Hello guys…just wanted share my long ride experience. Long post ahead…watch out…
On 6th Feb around 5:45 am I started my ride hoping to get the most out of my Ather 450X. I previously knew the post of 139.4 kms by @HarshaVardhan on his 450 , so my goal was to achieve atleast 150 kms with my 450X
And so I started to crawl down the road by maintaining the speed at 20-25 kmph most of the times. I’m from Chennai and I live in KK Nagar. I had no idea on where I’m headed for the day, all I wanted was to go as far as I can and return back with few or no charge left.
So I planned my trip by getting out of the city early in the morning and hit the ECR before any traffic so that I could maintain the same speed on my full ride. And while returning I calculated my way till I hit zero by reaching the East Coat at Madras square for the fast charger. So that before I reach the city traffic I could complete my long ride
As time went I could easily feel my wrist getting strained by maintaining the same throttle position all the time. But I did not lose it and make all my efforts go vain.
Slowly I managed to reach Muttukadu,
then went further and reached Mahabalipuram and took my ather via the pondicherry higway. Easily one of the worst highways I would say… also a scary one too. The road is so small widthwise for a highway and that too me strolling down at 25kmph was a bad decision
Then by the time I reached the end of that worst highway, my battery was at 50% and odo at 73.2 kms.
That gave me confidence on hitting 150kms by the time I went zero. But the twist was yet to come. I then went further ahead and managed to reach Kalpakkam and planned to return back to the fast charger.
At that time I had about 57 kms to cover and as per calculations (calculation made with regards to first 50% ) I had 59 kms left on the ride. So I thought I could reach there and stroll my way around the area till I hit zero.
But the actual results were shocking, I could easily feel my bike getting discharged quite faster than the first 50%. By the time I hit 100kms I had only 29% left and I needed to cover 40kms in it.
So I took it even slower and somehow managed to reach VGP Kingdom. Then after I passed Prarthana my ride was dead. But eventhough it showed zero I was able to ride it even further say about less than a km before it finally had its last breath.
Forgot to take a snap at the fast charger
Then, yeah had a milkshake at the restaurant while my ride could fill his appetite. After charging 25 kms I decided to take it home to fill the rest.
Yep, that’s it… that was my full ride experience in a nutshell If you have stayed till the end till here u guys are really amazing. Thanks for reading my post. Have an awesome day! Bye…