Friday, May 31, 2024

Cleveland Cyclewerks’ Falcon e-motorcycle comes with retro-look and set of specs

The electric motorcycle section is gradually growing. More and more manufacturers are starting to offer their new models. Some are decidedly distinctive, especially from an aesthetic point of view.

This is the case of the new Cleveland Cyclewerks Falcon. The American company, which until now only offered gasoline motorcycles, has presented its first electric model that will be sold in two variants: The Falcon 01, which is less powerful and the Falcon BLK, which will offer higher speed and better performance.

Both are equipped with the same trellis frame that supports the seat, fork, battery pack, mid-drive motors, rear swingarm, and hydraulic brake system. The suspension consists of an inverted front fork and a rear Coilover shock absorber in which the springs are mounted on the outside of the shock absorber. The hydraulic disc brakes are double pistons supplied by CARD, and the 17-inch forged aluminum wheels, which in the case of the Falcon BLK, are covered by a disc that improves aerodynamics.

Cleveland Cyclewerks Falcon Front
Cleveland Cyclewerks Falcon Front

The lightest variant, the Falcon 01, allows you to restrict its specifications to convert it into an electric bicycle or a moped. It has a 1.5 kW electric motor and comes in three different modes.

With an “E-bike mode,” the speeds of the electric motorcycle is limited to 20 mph (32 km/h) with 750W motor power, while by switching to “E-moped mode” it will be possible to reach a maximum speed of 27 mph (43 km/h). Obviously, there is a mode that allows you to exploit the maximum engine power, 6kW, with a top speed of 65 mph (105 km/h).

The most powerful Falcon BLK has a 13 kW unit that makes 39 Nm of torque at the shaft, which allows exceeding 85 mph (137 km/h) of maximum speed.

The Falcon Rear
The Falcon Rear View

The Falcon 01 model integrates a swappable 2.3 kWh battery capable of offering up to 80 km (50 miles) of autonomy, depending on how it is used. The manufacturer, however, allows you to add a second, identical one, which raises the capacity to 4.6 kWh and doubles the autonomy that is calculated for the “e-bike” mode.

The Falcon BLK comes with two swappable packages and offers a range of 100 miles (160 km) depending on the driving modes. Battery packs feature 18650 cylindrical cells supplied by Samsung. For recharging, a high power onboard charger is included, which according to the manufacturer, is capable of recovering 80% of the battery in just 45 minutes, and 100% in an hour and a half.

Besides, the BLK variant is equipped with “FALCONtroller” a kind of regenerative braking during e-bike mode. This bike also features a special “Angry Pixy” mode, which provides 20 seconds of extra power. Another feature is connectivity with cellular wireless drivers. Riders can use their cellphone as a display or use the built-in bicycle display for important info such as speed, battery life, driving mode, and more.

All these features do not make any of these models a cheap electric motorcycle. In the United States, the price of the Falcon BLK is $14,995 and will be built in 20 units, while the Falcon 01 will cost $7,999.