Electric motorcycles haven’t received the same attention as electric cars over the last few years. But Ryvid, a U.S. start-up, wants to change the narrative with its new product, the Anthem. The company designed its electric motorcycle to improve the aspects of similar models that many people have criticized. With a lightweight body, high-tech features, and an efficient battery setup, the Anthem could be the future front-runner in the electric motorcycle industry.
Chassis and weight
The Ryvid Anthem is able to have such a light frame due to its stainless-steel chassis. Unlike other models that use welded tubes, Ryvid made its electric moto’s frame with folded sheet metal that only weighs 12 lb (5.4 kg). In total, the Anthem weighs about 240 lb with its battery installed, which is about half the weight of a standard motorcycle. The lighter the moto, the nimbler and more responsive it is. Riders will be able to zip around cities and urban areas without feeling limited by a heavy, bulky design.
Adjusting the seat of standard motorcycles can be a pain in the neck, and it can sometimes require riders to change the seat or shocks entirely. Ryvid solved this problem with the Anthem by including an easily adjustable seat. No matter who hops on the electronic motorcycle, it will feel as if it is tailored to each person. Riders will be able to adjust the seat on the fly to ensure maximum comfort no matter the terrain or riding situation they are in. The seat can fit up to two people and support 400 lb (181 kg).
An electric moto is only as good as its battery. The Ryvid Anthem is equipped with a top-of-the-line 4.3 kWh battery pack. Riders can easily remove the 65-lb unit and, using the wheels attached to the bottom of the battery, roll it indoors for charging. A full charge takes 3 hours with a 220 V power supply or 6 hours with a 110 V power supply. The company claims that a single charge will give users a range of about 75 miles (120 km) and that the bike can reach speeds up to 75 mph (120 kph).
Other smart features
Ryvid wants the Anthem to be the electronic moto of the future, and the company equipped it with a few notable smart features. When riders are ready to hop on the bike and cruise the streets, no key is required because the electric moto has a push-to-start ignition. In addition, a 4.9-inch TFT display is positioned in the center of the handlebars and gives riders a user-friendly view of speed and battery levels. The bright screen will be visible even on sunny days and include USB ports to charge devices.
Who is the Anthem for?
The Ryvid Anthem is for people who want a reliable electronic motorcycle to zip around town or through the city. Since it can reach speeds up to 75 mph (120 kph), riders could use the bike to commute on highways. However, with a range of only 75 miles (120 km), it is by no means categorized as a long-range motorcycle.
Pricing and availability
The electric motorcycle is available for preorder on Ryvid’s website and costs $7,800. The company is only offering 1,000 units in the initial launch and plans to begin shipping by the summer of 2023. People can also preorder the post-Launch Edition, and shipping is expected to begin by the end of 2023.