Monday, February 26, 2024

Garelli Ciclone E4, an electric scooter with more power and removable battery

Originally founded in 1919, Garelli is an Italian motorcycle brand that is now over a century old. After closing its doors in 1987, the manufacturer returned to the market in 2018 with an all-electric scooter and bicycle lineup.

Now, Garelli has announced a new upgrade to its flagship electric scooter with a larger motor to create the Ciclone E4. New Ciclone E4 is the most powerful electric moped in its range. In addition, it can please with a retro design.

The standard Ciclone was fitted with a 2kW Bosch motor that reaches a top speed of 28 mph (45 km/h) and 75 miles (120 km) of autonomy. As its name suggests, the new Ciclone E4, raises power to 4kW, torque to 160 Nm, but somewhat reduces its range, which remains at 68 miles (110 km) in the best of cases.

Garelli Ciclone E4 Urban model
Garelli Ciclone E4 Urban model

The maximum speed that it can reach is 43 mph (70 km/h), but it is possible to limit it electronically thanks to two additional power modes that do not exceed 22 mph (35 km/h) the first and 28 mph (45 km/h) the second. In the slowest mode, the Ciclone E4 can achieve the maximum range of 68 miles (110 km), while in the other two, it is reduced to 62 miles (100 km) and 43 miles (70 km), respectively.

The moped’s 35 Ah lithium-ion battery can be removed so that it can be charged separately from the two-wheeler. Charging the battery (using a conventional outlet) takes 6 to 8 hours, while with an optional fast charger, this should be possible in 45 minutes. At 13 kg, however, the battery is quite heavy.

Garelli Ciclone E4 Cross
Garelli Ciclone E4 Cross

The rest of the Ciclone is identical to its predecessor. It shares the same tubular aluminum frame, brake system, USD fork, and 13-inch wheels. The look of the Ciccone E4 is a mix of old motorcycles from the 70s and more modern motorcycles, with its inverted suspension fork and rear shock. Its small height makes it easy to get on and off it, whatever the size of the user who drives it.

Two people can sit on the moped, and there are even footrests that can be folded out. With the battery, the vehicle weighs 81 kg. The maximum load capacity is 150 kg.

As in the case of the standard Ciclone, which was offered in five variants differentiated only by their colors and some small details, the Ciclone E4 will be available in three variants. The Urban version, in red and the Soul version, in yellow, share road tires. However, the green Cross model has knobby tires, suitable for difficult terrain. If you are interested in the Garelli Ciclone E4 moped, you can buy it for €4,500 ($5,301).