Electrek's Micah Toll Shares His Reaction to the OUTSET

Electrek's Micah Toll Shares His Reaction to the OUTSET

Micah Toll, a renowned electric vehicle enthusiast and author of several bestselling books, including DIY Lithium Batteries, DIY Solar Power, The Ultimate DIY Ebike Guide, and The Electric Bike Manifesto, has dedicated his life to exploring the world on two wheels. As a self-proclaimed "battery nerd," Micah has become a trusted voice in the personal electric vehicle community, sharing his passion and expertise with his growing audience. 

When we unveiled our flagship model, the Anthem, in 2022, Micah was among the first to review the bike. As anticipated, he was thoroughly impressed by the innovative design and seamless performance of Ryvid e-motorcycles. 

Now, with the launch of our 2024 Multi-Road Adventure model, the OUTSET, on 5/1/2024, Micah Toll is ready to take on the challenge. We’re excited to share his first thoughts and impressions... 

You can find Micah Toll sharing his adventures and insights on his various online platforms. Get ready for an exhilarating read as Micah explores the capabilities of the OUTSET and shares his unique perspective with the world. 


Read an excerpt from Micah's review below. For full review visit www.Electrek.co.

The Anthem, which began making deliveries late last year, has largely seen use as a commuter-role motorcycle. But the new Outset is designed to offer riders more of a dual-purpose bike, expanding their commuter into a weekend off-roader as well.

As the company explained, “The scrambler-style Outset is a striking option for customers wanting an electric motorcycle for commuting and multi-road adventure. What’s more, because Outset shares a number of key components with Anthem, it opens a unique opportunity for riders to convert one into the other to suit their needs.”

But being small also has its advantages. The battery pack has an onboard charger and integrated wheels, allowing owners to drop it out of the bike and wheel it inside or up to their apartment for charging remotely. For owners with street-level charging opportunities or private garages, the battery can also be charged on the bike.

The Outset’s motor is rated at 10 hp continuous and 20 hp peak (7 and 14 kW, respectively). The motor puts out 53 ft-lb of torque (72 Nm), and provides a top speed of over 75 mph (120 km/h). That electric motor also offers two key advantages of similar class combustion engine bikes: regenerative braking and reverse gear. “Why a reverse gear?” asked the reader who has never tried to park a motorcycle on even a slight incline and then wiggle it back out.

By design, the Outset shares a significant amount of DNA with the Anthem. Other electric motorcycle makers like Zero and LiveWire also use the same platform to build multiple models, helping to reduce the cost to riders.

But the Outset still differentiates itself with more than just aesthetic changes. As the company explained, the Outset “has a 33-inch seat height but its compliant suspension and narrow cushion means it will comfortably accommodate a range of riders. Further differentiating it from Anthem, Outset gets its own headlight design, mirrors, wider handlebar, seat unit and suspension. The more upright riding position also necessitated repositioning the footpegs forward and adding a longer kickstand. By removing the Anthem’s adjustable seat mechanism and employing less body panels among a raft of changes, Ryvid has been able to offer Outset at $500 less than its flagship Anthem.”

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