Revolt to Electrify BMW's Classic R71 Motorcycle
【Summary】ReVolt Electric Motorbikes is a new company conceived by Alternet Systems, Inc. Florida-based Alternet is applying its portfolio of lithium battery technologies to empower commercially viable, environmentally sustainable alternatives to existing consumer markets. One of those alternatives is a electric motorcycle with retro-styling.
ReVolt Electric Motorbikes is a new company conceived by Alternet Systems, Inc. Florida-based Alternet is applying its portfolio of lithium battery technologies to empower commercially viable, environmentally sustainable alternatives to existing consumer markets. One of those alternatives is a electric motorcycle with retro-styling.
ReVolt has partnered with a manufacturing company to first produce a motorcycle based on the 1930's BMW R71 motorcycle—complete with a sidecar. The BMW R71 was utilized by the German Army in WWII. The ReVolt Classic Electric Motorbike will be powered by an electric motor utilizing an Alternet Systems designed lithium battery.
This classic motorcycle design has been seen in countless Hollywood movies, including ‘The Great Escape' starring Steve McQueen, an avid motorcycle enthusiast and racer. The movie includes a famous motorcycle chase where Steve McQueen rides a German Military motorcycle pursued by German soldiers riding the same.
A 1938 BMW R71: which Revolt plans to replicate as a battery-powered motorcycle
The pilot of the ReVolt motorcycle is under construction now and expected to be complete early this summer for evaluation and testing. ReVolt Electric Motorbikes plans to have a limited production final product ready by the end of this year—just in time for holiday season. The pilot ReVolt Classic Electric Motorbike will be on display at various trade shows leading up to the holiday season.
The long-term object of ReVolt Electric Motorbikes is to become a leader in the production of electric motorbikes as daily drivers in the developing economic regions of the world were motorcycles, scooters and mopeds are the primary mode of transportation.
According to Revolt, the current global market for motorcycles, scooters and mopeds is approximately 130 million units per year resulting in $120 billion in annual sales. As per capita income in developing economic regions continues to improve, motorcycle, scooter and moped sales are correspondingly expected to grow. Global automobile sales in 2018 is expected to reach just 80 million units.
ReVolt's two major strategic plans are to establish a manufacturing capacity and to refine the Alternet's lithium battery technology through the production and sales of a fun, useful and affordable electric motorbikes based on classic motorcycle designs for the U.S. consumer market.
With a manufacturing capacity established and a lithium battery technology on the market, ReVolt Electric Motorbikes plans to begin delivering a line of daily driver electric motorbikes to developing economic regions.
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