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Started by Biketographer, November 18, 2020, 06:06:13 AM

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I titled this post "revolting" because the image of this bike is revolting.

DALLAS, Nov. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Alternet Systems, Inc. (USOTC: ALYI) today announced plans to start taking orders for its Retro ReVolt BMW R71 Clone Electric Motorcycle starting in December. The ReVolt BMW R71 Clone Electric Motorcycle will only be available in North America. It will be available both as a complete unit and as a kit that can be assembled on the buyers own BWM R71 frame.

If you are interested in ordering a ReVolt BMW R71 Clone Electric Motorcycle, you can sign-up on the ReVolt Motorbikes website to be notified as soon as a pre-order can be placed:
The Retro ReVolt BMW R71 Clone Electric Motorcycle is separate from the Rideshare ReVolt Electric Motorcycle ALYI intends to start delivering in Africa next year for the growing rideshare market gradually replacing existing combustion engine motorcycles in use within the existing taxi (boda-boda) market.

In addition to the Rideshare ReVolt Electric Motorcycle going into production for fleet deployment next year, ALYI has recently initiated work on a new state of the art, next generation electric motorcycle designed to innovate the rideshare market in Africa beyond merely the replacement of combustion engines.  The company plans to make an announcement later this week on its next generation electric motorcycle.

For more information and to stay up to date on ALYI's latest developments, please visit

Disclaimer/Safe Harbor: This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act. The statements reflect the Company's current views with respect to future events that involve risks and uncertainties. Among others, these risks include the expectation that any of the companies mentioned herein will achieve significant sales, the failure to meet schedule or performance requirements of the companies' contracts, the companies' liquidity position, the companies' ability to obtain new contracts, the emergence of competitors with greater financial resources and the impact of competitive pricing. In the light of these uncertainties, the forward-looking events referred to in this release might not occur.


Couple bikes soon available.
This one instantly reminded me of my 1969 Rokon two wheel drive in my garage.  But this bike actually has suspension.

NO MENTION of battery life, battery size, etc.  I know it's tough to state miles-per-charge for an off-road vehicle, but they could say how far it goes on flat, dry, land.


from another thread  ( I kind of want to see a single thread for all two-wheel electric 'news'.)


VANCOUVER, BC, Aug. 5, 2021 /CNW/ - Tinbot is an electric motorcycle designed in Germany. When it first rolled out in 2020, (known as Kollter in Europe, and Artisan in the UK)  it took the European market by storm. They are now available in Canada in two versions.

No Motorcycle Licence? No Problem!

The ES1 Pro-L is the LSM (limited speed motorcycle) and is limited to 70 km/h. All you need is a regular driver's license. The continuous power of LSM is limited to 1.5kW but on demand for acceleration and hill climbing reaches the same peak power of the ES1 Pro-M If you do have a motorcycle driver's license, then ES1 Pro-M is the one for you. With five-kilowatt continuous power motor and ten-kilowatt peak power it can reach a top speed of 100 km/h, fast enough to hop on the highway as well.

This rates the bike as 250CC ICE (internal combustion engine) equivalent but the immediate acceleration of the axial flux 5100RPM motor and the lack of gears give this bike better acceleration than its gas-powered counterparts. In other words, Tinbot's throttle is simply twist and go. Just like riding a scooter, there's no clutch to release, no gears to grind, no accidental wheelies off the line, but with its feather weight of 112 kg, you'll enjoy amazing torque, and thrilling acceleration, even up the steepest hills. With its nimble handling, and comfortable ride, the Tinbot is the perfect city bike, but it's also ready for adventure.


If there was ever a truly double duty bike, the Tinbot is it. It comes with 17 inch cast road wheels for the street, but for an extra $500CAD, you can buy the off-road wheel kit, (21 inch front/18 inch rear spoked wheels/knobby tires), and be a motocross hero on the weekends. Alternatively, you can buy the bike with off-road wheels and ride it on the road or on the trails. As the high torque is the priority for off-road riding the rear wheel can take a sprocket that would increase its torque by 40%.


