Saturday, June 6

RGNT No. 1 electric motorcycle; Classic outside, techie inside

Swedish electric motorcycle startup RGNT Motorcycles has begun taking pre-orders for its RGNT No. 1 electric motorcycle. The bike features a retro-inspired design yet still offers a host of modern features and high-tech functions.

The bike is designed primarily as an internet of things (IOT) device, that enables its users to remain connected anywhere, anytime. Designed with classic retro looks, drawing on the best bike designs from the 60’s and 70’s, the RGNT No. 1 is a breath of fresh air – design-wise – in the sea of futuristic looking electric motorcycles.

RGNT No. 1’s most distinguishing feature would be its sophisticated touch-based Human Machine Interface (HMI) module designed in partnership with Qamcom and Evolve. Featuring GNSS positioning and 4G connectivity, the bike will be equipped with complete real-time system data logging. This would enable the bike to receive software updates over the internet, as well as cloud-based bike data management and navigation. 

The bike is rated for a top speed of 125 km/h (78 mph) and gets a range rating of 150 km (93 miles) from its 7.7kWh battery.

That range relates to an efficiency of around 50 Wh/km, meaning the range was likely determined using an average speed of around 55-70 km/h (35-40 mph). In other words, that’s the city range. Don’t expect to go that far when riding flat out at highway speeds.

For power, the RGNT No. 1 sports a rear hub motor running on a 72V system. The motor is rated for 8kW of continuous power and 11kW of peak power.

Specifications

Weight, bike:142 kg

Weight, battery: 35 kg (unmountable)

Measure-ments

Wheel Base – 1420 mm
Seat Height – 820 mm
Width – 920 mm

Brakes

Hand levers for both front and rear brake

Front,Four piston calipers – from ISR
275 mm diameter, 4 mm thickness stainless steel brake discs,
RearTwo piston caliper – from ISR
220mm disc rear 3mm thickness
Frame

High density Steel frame, welded and powder coated

Charging

Charger for standard 110/220V wall outlets

0-100% takes approximately 4h to charge in a standard outlet

Dashboard

7″ LCD touch display
Toradex board
Cloud connectivity
GPS-Ready

Lights

All lights in LED
A collaboration with Motogadget gives us the markets best bar-end indicators and M-blaze. 

Suspension

Rear
340mm eye to eye
Adjustable spring pre-load

Front
35mm Ceriani replica
120 mm travel

Speed & range

Top speed: 125 km/h

Range, max: 150km

The range depends on a number of different aspects, e.g. riding style, rider weight, weather conditions, temperature, road surface and tire pressure.

Drive-train

Peak Power: 11kW
Continuous power: 8 kW
Type: Hub motor, rear

Wheels

Aluminum front & rear hub

Rear – 18×2.15” chromed steel rim – Excel takasago, Metzeler me77 4,10*18

Front – 18*1,85” chromed steel rim –  Excel takasago, Metzeler me77 tires 90/110-18” 

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