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Okinawa Praise Price

VariantPriceSpecifications
Praise Pro
₹ 84,430
Avg. Ex-Showroom
88 Km, 58 Kmph
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Praise Key Highlights

Riding Range88 Km
Top Speed58 Kmph
Battery Charging Time2-3 Hrs
Rated Power1000 W
Seat Height800 mm
USB Charging PortYes

Okinawa Praise Summary

Price: Okinawa Praise price for its variant - Praise Pro is estimated at Rs. 84,430. The mentioned Praise price is the average ex-showroom.

Okinawa Praise is an electric scooter available in only 1 variant and 8 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.

Okinawa Praise Review

  • Good Things

    • Gets a claimed range of 88km 
    • Charging time is limited to 2-3 hours 
    • Gets a handful of features too  
  • Could be Better

    • Asking price is set on the higher side 
    • Unproven electric scooter 
    • Top speed is limited to just 58kmph   

BikeWale's Take

Okinawa offers the Praise as its high-speed electric scooter. It gets a handful of features, a decent claimed range, and a sporty design too. But as of now, the brand and the scooter aren't proven for the market and the asking price too is quite high. 

Okinawa Praise Expert Opinion

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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Praise Specifications & Features

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      Specifications

      • Power & Performance

        • Max Power
          2500 W
        • Rated Power
          1000 W
        • Max Torque
          -
        • Riding Range
          88 Km
        • Top Speed
          58 Kmph
        • Riding Modes
          Eco and Sport
        • Battery Charging Time
          2-3 Hrs
        • Fast Charging Time
          No
        • Transmission
          Automatic
        • Motor Type
          BLDC motor(Waterproof)
        • Battery Capacity
          3.3 kWh
        • Battery Type
          Lithium-ion (Detachable Battery)
        • No. Of Batteries
          1
        • Portable Battery
          Yes
        • Swappable Battery
          No
        • Charger Type
          Portable Charger
        • Charger Output
          84V 10A Micro Charger with Auto Cut
        • Carrying Capacity
          150 kg
        • Gradeability
          7 Degree
        • Emission Standard
          Not Applicable
        • Fuel Type
          Electric
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      • Brakes, Wheels & Suspension

        • Front Suspension
          Hydraulic Telescopic Suspension
        • Rear Suspension
          Double Shocker with Dual Tube Technology
        • Braking System
          E-ABS
        • Front Brake Type
          Disc
        • Front Brake Size
          -
        • Caliper - Front
          2 Piston
        • Rear Brake Type
          Disc
        • Rear Brake Size
          -
        • Caliper - Rear
          2 Piston
        • Wheel Type
          Alloy
        • Front Wheel Size
          12 inch
        • Rear Wheel Size
          12 inch
        • Front Tyre Size
          90/90-12 Tubeless
        • Rear Tyre Size
          90/90-12 Tubeless
        • Tyre Type
          Tubeless
        • Radial Tyres
          No
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      • Dimensions & Chassis

        • Kerb Weight
          -
        • Seat Height
          800 mm
        • Ground Clearance
          175 mm
        • Overall Length
          1970 mm
        • Overall Width
          745 mm
        • Overall Height
          1165 mm
        • Wheelbase
          -
        • Chassis Type
          Underbone
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      • Manufacturer Warranty

        • Battery Warranty
          3 Year
        • Motor Warranty
          3 Year

      Features

        • Touch Screen Display
          No
        • Instrument Console
          Digital
        • Odometer
          Digital
        • Regenerative Breaking
          Yes
        • Central Locking System
          Yes
        • Artificial Sound
          No
        • Hill Assist
          No
        • Anti Theft System
          Yes
        • Speedometer
          Digital
        • Hazard Warning Indicator
          Yes
        • Average Speed Indicator
          No
        • OTA Updates
          Not Available
        • Call/SMS Alerts
          No
        • Geo Fencing
          No
        • Distance to Empty Indicator
          No
        • Tachometer
          Digital
        • Stand Alarm
          No
        • No. of Tripmeters
          1
        • Tripmeter Type
          Digital
        • Low Battery Indicator
          Yes
        • Clock
          No
        • Front Storage Box
          Yes
        • Under Seat Storage
          Yes
        • Mobile App Connectivity
          No
        • DRLs (Daytime Running Lights)
          Yes
        • Shift Light
          No
        • Headlight Type
          LED
        • Brake/Tail Light
          LED
        • Turn Signal
          LED
        • Pass Light
          Yes
        • GPS & Navigation
          No
        • USB Charging Port
          Yes
        • Riding Modes Switch
          Yes
        • Parking Assist
          No
        • Reverse Mode
          Yes
        • Start/Stop Button
          Yes
        • Cruise Control
          Not Available
        • Hazard Warning Switch
          No
        • Start Type
          Electric Start
        • Killswitch
          No
        • Stepped Seat
          No
        • Pillion Backrest
          No
        • Pillion Grabrail
          Yes
        • Pillion Seat
          Yes
        • Pillion Footrest
          Yes
        • Front Suspension Preload Adjuster
          No
        • Rear Suspension Preload Adjuster
          No
        • Additional Features
          Keyless Entry, Find My Scooter Function, Motor Walk Assist(Front/Reverse Motion), Boot Space of 7ltr, Adjustable Brake Lever, Large Foot Space, Licence Plate Lamp
        • View More(+44)