Tinbot sports a pair of 72-volt 35 amp-hours batteries with 5KWH of total capacity packed in two removable boxes that you can charge away from the bike, if you want to park on the street. If there's a regular outlet nearby, you can also charge the Tinbot directly from the top of the "tank." With the fast charger, you can be fully charged in less than four hours, and ride for 120 km on the road, or up to four hours off road.

It has an LED headlight with daytime running lights and features a nice big LCD dash. If you want to keep your keys in your pocket, your bike will start with the press of a button, thanks to the RFD technology embedded in your fob.

BRAKES, One Lever to Stop Them All.

Instead of ABS, the Tinbot sports a combined braking system. That means when you grab that left break lever, you won't be taking a dive, because front and rear vented disc brakes are activated simultaneously.


Tinbot's suspension is very responsive. It has about the same ground clearance as the Zero FX and KTM Freeride electric motorbikes, more than enough for catching air on dirt tracks, but Transport Canada has certified Tinbot as a completely street legal motorcycle. The upside down forks on the front, and the rear shock on the rear are both adjustable.

Tinbot's best feature is its price, which is a mere fraction of a Zero or Harley Davidson's Livewire. Instead of spending 40K on one bike, you could buy five Tinbots and start your own electric motorcycle gang. Plus, its also eligible for all government rebates applicable for electric motorcycles. Take a Tinbot for a spin at any Greenwit dealer or from

SOURCE Motorino Electric Cycles


So this press release was categorized as motorcycle news.    Reading the title you would think it was based off the big HD motorcycle...  but it is not.  No mention of why they say it is "powered" by HD.  Add to that this statement at the bottom of the auction information page:
QuoteNOTE: Each prize is a highly customized version of Sponsor's standard production e-bicycle that is (a) intended to be a collectible for display purposes only, and (b) not intended for use. As such, Sponsor's standard product warranty will not apply to the prize, which will be provided on an "as-is" basis, except as required by law, and Sponsor hereby disclaims any and all express and implied warranties, including fitness for a particular purpose.
Just found some more BAD NEWS about this bike hidden in the specifications:
59.0 lbs/26.7 kg (Size Large)
         Weight Limit
This bike has a total maximum weight limit of 280 lbs (128 kg) – combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo.
Total weight limit is 280 pounds.  The bike is 59 pounds.  That leaves 221 pounds for "rider and cargo."  I weight 240 with clothes on.  Who are they going to sell this to?

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Serial 1, Powered by Harley-Davidson, unveiled the first single-edition custom eBike available for auction in its new 1-OFF Series at the 81st annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally today.

The auction for the MOSH/CHOPPER, a one-of-a-kind custom eBike combining the silhouette of a '60s-era wheelie bike with psychedelic paint and loads of chopper style, begins this morning at The auction will close at 5 PM MDT on Tuesday, August 10th, awarding the one-of-a-kind eBike to the highest bidder.
The MOSH/CHOPPER, Serial 1's first-ever 1-OFF custom, throws it back to the days of banana seats, high-rise bars, and wheelies for blocks and blocks! Best of all, this kandy-kolored fun machine could be yours! Visit and place your bid right now!
The MOSH/CHOPPER, Serial 1's first-ever 1-OFF custom, throws it back to the days of banana seats, high-rise bars, and wheelies for blocks and blocks! Best of all, this kandy-kolored fun machine could be yours! Visit and place your bid right now!

Serial 1's 1-OFF Series Will Release and Auction Handbuilt, Single-Edition Custom eBikes

"Customization is such an important part of the motorcycle ownership experience," says Aaron Frank, Brand Director at Serial 1. "For decades, people have been modifying their motorcycles to reflect their unique style and taste. The 1-OFF Series applies this same spirit of individualization and personalization to eBikes, showing people just how much fun it is to create an eBike that suits their own unique personality."

According to Frank, the 1-OFF Series plans to release a new, run-of-one custom eBike model for auction a few times per year.

