Launching Ather TPMS 🚀

The Ather TPMS (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System) is finally available, starting today! It did take a while since the announcement, but we’re super excited to be launching Ather’s first accessory for the Ather 450X. Our team has been hard at work refining the TPMS over the last few months, with an extensive beta among 450X owners across the country, and you can now purchase the TPMS at ₹4,999 (incl. GST & installation) at your local Experience/Service Center.

The Ather TPMS is a performance accessory that helps you get consistent performance out of the Ather 450X, every time.

→ Gives the best of range, suspension & handling.

→ Increases the life of tyres.

→ Improves overall ride experience.

→ Comes with a 1 year warranty.

What is a TPMS?

A TPMS or Tyre Pressure Monitoring System monitors the air pressure inside the tyres of an automobile.

In petrol vehicles, topping up the air pressure in the tyres is easy when filling up fuel. With an electric vehicle, it’s very easy to forget to maintain the tyre pressure on a regular basis since your charging mostly happens at home.

Overinflation or underinflation of tyres have many consequences. For example, Over-inflation leads to tires wearing out down the middle first. This area of the tyre is forced to absorb pressure that was intended to be spread out over a wider surface area. The decreased contact patch means that riders have less grip, and are hence, more accident-prone, and in the long run leads to uneven wear of tyres.

On the other hand, when you have underinflated tires, the amount of rubber that is in contact with the road is more than it should be. This can result in premature wear and tear or even a tyre blowout. Underinflated tyres also have higher rolling resistance, resulting in a lower range than expected.

A TPMS can be of two types:

  1. Fit externally on the tyre valve, which is easiest to install, but also is at the risk of being stolen, or damaged due to external elements.
  2. Fit internally in the wheel rim, which requires service intervention, is safer, and lasts longer. This is the solution we have.

The Ather TPMS has a built-in battery that’s estimated to last 3-5 years from the date of installation.

What does the Ather TPMS do?

The Ather TPMS seeks to provide real-time information & alerts about the inflation pressure in the Ather 450X tyres.

Ather 450X owners who get a TPMS installed would be able to:

1. On the dashboard: (No subscription required)

  • See the realtime tyre pressure information for both tyres on the dashboard
  • Get an indication on the dashboard home screen when the tyre pressure is at suboptimal/hazardous levels

2. On the App: (Applicable only for those with Ather Connect Pro)

  • See tyre pressure of both the tyres on the home screen
  • Get alerted about possible puncture & low/high tyre pressures through notifications

If you’re looking to get the most out of your Ather 450X in terms of range, performance, and tyre life, reach out to your local experience center

To learn more about how to redeem Ather credits for purchases, head here.

Some other notes on the TPMS:

  1. The tyre pressure numbers displayed will vary slightly depending on the ambient conditions. Always check and fill air into the tyres when it’s in an unused condition, and not in the middle of a ride. Riding the scooter around would result in an increase in the tyre temperature and hence would show slightly different readings when riding.
  2. The TPMS replaces the existing valve installed on the tyre. The installation would have to be done only at an Ather service center by authorized service technicians. The cost of a TPMS includes installation at an authorized service center.
  3. The optimal tyre pressure range is set based on the stock tyres that come with the Ather 450X, if you’ve changed your tyres, the alerts may not be fully accurate.
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If you have questions on TPMS, check the FAQs here: Docs - Ather Community

FAQs on Ather credits: Docs - Ather Community

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Hi People,

With the new tyre pressure monitoring system ( TPMS ) in place and deemed to be a value addition, has anyone actually equipped the same to your Ather’s, if yes please let me know what your experience is. cheers!

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