We have yet another new electric motorcycle at hand, and it is again from China. But bear with us, as this one is very promising. Called the Alrendo TS Bravo, this is a 125cc motorcycle equivalent but comes with the gasoline inherent perk of having full torque from the get-go. The performance figures are modest with about 15 horses consistently available.
The design is radical and similar to an Italian masterpiece that we know and adore of. But the most impressive part is its riding range. This electric motorcycle packs a huge battery pack that translates to over 270 miles of riding range. This is very impressive because automakers have been struggling to churn out efficiency numbers from an electric motorcycles due to size constraints.
To give you a perspective, the top players in the all-electric motorcycle space are still way behind these numbers. The Zero SR/F does 169 miles of a single charge and the LiveWire One is even lower at 146 miles on a charge. Even the top dog of this game – the Energica EVA Ribelle does 249 miles on a single charge. And the best part is that the TS Bravo is cheaper than all of them at an equivalent of $11,500!
We finally have an electric motorcycle with the comparatively affordable and muscular-looking Alrendo TS Bravo that doesn’t give range anxiety.
The TS Bravo Gives Off Strong Ducati Diavel Vibes
The Alrendo TS Bravo, especially in the black and red color combination showcased above, reminds us of the Ducati Diavel. The makers might have used the sinister Ducati as design inspiration as the overall design also shows specific hints off the Italian Devil.
The front-heavy cowling, sweeping split seat aspects design, clean tail section, and the tire-hugger registration plate combo are all we have seen on a Ducati Diavel. But despite the connection that we feel, the TS Bravo is a good-looking motorcycle.
The Alrendo TS Bravo Packs Daily-Drivable Performance
The Alrendo TRS Bravo might look like the Supersport part, but it is a 125cc equivalent motorcycle. This makes it a cozy daily drivable machine, but with style! This motorcycle packs a mid-mounted motor which is rated for a continuous power output of 11 kW (14.75 hp) and has a peak power output of 20 kW (26.8 hp).
The torque figures are commendable at 40 lb-ft of torque which is ample daily duties, and a bit more! The motor is capable of putting out a maximum of 58 kW (77.7 hp) but for that Alrendo clearly has to sacrifice efficiency which is its forte! In its prime, the Alrendo TS Bravo has a top speed of 84 mph which again is focused to provide a comfortable city riding experience.
Another notable aspect of the motor used in the TS Bravo is that it is water-cooled. This helps it have a more efficient layout as compared to the air-cooled electric motors that heat a lot quicker.
But It Is The TS Bravo’s Impressive Battery Specs That Has Our Attention
The one aspect which helps the Alrendo TS Bravo go head-on with the likes of gas-powered motorcycles is its impressive battery pack. It comes with a giant 17.4 kWh pack which is capable of rolling this motorcycle for a maximum of 272 miles on a single charge.
This is attainable only if the rider goes the conservative route and doesn’t breach 31 mph which is possible on city streets. But if you plan on hitting the highway, the TS Bravo can still return an impressive 172 miles when ridden at a tan average of 50 mph.
Go flat out, and this electric motorcycle can still squeeze out close to 100 miles on a single charge. This is great news for the EV world and a relief for those who are plagued with range anxiety! All of these perks do come at a price as the battery pack makes this motorcycle hefty at 540 pounds. But then again, it isn’t aimed at performance, so we are cool.
The Feature List Is On Point For The Alrendo TS Bravo
Both the component and technology feature list are commendable on this French electric motorcycle. It comes with a 7-inch color display that is the window to all the various functions of the vehicle. It comes with a smartphone application that connects to the instrument cluster.
The charging port is located on the tank and the TS Bravo comes with a powerful 3.8 kW charger in the box. This supports quick charging and can juice things up for the Alrendo TS Bravo in about four hours using a standard 220V Euro 16V wall socket.
Riding dynamics have also been taken care of with adjustable inverted front forks, gas-filled rear mono-shock with preload adjustment, ABS-equipped disc brakes at both ends, and 17-inch wheels wrapped in Timsun tires.
There Is A “Supersport” Alrendo In The Pipeline
By now it must be clear to you that Alrendo has downplayed with the TS Bravo. And that’s because they are aiming at the conservative angle with this 125cc equivalent motorcycle. But their next motorcycle in the pipeline called the TS Alpha is going to be a proper supersport, and they will go all out with the performance.
We expect them to use the same motor but dial things up to their peak 78 hp figures! But neither of these Alrendos are slated for The US (for now). The Alrendo TS Bravo is priced from €11,200 (~$11,500) and the price can go down further when government grants are added.
For now, the TS Bravo will be sold in certain parts of Europe, Russian, and Israel. But Alrendo has plans of expanding to the UK, Australia, and New Zealand pretty soon.