Dropping an electric drivetrain into a classic motorcycle is hardly a new concept, but it’s still an endeavor largely reserved for outliers. The automotive electric ‘crate’ motor industry is huge—but in the bike world, options are few and far between, and most electric motorcycle conversions are one-offs.
That’s slowly changing though. A while back, Luuc Muis developed a drop-in electric motor for classic BMW boxers. Now the Parisian custom shop Mototherapy has launched its own electric motorcycle conversion, also targeting the beloved boxer.
Mototherapy is calling the project ‘Ride Mercury,’ and this is their prototype, the ‘R01.’ It uses a classic BMW R75 as a foundation, with most of the original bike left stock (albeit carefully restored).
“Our primary goal is to breathe new life into motorcycles with character,” says company founder Jean-Marie Raymon. “This focus has led us to place functionality at the center of our considerations. We’re not interested in creating a showroom curiosity; we aim for a conscious and useful enhancement.”
By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Futureproof classic: An electric motorcycle conversion for boxers
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/bmw-electric-motorcycle-conversion
Published Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2023 18:17:15 +0000