Today, we’ve got numerous advanced technologies that are being used in developing and manufacturing some of the finest and modern motorcycles, both in terms of aesthetics and equipment. However, retro-styled motorcycles occupy a special place in the motorcycle industry. People are crazy for such machines. Perhaps, that’s one of the reasons why there most of the big motorcycle manufacturing companies have a separate range of products completely dedicated to retro-styled bikes.
And this fashion isn’t just limited to conventional petrol-powered motorcycles, it has slowly crept into the electric motorcycle industry as well. One such example is the latest Regent No.1 retro-styled electric motorcycle from Sweden.
Regent Motorcycles is a Sweden-based company that makes electric motorcycles. It’s a new company and is looking for investors. However, it recently showcased its first product called the Regent No.1 on 10th May 2019 at the MC Massan Swedish Motorcycle Fair. The prototype was quite well received by the audience and taking that into account, the company decided to boost the production of the Regent No.1.
By the looks of it, the Regent No.1 has its own charm. It doesn’t look like an electric motorcycle at all unless you notice the battery pack fitted in place of a conventional IC engine. It has a round headlamp, spoke wheels, classy tank, flat and long seat, dual conventional shocks at the rear, and a very classical colour scheme.
There is a 72V, 80Ah battery pack with 9kWh capacity. The motor is located in the rear wheel and it produces somewhere around 11-20hp and has a top speed of 120kph. Regent Motorcycles claims that this bike has a range of 150km on a single charge.
Apart from having retro-looks, the equipment on the Regent No.1 is quite new. For example, there is a large touch screen colour display with built-in GPS and various connectivity options. It also has ABS and regenerative braking.
Regent has announced that the price of the No.1 is Euro 9,500. Pre-bookings of the bike is already underway and you can book one from the company’s website. The first 100 customers will get a 10% discount. The official launch of the Regent No.1 is expected to be in May 2020.