An emerging electric motorcycle, Evoke Motorcycles, is planning to expand its production and is ready to bring bikes to the U.S. market through a new partnership with Foxconn, the maker of the iPhone.
The manufacturer has announced today that it is ready to take orders for its new flagship model Urban S Smart in the U.S. and China. The down payments start at $200 until the end of April to lock in a pre-order price of $9,400 for the Urban S.
Nathan Siy, CEO of Evoke Electric Motorcycles, said, "We want riders and non-riders to get a chance to access the world of electric motorcycles, and we have tried to strip back all the usual barriers including price."
In 2016, the manufacturer was able to sell 120 vehicles, and it expects that 2017 will be a breakout year for them with around 2,000 units to be produced through the new manufacturing partnership with Foxconn.
The 2017 version of the Urban S has been updated, and it is now equipped with Samsung SDI cell for a 9kWh battery pack. The company also claims that it now has a riding range of 124 miles (200 km) in the city and 74 miles (120km) on the highway.
The 19kW motor generates 116Nm of torque and provides a top speed of 81 mph (130km/h). Evoke Motorcycles was founded by European, American and Canadian expatriates living Beijing. The company also plans to expand its product lineup with two new models, a cruiser and a cafe racer, expected to launch later this year.