Switch Motorcycles eScrambler, an Electric with Retro-futuristic Design


A New Zealand startup has been working on its first electric motorcycle for two years, the Switch Motorcycles eScrambler.

It is the eScrambler, nothing to do with Ducati, a very fashionable motorcycle that reminds of a real off-road vehicle from the seventies, but in an electric version. It is really minimalistic and very successful.

It’s with a double cradle aluminum chassis, with inverted fork, cast aluminum swingarm, rear monoshock and front and rear disc brakes.

Its 18” spoke rims are fitted with a pair of stubby trial tires of the same size on both axles that give it a muscular look.

It does not lack instrumentation by LCD screen, power modes, USB socket, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as geolocation.

Its electric motor anchored to the chassis has a Gates belt final drive and the lithium polymer battery pack is from Panasonic. And it is powerful, since it goes from 0-100 in 3.2 s, has a tip of 150 km and a range of 150 km.

Its design is really seventies, with an impressive look

Its design is the work of Michel Riis Eriksen, a former Flat Track champion who had been part of the Yamaha department of Advanced Labs.

This little beauty is really unique, with personality, a lot of technology and a really retro design that takes you back to the 70s, but with current technology.