screen display No

DRLs (Daytime running lights) Yes

Mobile App Connectivity No

GPS & Navigation No

Central locking system Yes

Artificial sound No

Parking assist No

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 Yes

Speedometer Digital

Tachometer Digital

Tripmeter TypeDigital

Low Battery IndicatorYes

Pillion BackrestNo

Pillion GrabrailYes

Pillion SeatYes

Pillion FootrestYes

Start TypeElectric Start

Shift LightNo

KillswitchNo

ClockNo

Headlight TypeLED with DRL Function

Headlight Bulb Type--

Brake/Tail LightLED Tail Light

Turn SignalYes

Pass LightYes

Additional featuresKeyless Entry, Find My Scooter Function, Mobile Charging USB Port, Motor Walk Assist(Front/Reverse Motion), Boot Space of 7ltr, Stylish Aluminium Alloy Wheel, Adjustable Brake Lever, Large Front Storage Space, Large Foot Space, LED Rear Winkers, Licence Plate Lamp, Aerodynamic Design

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Okinawa Praise User Reviews

3.4 186 ratings 75 reviews
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  •  1Ev market is a roller coaster ride in my country 1 week ago by Anthony Lopes, Porvorim

    My advice is do not buy until we have an effective judicial accountability system in place so as to protect consumers from this turncoat manufacturers as they bribe the politicians and the media and hype the product and entice the gullible Indian customer to buy and the

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  •  1Not worth for money, all things are worst quality 2 months ago by Siruraja

    Fake speedometer, fake mileage calculator everything is fake. I bought this bike and change the battery (gel battery, Okinawa product) after driving for 7500 km. The battery cost is 35k. So think before you buy. My suggestion is don't buy Okinawa scooters because it not

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  •  1Will be your worst buy of your life. 2 months ago by Mithun Chowdhury

    First of all never ever buy anything from Okinawa. Total fake company with fake data. YouTube is full of fake data, don't fall for them. Battery problem started within weeks of my purchase of Okinawa praise. After full charge it only lasted for 5 kms-10 kms only. I sold

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  •  1Don't buy this vehicle everything is fake 3 months ago by Sailu, Kadapa

    First thing is shock absorbers is not working front and back side for that I got disk problems so that I am physically and mentally suffered very badly, fake speed meter it shows 800meters as 1km, evening is fake in this electric scooty, dealers are arrogant behavior, p

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  •  1Never buy Okinawa scooters. 5 months ago by Kamal Bhandari, Bhopal

    In the early days it seemed that buying Okinawa is a good decision, but if you are happy with the amount of petrol saved during the year, more than you get together. When you are recommended a new battery and the battery costs just 32000. The 60000 on-road scooter has a

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  •  2Okinawa vashi showroom is bad and not honest 7 months ago by Ganesh Chachar, Thane

    Okinawa vashi sale & service showroom is not proper... Local battery supplier without warranty and service.. Not promoting Okinawa original parts and batteries.. I have purchased it on 26 aug. 2020 battery for rs.31000/- till today from day one i have been complaint for

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FAQs about Okinawa Praise

  • Q: What is the on-road price of Okinawa Praise in 2021?

    A: The 2021 on-road price of Okinawa Praise in Delhi is Rs. 80,330. This on-road price includes the ex-showroom price, RTO and insurance charges.
  • Q: Which is better Okinawa Praise or Okinawa i-Praise?

    A: Okinawa Praise is priced at Rs. 80,397, has a top speed of 58 Kmph, range of 88 Km and takes 2-3 Hrs hours to charge, whereas, the price of Okinawa i-Praise is Rs. 1,06,761 with a top speed of 58 Kmph, giving a range of 139 Km and a charging time of 4-5 Hrs.
  • Q: What are the colour options of Okinawa Praise?

    A: Okinawa Praise is available in 4 colours which are Glossy Red Black, Glossy Sparkle Black, Glossy Blue Black and Glossy Golden Black. You can check all the colour images of Okinawa Praise.
  • Q: What are the key specifications of Okinawa Praise?

    A: Okinawa Praise is an electric bike that comes with a 1000 W motor which gives a range of 88 Km, and a top speed that goes uptil 58 Kmph. It has a charging time of 2-3 Hrs. You can check the full specifications and features.

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