Way back in 2019, the California-based motorbike company Onyx released a one-of-a-kind scrambler moped dubbed the ‘RCR’ – which brings the popular moped design of the 80s back into the 21st century in a very electrifying manner (literally). The RCR introduced a wonderful clash of nostalgic features popular in the motorcycles of old with the modern advancements of technology – basically, an entertaining mix of an electric bike and an electric motorcycle put into one mean machine.
Now, the Onyx RCR is back with a vengeance, the company behind the retro motorbike is introducing a brand new 2021 version of the RCR with all its fun features updated to a whole new level of quality and performance.
The Onyx RCR is passionately manufactured by hand and on a per order basis with a lead time of up to 3 months – a clear testament to the amount of effort dedicated by the company to each unit they churn out of their warehouses. The 2021 version of the Onyx RCR currently has a maximum power output of 5400W at 956 RPM and is able to reach top speeds of up to 60 MPH.
Yielding up to 7.24 horsepower at 956 RPM, the Onyx RCR also boasts a maximum riding range of 75 miles at 20 MPH and a capacity to accelerate from 0-30 MPH at around 4 seconds at most. However, the hottest upgrades to the RCR which will make motorcycle enthusiasts jump for joy are the installments of a reinforced rear swingarm, a hydraulic suspension fork, and an optional 3kWH battery which is double the size of the one that came with the previous models of the Onyx RCR.
Convenient and Portable
According to the website, The RCR weighs at around 145 lbs – making it one of the easiest motorbikes to bring along with on outdoor trips. The Onyx RCR is also manufactured with a water-resistant coating which can protect the moped during rainy rides. Speaking of mopeds, you can also officially register your RCR bike as a moped, depending on the laws and regulations of your local state.