An understated weakness is that they are substantially weaker vs onagers than knights in practice due to being more cumbersome with dodging aoe.
What is even the point of the ratha melee mode? When does anyone switch if not to attack skirms? Most run away from skirms and look for better engagements. There really isn’t any melee fight that’s good to take on balance where hit and running archer mode isn’t better. Am I missing something? I don’t think I ever see the pros take melee fights.