Sweden’s RGNT Motorcycles will sell its e-bikes in the US
In 2019, Swedish electric motorcycle startup RGNT launched its extremely striking retro-modern electric motorcycle concept, which was unlike anything else in the electric motorcycle space. Fortunately, in 2021, it was finally ready to roll out to customers in the EU, UK, Switzerland, and Norway.
It was undoubtedly good news for a significant number of motorcyclists, but unfortunately for those of us in the States, it seemed like another cool motorcycle design that we could only admire from afar. Here, in January 2022, however, we are extremely happy to tell you that everything has changed. It’s true; If you’re a motorcyclist in the United States who was hoping to get your hands on an RGNT electric motorcycle, now you officially can. RGNT is now accepting pre-orders from US-based customers, with plans to ship in late 2022 for delivery in early 2023.
You can choose between the RGNT No. 1 Classic or the RGNT No. 1 Scrambler. Both are powered by an 11kW motor with a 7.7kWh battery, with a quoted top speed of 125kph (77.6mph) on the Classic or 120kph (74.5mph). ) on the Scrambler. Claimed range is between 60 and 111 miles, depending on both how you ride it and which model you get, according to the spec sheets.
Other components featured on both bikes include J.Juan CBS brakes, a Paioli Ceriani replica fork up front that offers 120mm of travel, and a rear shock with adjustable spring preload. Motogadget’s LED lights keep your bike looking bright and bright, and you also get a 7-inch LCD touchscreen up front with GPS and cloud connectivity right out of the box.
Here’s where it gets a little interesting, though. When RGNT announced it was taking orders for its hand-built e-bikes in Europe in 2021, the MSRP for the Classic was 12,495 euros and 13,495 euros for the Scrambler. We know prices don’t usually convert directly between currencies, but the conversion rate was $14,308 for the Classic and $15,454 for the Scrambler. Also, the cost of filing was 450 euros, or about $515.
This official announcement in the United States for RGNT, however, comes at a more favorable price for US customers. To start, deposits are $150. The USD cost of the Classic is listed starting at $12,495, with the Scrambler starting at $13,495. Apparently, RGNT really likes these two particular numbers, regardless of the currency symbol associated with them.
These are hand-built machines, but as with most OEMs, there are plenty of customization options right from the workshop at an additional cost. Things like colors, grips, tanks and a rear rack are all things you can choose from if you’ve decided to get one.