While other moped and scooter companies are striving to make all their models look like Tron light cycles, there are many other companies that have gone for a retro look. We are talking about vintage-style mopeds, slim-style, pedal-start mopeds of the ’60s, and ’70s.
Newly unveiled Rottwellmeyer Otto electric moped is the first vehicle introduced by Spain-based Aeronaval de composites S.L. that gives you that classic moped feels without the pain of a finicky gas engine.
The bike looks like it popped straight out of the ’60s or ’70s, but with today’s modern technology. The vintage-styled moped is designed using a frame made of carbon-fiber composites to achieve more excellent structural resistance and lightweight feel.
That lightweight but sturdy frame helps to bring the vehicle’s weight down to a mere 38kg (83.8 lb). It comes with a hydraulic disc brake in the rear and an oversized drum brake in the front. Powered by a 3 kW continuous rated rear hub motor, the bike has a 1.6 kWh removable battery hidden under the seat. These together offer the range of between 72-120 km (45-75 mi).
Built on an 18” x 3.25” wheels, Rottwellmeyer Otto electric moped has the top speed limited to 45 km/h (28 mph), while it can reach up to 58 km/h (38 mph) of maximum speed. But that may be prohibited in some areas. The company is continuously working on an upgrade for some specs, to improve more quality.
Currently, the bike is at a final prototyping stage, and the company is able to start with the production, but they want to optimize the process to begin mass production. It is running an Indiegogo campaign to crowdfund the bike’s mass production. At just $3,311, the Rottwellmeyer Otto is expected to come in the market in March of 2020.