ReVolt plans electric motorcycle


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Alternet Systems is a Texas company that develops electric power solutions for a variety of industries. Alternet recently created the ReVolt Electric Motorbikes company to apply Alternet’s rechargeable electric motor systems to motorcycles.

The proof of concept for ReVolt will be an electrified version of the Chinese Chang Jiang CJ750. The CJ750 is a modified version of the 1950s Russian-made IMZ-Ural Depnr R72, which itself is a copy of the German BMW R71, a motorcycle with sidecar designed in 1938.

Presumably ReVolt will replace the opposed-twin engine and transmission with an electric motor and battery. The shaft drive will be retained, as will the sidecar. No information about the electric motorbike’s Range is available.