CleanTechnica Examined: The Ride1Up Revv1 Moped E-bike

The Ride1Up Revv1 represents a pointy deviation from its method to this point for Ride1Up with a totally new construct that’s *nearly* a full-blown push into electrical mopeds. Ride1Up admits as a lot within the description, calling it a “moped ebike”.

Technically it’s an electrical bike with pedals and the like, however can also be packing moped-style tires, a set of blinkers, a horn, motorbike headlight, all constructed on prime of a motorcycle-style body. It undoubtedly appears extra like a bike than your mother’s seaside cruiser of yesteryear. Let’s dive in.

The Bike

If we’re to learn a ebook by its cowl on this one, Ride1Up has introduced a small cafe racer motorbike backwards from the long run. The matte charcoal tones of the body and swooping strains of the tubular body have me itching to get again out into site visitors on two wheels. The daring body locks the rider into place at a set top seat that feels concurrently massive for a bicycle but small for a bike.

Picture credit score: Kyle Area, CleanTechnica

Up entrance, a set of sturdy motorbike handlebars present a cushty trip and actually make it really feel such as you’re out for a day cruise. The skinny but snug grips are confidence inspiring with a twist throttle on the suitable and hefty hydraulic disc brake levers on both aspect. On the middle of the triple clamp fork, a futuristic show offers all the important thing metrics at a look. The pace is entrance and middle, with the pedal help degree out on the left. The battery degree is on the prime, making it simple to see what’s wanted whereas underway.

The saddle is snug and has sufficient cushion for all the pieces from a fast blast right down to the market or an extended trip via the mountains. It’s lengthy sufficient that you can think about placing a passenger behind you whereas additionally permitting taller riders to easily push in direction of the again of the seat for a extra snug driving place.

The Cruise

The identify of the Revv1 is considerably ironic because it has all of the traits of a motorcycle that looks like it ought to make a loud revving noise from the engine…besides that there isn’t any engine. In actuality, the Revv1 is all however silent when out on the street with only a gentle hum from the electrical motor indicating its truly transferring the bike ahead.

Picture credit score: Kyle Area, CleanTechnica

The Revv1 comes kitted out with outsized CST Scout e-Moped tires that feel and look much more like a bike tire than these historically discovered on e-bikes. They’ve a ton of additional meat on them which offers additional padding for any bumps within the street whereas additionally mitigating flats from smaller street particles. The bike can also be sporting a set of blinkers, a full-sized LED headlight up entrance, highly effective hydraulic disc brakes, triple crown entrance suspension, and a DNM dynamic rear suspension shock that makes for a really snug trip.

All of this feels extraordinarily stable and strong, blurring the strains between bicycle, moped, and motorbike. Additional complicated the image is the diminutive bicycle powertrain. It’s a single pace e-bike with quick cranks that make it really feel such as you’re a hamster caught on a treadmill transferring quicker than you’ll be able to run. Ride1Up included the pedals and chain however their effectiveness is sort of laughable. It’s onerous to think about most house owners not merely taking them off, however for the concern of regulatory enforcement of their now, newly transformed electrical moped.

The highly effective built-in rear hub motor makes the Revv1 a blast to drive on the street or on the path in off street mode. Picture credit score: Kyle Area, CleanTechnica

This e-bike screams concerning the potential of two wheeled electrical autos’ functionality to do greater than they’re at present allowed to beneath present rules. The Revv1 delivers a lot of the performance of an electrical moped, simply with out all of the regulatory hurdles that adjust state by state throughout the US and in different international locations all over the world. Ride1Up additionally gives the flexibility to unlock the bike for a good increased prime pace, extra energy from the motor, and in the end extra functionality.


The Ride1Up from Revv1 packs about as a lot performance, energy, pace, and functionality as potential right into a single bike that also complies with the Class 2 and three definitions of an e-bike within the US. Its 350 pound weight capability does appear a bit low given the cumbersome body, forks, and tires but it surely’s additionally probably not constructed to be a cargo hauling bike both. The flexibility to unlock it in “off-road mode” demonstrates its potential to do much more, although it opens up the opportunity of riders utilizing off street mode on the streets which is unquestionably a gray space.

The battery pack location is a throwback to the fuel tanks on old fashioned cafe racers. Picture credit score: Kyle Area, CleanTechnica

With a lot functionality, security turns into a paramount concern with the Revv1. It may well go the manufacturing facility locked Class 2, 20 mph on as much as at the very least the 32mph we had been capable of hit in our testing in off-road mode. Are the tires rated for the upper pace? Will it begin to wobble at increased speeds? Will it maintain as much as the trials of use as a lightweight obligation motorbike or electrical moped?  We might like to see a totally moped-ready model constructed that could possibly be licensed and utilized in states and international locations the place such a designation exists, because it does in California.

We love that the Ride1Up Revv1 pushes the bounds on what’s potential and inside the present e-bike framework and provides patrons an especially thrilling bike that units them aside from the lots. Its slick moto-inspired design is certain to face out from the throngs of fats tire step via e-bikes cruising bike paths throughout the nation and all over the world.

The Revv1 is on the market in a full suspension body (as examined) or a tough tail and is available in moss inexperienced and a graphite coloration. For extra details about the Ride1Up Revv1, head over to the official Ride1Up Revv1 website.

  • Body: Alloy onerous tail body (HT: $1,895) with full suspension possibility (FS: $2,395)
  • Motor: 750 watt, 52v Bafang rim-integrated rear hub motor w/95 Nm torque
  • Battery (FS): 52v, 20Ah battery constructed with Samsung 21700 NMC cells
  • Vary: 30-60 miles of vary per cost
  • Brakes: 4 piston hydraulic disc brakes w/built-in motor cutoff change
  • Tires (FS): CST Scout eMoped All-surface Tires, 20×4.0
  • Weight Capability: 350 lbs
  • Weight: 93 lbs
  • Guarantee: 1 yr

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