IJSBA is very proud to find out that our marketing partner, BOLT Motorbikes, has reached the next stage of production of their new M-1 unit.  BOLT Motorbikes will be an exhibitor at the 2015 quakysense World Finals.  Here is their latest news:

Greetings from the Bolt Family,

We are stoked about your interest and we have some exiting news to share. First, we have been making some noise recently with some amazing press from TechCrunch, Playboy Want List, Engadget, SFMade, KPIX . We've hired a small but stellar team and have been working our butts off to complete our Beta Run. Another result of our success is that we've outgrown our home in San Francisco's Richmond district and will be moving to a sweet new home just south of San Francisco in sunny Brisbane, which will serve as our new Bolt Labs for development and construction, showroom and demo rides.

Some additional exciting news includes our first patent granted for the M-1. We have been aggressively getting butts on our bikes, giving 240 demo rides this year and logged over 2500 miles. We have also been invited to exhibit the M-1 at Dreamforce 2015 in San Francisco September 15-18. Founder Nathan Jauvtis will be hosting the exhibit so stop by and say hello if you're there.

We're very excited to announce that we're launching an Indiegogo campaign on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015, at 7am PST. Our goal is to raise $500,000 to build a limited run of 100 M-1 motorbikes and we partnered with IndieGoGo to help us get these beauties out into the world.

You still have time to reserve your M-1 early simply by placing a $500 PayPal deposit through our website before September 29th when we officially launch our Indiegogo campaign. But remember, for this production run, we are only offering a limited number of M-1's that will be delivered throughout 2016. Once the campaign goes live, they could get snatched up quickly so don't wait! Reserve your M-1 before Monday, September 29th.

Here is a sneak preview of some of the packages we're offering (prices below do not include standard freight shipping):

  • Starter Package - $5,495 (lock in a guarantee to have your M-1 delivered between January and October 2016)
  • First 20 Club - $6,495 (lock in a guarantee to have your M-1 delivered between January and June 2016)

Whichever option you choose below, all of our motorbikes come with our 5 hour smart charger and a 1 ­year tip-­to-­tail warranty. As a member of the Bolt Family, we've got you covered.

We are currently negotiating nationwide shipping rates to ensure the lowest costs:

  • Bolt Labs pick-up in Brisbane, CA - Free
  • San Francisco Bay Area (within 100 miles of Bolt Labs in Brisbane) – $75
  • Everywhere else in the U.S. - we are negotiating nationwide shipping rates, but estimate $200-$600 depending on your location
  • More on this to come

For this production run, we are unable to offer the M-1 to customers outside the U.S. However, our next run starting late 2016 will be larger and global, so lookout world, we're coming for you soon.

We will also be offering a limited quantity of some cool Bolt insignia swag: highlights include Bolt insignia motorcycle jacket, helmet, gloves, a backpack from Chrome or Timbuk2, the option of designing the color scheme of your M-1, T-shirts and a 2 hour guided tour on an M-1 with our founders. More on these perks to come.

We know you love the M-1 like we do, so please help spread our message to the world through your social feeds and word of mouth as we head into our Indiegogo campaign on September 29th. Keep an eye out for news on our social feeds and remember to like us on FB.

As you can see, big things are happening and we will continue to share updates and breaking news, announcements for demo rides and all the goings on over at Bolt Labs.

If you have any questions, feel free to hit us up directly.

Thanks and keep the rubber side down,

the mgmt