San Francisco-based manufacturer Bolt Motorcycles has sold out of the first batch of its innovative M-1 two wheeler and is set to begin manufacturing the second batch, with vehicles retailing for just over US$5000.
Part electric bicycle, part motorcycle and part moped, the Bolt M-1 is a capable, two-wheeled machine engineered for urban commuting. The fully electric bike wears light motorcycle styling, weighs just over 60 kg and can put out up to 5,500 watts for speeds up to 65 kmh. Less powerful modes can be selected which limit speed but increase range.
Bolt Motorbikes founder and CEO Dr. Nathan Jauvtis began commuting on a moped around the time he first moved to San Francisco. He formed Bolt with co-founder Zach Levenberg, a moped enthusiast with a background in auto engineering.
The two designed their own version of the moped, turning to battery power and putting their own styling to it to create the M-1.
The M-1 also features a computerized control system with passcode protection, USB phone charger, and Bluetooth-connected mobile application.