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Frequenty Asked Questions

This page will breakdown any questions you have about the RM1, RM1S, or Maeving more generally.

RM1 FAQS

Here we answer the most common questions about the Maeving RM1.

PERFORMANCE

What is the top speed of the Maeving RM1?

The top speed is 45 mph.

What is the range of the Maeving RM1?

The Maeving RM1 has a total range of up to 80 miles. You can choose to ride with single or dual batteries, with each battery providing up to 40 miles of range.

What factors affect the range of the Maeving RM1?

The range of the RM1 is impacted by numerous variables. These are:

  • Number of batteries in use (1 battery = 40 miles; 2 batteries = 80 miles)
  • Extreme temperatures
  • Wind strength
  • Grade of terrain
  • Rider weight
  • Riding style (aggressive acceleration vs. tempered acceleration)

Average riding speed

What is the real-world range of the Maeving RM1?

Due to the high number of variables that affect range, real-world range can be difficult to calculate. However, after extensively testing riders ranging from 165 lbs to 245 lbs, we found that:

  • Ride mode (1): 25-35 miles per battery
  • Balanced mode (2): 35-40 miles per battery
  • Range mode (3): 40-43 miles per battery

How can I optimize the performance of the Maeving RM1?

The three ride modes on the Maeving RM1 (Range, Balanced, and Ride) allow you to optimize your ride between speed and range. When not in use, store your battery or batteries at room temperature and take care when handling the batteries.

What is the power output of the Maeving RM1?

The RM1 is powered by a 3.0 kW (4hp) Bosch hub motor with a 4.4 kW peak. This is part of a custom-built Bosch drivetrain.

BATTERY TECHNOLOGY AND CHARGING

What is the difference between the single battery and dual battery version of the Maeving RM1?

They are exactly the same bike, both with space for up to two batteries. Depending on your particular transport needs, you can order the RM1 with just one battery (to give you up to 40 miles of range) or with two batteries (to give you up to 80 miles of range). However, when you move from one battery to two batteries, there is a slight power increase from 70 Amps to 100 Amps.

Can I add a second battery at a later date?

Yes, all Maeving RM1 motorcycles are built to facilitate two batteries. Should you purchase a single battery and wish to add a second at a later date, you will be able to do so.

What are the batteries in the Maeving RM1?

The batteries are custom-designed with 18650 LG MJ1 cells in a bespoke aluminum casing.

Are the RM1 batteries compatible with the RM1S?

No, the connector, battery compartment and physical size of the batteries are all different.

How can I charge the Maeving RM1?

Charging is simple: remove the battery, or batteries, and charge from any standard socket – just as you would charge your smartphone.

How long does it take to charge the battery?

To charge from 0-100% will take under 4 hours.

To charge from 20-80% will take approximately 2 hours.

SPECIFICATIONS AND CUSTOMIZATIONS

Can I add a second passenger?

No, the Maeving RM1 is designed to carry one passenger as adding an additional person would significantly affect the performance of the motorcycle.

Can I adjust the seat height?

The seat is 785mm from the ground and is not adjustable.

How much storage space is there on the Maeving RM1?

The space in the storage tank (provided the second battery isn’t in there) is approximately 2.64 gallons.

Is there an option to add extra storage?

The Maeving Roll Top Pannier will be available in California soon. You can view it on our UK site by clicking here.

CLASSIFICATION AND USE CASES

Who is the Maeving RM1 designed for?

With a lightweight frame and an intuitive twist-and-go throttle, the Maeving RM1 is an approachable electric motorcycle that appeals to both new riders and experienced bikers. It is primarily designed for urban travel but it is used in rural locations too.

What is the Maeving RM1 classified as?

As it has a peak power output of 4.4kW, it is classified as an electric motorcycle.

Can I ride the Maeving RM1 on the freeway?

The RM1 is classified as a motorcycle, meaning it can be ridden on the freeway. However, the 45 mph top speed, compared to the average, may make riding an unpleasant experience.

