VMoto unveils Stash, the first premium motorcycle from the electric supplier
If you’ve been waiting for VMoto Soco’s first foray into making a premium electric bike, your day has finally arrived. To mark the occasion, the electric bicycle specialist presented its VMoto brand (no “Super” or “Soco”, presumably for differentiation purposes) at EICMA 2021. Its first electric bicycle in the premium segment offered is calls Stash, and the company plans to offer it in the European and American markets.
The VMoto Stash is powered by a 6 kW motor, positioned low for those very important mass centralization purposes. VMoto’s claims include a top speed of 105 kilometers per hour (approximately 65 mph) and a range of between 240 and 260 kilometers (or between 149 and 161.5 miles). However, VMoto adds, this range depends on whether riders maintain their average speed around 45 km / h, or just under 28 mph. In other words, urban commuting on congested city streets is where you’ll get your highest range numbers.
Obviously, VMoto and C-Creative designed the Stash with commuters in mind. The seat height is extremely accessible at 785 mm, or 30.9 inches. Likewise, the weight is only 105 kilograms, or just under 231.5 pounds. While there is a certain futuristic style to the lines of the Stash, VMoto opted to stick a practical frunk where the fuel tank would go on most piston bikes. Impressively, it’s roomy enough to accommodate a full-face helmet, which seems terribly useful for commuting and / or racing.
That’s to be expected, though – VMo even calls out the fact that it chose the name Stash because it means ‘tidy up / keep’. Indeed, a small utility and even stylish electric bike like this could be a good reason to store your other bikes for everyday use. The claimed charge time is around six hours, which seems easy enough to fit into your schedule if getting around is your main goal of owning a bike like this.
The VMoto Stash will be available in three colors to start with: black, silver and yellow. Pricing and availability information has yet to be announced, but will likely follow in the coming months.