Source: Prelaunch | Who remembers the Flow prototype from Fuell in 2019, the electric urban motorcycle designed by Erik Buell? Yes, Erik is back with Fllow (yes, with a double ‘l’): a modern “e-commuter” with a 10 Kwh battery, an innovative wheel motor with a power of 47 hp (optional 15 hp), a range of 240 km, high-voltage architecture and a less-than-30-minutes charging time.
With a total of 21 utility and design patents, this is FUELL’s and motorcycle pioneer co-founder Erik Buell’s most complex and ambitious project ever. Featuring an axially mounted Transverse Flux Motor uniquely integrated into the rear wheel, a battery pack structurally integrated into the chassis (MonoStruct©), regenerative braking, and much more. Fllow’s connected dashboard packs a full suite of apps, plus optional safety technologies like blind-spot detection and anti-collision warning.
Fllow was designed in a modular way to evolve with technology and allow for upgradability. The battery pack, rear wheel motor, and fast charging socket can be upgraded to your preferences. The connected dashboard also receives regular updates, so you’ll always have access to the latest technology. You can even start with a 15 hp Fllow-1 and upgrade to full power 47 hp Fllow-1S when you’re ready!
Opening the cargo department gives you a lot more room to store your gear! Fllow can comfortably fit a day bag, a full-face helmet, and still have room to spare in its 50 liters of storage space. And as it’s built in, you won’t need to sacrifice aerodynamics, aesthetics or mileage to carry your things!
Control, view, and service everything through your Fllow’s integrated dashboard and associated app. Seamlessly connect your ride with your smartphone and manage Fllow.
According the information at Prelaunch, the manufacturer will need 3,000+ reservations to launch a crowdfunding campaign, and FUELL should start deliveries early 2024.
Fllow optimizes chassis handling and generates optimal power flow — a very high torque of 750 Nm (553lb-ft) at a weight under 400 lbs (180 kg). Traction and launch control manages wheelies and wheel slip enhancing safety when accelerating from 0 to 60 mph/100kmh in 3.5 seconds.
Lightweight alloy castings, including a magnesium monocoque “MonoStruct©”, make the Fllow exceptionally durable. And by integrating the upgradable battery pack directly into the chassis structure, Fllow achieves maximum structural stability while keeping the e-commuter as light as possible.
Fllow is designed in the US by Erik Buell and his FUELL team, and assembled by a team of US technicians. FUELL’s team has a unique experience in designing and operating flexible assembly lines capable of delivering up to 15,000 units per year. Compared to a gas-powered equivalent, Fllow has 60% less parts and can be assembled 40% faster, speeding up production and passing on cost savings directly to you.
As Founder, former Chairman and CTO of the Buell Motorcycle Company — which eventually merged with Harley-Davidson — Buell has created some of the most innovative and usable motorcycles. His leadership and unparalleled expertise in two-wheeler engineering sets Fllow apart from all other electric vehicles. More than 130,000 motorcycles with the Buell name have been produced. And now, Fllow is his most ambitious design ever.