River Indie electric scooter gets a price hike, bookings reopened

Check out the power and battery specs of the River Indie down below.


Key Highlights

  • Prices for the River Indie have been hiked by Rs 13,000.
  • The scooter features a bold design and comes with a plethora of accessories.
  • Buyers can reserve their model for a token amount of Rs 2,500.

Bengaluru EV startup, River, has reopened the bookings for its debut electric scooter, Indie. River Indie was launched in February 2023 at a starting price of Rs 1.25 lakh. This price has now been revised to Rs 1.38 lakh. Buyers can book their electric scooter for a token amount of Rs 2,500. The bookings can be made online from River’s official website or at the startup’s newly opened showroom in Bengaluru.

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River Indie: Everything you need to know

Dubbed the ‘SUV of scooters’, River Indie sports a bold, muscular design that sets it apart from other e-scooters in its segment. Up front, the scooter gets twin-beam headlamps and clip-on handlebars. The ‘Safeguards’ along the sides of the scooter protect its body panel from hard impact. The Indie rests on 14-inch wheels, which is a ‘first in segment’ feature for the scooter. An under-seat capacity of 43 litres and an additional 12-litre storage in the front glove box make the scooter an exciting option among Indian buyers. The Lock & Load pannier-stays on the sides can be customised to serve multiple purposes.

River Indie: What’s on offer?

River Indie is equipped with an IP67-rated 4kWh battery pack that offers a maximum driving range of 120km. Using a standard charger, this battery pack can be charged from 0-80% in under 5 hours. The electric motor on the Indie can produce a maximum power output of 6.7kW (9hp) and 26Nm peak torque. The scooter can go from 0-40kmph in under 4 seconds while the top speed has been capped at 90kmph.

River Indie: Everything you need to know

The scooter gets telescopic suspension at the front and twin hydraulic suspension at the rear. It clears the ground at 165mm. Talking about the features, the River Indie gets an LCD dash, LED lighting, bolt-on mobile phone holder, all-weather top box, USB charging ports, reverse parking assist, detachable floor cage, side stand cutoff, and add-on luggage options. There are three drive modes on offer – Eco, Ride, and Rush.

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River Indie is available in three colour options – Monsoon Blue, Summer Red, and Spring Yellow. The battery and scooter are covered by a 5-year/ 50,000km warranty. Within the first month of its launch, the scooter accumulated 200 bookings. The startup started shipping the scooter in October 2023. It rivals the likes of Ather 450X, Ola S1 Pro, and Hero Vida V1.

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Utkarsh Joshi
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Utkarsh is a seasoned writer who seeks to simplify complex concepts and bring the latest in technology to a broader audience. You can catch his exhaustive 'How to' guides, deep-dive feature articles, cutting-edge news stories, and comprehensive tech reviews on Gadgetbridge.com. Apart from dabbling in all things tech, Utkarsh also enjoys watching club football, adding to his TBR pile of books, and making Spotify playlists. Automobile enthusiasts and motorheads can also catch his articles on Motorbridge.com.

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