Next Stop: Southern California

Plus, "military-grade" electric bikes from Hi-Power Cycles.

Welcome to Ride Review, your weekly roundup of new tech and vehicle launches in the world of micromobility.

That’s a wrap for Micromobility Europe! In case you missed it, last week’s show in Amsterdam was our most ambitious gathering yet, with new products being launched and new partnerships being struck wherever you turned (recap reel here).

Next up, we’re heading to Southern California for Micromobility America on Nov 14-15. The event will feature a spectacular lineup of hundreds of exhibitors and speakers from different areas of the micromobility universe, including manufacturers, retailers, distributors, operators, journalists, and policymakers.

Join us for two lively days of buzz-worthy vehicle launches, up-to-the-minute business insights, high-level executive networking, critical media opportunities, and of course, hands-on test rides.

What You Need to Know Today

The V12 Pro is the latest iteration of INMOTION's popular V12 line of electric unicycles. It's essentially a refreshed version of the HT or high-torque variant, featuring safer and more efficient electronics, a re-vamped speaker system, and even more torque! We did a full review of it. Check out the full review here.

Honda posted its long-term roadmap for 2-wheeled motorsports and claims that all vehicles will be electrified by 2040. More immediately, Honda will introduce a “micromobility product” in Japan by the end of 2026.

The FLIT designed a folding e-bike from the ground up to create the FLIT M2 folding e-bike, which features a clean, refined aesthetic for the urban commuter. The bike is available to pre-order for ₤1,999, delivering in fall 2024.

Los Angeles-based Hi-Power Cycles announces a new “defense division” named HPC Defense and launches the Revolution W military-grade e-bike which boasts a top speed of 80 mph.

Image Credit: H-Power Cycles

Known as a leader in golf carts, Kandi America is transitioning into electric off-road Go-Karts. Kandi is offering 3 new models designed for recreational use: the entry-level Cyber 1000, the more powerful Cyber 3000, and the performance-oriented Dart 3000.

Cube’s popular Kathmandu city/hybrid e-bike gets updated in 2024 to appeal to touring riders with a re-designed carbon frame, a Bosch SX mid-drive motor, and a move to rigid forks.

Can’t decide if you want to ride a bike or skate? This guy built a bike/e-skateboard combo.

Belgian bike builder Ridley launched the Urbx city bike. The Urbx is available in two styles: the Mixte (step-through frame) and Gents (diamond frame). Both models are powered with a Bafang 310 hub motor and the option of a belt drive for minimal drivetrain maintenance.

Solar Scooter launches its most powerful electric motorcycle to date - the Eclipse Race Edition e-motorcycle. The Solar Eclipse will be available in 3 different performance (wheel/tire combinations) setups - Supermoto, Enduro, and Street.

French-based Karbike is the latest micromobility startup to blur the lines between e-bikes and microcars. This semi-enclosed Karbike quadricycle gives riders a comfortable form factor with some protection from the elements while being compact enough to utilize bike lanes.

Image Credit: Karbike

London bike builder Pearson launched the On and Off gravel e-bike. Designed for a natural feel and performance, it is powered by a Mahle X20 rear hub drive and is available in 3 different Shimano groupset options with prices starting at $5,150.

Jeff Anning, founder of Evolve Skateboards, spins the story of how he transformed his electric skateboard company from a personal hobby to a global brand.

Despite their love affair with oversized vehicles, US farmers could learn a lesson in affordability and efficiency from rural Chinese farmers who employ compact electric 3-wheeled farm trucks for their work in the fields.

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