The MOSH/CHOPPER was conceived by Serial 1 and constructed by chopper builders Warren Heir, Jr. and Kendall Lutchman at JR's Fabrication and Welding in Milwaukee. While the eBike maintains all the features and functionality of the standard MOSH/CTY that inspired it, including the maintenance-free Gates Carbon Drive belt, powerful Brose mid-mount motor, smooth TRP hydraulic disc brakes, internally routed cables and wires, and integrated lighting, custom modifications include:

    A long-and-low banana seat, supported by a custom stainless-steel sissy bar
    A high-rise handlebar that creates a perfect riding position for laid-back cruising
    A '60s-style "Street Freak" paint job, consisting of silver micro-flake basecoat covered in House of Kolor Oriental Blue Kandy
    Finishings like intricate panels, freak drops, hand pinstriping and single-stroke hand lettering.

To participate in the auction, visit

About Serial 1, Powered by Harley-Davidson
Serial 1, Powered by Harley-Davidson, offers premium eBicycles that are guided by intelligent, human-centered design and crafted using the most advanced bicycle technology available, to create the easiest and most intuitive way to experience the fun, freedom, and instant adventure of riding a pedal-assist electric bicycle. Find out more by visiting

SOURCE Serial 1 Cycle Company


$7,000 for a bicycle?

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Serial 1 unveiled its limited-edition S1 MOSH/TRIBUTE eBike today at Electrify Expo, North America's Largest E-Mobility Festival. The first release in Serial 1's exclusive new S1 Series, the S1 MOSH/TRIBUTE pays homage to the stunning vintage prototype that inspired the creation of the Serial 1 eBike brand.

Serial 1's S1 MOSH/TRIBUTE eBike pays homage to the stunning vintage prototype that inspired the creation of the brand

The new S1 Series will roll out special, limited-edition versions of the company's production eBikes that have been elevated with premium finishes, added technology, exclusive components, and unmatched attention to detail. Production of the S1 MOSH/TRIBUTE, available for pre-order today, will be limited to just 650 units total — 325 available in the United States and 325 available in Europe. Delivery is anticipated for late Q4 of this year.

"When Serial 1 launched in October 2020, the first eBike shown to the public was a stunning prototype drawn from the vintage motorcycle that inspired the creation of the Serial 1 eBike brand," says Aaron Frank, Brand Director at Serial 1. "We are thrilled now to offer a limited-edition that so faithfully captures the iconic look and feel of that first prototype, and to use this moment as a springboard to launch our S1 Series that will see even more exclusive and highly-desirable Serial 1 eBike models in the future." 

Based on Serial 1's MOSH/CTY production model, the S1 MOSH/TRIBUTE holds remarkably true to the original prototype, including rich gloss black paint with gold graphics, distinctive, white-toned Schwalbe Super Moto-X tires (exclusive to Serial 1), a hand-crafted, honey-colored leather saddle and matching leather grips from Brooks England, and a stamped-brass shield mounted to the front signature light.

Behind the special paint and components, the S1 MOSH/TRIBUTE maintains all the features and functionality of the standard MOSH/CTY model, including the maintenance-free Gates Carbon Drive belt, powerful Brose mid-mount motor, smooth TRP hydraulic disc brakes, internally routed cables and wires, and integrated lighting.

For downloadable images of the S1 MOSH/TRIBUTE, please visit For more information on Serial 1's S1 Series, or to reserve your very own S1 MOSH/TRIBUTE, please visit

About Serial 1
Serial 1 offers premium eBicycles that are guided by intelligent, human-centered design and crafted using the most advanced bicycle technology available, to create the easiest and most intuitive way to experience the fun, freedom, and instant adventure of riding a pedal-assist electric bicycle. Find out more by visiting


VANCOUVER, BC, April 6, 2022 /CNW/ - Electric powered vehicles are currently a big point of interest. Electric cars are on the verge of replacing Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicle and currently, there isn't a single car manufacturer that hasn't made a vehicle with at least one electric motor. With the advancement of technology, another category of electric transportation has started to evolve – the electric cycles. Electric bicycles were the first to conquer the European market by storm in 2014-2016, and the North American market four years later. While the e-bike market was expanding in North America, the next stage of the electric cycle revolution began in Europe – the electric motorcycle. Instead of buying ICE motorbikes, the European population began to adopt their 50 -150cc electric equivalents for their daily transportation needs. Their range of 80 -140km and their speed of 70 – 120 km/h was sufficient for the daily commuting needs of the average European citizen even for highways. Switching to this mode of transportation became an attractive option for urban commuters due to four reasons: their zero emission and silent operation, avoidance of the road congestion and substantial government rebates. Ultimately, this created a demand for personal electric transportation and exposed a niche for electric motorcycles equivalent to their ICE counterparts. In 2016 the Australian-Chinese company Vmoto was the first to tap into this niche in Europe with their brand Super Soco. With affordable prices, their bikes proved to be a very practical and convenient mode of transportation especially for those living in cities.

