Check out China’s 270-mile Alrendo TS Bravo electric motorcycle

We have yet another new electric motorcycle on hand, and it’s coming again from China. But be patient, because this one is very promising. Called the Alrendo TS Bravo, it is a 125cc petrol motorcycle equivalent, but with the inherent advantage of having full torque right from the start. The performances are modest with around fifteen horsepower constantly available.

The design is radical and similar to an Italian masterpiece we know and love. But the most impressive part is its driving range. This electric motorcycle packs a massive battery that translates to over 270 miles of range. This is very impressive as automakers struggle to produce efficiency figures from an electric motorcycle due to size constraints.

To give you some perspective, the top players in the all-electric motorcycle space are still far behind those numbers. The Zero SR/F goes 169 miles from a single charge and the LiveWire One is even lower at 146 miles on a charge. Even the best dog in this game – the Energica EVA Ribelle travels 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 relatively 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 shown above, reminds us of the Ducati Diavel. The makers may have used the sinister Ducati as design inspiration, as the overall design also shows specific hints of the Italian devil.

The heavy front hood, sweep-split seat design, clean rear section and tire-hugger license plate combo are all aspects we’ve seen on a Ducati Diavel. But despite the connection we feel, the TS Bravo is a beautiful motorcycle.

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The Alrendo TS Bravo Packs Daily Driving Performance

The Alrendo TRS Bravo may look like the Supersport part, but it’s a 125cc equivalent bike. This makes it a comfortable machine to ride everyday, but in style! This motorcycle is equipped with a mid-engine that is rated for a continuous power of 11 kW (14.75 hp) and a peak power of 20 kW (26.8 hp).

Torque figures are commendable at 40 lb-ft of torque, which is plenty for everyday chores, and a bit more! The engine is capable of outputting a maximum of 58 kW (77.7 hp) but for this Alrendo clearly has to sacrifice efficiency which is its strong point! At its peak, the Alrendo TS Bravo has a top speed of 84 mph which again is geared towards a comfortable city driving experience.

Another notable aspect of the engine used in the TS Bravo is that it is water cooled. This allows it to have a more efficient layout compared to air-cooled electric motors which heat up much faster.

But it’s the TS Bravo’s impressive battery specs that grab our attention.

The one aspect that helps the Alrendo TS Bravo go ahead with gas-powered motorcycles is its impressive battery. It comes with a giant 17.4kWh pack capable of running this bike for up to 272 miles on a single charge.

This is only achievable if the cyclist takes the conservative route and does not exceed 31 mph, which is possible on city streets. But if you plan on hitting the highway, the TS Bravo can still do an impressive 172 miles when cruising at an average of 50 mph.

Go full throttle, and this electric motorcycle can still go nearly 100 miles on a single charge. This is great news for the world of electric vehicles and a relief for those plagued by range anxiety! All of these benefits come at a price as the battery makes this bike heavy at 540 pounds. But again, it’s not about performance, so we’re cool.

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Feature list is on point for the Alrendo TS Bravo

The list of components and technological features is commendable on this French electric motorcycle. It comes with a 7 inch color screen which is the window to all the different functions of the vehicle. It comes with a smartphone app that connects to the instrument cluster.

The charging port is located on the tank and the TS Bravo comes with a powerful 3.8kW charger in the box. This supports fast charging and can speed things up for the Alrendo TS Bravo to around four hours using a standard 220V Euro 16V wall outlet.

Driving dynamics have also been taken care of with adjustable inverted front forks, a gas-charged rear monoshock with preload adjustment, ABS-equipped disc brakes at both ends and 17-inch wheels wrapped in tires Timsun.

There’s a “Supersport” Alrendo in the Pipeline

By now it should be clear to you that Alrendo has downplayed the importance of the TS Bravo. And that’s because they’re aiming for the conservative angle with this 125cc equivalent motorcycle. But their next bike in the pipeline called TS Alpha is going to be a true supersport, and they’re going all out with performance.

We expect them to use the same engine, but adjust things up to their peak figures of 78 bhp! But none of these Alrendos are planned for the US (yet). The Alrendo TS Bravo is priced at €11,200 (~$11,500) and the price may drop further when government subsidies are added.

For now, the TS Bravo will be sold in parts of Europe, Russia and Israel. But Alrendo intends to expand to the UK, Australia and New Zealand very soon.

Source: Alrendo

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