Barq has released Rena Max, its new world-class delivery bike in the MENA’s mobility scene.
Its debut product the Rena max was purpose-built and developed in collaboration with restaurant giant Americana and delivery platform Jahez, the Rena Max has been designed to tackle the global challenge of inefficient costs and low productivity within the rapidly growing last-mile delivery market.
Abdallah Abu Sheikh, CEO & Founder Barq: “The opportunity in light mobility is massive globally, but we want to make the first moves with purpose-built vehicles for the middle east and Africa and we have put together the best minds to do it. The Rena Max is the product of analyzing countless rider experiences and a wealth of data from on-demand platforms. The result is astonishing – it’s the Tesla of the scooter world. Fit for purpose with an unprecedented focus on user experience and operational efficiency.
Ian Callum CBE, Founder of CALLUM “Modern, simple and functional, Barq’s Rena Max is designed to solve tomorrow’s delivery challenges. CALLUM considered every functional aspect, factoring in the tough environment and demands of the working rider. From tubeless tires to minimize punctures, through to a lightweight, responsive architecture to eke out the maximum range and be a delight to ride.”
Designed by world-renowned design and engineering firm CALLUM, the Rena Max has focused on performance and user experience to position it as a best-in-class electric two-wheeler.
The Rena Max features swappable battery technology, a range of up to 150km per charge from the 5.6Kwh Lithium unit and a 97kph top speed from the 9KW electric motor.
Also featured are reverse gear, multiple riding modes and an integrated 8in touch screen.
The Rena Max was purpose-built and engineered to tackle the challenges of the MEA region, through multiple engineering innovations from battery cooling, to IoT and fully integrated software to custom-made storage and delivery areas designed to improve the quality of deliveries through temperature control.
The insulated top box includes a food-safe lining, configurable shelving and integrated thermometer.
Using rider feedback to improve useability, the Rena Max has an improved rider position for comfort, a special textured seat to lower heat during prolonged use, USB connectivity and LED daytime running lights.
This new bike won’t just improve a rider’s day-to-day job but also the quality of the delivery. Almost eliminating downtime via battery swapping means that riders and platforms can meet sustainability ambitions without losing valuable time to charging.”
Production will start in late 2022 and Barq expects to manufacture 50,000 units within the region by 2025 to support the UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt, the world’s largest commercial motorcycle markets.