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April 28, 2023

Ride Review Newsletter: ⛰ Ride1Up’s New Adventure Bike

Plus, Cake's new customizable motorcycle platform, Aventon’s folding ebike gets an upgrade, and more.


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What You Need to Know Today

New bike alert: Ride1Up just released the Rift all-terrain fat-tire ebike. Offering up to 60 miles of range, a 348-pound weight capacity, and passenger capabilities, the Rift brings the best of both worlds in terms of off-road and cargo abilities. Check out the full review on Ride Review.

Swedish electric motorcycle manufacturer, Cake, has announced the full production launch of their new electric utility platform, the Cake Bukk. The Bukk platform is designed to enable various configurations of electric work vehicles, including delivery, maintenance, and agricultural vehicles.

Cake also unveiled their updated Jante motor system which will bring 60 mph top speeds and 500 Nm of torque to their upcoming models.

Taiwan-based company OKGO recently revealed a “smart” ebike that’s built to live up to its name. Housed by a carbon fiber frame, the bike offers fingerprint-scanning capabilities, voice command, and a radar module that alerts riders of rear-approaching vehicles.

Speaking of radar, Garmin has also developed a vehicle-detection system designed specifically for ebikes, which is powered entirely by the bike’s battery. Retailing for $299, the device attaches directly to your seat post and delivers audible alerts to your smartphone.

The new Ultima Multipath is an ultra-sustainable ebike made of recycled plastic and alloy. It’s also customizable, with swappable front forks to handle cruising, cargo, passenger, and off-road needs.

The creators at Moto Design Garage delivered a blast from the past with their electrification of a 1950s Parilla Greyhound.

The new Mercedes Benz EQS 580 4Matic City Edition will come with a free one-year Unagi subscription for owners in Southern California.

If you’re looking for a reliable commuter ebike, check out the new GCB-1 from Germany-based Grundig. It features a step-through frame, 62 miles of range, and hydraulic disc brakes. Plus, you can’t go wrong with German engineering.

Aventon continues a hot-streak of product upgrades with an upgrade to their foldable Sinch ebike. In addition to improved max range, the Sinch 2.0 includes a torque sensor and rear turn signals - two features that seem to come standard with all of Aventon’s new vehicles.

Simple Energy, a Bengaluru-based EV startup, says its long-awaited Simple One moped will arrive next month.

Culdesac, a car-free housing development in Arizona, is attracting new residents with the promise of free ebikes.

Is an ebike a car-replacer, a fitness machine, or both? Here’s some food for thought on how to use your ebike to satisfy specific and changing needs.

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