Rizta is the most feature-laden offering amongst its competitors.

The brand-new long-awaited Ather Rizta has been finally launched and here we’ve put it up against its closest competition. We’re comparing all variants of the Rizta against all the variants of its rivals, except in the case of the Ola, where we’ve only chosen the top-spec S1 Pro. While you can get more affordable variants of the S1 lineup, we’ve chosen to consider the top-spec S1 Pro as that's the closest rival to the Riztafor the purposes of this comparison. The Rizta isn’t the lightest scooter here but is far from being the heaviest one. It also has the shortest wheelbase in this company, which should help it feel quite light on its feet, although we’ll confirm that once we ride it. The Rizta is also the first Ather to utilise a drum rear brake which should help its case because it caters to the “family-oriented buyer” and we’ve found the 450’s rear disc brake to be quite sharp. With a 34 litre underseat storage area, the Rizta is on par with the S1 Pro and narrowly edges out the (newly-reprofiled and much larger now) 32 litre unit on the popular iQube. The Chetak has the smallest boot in this company, measuring 21 litres, which is incidentally lesser than even Ather’s sporty 450 e-scooters. Depending on the variant you choose, the Rizta will ship with a TFT or LCD display and in our experience Ather’s UI has generally been easy to get along with. The Z variants of the Rizta also come with a simple traction control system, which is a first for an Indian electric scooter. Along with that the usual gamut of FallSafe, tow & theft alerts, turn-by-turn navigation comes bundled in if you option it with the ProPack. The Rizta gets two riding modes – Zip and SmartEco – with the former being the mode that gives you full performance and the latter gives you maximum range. A diverse range of accessories are also on offer including a pillion backrest, the 22 litre Frunk and a multi-purpose charger.

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