Ryvid Launches Aerospace-inspired Electric motorcycle

Ryvid, a California-based company, are self-proclaimed “aerospace industry gearheads.” Yet, this week they announced their venture into the motorcycle scene as they plan to bring a sleek new design to the EV mobility market with the Anthem. The Anthem is a lightweight electric motorbike tailored to the commuting crowd.

With range and charge times still top of consumer concerns, the Anthem is able to compete with the best contenders today. The 4.3kWh lithium-ion battery nets up to 75 miles and its removable configuration makes the recharging process easy. When connected to a 220V outlet, the Anthem fully recharges in just 3 hours, whilst a 110V outlet results in double the time.

Moreover, the Anthem - paired with the swingarm-housed motor and belt drive – pumps out 53 lb-ft of torque and accelerates to a maximum velocity of 75mph. Drastically reducing the cost of ownership, the fully-enclosed powertrain nearly eliminates maintenance.

“Especially in this climate, it makes sense to have something designed to optimize the rider experience without the hassles of repair associated with a typical motorcycle,” announced founder and CEO of Ryvid, Dong Tran. “Riding the Anthem is a personal experience, with a level of customization that translates to a feeling that the bike was built just for you.”

Tipping the scales at just 240lbs, the Anthem boasts a carrying capacity of 400lbs. A major focus for the company was to pair that lightweight approachability with the comfort of customizable ergonomics. Subsequently, users are able to change handling characteristics due to a modular head tube system and adjustable front and rear suspension. To complete the aerospace-inspired design, the commuter is finished with a 4.9inch TFT display.

However, unfortunately, only 1,000 customers will be able to secure an Anthem during first-wave pre-orders. Ryvid is planning to launch the bike at $7,800, and each bike comes with a limited lifetime frame warranty, a two-year power pack warranty, and a one-year standard motorcycle warranty. Reservations for the Anthem start on August 14th at 10am PST, with deliveries scheduled for next summer.

“We’re not a powersports brand but a mobile sports company,” added Tran. “We are thrilled to deliver a product that will hugely impact how people view electric micro-mobility and introduce the Anthem to a market we know is ready for it.”