All-Wheel Drive Electric Motorcycle
Picture an electric vehicle. What comes to mind?
Chances are, it’s an electric car or SUV.
But perhaps surprisingly, cars and SUVs aren’t leading the “charge” of the electric vehicle industry (expected to reach $725 billion by 2026)…
That title belongs to electric motorcycles and bicycles, also known as “e-bikes.”
According to a recent article in The New York Times, e-bikes are outselling all types of electric cars. In 2020, Americans bought around half a million e-bikes, compared to less than half the number of electric cars during that time.
Zaiser Motors is an early-stage startup targeting the trend for e-bikes. It’s created a pair of bikes, including the first twin-hub electric motorcycle. These bikes boast advanced safety features, a modular building system (ideal for customization), and a removable, rechargeable battery that gets up to 300 miles on a single charge.
Zaiser Motors has completed designs for its two bikes. Now it’s seeking funds to test and optimize its motorcycles and begin manufacturing, giving investors an opportunity to get in on the ground floor.
This company was started after its two co-founders were in the market for an electric motorcycle in fall 2019. They were dissatisfied with what was available, and realized they could build a bike that was more affordable, technologically advanced, energy-efficient, and safer than anything on the market.
This led to the creation of a pair of what the company has trademarked “Electrocycles.”
Zaiser’s flagship bike is called The Silhouette. This model is Zaiser’s version of a “through and through” touring bike, capable of reaching top speeds of 120 miles per hour and traveling 300 miles on a single charge. The bike weighs 610 pounds and will sell for between $20,000 and $25,000 once on the market.
The company’s other bike is called The Arrow. This is a smaller bike intended for younger riders. The Arrow can travel up to 100 miles per hour and go 160 miles on a single charge. It weighs just 380 pounds and will cost $8,500.
Both bikes feature twin-hub motors, a feature that makes Zaiser stand out from the competition. Having two motors (one on the front of the bike and one on the back) provides increased power and efficiency, as well as a high degree of modularity.
Additionally, both bikes will have interchangeable batteries. These batteries will be easily removed and capable of charging inside a person’s home.
With respect to safety features, Zaiser’s bikes will have all-wheel drive capabilities, true traction control, and auto-stabilization. Additional features will include lidar sensors, haptic feedback sensors in the handlebars, and other accident avoidance technologies.
Zaiser aims to achieve $4.8 million in sales in 2023, $8.5 million in sales in 2024, and $14 million in sales in 2025.
Hunter has a seven-year background in engineering and is an avid motorcyclist.
He began his career at SpaceX, Elon Musk’s aerospace company, serving as a production engineer. From there, he held the same role with EVAPCO, a mechanical and industrial engineering company.
More recently, he was an application and product engineer with WABCO, an automotive company creating technology systems for commercial vehicles.
Hunter earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State.
Chris has extensive experience as an engineer and product designer.
Most recently, he owned NeAnima 3D, a 3D printing company focused on automotive design. Before that, he was a mechanical design engineer with BELL-MARK, an industrial automation company.
Earlier in his career, Chris was a project engineer with Reynolds Energy Services, an energy company focused on building mechanical systems.
He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State.
Anthony has a decade of entrepreneurial experience.
Prior to starting Zaiser Motors, he worked in publishing, growing a digital publication into a profitable business. Before that, he was an editor at Scene Magazine, a Colorado-based publication focused on nature and the outdoors.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Business from Central Pennsylvania Community College.