Veitis eV-twin


The retro-looking bobber, the eV-Twin, an all-new electric bike, was the brain child of Steve Smith, who got tired of having to drain all the fuel from his 1953 BSA Bantam every time he brought it on board his luxury yacht.  This had to be done because of restrictions which are placed on petrol vehicles being carried on board due to the flammable nature of their fuel.


"I was thinking about electric vehicles at the time so bought an identical Bantam frame and a cheap electric motor and built my first prototype. It worked really well, and I kept getting enquiries from people through Instagram who’d seen the bike, asking where they could buy one. So I bought up a load of old frames and started making new parts for them. Then things escalated from there.  Me and Malcolm Shepherson (from Metal Malarkey, a custom engineering company based in Shropshire) designed a new frame, and decided how we wanted to do the 'engine'" Steve Smith told MCN.


The end result - the 165kg Veitis Ev-Twin.   It has a top speed of 70 mph (112  km/h), a charge range of 100 miles (160 kilometers) and it takes 3 hrs 45 min to fully recharge.

The eV-Twin is hand built in Britain using exclusively British components to the very highest standards, with ease of use and zero emissions.  It has a continuous power output of less than 11kw (equivalent to a standard 125cc engine).


The frame is designed and built by Veitis design team, who has extensive experience in building race frames for classic race motorcycles as well as Formula 1 components. The eV-Twin’s frame and rear swing arm are constructed from the high tensile 631 tubing range from Reynolds, paired with Ceriani forks that have full damping adjustment, resulting in superior frame and fork performance with classic Veitis styling.


The eV-Twin uses the EV Twin power train developed by Veitis for greater energy efficiency and enhanced power management. Though the continuous power is limited to 11kw, its peak power isn’t limited and the torque generated results in superb acceleration and a power to weight ratio comparable to a much more powerful bike.


Source Veitis