Like a forgotten war relic resurfacing from an underground sewer system, the Katalis EV.500 released in April 2020 was unlike any other electric motorcycle we had come across, sporting an unusually simply yet equally beautiful linear design.
Now, the builders up the ante with the new Katalis EV.1000 TheArsenale Special Edition retaining many of the same design cues and overall shape but with a much more polished and cleaner look.
Similar to its predecessor, the new EV.1000 gains a sportier wheel assembly with proper disc brakes to handle the extra power — 1000 watts of total power, to be exact, courtesy of a 48V 45Ah battery paired to a 48-72 volt controller. Expect this electric missile to hit a 80 km/h or 55 mph top speed with a respectable 90 km of total range on each charge.
As the bike builder puts it, their new creation is a “blueprint of a vehicle of the future” and the looks certainly back it up. Entirely covered in black matte with touches of colour including orange striped ornament, much like the original, the rider is greeted simply by a pair of handle bars and a cafe racer-style seating setup; no complicated gauges or extra bell and whistles here.
Just an uber-clean, futuristic electric bike sitting on a brushless hub engine attached with a $9,999 price tag. Learn more at TheArsenale here.
1000 watts total power
90 km range on one charge
48V 45Ah battery
48-72 volt controller