Remember Cleveland CycleWerks? The American bike maker that had to shut shop due to poor sales. Of course, you do. The bike maker is now back in the news. This time though, it's for their new electric motorcycle, which we don't think will come to Nepal any time soon (for obvious reasons).
What do we know about it? Well, Cleveland hasn't divulged details, but it has announced that the motorcycle will debut on March 3. Codenamed 'Falcon Rising,' the electric motorcycle is already available for pre-order.
Cleveland has shared the design of the upcoming e-motorcycle on its website, but unlike other bikes out there, this one seems to have a pretty basic architecture. However, we’ll have to wait until we see the real motorcycle. For now, the company hasn't shared any numbers as well, so stay tuned to for updates on this front.
So what exactly is Cleveland CycleWerks? It is a US-based bikemaker situated in er. Cleveland, Ohio. The owner, Scott Colosimo has a simple vision - to make good looking bikes at affordable prices. For the affordable part, Scott sources his bike parts from China. CCW has now partnered with Laish Madison Motor Werks to assemble and sell bikes. Now, Chinese built products aren’t exactly a bad thing. Heck, even your premium iPhones are manufactured in China. Same is the case with motorcycles, a rising trend.
Prime examples are Benelli, whose bikes have relatively good quality. Then you have UM motorcycles whose bikes have passable quality and then most of the electric scooters sold here which are affordable but won't impress when it comes to fit and finish. Cleveland’s bikes are definitely priced towards the premium end of the spectrum, with the Ace Deluxe here costing well above 5 lakh Rupees - within spitting distance of segment benchmarks such as the Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 and the KTM 390 Duke. So does it do enough to justify its premium pricing and break the stereotype that bikes sourced from China can’t deliver enough quality.