Traditionally, the Midlands has always been the centre of the British motorcycle industry with Triumph, Norton, BSA, Royal Enfield and Velocette all having factories in the area. Now there is a new name added to the list, Maeving. Based in Coventry, this start-up was founded in 2017 by Seb Inglis-Jones and Will Stirrup to create a retro-styled electric motorcycle for comfortable daily commutes around town. On the mechanical side, it features interchangeable batteries to take on the Chinese-built competition in the segment. The Maeving RM1 is a new breed of electric motorcycle built in the heart of the UK and employs a 16-strong team of mostly former Triumph engineers. It is only available by direct order from the company’s website and delivered to the doorstep of prospective buyers. Although Maeving is British, it has been associated with some big names for the electric technology that their models carry. The electric motor fitted has been manufactured by Bosch, while the battery is supplied by Samsung and both have been heavily involved in the technical support of the project from the start.
Photos courtesy of Maeving RM1