A German start-up has revealed its first electric motorcycle, a sort of commuter meets dual-sport with an electric powertrain.
Black Tea Motorbikes is a German electric motorcycle manufacturer which is getting ready with its first model, the Bonfire. The new electric motorcycle will have the convenience of a commuter motorcycle, and also double up for some off-road work if required. The Black Tea Bonfire has a top speed of 75 kmph, with maximum claimed range of 75 km in Eco mode, and comes with a dual removable battery design. The bike has three riding modes, with different range in each mode. The Bonfire has a minimalistic, scrambler style, and according to Black Tea, the bike has started going into production.
“We’ve been anxiously awaiting the production start of the Bonfire in Munich and we’re pleased to say we’re only about three months and we will now speed up production to send out all Indiegogo orders as soon as possible.” says Viktor Sommer CEO of Black Tea Motorbikes.delayed from our initial production start in April. Due to the impact of corona we have experienced a lot of delays from suppliers and also price increases in raw materials. However, we are on trackThe Bonfire comes with a rated peak power output of 5.4 kW (approximately
7.2 bhp) and torque of 195 Nm. In Sport mode, claimed range is 55 km; in Normal mode, range is 65 km, and in Eco mode, range is 75 km. The bike can be charged up to 80 per cent in just three hours and
incorporates a uniform battery system, which ensures all Black Tea models are powered by the same battery. The Bonfire runs on 18-inch spoked aluminium rims which come wrapped in Heideneau K41 dual-sport rubber. Suspension consists of 31 mm forks up front, with 200 mm of travel, and twin rear shocks.Black Tea Motorbikes was founded by the CEO Viktor Sommer in 2020, and started out by making a vintage-inspired electric motorcycle, which has transformed into the Bonfire. With a crowdfunding campaign, Black Tea has been able to raise over 600,000 Euros (approximately 5.3 crore). The Bonfire is priced at 3,999 Euros (approximately ` 3.5 lakh) and will be offered on sale in Europe and the US.