Ryvid, the electric mobility company on a mission to produce more efficient, lightweight, eco-friendly vehicles, will be inviting motorcycle riders and media to join it at three exciting events in October. Guests can throw a leg over the company’s first product, the Anthem: a lightweight, two-wheel electric vehicle (EV) for commuters and adventure-seekers alike.
Designed, developed, tested and assembled in California within approximately one year, initial deliveries to the first customers began earlier this month. The Anthem’s accelerated program is in part thanks to a generous funding grant that has also allowed the company to create its Hawaiian Gardens headquarters and San Bernardino manufacturing facility.
Company co-founder, automotive designer and engineer Dong Tran explained, “Making sure Ryvid will be sustainable included everything from materials to assembly and finances. While the grant we received was a generous sum, the amount was relatively modest in terms of large-scale manufacturing. The money we requested was intended to cover production and get Ryvid to a place where we would be profitable and independent, without relying on future investments.”
Capable of speeds in excess of 75 mph, riders require a motorcycle license to operate the Ryvid Anthem, but the power delivery and riding position will be very familiar to many existing e-bike riders. Using motorcycle brake positions and a twist throttle, existing motorcyclists will also be familiar with the Anthem, while all will appreciate the addition of the electrically adjustable seat height and selectable reverse gear: two innovative features that set the Anthem apart.
Adjustable via a rocker switch located on the handlebar, the seat can quickly be raised or lowered from 30 to 34 inches. The feature overcomes one of the most common barriers to motorcycle ownership, where tall machines can intimidate shorter or inexperienced riders. It also means couples and families can share their Anthems, quickly adapting the seat height to suit the occupant.
With a simple starting procedure, bright 4.9-inch TFT display and easy-to-select Eco or Sport riding modes, the Ryvid Anthem is an eager companion for running errands or hitting the highway. And to ensure the rider is in full control, it’s equipped with high-performance, all-season Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV tires, high-spec suspension and powerful brakes.
“Riding the Anthem is a personal experience, with a level of customization that translates to a feeling that the bike was built just for you,” Tran said. “We are a mobile sports company and are thrilled to deliver a product that will hugely impact accessibility to electric micro-mobility by introducing the Anthem to a market we know is ready for it.”
Ryvid on Tour
The Ryvid Experiential Team will be setting up camp at three diverse, leading mobility shows through October. The tour kicks off at the Barber Vintage Festival on Oct. 6-8 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama (barbermuseum.org/barber-vintage-festival).
The Vintage Festival offers a packed weekend of action, including a wall of death and globe of death to entertain you in the Fan Zone as well as the Concours de Competition, where vintage bikes will compete on-track and become exhibits in the annual competition. There will also be a giant swap meet and access to the legendary Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum.
High among the exciting attractions will be Ryvid on the Proving Grounds. The demo lot will incorporate a number of leading manufacturers providing the latest products for visitors to ride. Registration for Demo Rides will begin at 8 a.m. each day, Friday to Sunday, giving attendees plenty of opportunities to sample the unique qualities of the Ryvid Anthem. Every rider will be gifted a bandana, and helmets will be available to anybody without.
The second stop is at Electrify Expo Miami Oct. 14-15 at Miami Dade Fairgrounds (electrifyexpo.com/miami). As the leading festival for every form of electric transportation, Electrify Expo provides visitors the opportunity to sample the latest electric cars and SUVs plus skateboards, scooters, bicycles, motorcycles and more. There’s also the Thrill Zone with a 1,400-horsepower Ford Mach-E demo, vendor area, kid’s zone and a riding area. Again, the Ryvid Anthem will be available for test rides by qualified riders. Helmets will also be available, as required, and a complimentary bandana provided to each demo participant.
With Florida offering spectacular weather for riding, the Anthem EV is the ideal way to deal with traffic, parking and commuting at a price little higher than top-of-the-range e-bikes and significantly cheaper than the majority of full-size motorcycles.
The October Ryvid Anthem Tour concludes at Micromobility America Oct. 19-20 at Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, California (micromobility.io). As the world’s largest conference for small vehicles and micro-mobility, the San Francisco event includes a trade show, panel discussions and more. Attending media will be able to discover and ride the Ryvid Anthem on Thursday the 19th, while Ride Expo @ Micromobility America is open to the public on Friday the 20th. Visitors will be able to demo the latest scooters, bikes bicycles and the Ryvid Anthem e-motorcycle on a street course. Candidates must hold a valid license. Helmets will be available.
“We’re thrilled to confirm the Ryvid team will embark on a national tour in October, conducting demonstrations in three time zones. Our journey will commence in the east, specifically Birmingham, Alabama, at The Barber Vintage Festival. We then proceed to Miami, Florida, for Electrify Expo before returning to San Francisco, California, to collaborate with Micromobility America. These three partnerships with diverse events in different states perfectly align with Ryvid goals and the Anthem’s capabilities,” Tran said.
Ryvid Anthem Specs
- Power system: 72-volt, air-cooled, brushless DC motor with a 4.3 kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery and removable, integrated 3.3-kilowatt charger
- Peak torque: 53 foot-pounds, 250 foot-pounds at wheel with 4.7:1 gear ratio
- Drivetrain: Clutchless direct drive transmission, 117T/25T poly chain and HTD carbon belt with 4.7:1 final drive and selectable reverse gear limited to 5 mph
- Charging time: 110 volts: 0% to 80% in 2.3 housrs, 0% to 100% in 3.25 hours. 220 volts or Level 2 adapter: 0% to 80% in 1.3 hours, 0% to 100% in 1.85 hours
- Range: 75-plus miles (Eco Mode), 50-plus miles (Sport Mode, without Regenerative Braking)
- Speed: 75-plus mph
- Frame: Lightweight, folded stainless steel; 12 pounds; individually numbered
- Tires: Pirelli Diablo Rosso IV tires
- Brakes: Four-piston front caliper with 320-millimeter rotor and twin-piston rear with 240-millimeter rotor
- Suspension: Inverted, adjustable front forks, preload-adjustable rear damper
- Weight: 313 pounds with battery
- Carrying capacity: 330 pounds
- Wheelbase: 52 inches
- Rake & Trail: 26 degrees, 6 inches
- Seat height: Electrically adjustable from 30 to 34 inches
- Rider display: 4.9-inch TFT display
- Price: $8,995
- Colorways: Galactica Black, Rapid White, Carbon Grey, Atomic Gold