What license do I need to ride the Maeving RM1?

In California, you need an M1 motorcycle license. Please check your state’s local requirements.

AVAILABILITY

Can I buy the Maeving RM1 now?

Yes, if you are based in Southern California, you can buy one of 50 Maeving RM1 motorcycles for a January 2024 delivery.

Where can I buy the Maeving RM1?

You can buy the Maeving RM1 if you live in Southern California by clicking here.

INSURANCE

Do I need insurance to ride the Maeving RM1?

Yes, you need to insure your Maeving RM1 to a minimum cover of 'Third Party' before you can ride it legally on the road.

SERVICING

Do I need to service my Maeving RM1?

Yes, you need to service your Maeving after three months or 600 miles, whichever comes first and then every 12 months or 3000 miles, whichever comes first.

Can Maeving service my RM1?

Yes, if you live in Southern California, our team of inhouse engineers can service your Maeving RM1 for you at your preferred location.

How do I book a service?

You can book your service directly with Maeving by emailing support@maeving.com

DELIVERIES

How much does delivery cost?

If you live in Southern California, delivery is free.

Where does Maeving deliver to?

For the Maeving RM1, deliveries will only take place in Southern California.

When can I expect the delivery of my Maeving RM1? 

We will be delivering the RM1 from January 2024. We will work closely with you to arrange a preferred delivery date and location.

CANCELLING OR CHANGING AN ORDER

How can I cancel or change my order?

Contact support@maeving.com to cancel, edit, or change the delivery address of an order.

RM1S FAQS

Here we answer the most common questions about the Maeving RM1S.

PERFORMANCE

What is the top speed of the RM1S?

The top speed is 70 mph.

What is the range of the RM1S?

The Maeving RM1S has a range of up to 80 miles, depending on your average speed, riding conditions and how you ride.

Typical city riding delivers the highest range figures whereas riding continuously at high speeds, or up hills will drain the batteries faster.

What factors affect the range of the Maeving RM1S?

The range of the RM1S is impacted by numerous variables. These are:

  • Extreme temperatures
  • Wind strength
  • Grade of terrain
  • Rider weight
  • Riding style (aggressive acceleration vs. tempered acceleration)
  • Average riding speed

What is the real-world range of the Maeving RM1S?

Depending on how you ride will determine the real-world range of the RM1S. If you ride within slow-moving city traffic, you will be able to travel up to 100 miles. However, riding at top speed will reduce the real-world to 60-80 miles, depending on the average time spent at top speed.

How can I optimize the performance of the Maeving RM1S?

The three ride modes on the Maeving RM1S (1. Ride, 2. Sport, and 3. Range) allow you to optimize your ride between speed and range. When not in use, store your battery or batteries at room temperature and take care when handling the batteries.

What is the power output of the Maeving RM1S?

The RM1S is powered by a 7-kW hub motor with a 10.5 kW peak. This is part of a custom-built drivetrain.

BATTERY TECHNOLOGY AND CHARGING

Can I ride the with a single battery?

Yes, you can ride the Maeving RM1S with one battery in the compartment. However, we only sell the RM1S as a dual-battery motorcycle as the performance is similar to the RM1 when only a single battery is in use.

What are the batteries in the Maeving RM1S?

The Maeving RM1S features 2 x 2.7kWh batteries with LG cells. These deliver 7kW continuous power and 10.5kW peak power.

How are the batteries different to the RM1?

There is a 30% increase in capacity from the batteries used for the RM1.

This is partly due to the use of a larger format 21700 cells (versus the 18650 cells used for the RM1.

Further, there is an improved heat dissipation structure, meaning the batteries will stay cooler under high loads, also improving performance.

Are the RM1S batteries compatible with the RM1?

No, the connector, battery compartment and physical size of the batteries are all different.

How can I charge the Maeving RM1S?

There are two ways to charge the Maeving RM1S. You can charge the batteries onboard with an external charger plugged into the mains, or you can remove the batteries and charge from a standard 3-pin socket.

