‘Retrorides By Lourenço’, who have a 30-year history of designing and building award-winning custom motorcycles, have decided to follow their desire to play their part in creating a cleaner and smarter future for humanity, and founded RTR Electric motorcycles. Their first model, the 799e, is an electric scrambler targeted at urban use. Its design is inspired by the iconic Scramblers of the 1970s - and it looks the part!
Luuc Muis of LM Creations has achieved a remarkable feat with the BMW R00, creating an electric motorcycle that maintains the iconic characteristics of vintage motorcycles. Unlike other electric conversions that feature a large battery box where the engine used to reside, the R00 has a bolt-on EV drivetrain that replaces the existing crankcase while keeping the gearbox intact. This allows for a more authentic riding experience, with the ability to shift gears and experience different torque and speed sensations in each gear. The power unit is a 72V motor that can generate up to 20kW peak power and 72 Nm torque, with a max rpm of 7500. The 4.3kW 72V battery pack has a calculated urban range of 80km and weighs just 24kg, while the charger options include 1.8kW and 3.3kW 230V chargers. With its innovative design and attention to detail, the BMW R00 is a true standout in the world of electric motorcycles.
If you are ready for a fika, join RGNT Motorcycles in Årsunda (Sweden) next weekend 24-25th February, where they are looking to set a new electric motorcycle speed record on ice!
What is a fika you might ask? Well, it is a Swedish custom where you take a break from your activities to drink coffee, eat cake, and relax with others. So, we’ve been invited to join the fika, but what’s going on over there in Sweden?
Okay, let's start by answer some burning questions. Yes, it's electric. Yes, you miss sound and vibration. Yes, you miss shifting gears and the feeling of being directly connected by the clutch. And yes, you have to get used to it. But no: it is not the end of the world!
Triumph goes electric in style Project Triumph TE-1 has just been revealed in completed prototype form. To get to this stage Triumph Motorcycles set up a collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering (WAE), Integral Powertrain Ltd, and WMG at the University of Warwick. The project is funded by the Office for Zero […]
We’re gonna be honest, we are a sucker for lists. More specifically, end-of-the-year-top-5-motorcycle lists! It’s one of those things that we never can seem to get enough of. Whether you’re sitting with your friends or family, or on the workfloor with your colleagues, top 5 lists always add flavour to the […]
[su_youtube url=”https://youtu.be/MhA4EafzSrM” width=”800″ title=”Rulebreaker by Moto Adonis”] History Lesson A long time ago I saw a documentary about Carl-Benz and his invention; the automobile. This is not about who invented a car with a combustion engine first, but rather the challenges and misconceptions he faced when he tried to convince the […]