∞ Meet "Infinite Machine"

Plus, Yamaha’s New Motorbike Has No Handlebars.

Before we start…

Can you believe Micromobility America, our largest summit yet, is only 1 week away? It’s not too late to reserve your spot. In fact, for the next 24 hours, all-access passes to the SF Bay Area show are on sale by over $600. Here’s what you get:

  • 💛 Two jam-packed days of programming with the industry’s top brass, including leaders from the CPSC, Waymo, Linkedin, USDOT, McKinsey, Boston Transportation Department, San Francisco Environment, FDNY, EIT Urban Mobility, Oakland DOT, Relay Ventures, and more (full program).

  • 🏍 Our first-ever consumer expo—featuring ride demos with 100+ top brands (Lectric, Cake, Apollo, Tenways, Land, Ryvid, Gem/Waev, Voltaire, Eovolt, Sarit, ENVO, VMAX, Meepo, Plus, Aike, Peak Rides, Swifty, Navee, Emerald, EBI, Tern, Wombi, and Pave, to name a few) on day 2

  • 💃 A massive after party in San Francisco’s bustling North Beach neighborhood with our friends at McKinsey & Company

  • 📲 A networking app where you can meet cool people and win even cooler prizes, including free ebikes, scooters, and more.

What You Need to Know Today

Earlier today Infinite Machine unveiled its inaugural product, P1, a cutting-edge personal electric vehicle designed specifically for urban use. P1 features a CyberTruck-esque design with a durable aluminum and steel monochassis, making it comfortable and commanding on city roads. It boasts top-notch performance, reaching speeds up to 55mph (81.5 km/h) with rapid acceleration from its 12 kw-peak motor and 4.3 KwH, 72-volt removable battery system, providing a minimum of 60 miles (96.5 km) of range in city environments. Pre-orders are available now… but if you want to be the first to see P1 in the flesh, you can visit Micromobility America next week to catch Infinite Machine’s first public outing.

California-based mobility company Addmotor has introduced a longtail cargo ebike named Graoopro to its product lineup. The Graoopro is capable of hauling 450 lb (204 kg) and offers a range of 210 miles (338 km) per charge in a dual-battery configuration. It features a 750-W rear-hub motor, a 7-speed Shimano gearset, and seven levels of pedal assist, reaching a top speed of 20 mph (32 km/h).

This New York City cyclist, tired of entitled drivers using the bike lanes to maneuver through traffic, stood up to the cars and emerged victorious.

Yamaha has a crazy new concept bike with no handlebars. The Motoroid 2 is a self-balancing electric motorcycle with a design that may give us a glimpse into what the future holds for two-wheeled transportation.

Yamaha Motor's Motoroid 2 concept motorcycle

Canada-based Apollo Scooters announced that it will be partnering with Best Buy to sell the Apollo Air and Apollo City in over 220 Best Buy locations across the U.S. starting next month.

Suzuki revealed its new e-Burgman prototype at the 2023 Japan Mobility show. The 125cc equivalent moped utilizes swappable batteries from Gachaco.

Cube’s newest release, the Fold Hybrid, is a compact, lightweight, folding ebike built to handle the daily commute. The bike’s sturdy frame has cargo space in the back and comes equipped with a Bosch motor and 500 Wh power pack.

New Cube Fold Hybrid Touted As Ultimate Commuter E-Bike

Red Barn Refresh Program, Trek’s new ecom platform for selling refurbished ebikes, is now live. 

Chinese company Pai Mobility just unveiled its TS3 electric moped, a speedy two-wheeler that reaches a 69-mph ceiling (110 kph) and extends to a range of 94 miles (150 km). Pai Mobility plans on rolling out the new vehicle in the European market along with their battery swapping system.

Jetson Bikes just released the Haze, a miniature folding bike with throttle-power, cruise control, and pedal assist. The tiny, easy-to-carry two-wheeler can haul an impressive 265 lbs (120 kg) and hit a top speed of 15.5 mph (25 kph). The manufacturer claims a max range of 20 miles (32 km).

person on Haze electric bike

Urban Arrow electric cargo bikes are now using a new smart security system to prevent thefts. The bikes incorporate Comodule’s cellular connectivity solution for location tracking, alerts, and a digital lock that gives the user full control.

Bastille, a new French company, is challenging the well-known British folding bike maker Brompton with a folding model of their own. Unlike Brompton’s, the new Bastille bike will use normal sized wheels rather than the smaller 16-inch wheels common to folding bikes.

Honda announced that their Riding Assist-e technology, first introduced in 2017, will be the foundation of three electric motors to come. The innovative technology assists riders with stationary balancing and actively assists steering and handling. 

Honda Riding Assist e - YouTube

Driven Technologies has a new ebike drive concept called Orbit Drive. The tech is built within the vehicle’s shaft and is claimed to go for 10,000 miles (16,000 km) with no maintenance while returning close to 85% efficiency.

U.K.-based Orange Bikes is revamping the Patriot, a two-wheeled electric enduro mountain bike, for 2024. While paying homage to the original design, the Patriot comes with up-to-date features such as a Bosch Performance Line CX and premium suspension. The Patriot pulls 85 Nm of torque and runs on a 750 Wh power pack.

From China, the new Earth Eagle KL4500 is a retro-style electric motorcycle. The vehicle’s rear hub motor churns out 13.6 horsepower reaching a top speed of 62 mph (100 kph) and its 72V battery claims a strong range of 75 miles (120 km). 

French mobility brand Kilow revealed their first electric gravel bike, known simply as, Gravel. The bike uses a Bikedrive Air motor built into the carbon fiber frame. It has a max torque of 40 Nm, 250W of output, and a range of up to 31 miles (50km).

Chinese motorbike maker Evoke Motorcycles recently showcased the AmpX, an all new off-road machine with a staggering 1,000 Nm of torque. The electric dirt bike features both front and rear suspension and is capable of consistently outputting 20kW of power.

Karim Slaoui, co-founder of Cowboy, a pioneering ebike startup, has sadly passed away at the age of 36. He was a talented engineer and entrepreneur, playing a vital role in the inception and growth of Cowboy.

On the latest episode of Ride On! James talks with Ain McKendrick, the founder and CEO of Faction, about how the future of delivery is evolving with driverless lightweight vehicles, offering new opportunities and advancements in the industry. (Don’t miss Faction next week at Micromobility America)