Relax. Despite the appearance of an odd-looking craft navigating certain roads around Boulder, CO, there was no alien invasion in the Rocky Mountain region last week. It was just the vanguard.

Some bikes can turn heads as they roll by, this one can twist them cleanly off.

As part of Clean and Cool – a week-long conference that, in part, unites select cleantech companies with potential investors and strategic partners – the team from Agility Global was visiting from the United Kingdom, along with its other-worldly Saietta R electric motorcycle. Happily, there were no injuries to report because, while some bikes can turn heads as they roll by, this one can twist them cleanly off. That doesn't mean Americans are no longer in danger of disconnecting their head bones from their neck bones, however. Thanks to the warm reception accorded by certain members of the investment community, the company plans to return. Sooner rather than later, and with greater numbers of its product(s).

Think 0-60 in 3 seconds and a top end in excess of 100 mph.

This means, in the near term, that you can expect your choice of battery-powered bikes in 2014 to include one with a short wheelbase and a composite monocoque chassis sporting an "Advanced Wide-Base Variable-Geometry Unequal Length Front Double-Wishbone" front end. From what we understand, the combination of these elements makes for quick, but stable, handling. Additionally, the performance will be bumped up from the original specifications. Think 0-60 miles per hour in about 3 seconds and a top end in excess of 100 miles per hour.

And that's just for starters. Agility, in addition to dropping acceleration numbers even further with more powerful (and water-cooled) motors and extending riding range with optional packs as large as 20 killowatt-hours(!), has more models up its generously-puffy sleeves. Not really keen on the look of the Saietta R? (We have to admit that it is growing on us) How about a model that embodies the spirit of the naked concept. More of a cruiser lover? They just might have something to suit your tastes as well.

While we look forward to telling you more about what's coming eventually, we can now only show you what's coming first, by inviting you to scroll below for a pair of videos. The first is a nice brief clip of CEO Lawrence Marazzi discussing his Clean and Cool mission along with a bit of footage of him riding in Colorado. The second features a pair of machines slicing up London traffic whilst being enthusiastically reviewed by Motor Cycle Monthly. Enjoy!






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      DarylMc
      • 1 Year Ago
      Great review. I'm sure it would be a fun machine to ride. Scooters are the best thing for city use (trust me). A high quality electric scooter surely more so. Convincing people to spend a lot of money on one I suppose is the hard part. I know this bike is not made to appeal to someone who would buy a scooter but to me this bike has much more power than needed for cutting through city traffic. The unusual looks of this bike and bespoke front suspension will probably rule it out of any commercial success. But I don't just like to be an armchair critic. So I will also point out the interesting aerodynamic additions to the front wheel. I'm sure we will see more of it. Bikes that don't need massive airflow to a radiator definitely need something like that.
      paulwesterberg
      • 1 Year Ago
      Meh, no price listed. No room for a passenger. Ugly pointless "futuristic" design. I would rather have a zero, brammo or mission.
        Domenick
        • 1 Year Ago
        @paulwesterberg
        The price listed on their website is £13,975.00. ($22,990 at today's rate). I didn't include it in the article because it may change when it's offered here. Like I mention in the piece, if you don't like the styling on this model, you may like what's coming.
      danfred411
      • 1 Year Ago
      Stop wasting effort on motorcycles. They don't matter and never will.
        DarylMc
        • 1 Year Ago
        @danfred411
        Obviously you didn't see the video of it passing all the stationary cars. If a lot more people were on 2 wheels instead of 4 I'm sure there would be a lot less congestion in cities.
        Actionable Mango
        • 1 Year Ago
        @danfred411
        Of course you think that, living in a cold climate like you do. But get closer to the equator and see that there are dozens of countries where most people get around on two wheels. Leave Scandinavia once in a while. There's a whole world out there.
      2 wheeled menace
      • 1 Year Ago
      Nice power, but so bulky.. The looks really need improvement.
      Jay Temkar
      • 1 Year Ago
      By looking at 2nd video I learnt that ..if you are in London don't buy a car..because most of the time it will be stuck in traffic..instead buy a motorcycle and be free...
      Smoking_dude
      • 1 Year Ago
      I really like the look. it is futuristic but from a distance not too agressivly designed. If I had the money to spare I would buy one. Look at the second video. it seems as the traffic in london is not moving at all. so a motorbike is anything but pointless there. sitting in traffic and wasting your time is
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