January 25, 2024

Cake's Dual Sport Electric Motorcycle Begins Shipping

Plus new electric bikes from Propella, all-terrain scooters from NIU, continued growth in the Indian electric motorcycle market, and more.

What You Need to Know Today

Propella is bringing two new electric bikes to market, having just started shipping on the 9S Pro, its budget-friendly commuter that starts at $1,199 USD. The newly anounced MINI MAX is a compact utility e-bike, notably the first Propella model to have a throttle.

OKAI announced six new models of electric bikes and scooters for 2024. Unveiled at CES earlier this month, the new models include a monstrous off-road scooter called the Panther ES800, and an e-bike without a built-in display that can optionally pair with a smartphone for riders who want more visual information.

Engwe announced a commuting electric bike called the P275. It’s the most premium model yet from the UK-based manufacturer, featuring a carbon belt drive and an internally geared hub with automatic shifting.

BMW’s CE O2 electric two-wheeler launched last year in the US and Europe, and now BMW plans to bring it to market in India. It’s somewhere between a moped and a motorcycle, with footpegs instead of a floorboard, and a top speed of 95 kph (59 mph).

Moke announced a battery system upgrade for its flagship micro car, the Moke America. It’s a Low-Speed Vehicle restricted to 25 mph (40 kph), capable of 40 miles (64 km) of range and charging from a standard 110V outlet.

The RV400 BRZ is the latest electric motorcycle from India-based Revolt Motors. Starting at Rs 1.38 lakh, it features a 3.24 kWh battery pack with fast-charging capability, with a maximum range of 150 km (93 miles).

HeroMotoCorp is India’s largest two-wheeler manufacturer but they’ve moved slowly on electric, only offering one electric moped model (the Vida). That’s set to change in 2024 with HMC announcing plans for three new electric models, which include both consumer mopeds and a B2B model.

The Bukk is a is the first dual-sport electric dirtbike from Cake, allowing the popular Swedish manufacturer to expand into new territory. The Bukk is powered by the brand’s Jante motor with an impressive 456 nm of torque.

Classic Legends, manufacturer for popular ICE motorcycle brands like Jawa, Yezdi, and BSA, announced that it has been quietly working on electrified models. The company will wait to release them until India’s charging infrastructure can support premium models with 300-400 km (186-249 miles) of range.

NIU unveiled two new all-terrain electric scooters with up to 37 miles (60 km) of range. The 300P and 300X have a respective 900 and 1,000 watts of peak power, with a top speed of 24 mph (39 kph) that can be unlocked via the NIU app when riding on private property.

Belgian electric motorcycle manufacturer Trevor Motorcycles is expanding into the global market with their second street-legal model. Dubbed the DTRe Vince, it’s a more affordable offering that will start at $8,260 in the US and €9,950 in Europe.

Article by Tyson Roehrkasse
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Tyson Roehrkasse is a technical specialist who has worn just about every hat there is in the IT and software development fields. He began working with PEVs in 2018 as a developer for Electric Bike Review, and immediately became obsessed with learning about e-bike technology. He soon began creating his own reviews on the EBR platform and to date is the second largest contributor of review content there. After a five-year tenure with EBR Tyson moved on to work with other companies in the industry, building websites for other reviewing companies and e-commerce platforms for EV manufacturers. He also continued working as a freelance reviewer, eventually partnering with the Micromobility Industries to produce reviews and other content for their partner site, Ride Review.

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