These Swedish Neo-retro E-bikes Are Gorgeous And Tech-laden!

  • Apr 19, 2022
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RGNT Scrambler and Classic have been updated with extra performance, new features and more

Swedish electric motorcycle manufacturer RGNT has updated two of its flagship models under its SEL (Sport Extended Limited) family, the Classic and the Scrambler. These updates make them faster, tech-laden and more comfortable. Back in October 2021, RGNT also launched the updated version of the RGNT No. 1 classic electric bike, and it’s exactly what an electric version of the Yamaha RX 100 would look like. Read more about it here.

They come equipped with a new instrument cluster, which RGNT calls the Human Machine Interface. The bikes also get extensive personalization options through its instrument console. A new thumb-operated joystick has also been provided in the switchgear, making toggling through the bike’s features a lot easier and convenient on-the-go. 

Talking about performance, the Scrambler and the Classic are now designed to have more vigor. RGNT claims to have made changes in the drivetrain and the motor, resulting in better heat dissipation. Not only that, it also claims an increase in nominal power from 8.5kW to 9.5kW. Accompanying this is a new boost mode, which will deliver a massive 20kW of extra power. This would only be temporary though, as engaging this mode repeatedly would drain out its battery pack. They have a range of 150km. 

The bikes will also get something called One-Pedal Drive. With  this feature, closing the throttle and twisting it in the opposite direction would activate engine braking. 

Adding to the motorcycles’ daily life usability are some added creature comforts. They now get keyless start along with an integrated steering lock. A new quick charger means that you can charge the bikes through any standard wall socket too. It also cuts the 0-100% charging time to about four hours and 20-80% takes only three hours. Lastly, an inbuilt sound-generator will warn others of your presence on the roads. 

Keeping the retro charm alive are the high customisation options on offer. You can choose from various paint schemes along with a fat catalogue of gear and accessories. RGNT has also partnered up with Hedon (a luxury helmet manufacturer) for special lids for their motorcycles and with Malle London for panniers and leather bags.

All of these updates and styling obviously come at a cost and these retro EVs won’t be easy on your pocket. Adding to it, only 50 bikes will be created, making them even more exclusive. The Classic starts at 14,495 Euros (approximately Rs 11,93,738) while the Scrambler starts at 15,495 Euros (approximately Rs 12,76,093). 

Sadly, these motorcycles won’t see the Indian shores. If you’re looking for similarly priced motorcycles with an old-school ICE charm, you can check out the Harley-Davidson Iron 883, Harley-Davidson Forty Eight, Triumph Bonneville T120 or the Triumph Speed Twin. since India doesn’t have electric motorcycles for that price range yet.

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