Hi everyone. I want to share you my Ather 450X purchase experience. I’m from Mysuru and I was waiting for ather to come to Mysuru from a very long time. But I ran out of patience and booked one on Feb 15th 2021 and while booking mentioned the location as Bangalore because if I mention it as Mysuru, my payment process would open until there is a Experience centre in Mysore, which was mentioned as expecting in 2-3 months. So I residing in Mysuru booked it with one of my Bangalore address and after a week of booking the payment portal opened for me. I immediately completed the payment process and it was time for me to wait till my Ather 450X was ready for delivery. I opted for temporary registration as I wanted to be permanently register it in Mysore KA09 RTO and be the first one to do so in the City. Then after the payment process almost after 4-5 days later my Ather was Temporary Registered and ready for delivery. I got a call from ather for confirming me about the Delivery Schedule. Then I chose a appropriate day to pick it up. I hired a Good Auto (Tata Ace) from Mysore and took it along to take my delivery. The delivery takes place in IBC Knowledge Park at their Head office. So went there from Mysuru, completed all the formalities / paperwork and took the delivery. (One of the happiest moments of my life TBH). Then loaded it safely on the Goods auto which I had Hired from Mysuru and took it Mysuru immediately. After getting it to Mysuru the very next day took it to get it Registered at Mysuru West RTO KA09 and completed all the formalities and as there was 100% Road Tax Exemption for EVs in Karnataka I was just asked to pay for registration fees and some other charges. Finally got it permanently Registered in Mysuru. The first Ather 450X to be Registered in Mysuru. Thrilled and excited to experience the EV life with my Ather 450X
Enjoy the Happy feelings …
Ditto to some extent I would say. I booked the series 1 on 24th Feb and got it delivered in 2 weeks. But here’s what happened after that. I choose to ride it to Mysore. Crazy right. Sitting in the RCB bar in the church street celebrating the delivery with my friends, I started calling A2B and coffee days to check for a charging point, but in vain. Nevertheless I chose to ride. Left church street at 6 30. Reached Kengeri in half an hour. Now I hadn’t planned actually which mode would be the best given the charging time. While fast charging at the last point in the city I called up my friend in Ather to understand the realistic range. He clearly insisted on going eco. I started with 87% charge at 8 pm and reached Mandya by 12am. Seriously 90 km in 3.5 hrs with dinner at a hotel before maddur. Charge left 0%. It was a ride on a bullock cark. Controlling myself from hitting the warp. After searching for a bit found a marriage hall and just parked beside an extension box and charged it for about 20 mins. The caretaker asked a lot about the bike, was impressed and later he chucked me. I had to search for a plug point again now it’s just 12 30 am. Luckily found a plug point in the Bharath petroleum bunk. Charged it to exactly what I needed to get home. 42km. Because I ran out of patience at 2 am. One hour 1 10 mins later I reached the Mysuru bus stand again looking for a charging point. I needed atleast a couple more and I had less. A police guy mentioned, ‘ee electric bike du ide problem’. Yeah thaat I wanted to hear on the first ride. I lost hope and I just went with the luck. While it was still on I took a break to take a leak. As relieving as it was, it was disappointing as well. The bike didn’t start. Although there was still charge. Facepalm moment. I started pushing it still atleast 2 kms away. I had dragged for almost 300 m and there comes a Samaritan at 3 30 am. He towed me to home safely. Long story short I took 7 hrs to reach home from Bangalore. And I traded R15 V2 for this piece of black gold!
Loved the narration.
Not really. A lot of owners from Bengaluru have ridden to mysore and back. Comfortably.
A simple message on the forum or a search would have led you to this post
There are 2 charging points in Maddur. So Bangalore to mysore can be done with just one charge at Maddur for maybe 4 hr charge… And nobody there bothers you, from I’ve heard.
Could have quite easily ridden it back to mysore I think I wish there was a way for everyone to know about this Maddur charging point. Most people who need it, don’t know about it @Abhishek people aren’t utilising your charge port.
Damn! I didn’t know it was installed and dedicated to Ather folks. Definitely gotta plan a trip🙂 BTW, is Ather Mysuru up and running yet? If not, any tentative ETA? I know they have a makeshift location but hoping for a fast charging point.
Very very soon
I did use the charging point in Maddur. The security guard was excited to guide me to it and gaurd while I had my dinner. But definitely can’t ride 40- 45 km in half an hour and then wait for another 3 hours for another charge.
i have listed it on PlugShare app
listed details there…
i just hope more people make use of it
last month when i was there, restaurant guys told me couple of cars (reva and kona) charged there but only 2 wheelers in entire year.
request everyone to use plugshare and start adding plug points or charging stations which you are aware
also add pics with some description
i have started adding few along with AtherGrid points
also note i have noted from past few months tatapower started ating a lot of charging points all over india
i believe an 4 wheeler ev owner with around 250-300km range can easily go around india (most of it)
so please add places which will help the community
started doing from couple of months
I’ll do many in coming months
for wall plugs there is no indian plug image-for now we can use other wal plug and update in description (5a/15a)
have written to plugshare on this, they advised that request is sent to developers but didn’t guarantee (hope this will be considered in next update)
Ather grid examples
you can write your review
(you can click on links - not sure why it is showing the way it is)
reason am using it because it is well designed out app and known in ev community
Congratulations!! I am 3rd Ather 450 owner in Mysuru! Though registered in Bangalore to get things done faster, I am using it here in Mysuru for last 1.5 years!
Welcome to the crazy club!
Bengaluru to Mysuru on an Ather is no more difficult thanks to @Abhishek. Many people including me had done it before @Abhishek installed that point.As @Suraj_madhu told, all you had to do was a search on this very own Forum.
Anyway, this experience will help you a long way moving ahead. Congratulations on completing it.
I had spotted one 450x last week in Mysore at Kuvempu nagar complex. I was also a series 1 bookie and waiting for my delivery to start on Mysore. I called up the dealership here immediately and cross checked if I missed anything.
Anyways congrats to the first two 450x owners of Mysuru.
This one belongs to which among you.
They must have taken delivery from Bengaluru. You could have too. It’s a 4+4 hour ride back to mysore. But I suppose deliveries in Mysore will start soon anyway.
Nice click. I’m planning on copying it.
This isn’t mine. Because I’ve not been to that place.
I knew about that charging point even before I booked my vehicle. I just didn’t want to take an unnecessary risk and the auto to transport my vehicle was at my disposal so I had no problem
I would like to join for the events
How do I add u to the group?,can u text me on insta pratheek_rayeli or give me ur no.