      Running Cost Calculator

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      Okinawa Praise User Reviews

      2.6/5

      (362 Ratings) 153 Reviews

      3

      Visual Appeal


      2

      Reliability


      3

      Comfort


      2

      Service Experience


      2

      Value for Money

      1

      Performance


      2

      Maintenance cost


      1

      Extra Features

      Worst servicing

      1 week ago


      Jonathan Samuel

      Showroom name. Kiaan e mobility swargate pune. Worst showroom service. They will close down the showroom and they will run away. This was our worst mistake when we bought the bike from Okinawa. Worst worst worst worst.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      1

      Visual Appeal


      1

      Reliability


      1

      Comfort


      1

      Service Experience


      1

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Daily Commute

      Owned for

      > 1 yr

      Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

      Tips for other riders

      Na

      Was this review helpful?

      1


      0


      Very nice looking and performance

      2 weeks ago


      Monu Yadav

      The buying experience is very good
      The riding experience is better than a normal scooter and bike and comfort is very good
      The look is sport and performance on the road is very comfortable and speed and offroading are very nice
      Very nice
      Buying for traveling purposes is best
      Very best for gift father, mother, and grandfather.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      5

      Visual Appeal


      5

      Reliability


      5

      Comfort


      5

      Service Experience


      5

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Everything

      Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

      Ridden for

      5000-10000 kms

      Tips for other riders

      Careful drive and maintain speed and time-to-time service.

      Was this review helpful?

      0


      0


      Worst company ever

      3 weeks ago


      Mayank Sharma

      Worst electric scooter ever you can see on the Indian road, pathetic service along with the worst build quality and several other riding issues, waste of money they are charging high prices for every product and they can't even repair the controller and other things idk They got the licence to sell their vehicles.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      4

      Visual Appeal


      1

      Reliability


      1

      Comfort


      1

      Service Experience


      1

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Daily Commute

      Owned for

      6 months-1 yr

      Ridden for

      > 15000 kms

      Tips for other riders

      Please don't buy this simple solution.

      Was this review helpful?

      1


      1

      Worst experience

      3 weeks ago


      Chinmay P Tanshikar

      One of the worst experiences of ebike ever seen. Very poor material, in goa no one is there to make servicing. Because of this, we have repaired it through the e-bike servicing centre and even though we have a warranty didn't get the benefit. Purchased it to save the cost of fuel but already spent 10000 on servicing so total loss. Don't purchase this Okinawa or you will be in trouble.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      1

      Visual Appeal


      1

      Reliability


      1

      Comfort


      1

      Service Experience


      4

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Daily Commute

      Owned for

      > 1 yr

      Ridden for

      10000-15000 kms

      Was this review helpful?

      0


      0

      Average bike

      14 weeks ago


      Nisarg Bhatt

      Owning this scooter for a year and personally, I felt that it could have been a lot better. Purchasing and delivery was done smoothly. There are a few areas where it lacks. Riders who are tall would find it difficult as the floorboard is quite high compared to other scooters which would make it difficult to turn. The digital speedometer does have an error of around 5kms. The scooter gives an average of at least 70 km per charge if driven in sports mode. The scooter does give an option of a detachable battery but does not give the option of boot space. Haven't even serviced once because for somewhat reason the service center and the dealership had to close down in my area. Lookwise I would say it looks quite sporty. A pillion would be comfortable seating on it. Overall I would say you can go for it if you are a short rider and need it for local use.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      4

      Visual Appeal


      4

      Reliability


      4

      Comfort


      1

      Service Experience


      4

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Daily Commute

      Owned for

      > 1 yr

      Ridden for

      < 5000 kms

      Was this review helpful?

      1


      0

      Okinawa Praise

      26 weeks ago


      Venkatesh

      The bike is okay but sensor problems, brake issues, and a totally plastic body. If you run 50 kms on a petrol bike this bike shows 70 km. Don't buy electric bikes. A petrol bike is best. if you purchase an electrical bike and you want to resale the bike, people ask for 10000rs and 20000rs only. Waste waste waste.

      Rating Parameters

      (out of 5)

      4

      Visual Appeal


      3

      Reliability


      4

      Comfort


      1

      Service Experience


      3

      Value for Money

      About the Reviewer

      Used it for

      Daily Commute

      Owned for

      Never owned

      Tips for other riders

      maximum runs 50 kms

      Was this review helpful?

      5


      6

      Okinawa Praise FAQs

      Q: What is the on-road price of Okinawa Praise in 2024?
      The 2024 on-road price of Okinawa Praise in Delhi is Rs. 90,861. This Okinawa Praise price includes the ex-showroom price, RTO and insurance charges.

      Q: Which is better Okinawa Praise or Okaya Faast F2F?
      Okinawa Praise is priced at Rs. 84,430, has a top speed of 58 Kmph, range of 88 Km and takes 2-3 Hrs hours to charge, whereas, the price of Okaya Faast F2F is Rs. 84,006 with a top speed of 55 Kmph, giving a range of 80 Km and a charging time of 5 Hrs.

      Q: What are the colour options of Okinawa Praise?
      Okinawa Praise is available in 8 colours which are Glossy Red Black, Blue, Black, Sun Orange, Seafoam Green, Mocha Brown, Olive Green and White.

      Q: What are the key specifications of Okinawa Praise?
      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.

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