The RM1 electric motorcycle is officially coming to the U.S.
Blending modern technology with a retro-inspired design, British bike manufacturer Maeving has introduced their RM1 electric motorcycle. The aesthetics of the vehicle, such as the close-fitting mudguards, the vintage-looking speedometer, the bar-end mirrors, the wire wheels, and the quilted leather accents, clearly reflect the impact of the industry’s past.
Rather than loading up on a heavier, gas-guzzler of a touring bike for a ride into town, the single-battery RM1 electric motorcycle would be a better option with its 3 kW motor, 80-mile range, and weight of about 240 pounds. The RM1’s 5.9 horsepower motor, 118 pounds of torque, top speed of 45 mph, and small form make it ideal for moving across cities without stopping for parking or dealing with traffic jams or delayed trains.
There’s also the new RM1S, which is expected to be delivered to the UK in April 2024, and will have the same range as its sister. That said, it will have a 7 kW motor and a top speed of 65 mph.
The replaceable battery technology is the core of the design. Maeving has made it so that a user can recharge the bike by simply removing the battery, placing it into a battery dock, and charging it the same way they would their laptop or mobile phone using a standard plug socket. This eliminates the need for customers to rely on the seemingly nonexistent charging infrastructure in the UK.
The standard Maeving RM1 electric motorcycle costs about $7,500 in the UK, although it’s mostly meant for city use. The new RM1S is a far more powerful device with more than double the power, but costs about $9,400.
Maeving’s bikes are only accessible in the UK right now, but by the end of the next year, they hope to expand to the U.S. market as well.