I can understand your frustration. I was in your pair of shoes once.
Ather 450X is a half baked product. True
Nobody here is denying this fact.
Talking about myself, I bought the vehicle just for playing around its Software which is not upto the mark as of now. Agreed.
Ather has complicated things and changed so many things in a short interval of time that people are very much confused. And then in meets they say “Why people are confused with the Subscription Model yet”
Guys, you messed it up that’s why they are confused. You’re not the only manufacturer giving connectivity but there is no other company lying with so much confusion regarding the product.
With all these I’ll conclude that Ather is immature and it’ll be fixed eventually with time when they learn from their mistakes. That’s how it works
To clear your confusion I’ll divide Ather into two parts,
Hardware and Software.
Hardware wise it’s a beast I’m not an expert of that part but honestly I don’t have any major concerns.
Software wise it has hell lot of issues. Although some of those have been fixed in the recent OTA and remaining will also be fixed in upcoming OTAs.
It’s a half baked product software wise.
But you can’t ignore the fact that unlike normal IT industry this product has to undergo physical testing and seek approval from various sectors. I’m not justifying the delay but yes it’s something which we need to keep in mind.
You always have the option to wait and purchase when everything is fixed. I don’t see them forcing you to pay now
Regarding the proof about 75km range, they can give you proof of 116km range if that works for you. But if you believe set of owners like us 80+ is easily achievable.
I got the vehicle at 1.67Lakhs, considering 6 yrs of life I’ll add 14k in the bike’s cost and make customer pay 1.81Lakhs with free connect plans is like forcing users to opt for connectivity.
Regarding companies offering free connectivity. Jio also provided free connectivity at start just to make customers habituated to access connectivity and then they started charging.
Ather being a startup can’t afford that!
Ather’s communication is slow, I’ll term it as lack of communication.
Ather’s software updates is slow, BT will be rolled in few months, I’ll term it as half baked product.
Ather’s price is high and product in early phase is not upto the mark as they’re advertising, I’ll call this as early access to a premium product.
I still fail to find a loophole to attach a cheating tag