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Monday 19 April 2021


Corbin and National Cycle Collaborating with Arcimoto on Roadster EV Development

Eugene, Oregon based Arcimoto has started development of 'The Roadster' - an electric vehicle built on the three-wheel Arcimoto platform and developed in collaboration with Corbin Pacific and National Cycle.

Describing itself as "makers of affordable, practical and joyful pure electric vehicles for everyday commuters and fleets," Arcimoto says that the Roadster will offer "a pure electric thrill ride unlike any vehicle on the road today."
Arcimoto founder and CEO Mark Frohnmayer said: "With the Roadster, we set out to create the ultimate on-road fun machine. We are very excited to have Corbin Pacific and National Cycle on board to help develop this next-level ride."

For Mike Corbin the chance to collaborate on an electric vehicle project is something he is accustomed to. The potential of electric motive power has been a passion of Mike's for decades and he was hugely ahead of the curve with the 'Corbin Sparrow' in the 1990s - his own radical take on the concept of a three-wheel electric personal transport vehicle.
"Electric motorcycles have been central to my life, going all the way back to 1972 when we set the land speed record for EVs at the Bonneville Salt Flats," said Corbin, whose Corbin Saddles business is based at Hollister, California. "I took my first drive with the Roadster prototype recently and, in short, it's the best driving three-wheeler I've ever ridden," - coming from the 'King of Patents', that is quite an accolade.
To develop the Roadster windshield, Arcimoto turned to Maywood, Illinois based National Cycle, the worldwide leader in motorcycle windshield technology, who already supplies the windshields and roofs for the two-seat (front/rear) Arcimoto Fun Utility Vehicle (FUV) and Rapid Responder emergency response vehicles, and the Deliverator, a single occupant final mile delivery vehicle.
Founded in 1937, National Cycle pioneered the use of polycarbonate in the motorcycle windshield space. Its proprietary Quantum hardcoated polycarbonate windshields offer superior scratch resistance, optical clarity and durability. National Cycle is the leading supplier of hardcoated polycarbonate shields to OEMs worldwide.
"We measure success at National Cycle by how many times we can innovate and push our industry forward," said National Cycle President and CEO, Barry Willey. "We look forward to incorporating our latest technologies to bring the Arcimoto Roadster to market."
Arcimoto Roadster pricing, specs and availability will be announced at a later date. Every Arcimoto vehicle is built at the Arcimoto manufacturing plant in Eugene, Oregon.