The Kollter RS1 electric motorcycle isn’t setting any speed records, but it’s a practical entry into the growing commuter motorcycle market.
While electric sports bikes can be zippy fun, not everyone wants to let ‘er rip at 100 mph — that’s why commuter electric motorcycles are becoming more and more popular. The Kollter RS1 is fighting to be in that segment with a snazzy look and budget price.
The Kollter RS1 has a top speed of 80 mph and a 35 kW motor with peak power of 47 hp. The battery is a 72 V Farasis lithium-ion battery, which at 8.6 kW can take you up to 130 miles on a single charge — if you’re cruising along at 40 mph, that is. If you’re doing more highway speeds at 60 mph, that range is closer 65 miles – still more than enough for most round-trip commutes.
This moto includes a J1772 charging port that allows it to be charged at a public charging station, but you can still charge at home using a standard wall outlet.
While this thing is fun and still fast for a commuter, it is also heavy. Of the 417-lb curb weight, 127 lbs of that belong just to the battery.
One nice touch is the brakes on this. The dual hydraulic disc brakes use a combined braking system with two hand levers, rather than the more traditional setup of having a right-hand brake lever and a right-foot brake pedal. Other features include keyless operation and a built-in alarm system.
For all this, the price tag is just $11,995. The only snag might be when it actually arrives to customers. On the Kollter RS1 pre-order page, one note says Expected Delivery Summer 2022, while another note just two inches down says ** EXPECTED DELIVERY SEPTEMBER 2022 **. Given how September is nearly over, the delivery date might be a bit … optimistic.
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