The British startup, Maeving, launch their RM1 retro electric café racer hand-built in UK.
UK startup Maeving is looking to get you there without contributing to local pollution levels, and in retro style, with the launch of the RM1 electric café racer.
A rear hub motor powers this new electric café racer, originating from Bosch. Three ride modes are available, and the top speed is 45 mph (72 km/h), making it more suitable for tottering around town and city than for exploring highways and backroads.
In addition to the battery opening out so you can charge it, an optional spare can be added to the RM1’s faux tank of 10-liters to double the range of the vehicle. Riders might want to consider this battery, since each one is reported to be capable of 40 mi (64 km) per charge within 3.5 hours charging time.
Detailed specifications for the RM1 were not provided, but here’s what we found for you so far: The bike will utilize dual spring shocks at the rear, a single seat, a traditional analog speedometer, full fenders, and 19-inch Dunlop Gold Seal tires.
Disc brakes both rear and front, with inverted front fork and a great style rounded front light and mirrors. One other great design feature on the RM1 is the wide pipe going over from the battery to the controller unit, giving the bike a great look for a café racer.
The company plans for a 2021 production run of 100 units, all of which already sold out, but reservations are being accepted for the 2022 batch.
RM1s are handcrafted at the Coventry facility and are only available on the mainland United Kingdom. They cost £4,995 (which converts to around US$6,600).
Crafted to be light, maneuverable, clean and quiet.
We’ll deliver it to your door. We’ll service it at your door. Nothing between us, you, and the road.