Kymco RevoNex e-Superbike Inches Closer To Production

Leaked patent images of the production motorcycle suggest it will retain the design of the 2019 concept

  • The Kymco RevoNex is essentially the more rider-friendly, naked version of the Kymco SuperNex.
  • The concept version debuted in 2019 and the production model is slated for launch in 2021.
  • Visually, the changes in the production bike are quite minimal.

Kymco took the wraps off its electric supernaked concept, the RevoNex, at the 2019 EICMA show. At the time, the company announced that the bike will go into production by 2021. Now it appears that the brand is right on track as patent images of the production version have been leaked online. Fortunately, the production bike doesn’t look all that different from the concept, at least externally.

One of the major changes lies in the braking system. The patent images show a new set of radial calipers up front with a new master cylinder as opposed to Brembo radial calipers in the concept. Even the rear seems to be running on different brakes as the caliper is above the swingarm unlike the concept version. The suspension appears to be the same inverted front fork and rear linked monoshock as the concept.

Revonex patent front angle

For added practicality, the production bike gets a rather large chain cover as opposed to the concept’s sleek guard that covers only the top portion of the chain. It might not look all that sporty but it should protect the chain drive from muck and dirt much better. Also, the intake just behind the front wheel gets a simpler looking mesh cover instead of slits in the concept bike. Another minor addition is the pillion seat cover, which is likely to be an optional fitment. The five spoke alloy wheels have been replaced with seven spoke units in the production version. There’s a cut-out on the side panel, just below the rider’s seat. This is likely a cover for the charging port.

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What remains to be revealed are the production bike’s battery and motor specifications. Kymco claimed that the concept could accelerate from 0-100kmph in 3.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 205kmph in 11.8 seconds. The concept featured a 6-speed transmission, which is quite unique for an electric bike. The concept’s motor is reined in by Kymco’s EFA system - (Electric Full Range Acceleration), which is essentially a launch control system. It featured four rider modes: Poised, Assertive, Bold and Extreme. Expect the production bike to feature the same state of tune as the concept variant.

Revonex patent side

The fanciest bit in the motorcycle was its Active Acoustic Motor which emulated the sound of a conventional petrol powered motorcycle, complete with an aural note to change gears. We reckon it’d be much more realistic than the one in the Revolt RV 400. Nonetheless, we feel electric motorcycles have their own personalities, and imitation isn’t all that important in the greater scheme of things. What do you guys think?

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