The British startup Maeving decided to combine retro style with high tech in the RM1 electric bike, but do it with a twist. The motorcycle has a removable battery; instead of charging stations, it is suggested that you use an ordinary socket at home or at work.
The battery pack can be easily removed from the special compartment in the body, and it is equipped with a handle for easy carrying. In the place where conventional motorcycles have a fuel tank, there is a connector for a second battery.
Each battery is designed for 64 kilometers of travel. It will take 3.5 hours to fully replenish the energy reserve at a household outlet. The maximum speed of the Maeving RM1 is limited to 72 km/h.
The electric bike has dual spring shocks, a single seat, a classic analog speedometer, and 19-inch Dunlop Gold Seal tires.
The bike itself costs £4,995, with an optional battery asking for £1,195. The first batch of 100 copies sold out. Maeving is now collecting pre-orders for the second and plans to begin deliveries in 2022.
|Engine details||Bosch hub motor|
|Power||3.0kW (4bhp) continuous, 4.4kW (5.9hp) peak|
|Torque||160Nm (118 lb. ft)|
|Transmission||Auto, hub motor|
|Battery||2.03kW/h, 50.4V, 42Ah|
|Max range to empty||40 miles (single battery)/80 miles (twin battery)|
|Recharge||4h 10min (0-100%), 2h 55min (0-80%)|
|Front Suspension||Rwu non-adjustable tele forks|
|Rear Suspension||Twin shock, adjustable preload only, 80mm travel|
|Front brake||240mm disc, three-pot caliper|
|Rear brake||180mm disc, one-pot caliper, linked|
|Front tire||3.25 x 19 Dunlop K70|
|Rear tyre||3.25 x 19 Dunlop K70|
|Kerb weight (claimed)||124kg|
|MCIA Secured rating||Not yet rated|
|Maximum power, kW||4.4|
|Maximum power, kW/h||2.0|
|Maximum torque, Nm||160|
|Battery type||Li-Ion Samsung 35E cells|
|Charging time, hours||3.5|
|Top Speed, km/h||72|
|Power reserve, km||64|