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Sondors Metacycle._4 Sondors Metacycle.

  • The Metacycle is an all-electric motorcycle from Sondors, a firm known for electric bicycles.
  • It comes with an estimated 80 miles of range and wireless phone charging.
  • At $5,000, the Metacycle is very attractively priced.
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The electric motorcycle isn’t a new idea – the $30,000 Harley-Davidson LiveWire and $24,000 Tarform Luna are two examples – but the brand-new Sondors Metacycle has at least one thing going for it: an astoundingly low price.

Weighing in at just 200 pounds, the $5,000 Metacycle has an estimated range of 80 miles and offers wireless charging for your phone while you ride, Sondors said in a press release. Given that electric bikes from Harley and Tarform cost far more, the Metacycle’s price alone should make you sit up and pay attention. 

Read on to learn more.

The Metacycle is the first all-electric motorcycle from Sondors. Sondors Metacycle._1 Sondors Metacycle.

You’ll remember Sonders as a maker of fat-tire electric bicycles. Sondors Bike 1 Sondors e-bike.

You can read the review here!

The Metacycle was designed with an urban environment in mind. Sondors Metacycle._2 Sondors Metacycle.

The bike is largely made from aluminum. Sondors Metacycle._5 Sondors Metacycle.

The frame, for example, is all-aluminum. Sondors Metacycle._4 Sondors Metacycle.

In total, the Metacycle weighs a mere 200 pounds. Sondors Metacycle._3 Sondors Metacycle.

There’s a hub motor that makes a claimed 8 kWh of nominal power and 14.5 kWh of peak power. Sondors Metacycle._6 Sondors Metacycle.

It also makes a claimed 80 pound-feet of nominal torque and 200 pound-feet of peak torque. Sondors Metacycle._7 Sondors Metacycle.

Range is an estimated 80 miles. Sondors Metacycle._8 Sondors Metacycle.

Top speed comes to 80 mph. Sondors Metacycle._9 Sondors Metacycle.

For a city environment, these stats sound pretty ideal. Sondors Metacycle._10 Sondors Metacycle.

You can even wirelessly charge your phone while you ride. Sondors Metacycle._11 Sondors Metacycle.

Oh, and the Metacycle’s battery? It’s removable. Sondors Metacycle._12 Sondors Metacycle.

It can be charged in four hours, Sondors says. Sondors Metacycle._13 Sondors Metacycle.

You can charge the bike at public charging stations, too. Sondors Metacycle._14 Sondors Metacycle.

Sondors says the Metacycle will start at just $5,000. Sondors Metacycle._16 Sondors Metacycle.

You can preorder the bike by going to Sondors’ website. Sondors Metacycle._15 Sondors Metacycle.

Website: Sondors

The Tarform Luna electric motorcycle, on the other hand, starts at $24,000. TARFORM8 Tarform Luna.

And the Harley-Davidson LiveWire starts at around $30,000. Harley-Davidson LiveWire The Harley-Davidson LiveWire

The Metacycle might be lower on power and range, but it makes up for that in affordability. Sondors Metacycle._17 Sondors Metacycle.