US Orders Open For Verge’s Premium Hubless E Motorcycle
One of the most powerful electric motorcycles in all of Europe will soon cross the Atlantic by popular demand.
A hit in Europe, and soon, the US © Credit to Verge
Ask most electric motorcycle enthusiasts in Europe what they think about the Verve TS and almost all of them will tell you the same thing:
It’s a revolutionary ride, spearheading the future of long-distance, two-wheel transport alongside rides like the Cake OSA+, the Zero S, and the Artisan EV0.
Up until now, the Verge TS has been a European exclusive but that’s about to change with news that US reservations are now open — what’s more, there’s an updated model in the TS Ultra.
“We are currently working on entering the US market in select states and hope to start sales and deliveries in 2023. We see a lot of potential in the market, and the wait of bike enthusiasts will soon be rewarded with even more powerful and futuristic electric motorcycles.”
— Tuomo Lehtimäki, CEO of Verge
The Ultra builds on top of what already made the original so great, especially when it comes to power — power driven by a hubless rear-wheel motor.
What’s unique about hubless electric motorcycles is hinted at in the name. You see, the motor is tucked away within the wheel itself rather than in the centre.
Putting the motor so far out from the wheel’s axis of revolution is said to increase the torque, leading to a much more satisfying experience while accelerating.
This type of setup gives the Verge TS Ultra quite the edge in the power department. Peak power of the TS Ultra is set at 150 kW, or 201 hp, and a peak torque of 1,200 Nm.
Speed-wise, the TS Ultra is said to hit speeds of up to 124 mph, or 200 km/h, which is way faster than anyone really needs, not to mention, way faster than the law permits, but still.
Having that sort of speed under you has to feel incredible, like sitting on the back of a high-powered rocket, this analogy is only amplified when you realise it can go 0-60 mph in around 2.5 seconds.
We don’t know a lot about the full spec of the TS Ultra, but Verge has said that it can travel up to 223 miles between charges, making it one of the very best e cycles in the market as far as range goes.
Verge also promises a nippy 25-minute charge time, but we don’t know if that refers to a full charge or up to 80-85%. We imagine it’s the latter but would love for that not to be the case.
This e motorcycle is impressive as hell and looks prized to take over the US in the same way it has in other parts of the world once deliveries are rolled out. American readers, will you be ordering one for yourself?