Electric Motorcycles are the new transportation revolution

In North America, electric motorcycle manufacturers like Brammo and Zero were founded much earlier – in 2002 and 2006 respectively. Their ambition was to compete with high-power ICE motorbikes, but their limited range and higher price point ultimately reduced their demand in the consumer market. For similar reasons Brammo lost the battle in 2014. Zero was the only manufacturer that endured the bumpy market  owing to the fact that they signed contracts with US law enforcement to supply with their machines. Despite this, in 2020 Zero sold an estimated 3,500 motorcycles globally. For the same period, Australian company Vmoto, which started manufacturing their Super Soco brand electric motorcycles nine years after Zero, sold 23,000 electric two-wheelers in 2020 according to their annual report. Proportionally, through the years this is 20 times more than Zero without accounting for its year-after-year percentage increase.  Harley Davidson electric bikes sales were not impressive either. Since the release of their Livewire in 2019, they sold roughly 1,700 units worldwide. Recently Harley Davidson announced the release of a smaller and less expensive urban oriented model set back by a three-year delay. Meanwhile, brands like Super Soco, Horwin and Kollter conquered the European market. In 2021Super Soco sold over 1000 units in the UK which rated them as the fastest growing electric motorcycle manufacturer. According to the UK Motorcycle Industry Association (MCIA) the average electric motorcycles registration increase was 51.2% while Super Soco sales increased by 478% in 2021! This clearly illustrates the slower growth of the electric motorcycle industry when it is not mass consumer oriented.

With the added benefits of decreased maintenance, operation costs, free parking, bus lane sharing and government incentives such as rebates, the electric motorcycle quickly became the preferred choice for NA citizens. The most attractive aspect being their affordability with prices ranging between $4,000 and $7,000USD. Brands like Super Soco, Horwin, Kollter and Evoke started to emerge in the last few years on the North American city streets. Greenwit Technologies - the exclusive Canadian distributor for all these brands registered sales growth of almost 200% in 2021 compared to 2020.

The rapid adoption of electric motorbikes in North American cities was also accelerated by limiting some models to 70km/h which places them in the same category as 50cc gas motorcycles which do not require a special motorcycle license. The simplicity of their operation (no gears, no clutch) was another factor for their mass adoption. The instant torque of electric motorbikes is a feature that makes them superior to their same power rated gas counterparts with acceleration that exceeds well above them, ultimately making them more agile and safer in busy urban traffic.

When it comes to electric cars, their main disadvantage is charging – particularly for those who can't charge them at their homes. Almost all Super Soco, Horwin and Kollter models are equipped with removable batteries, which can be charged separately. This means that they can also be plugged in at an office until fully charged. Depending on the rider's preference for distance or speed, these bikes provide different speed modes. These modes do not sacrifice their ability to handle steep terrain and many of them can handle hills like San Francisco's famous vertiginous grades, which is not achievable by their ICE counterparts.

As e-bikes sales exceeded the sales of the regular bikes in Europe and North America, a similar pattern is underway with electric motorcycles. North American people require electric cycles with longer range and speeds for commuting in urban and suburban environments. Additional factors such as government commitment for zero emission transport, gas price increases, and urban congestion accelerate the desire to make the switch. Manufacturers like Ducati, Honda, Triumph, and BMW have already committed with their introduction of electric bikes in the near future. Brands like Super Soco, Horwin, Kollter and others are now filling the demand for the light electric urban transportation, but they won't stop there.  Later this year Vmoto Soco and Kollter will be releasing their next level bikes named Stash and RS1 with higher speeds, longer range and more powerful motors with presumably more affordable prices.

SOURCE Motorino Electric Cycles