Wannabe Wile E Coyotes will be delighted to hear that Stuttgart-based SOL Motors is taking orders for its distinctive-looking Pocket Rocket two-wheeler.
That’s our more generous take on the looks of this bike.
We’ll leave our other thought unsaid.
SOL stands for Speed of Light, which is not strictly accurate. The two versions of the Pocket Rocket are capable of 45km/h and 80km/h respectively. Although it’s essentially the same vehicle, you could arguably categorise the former (the Pocket Rocket) a moped and the latter (the Pocket Rocket S) a light motorcycle.
The moped one has a 3000W hub motor capable of delivering 120Nm of torque, while for the light motorcycle those figures rise to 4000W and 160Nm.
Both sport 2.5kWh batteries and hydraulic disc brakes. You can probably guess that the removable battery slots in and out of that giant top tube from the rear.
With its aluminium frame, the Pocket Rocket weighs 55kg. This is pretty light as these things go and is perhaps what has inspired SOL to claim it is pioneering, “a new category in the electric two-wheeler segment.” They argue their vehicle, “combines the best of a bicycle and a motorbike.”
The two Pocket Rockets are available for €5,980 and €6,980.
Apologies if we’ve led on any UK readers here, but at the time of writing, you can only order in Germany, Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Spain, Austria.