How long does it take to charge the Maeving RM1S?

To charge from 0-100% will take under 4 hours.

To charge from 20-80% will take approximately 2 hours.

Please note that you can charge both batteries at the same time within the timeframes above.

SPECIFICATION AND CUSTOMIZATION

Can I add a second passenger?

No, the Maeving RM1S is designed to carry one passenger as adding an additional person would significantly affect the performance of the motorcycle.

Can I adjust the seat height?

The seat is 785mm from the ground and is not adjustable.

How much storage space is there on the Maeving RM1S?

The space in the storage tank is approximately 2.5 gallons.

Is there an option to add extra storage?

The Maeving Roll Top Pannier will be available in California soon. You can view it on our UK site by clicking here.

CLASSIFICATION AND USE CASES

Who is the Maeving RM1S designed for?

With a drivetrain that delivers more than twice the power of the RM1, the Maeving RM1S is designed for those who are after mixed urban riding. Its top speed allows riders to travel on a broader range of roads with confidence. However, it retains a similar lightweight frame and usability making it a great option for first time riders.

What is the Maeving RM1S classified as?

As it has a peak power output of 10.5 kW, it is classified as an electric motorcycle.

Can I ride the Maeving RM1S on the freeway?

Most freeways are open to motorcycles that exceed 55 mph, such as the Maeving RM1S. However, riders should follow applicable regulations, posted signs, and exercise judgment when riding on higher-speed freeways. Please also note that riding at top speed for a prolonged time will result in the range reducing.

What license do I need to ride the Maeving RM1S?

In California, you need an M1 motorcycle license. Please check your state’s local requirements.

AVAILABILITY

Can I buy the Maeving RM1S now?

Yes, if you live in California, you can place a $500 deposit now, securing your place at the front of the delivery queue for August 2024. You will complete your configuration and complete the full payment prior to the delivery.

Where can I buy the Maeving RM1S?

You can place a pre-order for the Maeving RM1S online by clicking here.

INSURANCE

Do I need insurance to ride the Maeving RM1S?

Yes, you need to insure your Maeving RM1S to a minimum cover of 'Third Party' before you can ride it legally on the road.

SERVICING

Do I need to service my Maeving RM1S?

Yes, you need to service your Maeving after three months or 600 miles, whichever comes first and then every 12 months or 3000 miles, whichever comes first.

Can Maeving service my RM1S?

Yes, if you live in California, our team of inhouse engineers can service your Maeving RM1S for you at your preferred location.

How do I book a service?

You can book your service directly with Maeving by emailing support@maeving.com

DELIVERIES

How much does delivery cost?

If you live in California, delivery is free.

Where does Maeving deliver to?

At this stage, deliveries will only take place in California.

When can I expect the delivery of my Maeving RM1S?

We will begin delivering the RM1S from July 2024. We will work closely with you to arrange a preferred delivery date and location closer to the time.

CANCELLING OR CHANGING AN ORDER

How can I cancel or change my order?

Contact support@maeving.com to cancel, edit, or change the delivery address of an order.

Is my deposit refundable?

Yes, all deposits are non-binding and fully refundable.

BIKE CARE FAQS

Here we are answer the frequently asked questions related to looking after your Maeving and keeping it in the best condition possible.

How can I safely keep my Maeving clean?

A sponge, water and some motorcycle-appropriate cleaning soap will be enough to keep your Maeving looking fresh.

Can I pressure wash my Maeving?

We would strongly advise against pressure washing your Maeving.

MAEVING FAQS

The most common questions about Maeving are answered here.

Who founded Maeving?

Maeving was founded in 2018 by William Stirrup and Seb Inglis-Jones.

Is Maeving a British company?

Maeving Limited is registered in the United Kingdom and based in Coventry. Our motorcycles are designed, assembled, and tested by our in-house team. Currently, 65% of our components come from British sources — more than any other homologated automotive company in the world.