ONYX Motorbikes Electrifies Retro-inspired Mopeds from the 70s and 80s


aiming to reintroduce popular mopeds from the 70s and 80s, ONYX motorbikes has electrified two fun-to-ride and built-to-last motorcycles. their clean, simple and dynamic designs still evoke a sense of nostalgia, whilst their affordable, in-house hi-torque electric drive system literately propels them into the future. as described by the san francisco-based brand, the vintage motorbikes are where ‘pure adrenaline meets style’.

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the ONYX motorbikesRCR’, also known as ‘the cafe blaster’, comprises of a long seat and metal-sheeted body, which houses its power. with a two stroke power-band and 72 volts of instant torque, it helps accelerate the moped from 0-30 mph in four seconds and to a top speed of up to 60 mph. furthermore, the bike enables between 45 and 75 miles of exploring on or off the beaten track.

the ‘CITY’ (left) and ‘RCR’ (right) motorbikes

with a more minimal and refined body, the ‘CITY’ or ‘the free spirit’ electric motorbike allows riders to swiftly, safely and enjoyably get around town. it propels from 0-15 mph in 5.4 seconds and can reach speeds of over 30 mph. this is thanks to its 48 volts of instant torque, whereas its 16ah battery offers a mile range of 25-40.

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