Somewhere between sports bike-style electric bike and the radical styling of Curtiss is this: Switch eSCRAMBLER. No prize for guessing why we are featuring it. Oh, you need a hint why? That’s because it is an absolutely looker.
Just like 4-wheeled electric vehicles, electric bike‘s design is normalizing. They are looking pretty much like it’s fossil fuel powered counterparts. In other words, nothing radical. Case in point, the new SR/S electric motorcycle by Zero Motorcycles. Don’t get me wrong, SR/S is a gorgeous bike.
Electric vehicles like electric car is becoming an everyday thing, but electric motorcycle? Not so much. Well, I mean, if you consider electric scooter as motorcycle, then there’s quite a few options in the market. However, if you are thinking performance electric motorcycle, there’s just a handful.
Since its rebranding, Curtiss Motorcycle Company has been pitching some really radical electric bike ideas. The latest we saw was the Curtiss Hades Electric Motorcycle and now, we heard, it has gotten a redesign ahead of its production in Spring 2020. Spoiler alert. It is still pretty damn radical.
Segway, under its new parent company Ninebot, has expanded rapidly. It has grown to include electric skates, e-scooter, autonomous delivery robots, off-road sports vehicles, and now, actual scooters and there is a moped too.
Electric vehicles from the likes of electric cars to electric bikes to electric mobility like e-scooters we have seen thus far, none of them are as truly groundbreaking. They are, well, just battery-operated vehicle, but that is until now.
Segway. Since the company best known for two-wheel balancing electric vehicle was picked up by Beijing-based Ninebot, its portfolio has grown immensely to include eSkates, e-scooter, go-kart and now, even an electric dirt bike.
We know one day we will see an electric BMW two-wheeler and today was almost the day. The German motorcycle maker has brought out a prototype that feels more like a Frankenstein of its vehicles. So much so that we already imagined the engineer putting the final touches on the prototype, exclaiming “it’s alive!”
Looking for the tiniest ebike that could fit into your space-starved apartment? Well, H1 ebike from Xiaomi’s sub-brand HIMO might just be the answer. Apparently, HIMO H1 folds into a size that is no larger than an A3 paper.
Looking for an affordable and eco-friendly way to get around town and NOT annoying to pedestrians on the sidewalks? Well then, Taiwanese electric scooter maker, Gogoro, may have something for you. The company has just introduced a smaller, lightweight smartscooter called VIVA that is designed exactly with the aforementioned in mind.