Famel motorcycle company reborn with beautiful electric cafe racer

Famed Portuguese motorcycle manufacturer Famel is returning to production. This time it is giving its best selling model the electric treatment, creating a beautiful new electric motorcycle known as the Famel E-FX.

The new Famel E-FX is based on the original XF-17 dating from the 1970’s.

The bike sported classic cafe racer lines that have been carried over into the 21st century reincarnation.

As Famel’s Joel Sousa explained:

“The return as a Portuguese electric motorcycle brand was a tough decision because of the heritage and culture established, but we embraced this mission for a cleaner future and stand for our coming generations that will also be our riders.”

The new Famel E-FX will offer a 5,000W hub motor in the rear wheel.

The use of a hub motor frees up space in the small frame for the battery pack, which measures 2.88 kWh. It can be recharged in as little as 4 hours from a standard wall outlet.

The 72V and 40Ah battery is designed to provide up to 80 km (50 miles) of range, though likely at the bike’s governed top speed of 45 km/h (28 mph).

The bike can be unlocked to reach 70 km/h (43.5 mph), though it won’t qualify for moped use at that higher speed.