Finland based electric motorcycle manufacturer RMK is working on its entry into the short list of global electric bike-makers. The company stated that it was working on its first model slated to roll out by the end of 2019.
Christened as the E2, the bike will be built on an aluminium frame and will only use a hubless rear wheel. The new-age design includes an integrated electric motor which is designed into the frame of the rim. Reports suggest that power output will be rated at 67hp with a massive torque of 320Nm instantly available. However, the top speed of the bike is restricted to 160kmph.
The company claims that the power generated by the bike’s motors are transferred through the electric wires present in the rim of the rear wheel. With a full charge, the bike will be capable of covering a distance close to 300 km. In the same breath, the battery can be charged in less than two hours.
A few renders of the bike, that is still in production, were recently released by the company. Unlike other EVs, the design of the E2 seems futuristic with minimal parts at the rear wheel. While the prototype of the bike is still in the works, RMK aims at selling close to 150 motorcycles by 2019.
The company has already started taking orders for the bike. The RMK E2 is most likely to be priced at a little more than $29,000 (24,990 Euro). Apart from that, the consumers can look forward to testing the vehicle by the end of this year. As per the company, the bike is expected to be launched in two variants sporting two different types of batteries. The base model is expected to have a range of 200km while the top trim will be capable of covering 300km on a full charge.