Making waves in the US with their cutting-edge electric motorcycle, Ryvid is planning on providing a riding experience that you wouldn’t forget. Designing at under $9000, this eco-friendly bike will please even the most frugal riders.
Ryvid is a new motorcycle startup that has been operating in stealth mode developing a novel light electric motorcycle without any previous prototypes.
U.S.-based electric motorcycle manufacturers are a scarce commodity. With a team of passionate engineers and designers, Romex is working to give consumers another alternative.
The company is combining years of experience in the automotive and light aircraft industries with a lifelong passion for motorcycles.
This is odd, but it works. Take Ryvid’s founder and CEO Dong Tran, who has a long list of automotive credentials as well as design work in the airliner industry.
His last four years have seen his design and engineering experience expand into aviation with work for multiple companies including ICON Aircraft.
Ryvid’s designer came from a motorcycling background, leading him to design light electric motorcycles with effective and affordable features.
The first bike unveiled by the company this morning is call the thrilling-looking Ryvid Anthem.
The Ryvid Anthem is designed for average commuter riders; not wealthy, high-end riders.
The bike’s specs show that it is meant for weekend commuters who just want a little speed in their ride but also have a limited budget to purchase the vehicle.
Instead, Ryvid’s Anthem bike is anything but average looking. It has a completely new approach to design.
The Ryvid Anthem is a lightweight and easy to assemble bike that has a unique frame design made from aluminum and stainless-steel sheets.
It was showcased in Zoom call with Tran when he pulled it out behind himself one-handed effortlessly.
The concept bike is also updated with shape-shifting tech that lets you change the height of the seat from 30 inches to 34 inches. Allowing for a variety of different riders, the actuator lifts hundreds of pounds, allowing for the quick adjustment during motion.
Other smart features on the bike include keyless start with push button “ignition” and LED lighting, and a large 4.9-inch TFT Display, dual high-output USB ports for device charging, and waterproofing that keeps you safe from weather trouble.
The novel frame design is patented by Ryvid, which allows the bike to use electric assist motors and hydraulics.
The frame has multiple mounting points for suspension and head tubes, meaning it can be quickly changed without any modifications needed.
The swingarm-mounted final drive motor helps make the bike easier to assemble and reduce costs along the way.
The swingarm even has variable gearing so riders who don’t need to reach the bike’s full speed of 75 mph (120 km/h) can trade some top speed for more torque on the low end.
The motor is mounted low on the frame and the battery pack is small, allowing for a light bike. There are also 250 pounds of torque at the rear wheel, which makes it easier to use the electric motor.
Ryvid anthem motorcycle battery
The bike’s battery pack weighs a whopping 65 lbs, which tran demonstrated for me with zoom.
To make the process easy and accessible to anyone who has some room in their building to store it, the removable battery lowers itself inside of an attached wheel for easy roll in and out of your home or office.
When returning the battery to the bike, it locks into a fulcrum in the bike’s housing. This lever swings up to secure the battery which means that rider never has to support its entire weight while carrying it around.
Current charging times vary by voltage and whether the battery is on-board or connected to a brick charger; however, those owning an Innogy FreedomBox will never need to remove their battery to charge it.
The company claims a range of up to 75 miles in Eco mode, the city-centric model. The company also quotes a 40-50 mile range (64-80 km) without regenerative braking engaged. Mixed riding is most likely between those two modes.
Starting in the summer of 2023, Copymatic plans to start production of their first mass-produced model. Different from their lower-cost XL models, you’ll need a Ryvid Anthems Launch Edition and some patience to order one.
The price for the electric Harley is more than some other American commuter-spec motorcycles and below entry level offerings from Zero or Livewire.
Driven by an innovative idea, I applaud the company for their work! The SoCal brand is new and looks as fresh as springtime. The features of the bike range from adjustable frame geometry to novel frame construction.
Even though I’m excited for an electric motorcycle that is efficient, cheap and can be delivered in under a year, I feel let down by the SONDORS Metacycle, which was supposed to deliver 80 mph speeds and range of 80 miles at a price tag of $5,000. Deliveries are supposed to come soon, but it’s been months since these were initially projected.
It’s great to see some companies taking this approach. Ryvid was in stealth mode for nearly as long as the Metacycle has been “on the way”, which means that they refined their product and planned for a 12-month production schedule.
It’s also worth noting that Damon Motorcycles, who have promised us an electric motorcycle since 2019, still haven’t started production yet.
The Anthem, unlike the Metacycle, appears to be an easy to produce bike that was created with final production in mind.
It’s difficult to predict when the Ryvid will be released due to the lack of information from the team. The delivery method and their background in mind share options for success, and I’m optimistic that it will succeed.
All eyes are on them for now and next summer is our earliest time frame for hearing about these revolutionary devices.