Ride1Up Revv 1 DRT: Conquer Rough Terrains with Ease

Powerful, versatile, off-road electric bike

Imagine this: you're on a machine that’s more beast than bike, something built for both urban escapades and wild, off-road adventures. This isn’t just another electric bike. This is the Ride1Up Revv 1 DRT, a moped-style ebike that takes you far beyond city limits, designed for the modern adventurer who craves the thrill of the unknown.

When Ride1Up launched the Revv 1, they shifted from traditional ebikes to a more moto-inspired, retro aesthetic. This isn’t about leisurely pedaling around town; this is about power, performance, and the sheer joy of riding something that feels like it belongs in a different era but is packed with the technology of today. With the Revv 1 DRT, they’ve taken it a step further, crafting a machine specifically for rough terrains and untamed paths.

The DRT's frame geometry has been revised for an extended chassis and longer rear triangle, moving the bottom bracket back for more leverage and power. The result? A bike that feels solid under you, ready to take on whatever you throw its way. The frame includes a higher standover height, providing that extra clearance when you need it. And then there’s the suspension – a double-crown fork with hydraulic lockout and 150mm of travel up front, and a rear coil shock with rebound adjust, compression, and preload. This isn't just about riding; it's about conquering.

Under the hood, the DRT sports a 52V/1,000W Bafang geared hub motor, delivering 95 Nm of torque. That’s 70 lb.ft of raw, unadulterated power, ready to shoot you up steep inclines or give you that rush when you twist the throttle. The bike can be configured for Class 2 (20 mph) or Class 3 (28 mph) speeds, and for those off-road excursions, you can unlock even higher speeds through the handlebar display.

The battery is a 1,040-Wh “fuel tank” made of Samsung 21700 cells, promising a range between 30 to 60 miles, depending on various factors like terrain and level of assist. And for those who love to roam far and wide, a second battery can be added, ensuring you stay powered longer without hunting for an outlet.

The wheels are now spoked, 20-inch in size, and wrapped in 4-inch-wide Innova custom tires, perfect for handling rough surfaces while offering decent grip. Though they may reduce battery efficiency on pavement, they are indispensable for off-road adventures. Stopping power is never an issue with 4-piston hydraulic brakes and 203-mm rotors ensuring you can halt on a dime.

Aesthetically, the Revv 1 DRT keeps the cafe-racer vibe with a thinner saddle, a custom headlight fairing, and motocross-inspired fenders. It’s a bike that looks as good as it performs, with practical additions like a removable metal alloy plate under the “fuel tank” for carrying Molle-compatible accessories. There’s also an optional storage cage and rear cargo rack, perfect for those long journeys where you need to bring a little extra gear.

This bike isn’t just about getting from point A to point B. It’s about the experience, the thrill of the ride, and the freedom to explore places where regular bikes would dare not tread. At $2,495, the Revv 1 DRT is a solid investment for anyone who’s serious about their off-road adventures and looking to add a bit of adrenaline to their daily rides. Shipping starts early June, so the wild waits just a little longer.

Get ready to roam, get ready to conquer. The Ride1Up Revv 1 DRT is your ticket to the unknown.


  1. Powerful Motor: The 52V/1,000W Bafang geared hub motor delivers 95 Nm (70 lb.ft) of torque, providing strong acceleration and hill-climbing ability.
  2. Versatile Speed Options: Configurable for Class 2 (20 mph) or Class 3 (28 mph) speeds, with an off-road mode for higher speeds.
  3. Robust Suspension: Features a double-crown fork with hydraulic lockout and 150 mm of travel, along with a rear coil shock with rebound adjust, compression, and preload for enhanced off-road capability.
  4. Large Battery: Equipped with a 1,040-Wh battery made up of Samsung 21700 cells, offering a range of 30 to 60 miles depending on conditions.
  5. Off-Road Capable Tires: 20-inch spoked wheels wrapped in 4-inch-wide Innova custom tires designed for rough terrains.
  6. Strong Braking System: 4-piston hydraulic brakes with 203-mm rotors provide reliable stopping power.
  7. Practical Design Features: Includes a removable metal alloy plate for Molle-compatible accessories, a custom headlight fairing, and motocross-inspired fenders.
  8. Additional Accessories: Optional storage cage and rear cargo rack for carrying extra gear.
  9. Stylish Aesthetics: Maintains a retro, cafe-racer look with a thinner saddle and a well-designed headlight fairing.


  1. Battery Efficiency on Pavement: The knobby tires can reduce battery efficiency when riding on smooth surfaces.
  2. Higher Price Point: At $2,495, it may be considered expensive compared to other ebikes in the market.
  3. Weight: The robust build and additional features may result in a heavier bike, which could be less convenient for carrying or maneuvering when not riding.
  4. Complex Suspension Setup: The advanced suspension system may require more maintenance and adjustments compared to simpler ebike models.
  5. Limited Urban Use: While excellent for off-road, some features may be overkill for urban commuting and could lead to unnecessary wear and tear.
  6. Pre-Launch Uncertainty: As shipping is expected to start in early June, potential buyers might face delays or initial production issues.


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